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Recording: 2021-10-08 , Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Tanzcompagnie Rubato, zeitkratzer – europäisches Solisten-Ensemble für aktuelle Musik

Die Zeit ist immer jetzt


Production Details / Press Releases

One of the most important and contradicting social discourses we are currently in is about the need to fundamentally redefine or significantly change the relationship between nature and society, nature and humans in the face of man-made climate change, globalization and digitization to prevent future disasters. The phenomenon “time” and, of course, “space”, are essential categories when thinking about and looking for models for a sustainable future. The body as our very own starting point for the experience of time and space is only indirectly included in this discourse, if at all. In the context of this discourse, dealing with the phenomenon “time” is the central aspect of our production. In the practical implementation, 8 dancers from the Rubato dance company and 8 musicians from zeitkratzer, the European solist ensemble for contemporary music, meet in a dialogical process.

The European solist ensemble for contemporary music zeitkratzer has long been concerned with the terms time and space in their music. Many pieces that zeitkratzer play, explicitly relate to the questioning of a conventional concept of time. In their live concerts the term of “time” is provoked in different ways. Rubato dance company has already worked together with zeitkratzer in the past. In this project a new overall composition will be created for an ensemble of 16 artists. Contemporary music and contemporary dance are equal partners in a joint creative process.


TFB Nr. 1579

Cast & Credits

Concept: Dieter Baumann, Jutta Hell
Choreography, Direction: Jutta Hell
Musical Direction: Reinhold Friedl
Dance, Creation: Mercedes Appugliese, Dieter Baumann, Alessandra Defazio, Viviana Defazio, Alexander Nickmann, Carlos Osatinsky, Fernando Pelliccioli, Anja Sielaff
Music, Creation: Reinhold Friedl, Frank Gratkowski, Martin Heinze, Nick Hummer, Maurice de Martin, Ulrich Phillipp, Burkhard Schlothauer, Hild Sofie Tafjord
Sound engeneering: Klaus Dobbrick
Assistant sound engeneering: Jonathan Hamann
Light: Emma Juliards
Assistant Light: Sanja Gergoric ́
Costume: Claudia Janitschek
Set Design: Dieter Baumann
Production Management: Inge Zysk
Communication: k3 Heike Diehm
Video accompaniment: Andrea Keiz

Production: Tanzcompagnie Rubato in cooperation with the European soloist ensemble for contemporary music zeitkratzer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin, in cooperation with the Uferstudios, Berlin.


Uferstr. 8/23
13357 Berlin


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)

Tanzcompagnie Rubato / Trailers and Video Documentations

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