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Recording: 2015-01-22 , HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3) (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Jeremy Wade

Death Asshole Rave Video

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Production Details / Press Releases

After the collective experience “Together Forever” the charismatic performer Jeremy Wade creates a one-man show. “Death Asshole Rave Video” is a machine that interrogates death and the agreements we make as a society. In a dark, gothic and queer setting Wade experiments with vehicles for experiencing different deaths – death of theatre, value, sense, and attachment. Jeremy Wade uses death as a metaphor to give us a wake up call. Jeremy Wade projects this research on the death of our Western society into the future. He asks us if all of the agreements that have been made are either breaking or already broken. Then what’s next? In his works, Wade brings queer strategies of resistance to the dominant forces of normativity onto the stage.

Jeremy Wade finished his training in 2000 at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. In 2006 he premiered his work “Glory” for which he received a Bessie Award in New York. Other works include “… and pulled out their hair” (2007), “Throwing Rainbows Up” (2008), “I Offer Myself To Thee” (2009), “Fountain and To The Mountain” (2011). In 2013 Wade served as Guest Professor at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich and embarked on a new collaboration titled “Dark Material” with Berlin based Sculptor Monika Grzymala and the California based Experimental Musician Jamie Stewart aka Xiu Xiu. In the fall of 2015 Wade will premiere a new project centered on queer futurity and utopian critique titled “Drawn Onward” at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in collaboration with young Sci-Fi writer John-Erik Jordan.

Ezra Green is a poet from New York (USA), who is currently based in Berlin. He has made several collections of poetry, including most recently “Book of Vanishing” (The Quiet American Publishing Co.) and “Berlin Threshold Poems” (Kopierladen Presse). He has worked with a number of choreographers as dramaturge and writer, including Marysia Zimpel, Martin Hansen, Meg Stuart and Jeremy Wade. He is currently working on his first short film, “Helpless”, with George Lewis Jr.

Thomas Schaupp lives and works in Berlin, laboratory scientist by profession, is now about to finish his master-studies in dance-theory at Freie Universität Berlin. He works as dramaturge, artistic collaborator and artist’s assistant for choreographers such as Kat Válastur, An Kaler, Margrét Sara Guðjónsdottir and Angela Schubot. He is resident critic for the season 2014/2015 at ada Studio Berlin. Based on his research he was invited with lecture-presentations and workshops to several conferences and festivals around Europe and Canada.

Jared Gradinger is a performer/choreographer living in Berlin since 2002. Since 2009, he has been developing work and teaching with Angela Schubot. Their topic is the debordering of the body. He is a founding member of Constanza Macras/Dorky Park. In 2006, he began his ongoing collaboration with Pictoplasma, creating stage works and interventions for their festivals and exhibitions. In 2008, he began his curatorial relationship with Les Grandes Traversées in Bordeaux; creating his 3 part festival “How Do You Are” for the region. In 2008, he also started his long time work relation with Jeremy Wade. Gradinger is a core member of “Social Muscle Club”.

Liz Rosenfeld is a Berlin-based artist working with genres of film and performance who has made a deliciously painful and lifelong commitment to understanding queers. She is one of the members of the film production collective NowMomentNow, and the foodbased performance group Foodgasm.

Mika Risiko is a Berlin based musician, producer and performer. Her work spans film scores, theatre projects and art as well as creating the soundtrack for short clips, like for the well-known Berlin party “Gegen”. Her current music projects are Ziúr and Crime, with which she’s played throughout the city and beyond. She has been cast in a Swedish theatre performance “Wild Minds” by Marcus Lindeen, which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm.

Minttu Vesala is a stylist based in Helsinki (Finland), working in the fields of performance, fashion and advertising throughout Scandinavia. She has collaborated with photographers on different exhibitions, designed costumes for contemporary dance performances and worked as production designer on several short films. Vesala is fascinated and empowered by nightlife, witchcraft and the endless darkness of the North.

Cast & Credits

Director & Performance: Jeremy Wade
Text: Ezra Green in collaboration with Jeremy Wade
Video: Liz Rosenfeld
Music: Mika Risk
Costumes: Minttu Vesala
Light: Andreas Harder
Artistic advice: Thomas Schaupp, Jared Gradinger
Production: björn & björn
Coproduction: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Jeremy Wade
Special thanks to Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Tomi Paasonen, Fritz Welch, Gerard Reyes, Alessio Castellacci, Tanzhaus Zürich and West Germany aka Stephan and Grinni.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Tempelhofer Ufer 10
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)

Jeremy Wade / Trailers and Video Documentations

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