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Recording: 2021-06-15 , soundance festival berlin | DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

WEHR51, Andrea Bleikamp


soundance festival berlin | Streaming | DOCK 11

Production Details / Press Releases

We live in a world of things. In some ways we can’t function without them, in some ways the dependence is feigned. If we consider these things, we rediscover our relationship to them, positively and negatively. What role do these things play in a woman’s life, how are we determined by them? What do they say about women in society and what roles do we give them or allow ourselves to be pressed into by them? Two dancers explore the boundaries between dependence, status and necessity.

Andrea Bleikamp was born in Cologne in 1970. She has been working with wehrtheater since 1998, which she has directed since 2009. Her plays are self-developed and developed together with artists from different disciplines in a creative process. She is co-founder of the “Raketenklub” (virtual acting club without a fixed venue), a producer label that connects the punk rock scene with experi-mental theatre. She also teaches acting/directing at the Comedia. 2011 Foundation of the small wehrtheater “wehrli”. Her dance theatre production “Rockaby” was nominated for the Cologne Dance Prize 2015.

Lisa Hellmich works as a freelance dancer in NRW. She has worked with choreographers such as Marie-Lena Kaiser, Cie. Willi Dorner, Horacio Macuacua and Ann Van Den Broek. Since June 2020 she has been working as a temp in the free space of the Ben. J. Riepe Company. Alongside this work, she is studying movement composition in her Master’s degree with a focus on notation and analysis at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. She also completed her Bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Dance there in June 2019. During her studies she spent an Erasmus semester abroad at the Conservatoire National Superieur Musique et Danse, in Lyon.

Sara Blasco Gutiérrez The Spanish dancer and choreographer was born in Valencia. She stud-ied contemporary dance at the Conservatory of Music and Dance there. At the same time, she completed a bachelor’s degree in audiovisual communication at the Polytechnic University. Sara Blasco Gutiérrez has been dancing at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Theater Bonn since 2011. In addition to her work at the opera, Sara Blasco Gutiérrez is active as a freelance dancer in various companies in NRW. She has also worked as a choreographic assistant in several pieces and choreographed pieces herself.

The soundance festival berlin presents joint projects by dancers, choreographers, musicians and composers from the Berlin independent scene and invites international guest artists. As a stimulus for dialogue between the various disciplines, the festival presents a broad spectrum of artistic styles, from contemporary dance to real-time music, from Post Butoh to New Jazz and improvisation – analog and electronic. Across generations, diverse works and formats between sound and movement will be experienced by audiences in theater and urban space.


TFB Nr. 1524

Cast & Credits

Direction, Concept: Andrea Bleikamp
Dance, Choreography: Sara Blasco Gutiérrez, Lisa Hellmich
Dance Film: Alessandro De Matteis
Costumes, Set: Wehr51
Lights: Naia Burucoa

Female Utilities #1 smartphone
Music: Sara Blasco Gutiérrez
Female Utilities #2 a fistfull of dollars
Music: 2016 world livestock auctioneer championship (part 1)
Female Utilities #3 hairy and furry
Music: Daphne Oram “Snow”
A production of WEHR51, as a co-production with tanz.tausch – dance and performance festival Cologne, and the Freihandelszone – ensemble network Cologne

soundance festival berlin 2021
Artistic production management, curation: Jenny Haack
Co-curation Open Call: Meinrad Kneer
Production & festival assistant: Helene Suhr
Social media, PR: Aïsha Mia Lethen Bird
Press: Kerstin Böttcher
Technical direction: Asier Solana
In coproduction with the DOCK11 team

The soundance festival berlin 2021 is a project by b.arts.u – berlin arts united in coproduction with DOCK ART and is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.


Kastanienallee 79
10435 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)

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