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Recording: 2017-02-22 , Vierte Welt (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Christoph Winkler

Crossing Half of China to Sleep With You

Vierte Welt

Production Details / Press Releases

Chinese poet Yu Xiuhua was born with cerebral palsy. Her poem Crossing Half of China to Sleep with You turned her into a celebrity overnight and has been translated often into English. Although these translations only differ in small ways – the meaning changes greatly. Every translation contains its own potential failure. Choreographer Christoph Winkler and performer Naishi Wang have created a performance that transcribes the poem into movements, gestures and poses that reflect the subjective nature of words. The failure inherent to translating language repeats itself in the act of translating into the body, producing an atmosphere of ambiguity.

[Source: PR-Info]

Cast & Credits

Dance, Choreography: Naishi Wang
Poems: Yu Xiuhua
Tech: Sebastian König
PR: Nora Gores
Surtitles & Production: ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture.

A Christoph Winkler and ehrliche arbeit project, co-produced by Vierte Welt Berlin. Funded by the Berlin Senate Administration for Culture and Europe.

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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)

Christoph Winkler / Trailers and Video Documentations

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