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Recording: 2018-04-20 , Ballhaus Ost (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Christoph Winkler, Robert Ssempijja

Die Bretter, die die Welt bedeuten

Ballhaus Ost

Production Details / Press Releases

In his poem “To My Friends”, Friedrich Schiller relates his small, simple world in Weimar to the greater affairs of the world. Based on his lines “Yet we see the great of every age / Pass before us on the boards that mean the world”, Christoph Winkler and Robert Ssempijja question the relationships between contemporary African and European dance. Robert Ssempijja has symbolically transported the floorboards from Kampala’s only dance studio for contemporary dance to Berlin. By relocating them to Berlin, he also brings along all the ideas developed on them, and thus their re-contextualization. Whose floorboards, whose stage is it? What is being performed there and whose world is it anyway?

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1177

Cast & Credits

Concept, Choreography: Christoph Winkler
Choreography, Dance: Robert Ssempijja
Costumes: Valentina Primavera
Camera: Onyu Fazil Bin Damusanga
Video Editing: Mirko Winkel, Veith Michel
Video Interviews with: Jack Kinobe Sserunkuuma, Matovu Edrine, Ssenyonga Oscar, Onyu Fazil Bin Damusanga, Kyarisiima Allen
Techical Director: Fabian Eichner
Production: ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture

A Christoph Winkler and ehrliche arbeit project.
Co-produced by Ballhaus Ost Berlin.
Funded by the City of Berlin – Department for Culture and Europe and the Fonds Darstellende Künste.

Ballhaus Ost

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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)

Christoph Winkler / Trailers and Video Documentations

Robert Ssempijja / Trailers and Video Documentations

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