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Recording: 2019-06-23 , SOUNDANCE Festival | DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Anna Westberg, Nina de Heney

Dance’n Bass

SOUNDANCE Festival | DOCK 11

Production Details / Press Releases

Dancer Anna Westberg and double-bassist Nina de Heney have collaborated as a duo for twenty years. Anna always wanted to be a musician. Nina wanted to be a dancer. In the embrace of this duo, they stay with their original practices. Being close in this way fulfills a need, while expanding the understanding of what is what, anyway.
Improvisation is at the core of their work.
Dance’nBass is also a festival initiated by Anna and Nina. Since 2008 they have invited dancers and bassists to explore the specific connection between these resonating bodies.

The SOUNDANCE Festival Berlin shows, promotes and initiates cooperation projects between dancer choreographers and musicians of the Berlin independent scene and invites international guest artists. As a platform for works from contemporary dance, real-time music, improvisation and related styles, SOUNDANCE provides impulses for dialogue between the two genres, open for experiments, analogue and electronic, and shows non-hierarchical artistic approaches of several generations of artists in one programme.


TFB Nr. 1332

Cast & Credits

Dance: Anna Westberg
Double bass: Nina de Heney
Light: Emese Csornai

SOUNDANCE Festival 2019
Artistic direction, production: Jenny Haack
Production, PR: Helen Suhr
Production, translation, PR: Hayley Glickfeld Bielman
Production, accessibility: Emilia Oebel
PR: Katja Karouaschan
Technical direction, light: Emese Csornai, Aurora Rodriguez

Open Platform was curated by Meinrad Kneer and Jenny Haack.
SOUNDANCE Festival Berlin is a project from b.arts.u – berlin arts united in cooperation with DOCK11, funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.


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10435 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)

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