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Recording: 2019-03-23 , HAU2 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Alexandra Bachzetsis

Escape Act

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Production Details / Press Releases

In the age of mass-produced visual media and steadfast obsession with preserving the youthful body, it is almost impossible to distinguish between appearance and existence. In her newest work “Escape Act,” co-produced by HAU, Alexandra Bachzetsis turns her attention with subtle irony to the construction of authenticity and investigates its manifestations in everyday and pop culture. Her choreography quotes voguing, YouTube Tutorials, as well as the language of form of the “Triadic Ballet” by Oskar Schlemmer.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1302

Cast & Credits

Concept & choreography: Alexandra Bachzetsis
Creation & performance: Alexandra Bachzetsis, Jia-Yu Corti, Tamar Kisch, Owen Ridley-DeMonick, Gus Solomons / Philippe Beloul, Johanna Willig-Rosenstein, Sotiris Vasiliou
Text: Paul B. Preciado (excerpts from the poem “Love is a drone”)
Collaboration, dramaturgy & movement director: Anne Pajunen
Collaboration, dramaturgy & objects: Sotiris Vasiliou
Communication design: Julia Born
Photography: Blommers/Schumm
Costume design: Christian Hersche in collaboration with Ulla Ludwig
Music: Lies Vanborm, François De Meyer (Audiotheque)
Music research: Anna Zaradny
Technical direction: Patrik Rimann
Managing direction: Anna Geering
Production: Marina Miliou
Production assistance: Felipe Katotriotis
Tour management: Daphni Antoniou
Casting assistance: Daphni Antoniou, Claudia Toggweiler

Production: Association All Exclusive
Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Gessnerallee (Zurich), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Les spectacles vivants du Centre Pompidou (Paris), Kaserne Basel, Tanzhaus Zürich
Funded within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Supported by: Stadt Zürich, Kanton Zürich and Pro Helvetia-Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL, Société Suisse des Auteurs, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Migros-Kulturprozent, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, kurimanzutto

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Hallesches Ufer 32
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

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)

Alexandra Bachzetsis / Trailers and Video Documentations

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