Production Details / Press Releases
Just think of all electronic and household appliances we use every day. They are dying on demand so that we buy newer, and fuel the economy. A sentence from the 1920’s says: “An article that refuses to wear out is a tragedy of business.” Yet, the current lifecycle of a product goes shorter and shorter! Scared and passionate about the topic of planned obsolescence, Aude Fondard and Johannes Bruhn decided to put some life-limited devices centre stage and give these little wonders the attention they deserve in a dance-theatre piece. www.dance-for-a-better-world.net
Aude Fondard is an actor, author and dancer. Parallel to her studies in art history and literature, Aude Fondard trained as an actor in France and in London. Realising that her performing body needed more than words, she trained in contemporary dance. She was part of multiple theatre plays and dance projects before creating her own poetic performances. The latter highlight the absurdity of power structures or the vulnerability of the self. www.oddinmotion.info
Johannes Bruhn is a performer, dancer and fire spinner. Based in Berlin, he trained for many years as a partner acrobat. Of late, his focus has increasingly shifted into Contact Improvisation and contemporary dance practices. Since 2002, he has performed fire shows and walking-acts with the ensemble “mosaique”. He was part of the Dance Intensive Program at Tanzfabrik Berlin. He has trained extensively with Nancy Stark Smith, Mike Vargas, Britta Pudelko, among many others. „I like to surprise myself and others in my dance by spicing it up with spontaneity and a bit of humour“ JB
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Cast & Credits
By / with: Aude Fondard & Johannes Bruhn
Supported by Theaterhaus Mitte.
Thanks to Britta Pudelko.
ada Studio is funded by the cultural administration of the Berlin Senate.
Management / Organization: Gabi Beier
Public relations: Silke Wiethe
Technical management & lighting design: Ansgar Tappert
Thanks to the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin and the Uferstudios-Team.
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The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. 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):