Production Details / Press Releases
Three pieces, three choreographers, five years: laborgras brings with Movement Episodes three new short dance pieces to the stage. The show features works by Keith A. Thompson, Renate Graziadei and David Hernandez.
Keith A. Thompson’s episode is harmonious, a subtle melancholy emanating from a longing for closeness, a desire for successful communication that can only be partially fulfilled: time and again, one of the protagonists disappears, turning away to pursue their own agenda.
Keith A. Thompson is the Artistic Director of danceTactics performance group (USA), whose work has been presented at various festivals throughout the United States, Japan, Scotland, France, and Germany. The company recently presentedUndeniable Traits at Dixon Place (New York), and will present A Piece of Hamlets Machine at Theater X this spring (Tokyo). Keith danced internationally for the Trisha Brown Dance Company (1992-2001), and served as Trisha’s Rehearsal Assistant from 1998-2001; and since 2009 performs and rehearsal directs for Liz Lerman. He is an Associate Professor and interim Associate Chair for Dance at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (New Jersey), and has taught workshops and master classes around the world, from Moscow and Oslo to Seoul, Tokyo, and Kyoto. Keith is the recipient of a 2017 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. MFA, Bennington College
The laborgras collective, was founded by dancers/choreographers Renate Graziadei (A) and Arthur Stäldi (CH) in Hamburg in 1994 and has been based in Berlin since 2000. Their work is anchored in contemporary dance, with a focus on collaboration with artists of different genres, movement research and interdisciplinary experimentation. laborgras continuously investigates dance as an independent art form and language, developing their own signature while remaining open to other artistic currents and aesthetics. This process is made available through an independent, artistic format designed to encourage an ongoing discourse with dance professionals and the public.
Studio laborgras, located since 2002 in Berlin-Kreuzberg, operates as a research, production and performance venue for contemporary dance. The studio is used by laborgras as well as by national and international guests to develop and present work. Daily Open classes on a professional-level and international workshops create regular opportunities for encounters and exchanges. These exchanges are also ac- companied by workshop presentations, open rehearsals and performances. laborgras recognises the dialogue between artists and audience as an important necessity for artistic improvement and further development. The audience is the necessary counterpart and must therefore be taken care of.
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TFB Nr. 1116
Cast & Credits
Choreography: Keith A. Thompson in collaboration with the dancers
Dance: Mariagiulia Serantoni, Rosalind Masson, Côme Calmelet, Renate Graziadei
Music: Ólafur Arnalds, Cinematic Orchestra, David Lang, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto
Concept: laborgras (Renate Graziadei & Arthur Stäldi)
Choreography: David Hernandez, Keith A.Thompson, Renate Graziadei
Dance: Mariagiulia Serantoni, Rosalind Masson, Côme Calmelet, Colas Lucot, Renate Graziadei
Dramaturgy: Arthur Stäldi
Light: Lutz Deppe
Light technician: Thomas Ness
Costumes: Arianna Fantin
Costume Assistant: Sandra Tiersch
Make Up & Hair: Kati Heimann
Sound Design: Andrea Parolin
Press and publicity: k3 berlin – Kontor für Kultur und Kommunikation
Production: Inge Zysk
Production assistant: Raquel Moreira
Made at Studio laborgras.
Funded by “Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe” and the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin.
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH 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):
laborgras / Trailers and Video Documentations
- laborgras: Interview / Portrait LaborGras (2010)
- laborgras: Das Fest (Film) (2020)
- laborgras: Er… Sie… und andere Geschichten (2019)
- Instant Feedback / laborgras: Er… Sie… und andere Geschichten (2019)
- laborgras: Silent Confrontation (2018)
- 24/7 Dance Movie / laborgras: Silent Confrontation (2018)
- laborgras: Methods of remembering (2017)
- laborgras: Broken Mirror (2017)
- laborgras: Ambulo ergo sum – Ich laufe, also bin ich (2015)
- laborgras: Transition (2014)
- laborgras: Retour (2014)
- laborgras: Improvisation (2010)
- laborgras: Improvisation (2010)
- laborgras: HABITAT (2010)
- laborgras: Rückwärts (2009)