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Recording: 2018-06-03 , Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Martin Hansen

If It’s All In My Veins


Production Details / Press Releases

If It’s All In My Veins disrupts and reimagines the history of contemporary dance, unmoored from time and place in the digital age. Inter-generational cast Hellen Sky, Michelle Ferris and Georgia Bettens are accompanied by animated GIFs displaying excerpts of dance iconography. These tiny moments of dance history, reformulated through internet culture, are re-embodied on stage. These dancers are workers, responsible for the means of their own production, maneuvering stage lights and objects to frame each mini spectacle of the dance canon in real time before an audience. If It’s All In My Veins revitalises the punk/DADA fantasy of “no future”, collapsing dance history and envisaging its end whilst offering a space to re-envision possible future’s. It is a flamboyant and prophetic statement on how the past is produced and reproduced.

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Cast & Credits

Concept, Direction: Martin Hansen
PERFORMANCE: Hellen Sky, Michelle Ferris, Georgia Bettens
LIGHT DESIGN: Nik Pajanti, Amelia Lever-Davidson
VIDEO: Cobie Orger
SOUND ASSISTANCE, EDITING: Nathaniel Hansen, Emily Meadows

“If It’s All In My Veins” is presented by Dancehouse Melbourne with support from Australia Council for the Arts. Commissioned by Dancehouse Melbourne for Dance Massive 2017.
Initially created for the 2016 Keir Choreographic Award, presented by The Keir Foundation, Dancehouse and Carriageworks.


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)

Martin Hansen / Trailers and Video Documentations

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