Production Details / Press Releases
BICHO RARO investigates the world of bodybuilding – its lifestyle, exercise routines and aesthetics – to uncover the tension between the body cult nowadays and a queer perspective on the physicality. The solid, static, fixed body is opposed by a flexible, fluid human anatomy and its perception; developing against the rules as a new kind of bodily science fiction. Inspired by body-cult worlds, such as comics, posthumanism or cyberpunk, BICHO RARO tells of transformation and a human being as a system ready for mutation. The ongoing research, presented so far as a video installation and a queer gym course will premiere as a performance during Tanztage Berlin 2023.
DANILO ANDRÉS is a dancer/choreographer and visual artist based in Berlin. Their work in visual, sonic and performance art has always been interrelated by incorporating multiple forms of media, such as sculptural headpieces, costumes, photography and video. Since 2014, they have collaborated with artistic institutions in Berlin, including Akademie der Künste and Neuköllner Oper, along with their work as dancer in cooperation with other choreographers like Minako Seki, Felix Ruckert (Schwelle7) and Okwui Okpokwasili (Berlin Biennale 2018 at KW Institute for Contemporary Art). Most recently, in 2019, they have worked as performer for the queer artist Peaches, a production of Sommerfestival Kampnagel Hamburg and Volksbühne Berlin.
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TFB Nr. 1723
Cast & Credits
CHOREOGRAPHY, CONCEPT, DESIGN, VIDEO INSTALLATION, DANCE: Danilo Andrés
DRAMATURGY: Diego Agulló
SOUND DESIGN: Mad Kate (Electronics, Vocalizations), Sara Neidorf (Drums)
VIDEO INSTALLATION: Peter Bromme, Paulo Fernandez
SET DESIGN: Moran Sanderovich
MAKE-UP VIDEO INSTALLATION: Queen of Virginity, Danilo Andrés
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Hanna Schaich
A production of Danilo Andrés supported by NPN-Stepping Out, funded by the Beautragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien within the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR Hilfsprogramm Tanz.
Tanztage Berlin 2023
CURATOR: Mateusz Szymanówka
DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: Jette Büchsenschütz, Dandan Liu
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Francesca Spisto
PRODUCTION: Vivi Kartsioti, Léonie Duflot
PRESS: Wayra Schuebel
The 32nd Tanztage Berlin is a production of the SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
With the kind support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V., HZT Berlin, Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.
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):