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Recording: 2023-08-24 , HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2) (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Cherish Menzo, GRIP, Frascati Producties


Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Production Details / Press Releases

Astronomical theories claim that 85 percent of the universe consists of darkmatter. Can the power of this tremendous mass be used to free bodies from rigid categorisations? This is a guiding question behind the new work by Cherish Menzo. The inspiration they draw from posthumanism and Afrofuturism becomes physically tangible on stage, for example through the use of dark liquids and fabrics. Prior to the performances, persons of the local African diaspora come together for a Distorted Rap Choir workshop. The choir provides the soundtrack to this futuristic voyage of discovery into the universe of anti-bodies.


TFB Nr. 1798

Cast & Credits

Concept & Choreography: Cherish Menzo
By & with: Camilo Mejía Cortés, Cherish Menzo
Lighting Design: Niels Runderkamp
Music Composition: Gagi Petrovic, Michael Nunes
Mastering: Gagi Petrovic
Scenography: Morgana Machado Marques
Costume Design:
Dramaturgy: Renée Copraij, Benjamin Kahn
Text: Cherish Menzo, Camilo Mejía Cortés, BOИSU, Shari Kok-Sey-Tjong
Vocal & Delivery Coaching: BOИSU, Shari Kok-Sey-Tjong
Artistic Advice: Christian Yav, Nicole Geertruida
Voices Distorted Rap Choir:
Technical Team: Niels Runderkamp, Amber Stallenberg / Nele Verreyken
Stage (HAU): Michael Bauer, Jachya Freeth, Mohammad Nazeri, Bernhaard Linde
Light (HAU): Andreas Kröher, Max Wegner, Sebastian Zamponi
Video (HAU): Bratoveanu Marius
Sound (HAU): Frider Naumann

Production: GRIP, Frascati Producties
International distribution: A Propic – Line Rousseau, Marion Gauvent, Lara van Lookeren
Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, CCN-Ballet national de Marseille dans le cadre de l’accueil studio / Ministère de la Culture, actoral festival Marseille, STUK Leuven, La Villette Paris, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Beursschouwburg Brussels, De Coproducers, Perpodium
Residencies: STUK Leuven, La Villette Paris, Frascati, Beursschouwburg Brussels, CCN-Ballet national de Marseille dans le cadre de l’accueil studio / Ministère de la Culture, Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam
In collaboration with: Trill Leuven, WijzijnDOX Utrecht
Supported by: the Flemish Government, The Performing Arts Fund NL, Ammodo, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Cronos Invest
Thanks to: Eric Cyuzuzo, Jan Fedinger, Dries Douibi

Tanz im August 2023
Artistic Director: Ricardo Carmona
Executive Producer Festival: Stefan Nagel
Producer & Dramaturge: Alina Lauer
Production und Team Assistance: Luzie Barzen
Dramaturgical Advisor: Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi
Production Associates: Sujmo Akcali, Arantxa Ciafrino, Vivien Hohnholz, Aki Kimura, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Ekaterina Voronova, Benze C. Werner
Technical Director Festival: Ingo Ruggenthaler
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Hallesches Ufer 32
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

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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