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Recording: 2017-06-15 , DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Clébio Oliveira

Foreign Body

Performing Arts Festival Berlin | DOCK 11

Production Details / Press Releases

Performative and aesthetical challenges to our genderidentity have been internalized without us being questioned prior. We can hardly detract ourselves from the power of assigned roles. Any straying away from societal norms provokes reactions. But what happens when biological and societal gender do not match? Or if genderidentity is communicated outward by means of an exterior that deviates from the norm? How can the individual find his*her own role, when he*she is forced to constantly navigate this role in the context of society? Clébio Oliveira’s Foreign Body creates its own semi- utopian space in which the category of gender is discovered by oneself. Other possibilities, that allow for discoveries bey- ond the binary gender structure, are explored and tested here.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1064

Cast & Credits

Concept / choreography / performer: Clébio Oliveira
Music: Matresanch
Costume and stage design: Clébio Oliveira
Lights and tech: Asier Solana
Photos Poster / production: Holger Diedrich / Oliver Betke
Production management: Roland Wolf
Design: Markus Wagner

Supported by Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin, Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur, Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur and Plakatkultur Berlin.

Thanks to: Dunja Sallan and Henrike Fischer


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)

Clébio Oliveira / Trailers and Video Documentations

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