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Recording: 2011-02-13 , NAH DRAN 25 | ada Studio (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Rebecca Rainey, Daisy Phillips, Coco

Bande à Part

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Production Details / Press Releases

„I do believe Marsellus Wallace, my husband, your boss, told you to take ME out and do WHATEVER I WANTED. Now I wanna dance, I wanna win. I want that trophy, so dance good.” („PULP FICTION”)

Daisy Phillips was born in Oakland, California. Her early interests in architecture, gymnastics and becoming-a-fairy led her to dance, which she studied in Berkeley, London and Geneva. From 2003-2005 she was a member of the Ballet Junior de Genève, working with many artists including Lucinda Childs, Patrick Delcroix, Thierry Malandain and Fabrice Mazliah. As a freelancer, Daisy has worked with the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, in Béziers with Kirsten Debrock/Compagnie KD Danse, and in San Francisco with Alex Ketley, Rebecca Pappas, Sonia Reiter, and Les Stuck. In 2007 she moved to Belgium to work with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, creating the quartet „Origine”, the duet „Faun” and the opera „Das Rheingold”. In addition, she has an ongoing collaboration with Erika Tsimbrovsky / Avy K Productions in San Francisco, focusing on multi-media improvisation.

Rebecca Rainey hails from Cape Cod, MA. She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Dance and a minor in International Studies. Since college, Rebecca has performed with Sue Bernhard Danceworks, and Maxine Steinman and Dancers. In January of 2009 she participated in a multi-media event entitled The Only Tribe with choreography by Peter Kyle. She’s co-choreographed with fellow dancer Christina Ilisije, with the International Street Cannibals. Rebecca appeared in a video installation by Astrid Steiner called „Who Are You Said the Caterpillar?”, presented at the Austrian Cultural Forum and other venues around the US and Europe. She is a certified Pilates mat instructor currently teaching group classes and private lessons around Berlin. She moved here in January 2010.

Originally from Los Angeles, Coco studied dance on full scholarship at the LINES Ballet School and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. She studied film theory at the University of Southern California, and film production at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2005 she graduated from NYU with honors. She moved to Berlin in autumn of 2009 to better pursue art/life. More of her work can be seen on her blog: The Young Guns (

Cast & Credits

By and with: Rebecca Rainey, Daisy Phillips & Coco

Special thanks to Greg Haines, Michael Lockman, Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs) and all the makers of this groovy music. Coco would also like to thank ada Studio for the opportunity to be a part of NAH DRAN, as well as her colleagues R & C for turning this work into a delightful endeavor. This piece is for her mom and Mr. Norman Cohen.

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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)

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