Production Details / Press Releases
‘Code’ uses dance and sound to create a new sensory language. The collaboration between Katherine Leung and percussionist Petros Tzekos, draws inspiration from morse-code, braille and ASL. The basis of the piece explores the development of language from its most simplistic forms ‘action’ to ‘reaction’ running alongside the theme of censorship, echoing the characteristics of morse-code.
‘Code’ premiered as part of ‘Reinkommen on Screen’ as a research project in Oct 2020. Supported by ada Studio and funded by Berlin Senate Department of Culture und Europe.
Katherine Leung is a dance artist of mixed Scottish and Chinese descent, born in Glasgow UK. With her background in theatre and dance, she completed her Master’s in Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins and her Bachelor’s in Performing Arts at London Metropolitan University. She has since made independent works and has devised original productions collaboratively with artists across various disciplines, working in UK, Germany, Greece & Italy. She currently continues to find inspiration in collaborations, exploring the role of the moving body in different forms of performative art.
Petros Tzekos is a Greek percussionist, sound maker and improviser currently living in Berlin. He is redefining percussion as a source, treating them with extended techniques with his focus in sound art, improvisation, experimental, contemporary free music & jazz. He studied modern and classical percussion in Athens and his curiosity brought him on a search for new ways of playing music, bringing him on trips to Japan and Morocco in pursuit of learning contemporary, ritual music and drumming. He is currently working as a composer on his first album “Apathetic”, a combination of minimalism and ritual.
The soundance festival berlin presents joint projects by dancers, choreographers, musicians and composers from the Berlin independent scene and invites international guest artists. As a stimulus for dialogue between the various disciplines, the festival presents a broad spectrum of artistic styles, from contemporary dance to real-time music, from Post Butoh to New Jazz and improvisation – analog and electronic. Across generations, diverse works and formats between sound and movement will be experienced by audiences in theater and urban space.
TFB Nr. 1521
Cast & Credits
Choreography, Dance: Katherine Leung
Music, Composition: Petros Tzekos
Lights: Daniel Miranda
soundance festival berlin 2021
Artistic production management, curation: Jenny Haack
Co-curation Open Call: Meinrad Kneer
Production & festival assistant: Helene Suhr
Social media, PR: Aïsha Mia Lethen Bird
Press: Kerstin Böttcher
Technical direction: Asier Solana
In coproduction with the DOCK11 team
The soundance festival berlin 2021 is a project by b.arts.u – berlin arts united in coproduction with DOCK ART and is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
DOCK 11 / DOCK ART GmbH
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)