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Recording: 2021-08-16 , Tanz im August | St. Elisabeth-Kirche (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Colette Sadler, Mikko Gaestel


Tanz im August | St. Elisabeth-Kirche

Production Details / Press Releases

Due to an irreparable error, “ARK 1” has become disconnected from its main network. Floating through deep space for centuries, digital apparitions and hallucinations haunt the solitary humanoid AI onboard. Now in a state of deterioration, it attempts to make sense of its inbuilt information of past human existence. Which fragments of its data and value systems will be preserved or vanish into obsolescence? In this im­mersive solo performance installation, choreographer Colette Sadler and visual artist Mikko Gaestel thematise the future of the human in relation to technology inside the virtual architecture of a 3D environment.

Berlin-based Scottish choreographer Colette Sadler creates dance works in which the realms of virtual and physical reality intersect. Initially trained at Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, Sadler initiated Stammer productions in Glasgow in 2002 to support her artistic production in the fields of choreography, performance and curation. Since 2006 Sadler’s works have been shown in numerous dance and visual arts contexts, including Performatik Festival at Kaai Theatre Brussels, South Bank Centre London, Nottingham Contemporary, Les Latitudes Contemporaines France, OGR Turin Italy and TRAMWAY. In 2019 she premiered “TEMPORARY STORE” at Sophiensaele Berlin and worked on the production “FUTURELAND” for director Lola Arias at Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin. Since 2016 Sadler has been developing “Present Futures”, a cycle of works and curatorial events that deal with the thematics of speculative futures and post-humanism.

Full article “Algorithmic Hallucinations” by Colette Sadler:

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1554

Cast & Credits

Choreography, Text, Artistic Direction: Colette Sadler
Video, Installation: Mikko Gaestel
Performance: Leah Marojevic
3D Animation: Alexander Pannier
Dramaturgical Support: Alan McKendrick
Costume: Colette Sadler, Theo Clinkard
Sound: Samir Kennedy, Heiko Tubbesing
Management: Catherine Launay

Funded by: Nationale Performance Netz “Stepping Out” Fund, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR, Assistance Program for Dance. Supported by: fundsCreative Scotland, TWR Glasgow, tanzhaus nrw and Fabrik Potsdam.

In cooperation with Sophiensælen and Kultur Büro Elisabeth.

Tanz im August 2021
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival: Stefan Nagel
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Alina Scheyrer-Lauer
Producer & Logistics: René Dombrowski
Production: Monica Ferrari, Florian Greß, Johanna Herrschmann, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Ben Mohai, Charlotte Werner
Technical Director Festival: Ingo Ruggenthaler
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.

St. Elisabeth-Kirche

Invalidenstr. 3
10115 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)

Colette Sadler / Trailers and Video Documentations

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