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Recording: 2019-10-11 , Hausburgschule / Sporthalle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Shiran Eliaserov

Beyond Constructed Remains

Hausburgschule / Sporthalle

Production Details / Press Releases

Beyond Constructed Remains is a continuation of Shiran Eliaserov’s research around the potentialities of myth-making through the excavation of metaphor, performative action, and object-centered social relations. In Eliaserov’s prior piece, Beyond Control, which was performed in the Parochial Church in Berlin, she examined the ecstatic potential of various rope practices and the ways power condenses itself in the material and metaphor of “the Rope”. In this work, presented in the gym of Hausburgschule, Eliaserov expands her research on rope practices into the realm of sports training, exposing their possible origins as survival techniques, and questioning what can still be learned from them today. Beyond Constructed Remains is a collaborative effort towards a sphere that will host participants and performers in a shared transformative process, interweaving its symbolic and aesthetic dimensions to open up a space at the intersection of history, myth, and fiction. The audience is invited to take an active role and experience themselves as participants and as an ephemeral backdrop to the work. Through this work, Eliaserov asks the question of what is left beyond the remains of our constructed past. What are we “practicing” for and as a consequence, what is held in our bodies?

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TFB Nr. 1376

Cast & Credits

Choreography and direction / Sound edit / Costume: Shiran Eliaserov
Scenography, Dramaturgical support: Yoav Admoni
Dramaturgy: Marina Prados with the support of Paula Knüpling
Technical Direction: Michele Piazzi
Production: Sofia Fantuzzi
Performers: Ardian Hartono, Sade Mamedova, Jean Sardou, Kewin Bonono, Volker Sobottke, Alma Goldenberg Dolev

This project has been developped with the support of the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, 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)

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