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Recording: 2019-10-26 , Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Canan Erek

drunter und drüber


Production Details / Press Releases

This performance explores four basic emotions of a child, each represented by a dancer performer: rage, sadness, joy and anxiety. Staged in a neutral space, the scenes are set using sound design and vocal recordings which give the performers starting points for showing us the dramatic changes and emotional situations in the daily life of a child.

What if the world suddenly goes topsy turvy?

All of a sudden, everything is different; Emotions explode, collide and get tangled up with each other. Bodies and hearts are “drunter und drüber.

“drunter und drüber” enables an audience (five-year-old and older) to experience emotions in a both playful and physical manner. While being entertained, the children learn that emotions, once they allow themselves to explore them, aren’t all that hard to understand. The production examines the chaotic mass of contradictory emotions that are present in a child’s mind/soul. Each dancer embodies one of four basic emotions: joy, sadness, anxiety and rage. The dancers tell a tale of interacting emotions in front of a backdrop of a series of unexpected situations. Upon entering an immersive landscape that represents the inside of a human body, the audience find themselves next to the dancers/performers. This creates an intimate atmosphere that invites the audience to explore emotional chaos and different possibilities of disentangling it.


TFB Nr. 1383

Cast & Credits

Concept / Choreography: Canan Erek
Created and performed by: Martin Clausen, Sarina Egan-Sitinjak, Daniella Eriksson, Judith Nagel
Voice Toni: Albert Clausen
Costume and set design: Kerstin Laube
Music / sound design: Brendan Dougherty
Text and Dramaturgy: Katja F.M. Wolf
Light design: Max Stelzl
PR: Yven Augustin
Producer: Inge Zysk

A production by Canan Erek, funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.


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)

Canan Erek / Trailers and Video Documentations

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