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Recording: 2014-06-25 , HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1) (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Kadir "Amigo" Memis, Jecko Siompo


HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Production Details / Press Releases

In “Cabdance,” choreographers Kadir “Amigo” Memis and Jecko Siompo experiment with dancing in a restricted space. The contrast of the living conditions in their respective places of residence, Berlin and Jakarta, forms the starting point from which to examine the spatial as well as mental limits of human cohabitation. Indonesia’s capital is the epitome of congestion and gridlock, and stands in stark contrast to the sense of freedom and prosperity common to Europeans. In “Cabdance,” modern dance styles meet traditional dances from Turkish and Indonesian culture, creating new patterns of movement. Like the inhabitants of their cities, the dancers struggle with the fear of getting hassled, at the same time longing for exchange and communality.

Through the window of a cab “In Jakarta, the choreographers Kadir “Amigo” Memis and Jecko Siompo get stuck in a traffic jam. As they are waiting for the traffic to flow again, they observe throught the windows of their cab an impressing choreography of vehicles, people and animals. Out of this situation the idea for “Cabdance” was born. Four weeks the two choreographers worked separately on dance sketches which they used for the creation of their collaborative piece that they have now created in Berlin. In this piece the dancers rush like human animals through the jungle of the city that is sometimes dense, sometime clear.” Jochen Roller

Cast & Credits

With: Laura Böttinger, Ismaera Takeo Ishii, Siti Ajeng Anggrek Fatimah, Yohozua Karma, Nindya Putri Catur Permatasari, Arisma Ranisa, Ichi, Kadir “Amigo” Memis, Jecko Siompo
Concept / Choreography: Kadir “Amigo” Memis, Jecko Siompo
Dramaturgy: Jochen Roller
Stage: Christian Necker
Costume: Judith Adam
Lighting design: Sebastian Zamponi
Videodesign: Rain Kencana
Musical direction: Nevzat Akpinar
Composition: Nevzat Akpinar, Andreas Weiser
Production & Mix: Andreas Weiser
Musicians: Mahir Kartal (Kaval), Valley Balshai (Accordion), Nevzat Akpinar (Bağlama, Cura), Andreas Weiser (Percussion, Programming, Sounds), Nina Ernst
Production management: Christian Haase
Artistic assistance: Tanja Engel
Production: Kadir “Amigo” Memis
Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Goethe-Institut Indonesia
Supported by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs and the National Performance Network (NPN).

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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)

Kadir "Amigo" Memis / Trailers and Video Documentations

Jecko Siompo / Trailers and Video Documentations

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