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Recording: 2017-06-30 , Open Spaces / Tanzfabrik / Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Karol Tyminski


Open Spaces | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding, apap Production Studio

Production Details / Press Releases

Just after Science killed God we went dancing. We sweated out the doctrines, shook of the normatives, stomped on the old believes. We were meat and bones. We were clashing against each other, taking shapes which normally didn’t belong to our bodies. Blood rushed through our veins like they were highways which could take us to places we didn’t know. Heads about to explode, the world almost falling apart. I knew it’s still will be there the next day but perhaps slightly different. Science and I would have a chia pudding and she will try to explain it all to me. What I didn’t know was that we would open a church where one could shatter self as we know it.

Karol Tyminski is a Polish Berlin-based performer and choreographer. Developing his choreographic language, he differs from the formal aspects and explores the very physicality of the performer’s body, almost at the tissue-level, which becomes the source for choreographic material. He aims to speak about human condition, reaching the emotional side of a performer by penetrating his physicality. These activities are often close to ritualistic experiences. The main works of Tyminski are: „Liminal“ in collaboration with Icelandic Dance Company, „This is a musical”, „Pussy”, „E-sound”, „Beep“, „Doll House”, „Orlando”, „Crete for C”.

Kasia Wolińska, born in Gdańsk. Graduate of the Dance Department at Music Academy, Łódź, Cultural Anthropology Department at University of Łódź and Dance, Context, Choreography Program at HZT Berlin. Dancewebber 2015. Since January 2013 she’s been developing her practice Hi Mary that was presented in Berlin, Gdańsk, Łódź, Warsaw, Kalisz, Copenhagen and Amsterdam. She’s been a Centro Selva resident in 2014 and transeuropa Festival in 2015. in 2016 she was a part of the Global Practice Sharing Program ( Movement Research/ Art Stations Foundation) in New York.

Michael O’Connor (USA/AT) holds a BFA from the University of Utah and a Masters from Das Choreography. He was a company member with Cie. Willi Dorner from 2003-2010 setting the piece Bodies in Urban Spaces worldwide. In 2008 BalletTanz, he was the ‘dancer to watch’ for his choreographic solo debut. He has been guest artist teaching at SNDO, SEAD, HfMDK, Copenhagen School of Arts, and Arizona State University. His piece TERTIARY was nominated for the Prix d’Jardin. He has worked with David Zambrano and Deborah Hay. This summer he presented his neuroscience research at Spring Dance and at the Mind and Brain School in Berlin.

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TFB Nr. 1071

Cast & Credits

Choreography: Karol Tyminski
Performance: Mike O’Connor, Karol Tyminski, Kasia Wolinska
Music: Marc Lohr, ARCA
Dramaturgy: Agata Siniarska
Lightdesign: Maika Knoblich
Costume: Maldoror/Grzegorz Matląg
Video: Ashiq Jahan Khondker
Photography: Katarzyna Szugajew (Szuga Szu)
Technical Director: Robert Lange
Production: M.I.C.A. – Movement in Contemporary Art
Funded by Senatsverwaltung Kultur und Europa, Tanzfabrik Berlin and in the frame of apap – Performing Europe 2020, cofinanced by Creative Europe Programme der EU. Supported by Center in Motion Choreographers Workspace Warsaw and a residency at Tanzhaus Zürich.

Open Spaces
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Juan Gabriel Harcha
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication: Ann-Christin Schwalm
Social Media: Salma Virág Pethö-Zayed
Press, editorial: Nora Gores
Technical management: Martin Pilz

The performance program of Tanzfabrik Berlin is funded by the Berlin Senate Department of Culture and Europe and in the frame of apap – Performing Europe 2020, cofinanced by Creative Europe Programme der EU.


Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

apap Production Studio

Uferstudio 5
Uferstr. 23
13357 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)

Karol Tyminski / Trailers and Video Documentations

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