Production Details / Press Releases
“Encaje” is a piece about hypocrisy, and it is inspired by the body of work of writer Anaïs Nin. Working with two concepts, the “diary” and the “radio”. Just as the novelist describes her life as indescribable – since she changes every day, is prone to different moods and never seems to be able to fully fathom her true self – Judith Sánchez Ruíz recaptures the snapshot contents of an archive of her own days approaching dance like a “diary of movement”. It is the perception and the expression of a collection of everyday material, of unpredictability, emotions and constant changes, with which Sánchez Ruíz reinvents the untold, the undisclosed presence of disorder and vulnerability. The “radio” concept lets the body jump from one state to another as if someone turned the dial on an old radio trying to find a new frequency, thereby provoking a clash of opposing facts within one life, one body. “Encaje” is the most recent solo piece by the dancer, choreographer and improvising artist from Cuba.
TFB Nr. 1191
Cast & Credits
Choreography and Performance: Judith Sánchez Ruíz
Costume Design: Beate Borrmann
Light Design: Eduardo Abdala
The Berlin Performing Arts Festival is funded by the State of Berlin – Senate Chancellery (Cultural Affairs) from funds of the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) within the program “Promoting the Innovation Potential in Culture II (INP II)”.
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH 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):