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Recording: 2011-06-09 , EDEN***** (Video © Walter Bickmann)

MS Schrittmacher | Martin Stiefermann

Anatomie einer Nachricht


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Our means of communication are inadequate yet indispensable. Communicating with others is often a struggle with transmission failure, false assumptions or loaded subtexts. There are numerous rules in conversation that are difficult to decipher and can be combined in an almost limitless way. In inter-personal communication, misunderstanding therefore seems to be the rule; we constantly talk at cross purposes. But in the end, we cannot not communicate. There is only one possibility – to join in.

Two actors hold a dialogue that is in turn is dissected into parts by four dancers. In doing so, they bring to light what the actors want to conceal as they talk. With their typically macabre humour, the members of MS Schrittmacher take the dialogue to the limit, thereby running into the absurd that seems to be inherent in everyday situations.

Cast & Credits

Choreography, concept, set: Martin Stiefermann
Artistic Collaboration: Efrat Stempler
Dancers: Johanna Lemke, Raisa Kröger, Elik Niv, Nicky Vanoppen
Performers: Kristine Keil, Torsten Spohn
Text: Hartmut Schrewe
Composition: Krispy Lanzaro
Light design: Torsten König
Academic collaboration:Nicole Mühlberg
Production Management: Nina Hofstötter, Katja Kettner
Assistence: Katharina Meyer

Sponsored by Regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin, Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten
Coproduced by DOCK 11


Breite Str. 43
13187 Berlin

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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