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Recording: 2023-05-06 , ada Studio (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Samira Aakcha, Giulia Lampugnani, Constantin Carstens

From the narrator’s chair

A.PART Festival ... macht Radau. | ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Production Details / Press Releases

How do we love? How can we find new definitions of love and worthiness in society? Where do we start? From the narrator’s chair proposes a space to reflect on what we call love and what love can be. The piece investigates social interactions and observes their impact on individuals. By looking for new definitions, the narrators attempt to outline new guidelines for coexisting with others. By letting go of preconceived notions of love, they create space to redefine it.

Samira Aakcha works as a contemporary dancer, performer and dance teacher. The focus of her work is the energy between humans and generating community through movement. Samira received her degree as a dance pedagogue at the Tanz Zentrale Leipzig in 2018 and in October 2021 she graduated from her 3 year dance degree at Danceworks Berlin. She worked with several choreographers in her education – after her education she started working for Harake Dance Company, Ronja Häring and Karin Wickenhäuser. Currently she is researching different movement principles to expand her movement language and repertoire.

Giulia Lampugnani was born in 1999 in Brescia (Italy). In September 2021 she completed her three-year contemporary dance education at the Tanzakademie Balance1 in Berlin and is now freelancing in Germany and Italy. Her Background includes the study of multiple disciplines: Contemporary Dance, Modern, Jazz, Ballet and Commercial. She works as a professional dancer and choreographer in different projects and teaches in Germany and Italy. She enjoys working with different artists and is constantly looking for different ways to approach dance and performing arts.

Constantin Carstens graduated with distinction in “Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering” at the renowned Abbey Road Institute, Berlin, in 2019. In the same year he started releasing music under the name HeDuDa. Half a year later, at the age of 23, Constantin started working as a recording & mixing engineer at various studios and started exhibiting audio-based artworks and installations. Since then, he followed his curiosity and fascination for sound & art and had the pleasure to work with artists like Mouse on Mars, Tomas Saraceno, Rosa Barba, and Lee Scratch Perry.


TFB Nr. 1759

Cast & Credits

CHOREOGRAPHY & DANCE: Giulia Lampugnani, Samira Aakcha
MUSIC: Constantin Carstens

A.PART Festival 2023
Curatorial team: Julek Kreutzer, Diethild Meier
Artistic direction & management ada Studio Berlin: Gabi Beier
Technical direction & lighting design: Robert Prideaux
Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe / Spartenoffene Förderung.

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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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