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Recording: 2016-11-07 , Tanzfabrik Berlin / Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Christina Ciupke, Igor Dobricic, Boris Hauf, Mehdi Toutain-Lopez


Open Spaces # 3-2016 | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding, apap Production Studio

Production Details / Press Releases

The performance will enact a process of assembling and transforming the materiality of space, sound and movement into a choreographic object, making the event itself into a site of this construction.

As the object starts emerging from a cumulation of actions and incidents, the quality of mystery will be enhanced, as what is being assembled will maintain its resistance to interpretation.

If we consider that discomfort appears in a situations where we need to experience things that we do not fully control or comprehend, we would like to invite you to approach our performance as an exercise in making sense of such a discomfort.

Christina Ciupke is a performer and choreographer based in Berlin. She develops projects and specific situations in collaboration with artists from dance and other fields of art. She has worked with choreographer Nik Haffner, Mart Kangro, filmmaker Lucy Cash, visual artist Lars ø Ramberg, composer Boris Hauf and dramaturge Igor Dobricic. From 2003 to 2004 Christina Ciupke was guest artist at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe. In 2013 she received her MA of Choreography from the Amsterdam School of the Arts.

Igor Dobricic studied dramaturgy at the Belgrade Academy of Dramatic Arts. Between 2000 and 2004 he attended the program Master of Theatre in Amsterdam (DasArts). He teaches concept development at the Amsterdam School for New Dance (SNDO), and since 2009, he has served as a research fellow with the Amsterdam School of the Arts, working on a long-term research project, Table Talks. From 2014 he is working as guest dramaturg in the context of the K3 choreographic residency program in Hamburg. Dobricic is a dramaturge and artistic advisor to a number of choreographers including Nicole Beutler, Alma Söderberg, Keren Levi and Meg Stuart.

Boris Hauf is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and performer and he plays saxophones, flutes, synths, organ, various computer-based applications and sings. He composes for large and small ensembles, performance artists, film, radio, soloists, video and installation art. More than 40 releases on vinyl, CD, tape and online. As performer and composer he collaborates closely with choreographers Christina Ciupke, Martin Nachbar, Karen Christopher and many others within the performance context. He owns and runs the independent record label shameless.

Mehdi Toutain-Lopez studied lighting design in France between 2000 and 2002. He has worked with the choreographers Fabrice Lambert (FR), Christina Ciupke (DE) and Isabelle Schad (DE), as well as with the theater directors Christophe Huysman (FR) and Cyril Teste (FR). Since 2004 he is as a video artist an active member of the Collectif MxM, a french theatre group directed by Cyril Teste. Creating and developing video installations and tools focused on integrating image as a dramaturgic tool for performing arts.

Cast & Credits

Performance, sound, light: Christina Ciupke, Igor Dobricic, Boris Hauf, Mehdi Toutain-Lopez
Technical support: Emma Juliard
Production management, PR: Barbara Greiner
A production by Christina Ciupke in co-production with the Tanzfabrik Berlin, funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs and within the framework of apap – Performing Europe 2016-2020, co-financed by the Creative Europe Program of the EU.

Open Spaces # 3-2016
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Juan Gabriel Harcha
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication: Mara Nedelcu
Press, editorial: Nora Gores
Internship Festival Management: Nora Spiekermann
Technical management: Martin Pilz
Tanzfabrik Berlin is funded by the Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs at the Governing Mayor of Berlin.

Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

apap Production Studio

Uferstudio 5
Uferstr. 23
13357 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)

Christina Ciupke / Trailers and Video Documentations

Igor Dobricic / Trailers and Video Documentations

Boris Hauf / Trailers and Video Documentations

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