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Recording: 2023-11-12 , HfS Ernst Busch (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Elvan Tekin, Saemi Jeong

Babel is falling

777 | HfS Ernst Busch

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‘Babel is falling’ re-imagines the Tower of Babel and its fall. It is based on the myth of a tower high enough to reach the sky that offended God and caused to make the builders speak in different languages. The performance reflects on Babel’s desire of erection and what might its fall/collapse suggest. How would this fall be read from a feminist point of view? Would it signal an epistemological transformation, or as a condition of possibility for social change?

At the beginning of their second year, the students of the MA Choreography present choreographies that they have developed together with composition students from klangzeitort, the Institute for New Music at the Berlin University of the Arts and the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music. One choreography student and one composition student will test forms of interdisciplinary collaboration and develop projects on freely chosen themes.

The works will be shown in two different blocks in the studio hall of the HfM Hanns Eisler Berlin (Program 1) and in the HfS Ernst Busch on the Bühne Unten (Program 2).


TFB Nr. 1833

Cast & Credits

Choreographic direction: Elvan Tekin
Sound composer: Saemi Jeong
Dancers: Yumi Kuwabara, Janan Laubscher and Ida Hørlyck
Bassoonist: Daria Fedorova
Costume design: Carla Renée Loose
Lighting design: Veslemøy Rustad Holseter
Outside Eye: Diego Agulló and Netta Weiser
Dialogue partner: Diego Noguera

Direction: Wolfgang Heiniger (KZO) and Ingo Reulecke (HZT) together with Netta Weiser and Genoël von Lilienstern
Tutors: Jacqueline Butzinger, Saemi Jeong (KZO) and Jo Kolski, Hannah Schillinger (HZT)
Lighting: Marco Phillipp (HfM)
Technical direction: Sabrina Münzberg (HfS)
A cooperation of Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin and klangzeitort.

HfS Ernst Busch

Zinnowitzer Str. 11
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)

Elvan Tekin / Trailers and Video Documentations

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