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Recording: 2020-08-14 , radialsystem (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Deva Schubert



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Durational Installation Performance in three parts

In “ASSEMBLY”, a group of millenials (members of a generation that has reached adulthood at the beginning of the 21st century) speculates around the question of what could be a future synthesis of interaction, synchronicity and togetherness – given the impossibility of leaving behind images and concepts of the past. This durational performance and installation, consisting of synthetic materials, organic objects, coded live recordings and a generative composition with three performers, creats a temporary community. The starting point is a choreographic score based on the development of a long distance sensitivity and an assembling process through weaving and

On each day of presentation a different focus of this score will inform the choreography: on Friday
the focus will be on surroundings and ecosystems (“Forecast no Forecast”), on Saturday the focus will be on memory and nostalgia (“Untouching / Millennial”), and on Sunday the focus will be on membranes and surfaces (Renewable Synthesis). A constant and ambivalent negotiation occurs by relating with elements of a distant alpine tradition and with each other, by composing soundscapes in realtime with live occurring sounds from the immediate surroundings of radialsystem and an alphorn, and by building sculptures
made of organic and synthetic materials like fur and pvc; culminating in a dense and complex
assembly of interwoven interactions.

ASSEMBLY originated as Deva Schubert’s graduation piece at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT), which was interrupted by the global pandemic, Covid 19.

Deva Schubert is a dancer and choreographer living in Berlin and Munich. She studied Dance in Salzburg, Kassel, Copenhagen and at HZT Berlin, as well as Fine Arts at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. Her work deals with intimacy and the dynamics of interactions as performative means, within a broader spectrums that combines installations, digital media, and performances with dance and voice. She frequently collaborates with Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez and Dylan Spencer-Davidson. As a dancer and performer she worked for Christoph Winkler, Michael Portnoy, Isabelle Schaad, Costa Company, and Julie Favreau, in the frame of festivals like Venice Biennale, Documenta 14, and Steirischer Herbst, amongst others. Since 2019 she is artist member of the Creative Europe project Moving Digits.


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Cast & Credits

Choreography and stage setting: Deva Schubert
Performance: Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez, Ailin Formia und Harald Stojan
Sound / Live Coding: Axel Pulgar
Costume: Julieta Omil
Dramaturgical advise: Maciej Sado
ASSEMBLY originated as Deva Schubert’s graduation piece at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT).


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Video Documentation

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):

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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