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Recording: 2011-12-15 , HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2) (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Jeremy Wade

Fountain/To The Mountain

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Production Details / Press Releases

How does sharing an experience affect the expenditure of energy involved? Fountain/To The Mountain is a choreographic investigation into the mechanics of communal effort. The first part, Jeremy Wade’s Fountain is a sensory preparation for the audience as well as an introduction to the choreographic techniques involved in making the second part. In To The Mountain Florentina Holzinger, Ligia Lewis and Rodrigo Sobarzo process a series of tasks, fantastic images and scores as they go on a physical journey. An abstract progression of energetic states and physical intensities, their bodies become motors that run on a multitude of images, virtual landscapes, affects and impulses. Their ever-changing configurations become planes of expression, a kinetic sculpture and scratched kaleidoscope of struggle and support.

Fountain/To The Mountain is the result of a longer process entitled »Identity and Transgression« in which Wade practiced an amalgam of curating, hosting, teaching and choreographing. In the course of the past 10 months, Wade engaged in a fundamental choreographic research in various constellations and different formats including workshops, a performance series and the creation of a new solo. Wade expanded his choreographic practice to group experiments and revisited somatic techniques such as »Ideokinesis« or »Authentic Movement« to work with the suggestiveness of images and language in movement exploration. In this process his research into the choreographic potential of the ecstatic body and its empathic perception became a broader quest for the creation of charged spaces and their transformative powers.

Cast & Credits

Choreography / Concept / Performance: Jeremy Wade
Choreography / performance: Florentina Holzinger, Ligia Manuela Lewis, Rodrigo Sobarzo
Music: Tian Rotteveel
Costume design: Jean-Paul Lespagnard
Light design: Andreas Harder
Dramaturgy: Eike Wittrock
Internship: Nina Djekic
Press & Production: Björn Pätz & Björn Frers – björn & björn
Thanks to Jared Gradinger, Anna Wagner, Peter Pleyer, Matthias Lilienthal, Felicia Beranek, Hannah Dougherty, Brendan Dougherty, Ivo Serra, Alessio Castellacci and Peter Stamer
A production by Jeremy Wade in co-production with Hebbel am Ufer Berlin and Gaîté Lyrique Paris. Supported by the Capital Culture Fund and by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs and the Départs Network with the support of the European Commission as part of the Education and Culture program. Supported by the Tanzfabrik Berlin and the Uferstudios.

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)

Jeremy Wade / Trailers and Video Documentations

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