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Recording: 2017-11-02 , DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

laborgras, Renate Graziadei

Broken Mirror

Movement Episodes | DOCK 11

Production Details / Press Releases

Movement Episodes
Three pieces, three choreographers, five years: laborgras brings with Movement Episodes three new short dance pieces to the stage. The show features works by Keith A. Thompson, Renate Graziadei and David Hernandez.

The driving music in Renate Graziadei’s episode foreshadows the volcanic emotions that lie beneath the dance. The dancers act and react, and yet are always on their own. They give into situations and constellations, engrossed by moods, which appear fragmented as in a broken mirror, reflecting an image that can never be complete.

Renate Graziadei was born in Austria and completed her dance training in Switzerland. She then moved to New York City where she studied, worked and lived for three years, dancing amongst others with the Nina Wiener Dance Company. After returning to Europe, she worked with Rui Horta at S.O.A.P Dance Theatre Frankfurt and later with the Hamburg-based dance group COAX. In autumn 1994, Renate Graziadei and Arthur Stäldi founded the laborgras collective. In addition to creating numerous original projects of their own, Renate and Arthur also contribute to the creation processes of other artists. Their longest and closest collaboration has been since 1999 with choreographer David Hernandez. Renate has worked with Sasha Waltz & Guests the assistant rehearsal director since 2004 and as a dancer since 2008. In 2010 she was the critic’s choice for Dancer of the Year, awarded by ballet-tanz magazine. In March 2015, laborgras received the Kunstpreis Berlin art prize from the Akademie der Künste in the Performing Arts category. In September of the same year, Renate Graziadei was nominated for the DER FAUST German Theatre Prize for her dancing in the production Transition.

The laborgras collective, was founded by dancers/choreographers Renate Graziadei (A) and Arthur Stäldi (CH) in Hamburg in 1994 and has been based in Berlin since 2000. Their work is anchored in contemporary dance, with a focus on collaboration with artists of different genres, movement research and interdisciplinary experimentation. laborgras continuously investigates dance as an independent art form and language, developing their own signature while remaining open to other artistic currents and aesthetics. This process is made available through an independent, artistic format designed to encourage an ongoing discourse with dance professionals and the public.

Studio laborgras, located since 2002 in Berlin-Kreuzberg, operates as a research, production and performance venue for contemporary dance. The studio is used by laborgras as well as by national and international guests to develop and present work. Daily Open classes on a professional-level and international workshops create regular opportunities for encounters and exchanges. These exchanges are also ac- companied by workshop presentations, open rehearsals and performances. laborgras recognises the dialogue between artists and audience as an important necessity for artistic improvement and further development. The audience is the necessary counterpart and must therefore be taken care of.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1117

Cast & Credits

Choreography: Renate Graziadei in collaboration with the dancers
Dance: Mariagiulia Serantoni, Rosalind Masson, Côme Calmelet, Renate Graziadei
Dramaturgy: Arthur Stäldi
Music: Glenn Branca, Guts Pie Earshot

Movement Episodes
Concept: laborgras (Renate Graziadei & Arthur Stäldi)
Choreography: David Hernandez, Keith A.Thompson, Renate Graziadei
Dance: Mariagiulia Serantoni, Rosalind Masson, Côme Calmelet, Colas Lucot, Renate Graziadei
Dramaturgy: Arthur Stäldi
Light: Lutz Deppe
Light technician: Thomas Ness
Costumes: Arianna Fantin
Costume Assistant: Sandra Tiersch
Make Up & Hair: Kati Heimann
Sound Design: Andrea Parolin
Press and publicity: k3 berlin – Kontor für Kultur und Kommunikation
Production: Inge Zysk
Production assistant: Raquel Moreira

Made at Studio laborgras.
Funded by “Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe” and the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin.



Kastanienallee 79
10435 Berlin



Video Documentation

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):

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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