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Recording: 2022-02-19 , ada Studio (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Makisig Akin

Give me your Heart, no, the real one.

NAH DRAN extended: Looking After | ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Production Details / Press Releases

This is a love centered survival practice. The work is developed in the midst of grieving the loss we have been experiencing born from the pandemic and this forced distance we had and the extreme closeness that put a crack into the structures we thought were working but were not. Grieving is a communal act. How can our differences support our togetherness? We practice breaking softly, with care and with a particular attention to the preciousness of what has occurred here and honoring that? Let’s bring love in the way we break. Let’s break softly together.

Makisig Akin (They/Them) is a Choreographer, Dancer, Artist Activist, transgender, non-binary Filipino born and raised in the Philippines. Makisig Akin’s artistic work focuses on strengthening the recognition of intersectional identities, reconnecting with their ancestry, and decentralizing Western ideologies in dance making. Akin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in both Cognitive Science and Dance from the prestigious University of California in San Diego, California, USA. Akin finished their Masters of Fine Arts degree in Dance and Choreography from the University of California Los Angeles in June 2019.

Ana Libório (They/She) comes from a traditional theatre education (ESTC, Lisbon), traditional dance background (DANCEWORKS, Berlin) and has been working on the relationship between speciality and time in contemporary arts. They work along the intersection of performance, philosophy and visual/video arts. Ana holds a Master degree in Aesthetic at the Lisbon University of letters (FLUL). She previously did the programme ROAR – Radical Journeys in performance and body (Berlin) and the Dance Advanced Programme in Eira (Lisbon).


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Cast & Credits

Concept & choreography: Makisig Akin
Performance: Makisig Akin, Ana Libório
Music: Makisig Akin, Ana Libório, Maya Weinberg
Source of concept and text: Adela Cabrera Rey, Adrienne Marie Brown, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Bell Hooks, Staci K. Haines, Francis Weller, Agnė Auželytė, Sarra Bouars, Maria F. Scaroni, Henrique Antao and Anya Cloud.

NAH DRAN extended: Looking After
Curated by: Roni Katz and Maya Weinberg
Dramaturgical advice: Maya Weinberg
Lights: Robert Prideaux
The ada Studio is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

ada Studio in den Uferstudios

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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)

Makisig Akin / Trailers and Video Documentations

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