Production Details / Press Releases
The performance follows a desire to ornament the space through and with my body. I experience a body which thinks through movement. “I am a body”, aware of the actual conditions of the space and the audience that establish the performance situation. The title, Angela Loji, refers to the last representative of the Selk´nam aboriginal group, who inhabited Tierra del Fuego in Chile until their extermination at the beginning of the 20th Century by European conquerors, and who developed a rich body-painting language for their rites of passage. A number of them were brought to Europe in 1889 to be exhibited in the centenary of the French Revolution “as an example of the contrast between progress and savageness”, as stated at the time. Angela Loij was the last surviving fullblood Selk’nam. She died in May, 1974 in Rio Grande in the south of Chile.
Cast & Credits
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY: Juan Gabriel Harcha
COSTUME: Elisa Seiffert
MASK: Andreas Krosch
With the kind support of Tanztage Berlin and SOPHIENSÆLE.
Thanks to Jana Unmüßig for the dramatic support, HZT Berlin.
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2014
Artistic director: Arianne Hoffmann & Peter Pleyer
Production management: Franziska Schrage
Production office: Cilgia Gadola
Technical Management: Walter Freitag, Fabian Lehmann, Eugen Böhmer
The 23. Tanztage Berlin are a Production of Tanztage Berlin GbR and SOPHIENSÆLE GmbH, in cooperation with Tanzfabrik Berlin, the Polish Institute Berlin, Art Stations Foundation by Grazyna Kulczyk.
Funded by Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei Cultural Affairs.
Supported by Allianz Kulturstiftung, Arts Council Korea, Balletcentrum am Kurfürstendamm, Mapping Dance and TanzScout Berlin.
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. 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):