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Glitch refers to a (digital) disturbance of information, like a distorted image or a faltering video. GLITCH CHOIR transfers this phenomenon into the analogue space. At the center of the piece is the re-composition of a lamentation song through glitching. Historically, public mourning has been performed primarily by women, so-called lamenters, who, in exchange for payment, give emotional expression to others’ grief for the deceased. It is mostly women who are allowed to, but also damned to glitch the private into the public. The two female performers tend to a collective body of mourning by creating a space of intimate multi-resonance. In the vocal distortion already inherent in the lament, a transformation of mourning into a collective glitch takes place. What kind of choir emerges in the dissonance of frequencies?
Deva Schubert is a dancer and choreographer based in Berlin. She studied dance in Salzburg, Kassel, Copenhagen and at the HZT Berlin, as well as Fine Arts at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. In her work she deals with intimacy and the dynamics of interaction as a performative means in a broad spectrum that combines installations, digital media and performances with dance and voice. She frequently collaborates with Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez and Dylan Spencer-Davidson. As a dancer and performer, she has worked for Christoph Winkler, Michael Portnoy, Isabelle Schad, Costa Company and Julie Favreau at festivals such as the Venice Biennale, Documenta 14 and Steirischer Herbst. Currently she is involved with the LINK-Masters Artificial Intelligence and Culture Research Project.
TFB Nr. 1840
Cast & Credits
Concept, Choreography: Deva Schubert
Performance: Chihiro Araki, Deva Schubert
Voice Coaching: Doreen Kutzke
Choir: Siegmar Zacharias, Emilie Gregersen, Noumissa Sidibé, Doreen Kutzke, Naledi Majola, Francesca Ferrari, Ama Tomberli, Jette Büchsenschütz, Lotta Beckers
Music, sound: Davide Luciani
Light: Hannah Kritten Tangsoo
Dramaturgy: Lotta Beckers
Research, dramaturgy: Jette Büchsenschütz
Costume: Ama Tomberli
Residence: Something Great Schloss Mentin
Music: originally created with Ben Meerwein
A production by Deva Schubert.
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR and Schloss Mentin/Something Great.
Tanztage Berlin 2024
CURATION: Mateusz Szymanówka
DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: Jette Büchsenschütz, Dandan Liu
PRODUCTION DIRECTION: Francesca Spisto
PRODUCTION: Vivi Kartsioti, Léonie Duflot
The 33rd Tanztage Berlin is a Sophiensæle production.
Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion and with funds from the Capital Cultural Fund.
With the kind support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V., Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.
The video documentation is produced 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):