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Recording: 2012-04-14 , Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Tanzcompagnie Rubato


Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Production Details / Press Releases

In reality, my body is always somewhere else. It is connected to all the “elsewheres” in the world. It is elsewhere in the world. (Michel Foucault)

Inspired by the radio broadcasts The Utopian Body / Heterotopias by French philosopher Michel Foucault, the body is turned in choreography into a hybrid term. It is the source from where the world begins and connects us to it. At the same time, it is a place of longing, desire and fantasy, a source of utopia that clutters our view of the body in all its harsh reality and transience.

In FindeOrte, we unclutter this view and make space for both the real and utopian qualities of the body. The images and phantasms the body generates clash with its sheer “thing-ness”. It is both a showpiece and an agent of all utopias– whether alone or in interaction with other bodies.

Our bodies debate the words of the French philosopher, set adrift on them and desire to them. They counter the reality of spoken language and mere presence. In search of the body’s location, we find other places, many places, and all of them are the body.

Cast & Credits

Choreography & Performance: Jutta Hell & Dieter Baumann
Music & Sound: DaBao, James Blake
Lighting design: Jochen Massar
Video: Dieter Baumann
Stage & Costume: Jutta Hell
German voice: Ute Pliestermann
English voice: Victoria Pickett
A production by Tanzcompagnie Rubato. Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs. With the support of the Tanzfabrik Berlin in the context of “Tanz Hoch Zwei”.
Thanks to: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Brandstätter, Björn Dirk Schlüter, Elke Schmid, Ludger Orlok and the entire team of the Tanzfabrik Berlin and the Uferstudios.

Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Uferstr. 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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