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Recording: 2018-08-11 , Tanz im August | HAU 2 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Ola Maciejewska


Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Production Details / Press Releases

Cascades of black fabric wave across the stage, forming short-lived whirls, wings, mythical creatures. In “BOMBYX MORI” Ola Maciejewska takes her inspiration from the in uential avant-gardist Loïe Fuller. She transforms the spectacular costume from the “Serpentine Dance,” in which Fuller draped an endlessly long width of material around her body, into a choreography for three dancers. In doing so the choreographer reveals the critical potential of dancing dresses: her dancers become hybrids of body and object, activity and passivity, human and non-human.

Born in Poland currently based in Paris, Ola Maciejewska is a choreographer and dancer with a strong interdisciplinary practice. In 2011 she created solo performance “LOIE FULLER: Research” that has been presented at Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, La Biennale de Lyon, Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, Centre Pompidou in Malaga and Bruxelles to name just few, which also served as a departure point for “BOMBXY MORI” (2015). In 2016 until 2018 she became associate artist at Centre chorégraphique national de Caen in Normandie. Her new work “DANCE CONCERT” had its premiere at National Taichung Theatre in Taiwan and in the fall of 2018 will be presented at Centre Pompidou in the frame of Festival d’Automne in France.

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Cast & Credits

Concept: Ola Maciejewska
By and with: Amaranta Velarde Gonzalez, Keyna Nara, Maciej Sado
Sound: Alberto Novello
Lighting Design & Technical Direction: Rima Ben Brahim
Costumes: Valentine Solé
Productionmanagement: Élodie Perrin

All sounds are produced by the Performers and manipulated (processed) live by Alberto Novello.

Supported by: Hermès Foundation in the frame of New Settings
Co-Production: Ménagerie de verre Paris, CN D Pantin, Productiehuis Rotterdam, Veem House for Performance, Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie in the frame of ‘Artiste associé’
With the kind support of: Vivarium Studio, Nanterre-Amandiers – centre dramatique national
Thanks to: Thomas Laigle in helping to conceive the original sound and light arrangements, ICK Amsterdam, Judith Schoneveld, Nienke Scholts
Ola Maciejewska is associated artist at Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie.
With the support of Institut français and French Ministry of Culture/DGCA, Polish Institute Berlin as well as Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

Tanz im August 2018
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Hallesches Ufer 32
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

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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