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Recording: 2024-03-24 , Ballhaus Ost (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

SEE! Kollektiv

Das Leuchten / The Glow

Ballhaus Ost

Production Details / Press Releases

I dream of a mountain with water on it. Like a cap of snow on a roof in winter, there was a deep blue layer of water on the mountain. A kayaker was traveling in it.

All people dream. The starting point of the performance installation “Das Leuchten / The Glow” is the body as an archive of dreams. Fascinated by the idea of social dreaming, SEE! Kollektiv invites the audience to immerse themselves in a world of the unconscious and the imaginary. It is a world in which everyone can change, transform, be something or someone else. The performers Anja Müller and Clara Marie Müller move in this world between dream and reality. Dream images are the fuel with which they map the space. In a democratic stage space, the performers weave dream fragments from their own and other people’s dream recordings into a choreographic landscape. They double up, mirror each other, amplify, dissolve and gather together. Gradually, they make the stage space glow, accompanied by trance-like live sound from Maria Wildeis. The sound artist and DJ installs sensors in the room that transform the performers’ movements into digital sounds and intoxicating beats. It pulsates. The room changes. It glows! Above it all is a consciousness, that of the dreamer. The stage space becomes a fragile but spectacular place. Here it seems possible to emancipate oneself from the ideologies of our reality. The audience is invited to take a seat on this imaginary carpet and let themselves fall for a moment into a space of their own unconscious. Trigger warning: dreams take place.

With dreams by: Walter Benjamin, Lina Bo Bardi, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Lisa James, Peter Licht, Anja Müller, Clara Marie Müller, Meret Oppenheim, SE Struck

The performance collective SEE! (SE Struck, Alexandra Knieps) from Cologne has been developing hybrid performance formats since 2005 and uses a self-sufficient formal language to stage open networks that always address communitization and participation on theater stages and in urban social contexts. They performed at Ballhaus Ost for the first time in 2015 with »Volumenjoker« and most recently showed »Bioswop«. »Das Leuchten / The Glow« is their first premiere in Berlin.


TFB Nr. 1870

Cast & Credits

Concept, direction, choreography: SE Struck, Alexandra Knieps
Choreography, performance: Anja Müller, Clara Marie Müller
Composition/ Live-Sound: Maria Wildeis
Scenography, costumes: Isabelle Marie Lange
Outside Eye: Johanna-Yasirra Kluhs
Assistence: Lisa James
Light: Fabian Eichner
Production: SEE! Kollektiv, Annalena Berger (transmissions GmbH), apricot production
A production by SEE! Kollektiv in co-production with Ballhaus Ost.
Supported by the Landesbüro freie darstellende Künste NRW, Fonds Darstellende Künste and the Ministry of Art and Science of the State of NRW.

Ballhaus Ost

Pappelallee 15
D-10437 Berlin

Ticktes: (030) 440 391 68

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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