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Recording: 2021-06-18 , soundance festival berlin | DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Maria Colusi, Rudi Fischerlehner

improvised:duos IV

soundance festival berlin | Streaming | DOCK 11

Production Details / Press Releases

Improvisation! In four newly curated duos, four experienced dance improvisers and four musical improvisers explore the shallows, slants and nuances between their disciplines. Individual approaches and vocabularies come together and weave new dialogues. Curated by Meinrad Kneer and Jenny Haack.

María Colusi (Argentina) is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. She has worked in Argentina at the Ballet Contemporaneo del Teatro San Martín. In Europe she worked with Sasha Waltz, Heike Henning and William Forsythe among others. Her choreographic and interdisciplinary work was supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds (DE) and An-torchas Foundation (ARG). Her works have been performed in several venues as Radialsystem, Dorky Park, DOCK11, Berliner Ensemble, Acud theater, Lido theater, Theater Kapelle, Soundance Festival,Schloss Solitude, Festival Iberoamericano Plataforma Centro Artistico it Grattaclelo and Laborgras among others.

Rudi Fischerlehner lives in Berlin and plays drums in various different musical projects that fall between improvised and experimental music, jazz and post-rock. He also composes and produces music for bands, film and performances. He is involved with his drum solo project 15 8 Slum, Xenofox with Olaf Rupp, Ohlmeier/Khroustaliov/Fischerlehner, Gorilla Mask and the Julie Sassoon Quartet. Furthermore he played in several performance pieces by Wilhelm Groener. Fischerlehner participated in music and art festivals worldwide, including the Art Biennials in Berlin and Venice.

The soundance festival berlin presents joint projects by dancers, choreographers, musicians and composers from the Berlin independent scene and invites international guest artists. As a stimulus for dialogue between the various disciplines, the festival presents a broad spectrum of artistic styles, from contemporary dance to real-time music, from Post Butoh to New Jazz and improvisation – analog and electronic. Across generations, diverse works and formats between sound and movement will be experienced by audiences in theater and urban space.


TFB Nr. 1531

Cast & Credits

Dance: Maria Colusi
Percussion: Rudi Fischerlehner
Lights: Asier Solana

soundance festival berlin 2021
Artistic production management, curation: Jenny Haack
Co-curation Open Call: Meinrad Kneer
Production & festival assistant: Helene Suhr
Social media, PR: Aïsha Mia Lethen Bird
Press: Kerstin Böttcher
Technical direction: Asier Solana
In coproduction with the DOCK11 team

The soundance festival berlin 2021 is a project by b.arts.u – berlin arts united in coproduction with DOCK ART and is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.


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)

Maria Colusi / Trailers and Video Documentations

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