Production Details / Press Releases
foreign body_ 1.unfamiliar body 2.body of foreigner 3. An object that has come into something else, usually by accident, and should not be in it. There are people who are not integrated into the society, not only in their own country where they were born, but also in a foreign country where they stay. They are hidden, unprotected and stateless. Historically and recently, there are always people who search for the land where they can stay safely. From diaspora till immigrant, there are always foreign bodies who stands on other’s land. A pure body describes their journey how they / we come, where they / we stand, about their / our instability in a metaphorical realism. A body moves from unfamiliar to familiar, from abstract to realistic, from hidden to open. Through electronic sound-scapes and field recordings, the music creates unfamiliar surroundings, disharmonic ambiance and follow the path of the movements.
Cast & Credits
Choreography & Dance: Howool Baek
Composition & Live Music: Matthias Erian
Coproduced by the Asphalt Festival Düsseldorf.
Supported by the Korean Cultural Center.
ada Studio is funded by the cultural administration of the Berlin Senate.
Management / Organization: Gabi Beier
Public relations: Silke Wiethe
Technical management & lighting design: Ansgar Tappert
Thanks to the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin and the Uferstudios-Team.
ada Studio in den Uferstudios
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):