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Recording: 2020-08-29 , HYBRID Festival | DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Léonard Engel

How to get rid of a body. Mimesis

HYBRID Festival | DOCK 11

Production Details / Press Releases

Trying to make a body disappear paradoxically makes it the center of attention, transforming it into a creature between animal and vegetal, a forgotten body covered in moss, a shapeshifting vision in green. A series of fascinating and unsettling transformations that eventually leaves nothing but a body reminded of its material existence and its own mortality.

HYBRID Festival 2020 presented by CBC – Christine Bonansea Company |
HYBRID FESTIVAL is a week of multidisciplinary and multicultural performances, reuniting international and local productions for an exceptional opportunity of exchange and celebration during the pandemic restrictions time.

Reflecting the consequences of isolation, confinement and economic struggle; the dismantling recent events and forward thrust of time; the artistic platform of exchange, performance and collaboration will revive the potential of creative acts that generate positive responses, understanding and change.

Bridging community and cultures, the HYBRID Festival will create an immersive experience focused on artistic creativity, diversity, solidarity, offering the possibility to the artists and the public to be in the theater space again.

[Source: PR-Info]

TFB Nr. 1453

Cast & Credits

Choreography and performance: Léonard Engel
Music: Korhan Erel
Costume, Stage Design: Theresa Scheitzenhammer
Dramaturgy: Maja Zimmermann
Light Design: Charlotte Marr

HYBRID Festival 2020 presented by CBC – Christine Bonansea Company


Kastanienallee 79
10435 Berlin



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)

Léonard Engel / Trailers and Video Documentations

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