Production Details / Press Releases
“Continuity” experiments with the idea of the dancing body as a sculpture that continually transforms itself in space and time. The term “sculpture” is transformed from its original, static meaning, as used in the fine arts, and expanded into the temporal, ephemeral realm. Every moment is a snapshot of a continuum of possible formations. “Continuity” explores time as an objectively measurable, but at the same time highly subjective factor. The sequence of events perceived by the human mind – time per se – is used as an elementary design medium and becomes the subject of an artistic exploration.
The choreographic principle is based on the performance “in·between”, which Walter Bickmann developed with the dancer Stella Zannou as a research piece. In “Continuity” the former solo becomes a duet, which counterpoints or complements the original material, or follows it in synchronicity.
Cast & Credits
Concept / Choreography: Walter Bickmann
Concept / Production Management: Doris Kolde
Dance / Creation: Lydia Klement, Katja Scholz
Light: Asier Solana Arce
Funded by the Bezirksamt Pankow, Berlin, Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur, Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur.
Produced at and supported by DOCK 11 EDEN*****.
Special thanks to the Tanzprobebühne Marameo and to phase7.
Supported with a residency at the Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop.
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):