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Recording: 2016-02-13 , Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Tian Rotteveel



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HEARTCORE is a performance environment exploring the corporeal expression of human sound: the preparation, execution and reverberations of sound in the body. We wander along a path of sound, following its odd logic, embracing dream languages and vocal mantras along the way. The act of listening and production of live-music initiates the performers to operate in a myriad of constantly changing structures resonating through the space and the performers in them. Innovative audio technology assists us in our quest to reach maximum intensity at the Heartcore.

TIAN ROTTEVEEL (NL/D) studied Music Composition at the Royal Conservatory of the Netherlands at the Utrecht School of the Arts. In 2010 he continued to proceed his studies in dance at HZT Berlin, graduating in 2014 with the BA Dance, Context and Choreography. Sound and movement in his work is a process what can materialize into meaning, language and music but as well materialize into mere sensation and intensity. His choreography solo Soulsqueezing (2011) was his first work combining music and dance and was his entrance to share his work in the dance community. He has been touring the work extensively on numerous festivals and venues around Europe. Tian has been working with various artists, such as MAE music Ensemble, Diego Gil, Lea Martini, David Zambrano, Jeremy Wade, Tino Sehgal, Christoph Winkler and others. He teaches vocal and sonic movement research, and has been sharing his practice to Meg Stuarts/Damaged Goods, Goethe Institute Sofia, Plezna Isna Maribor and others.

CLAIRE VIVIANNE SOBOTTKE (D/F) studied Acting at the UdK Berlin, but quickly began to work as a performer, dancer and dance-maker. She defines her work as a place of confrontation and resistance, a possibility to create different ways of seeing and thinking, but also to challenge and change norms of being in contact and to expand ways of being in the world. In 2013, she was selected for a Danceweb scholarship for the Impuls – Dance Festival in Vienna. In 2014/15 Claire created together with Tian Rotteveel Golden Game. Her work is strongly driven by the research of the voice in its different states of singing and speaking. From this curiosity she will in 2016 create her new solo work Strange Songs. Claire has been collaborating with Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, Tino Sehgal, Tian Rotteveel, Justin Kennedy, Anna Nowicka, Gaëtan Rusquet, Institutet, Christoph Winkler and Johannes Schmit.

KAROL TYMINSKI is a Polish choreographer and performer. He graduated at P.A.R.T.S Brussels and is co-founder of the Center in Motion Workspace. In his career he created works such as This is a musical, Liminal, Pussy, Beep and Doll House. Developing his choreo-graphic language, Tyminski deviates from the formal aspects and explores the very physicality of the performer’s body, almost at tissue-level. He aims to speak about human condition, reaching the emotional side of a performer in activities often close to ritualistic experiences.

ANA LAURA LOZZA was born in Argentina. She is an artist in the field of performing arts and works as a performer, choreographer and dance dramaturge. She studied Dance, Context and Choreography at HZT. In 2010 she founded together with Bárbara Hang the production label Acá no hay delivery Producciones (Buenos Aires-Berlin). She works regularly for and with various artists, most recently among others Deufert&Plischke, Kat Válastur, Miriam Jakob and the Costa Compagnie. Her works address issues of authenticity, translation, objecthood and dance as a medium.

Cast & Credits

CONCEPT: Tian Rotteveel
CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE: Tian Rotteveel, Claire Vivianne Sobottke, Karol Tyminksi
ARTISTIC ADVICE: Ana Laura Lozza, Jeanine Durning
LIGHT DESIGN ADVICE: Catalina Fernandez
PRODUCTION: ehrliche Arbeit – freies kulturbüro
A production from Tian Rotteveel in coproduction with SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.
With friendly support of Pact Zollverein Essen and Zentrum für Austausch und Innovation Köln.
Funded in the scope of Mittelzentren-Förderung NRW, Porsgrunn Internasjonale Teaterfestival Norwegen, Dock11 Berlin, OXO NOU studio Crete and Uferstudios Berlin.
Thanks to Tanznacht 2014, HZT Berlin, Sandra Noeth, Elpida Orfanidou, Anna Mülter, Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot.


Sophienstraße 18
10178 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 283 52 66

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)

Tian Rotteveel / Trailers and Video Documentations

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