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Recording: 2011-01-15 , Tanztage Berlin 2011 | Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Naoko Tanaka

Die Scheinwerferin


Production Details / Press Releases

Through an imaginary journey, Naoko Tanaka projects into the room the glow of her personal story about an eating disorder. A doll, which is a miniature copy of her, lies on the dining room table. Tanaka travels along the small body with a flashlight and turns the tiny light into an actor. Fascinating imagery is created, images of suppressed memories emerge, a forest which grows beneath the dining room table, a massive illusory world in which the totally individual associations of the audience can find their own place.

Cast & Credits

DRAMATURGICAL: Collaboration Mariko Harigai
TECHNIQUE: Milos Vujkovic
PRODUCTION: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro
A production by Naoko Tanaka and Christine Peterges in co-production with Tanztage Berlin/ SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the POLA Art Foundation, Japan Foundation and PACT Zollverein Essen.


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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)

Naoko Tanaka / Trailers and Video Documentations

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