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«In Return» Space Choreography with Live Installation & Video Poem
We are here, together. We are somewhere else, alone. Between the here and now of community and the vastness of being alone, “In Return” takes place. The work began as an exploration of paradise as a special place: space before the separation of body and environment, of life and death, of the divine and the earthly. Paradise is the origin of all living things and inaccessible to all living things. All species are united in it and each enters it alone.
In the live installation »Habitat« the artist and choreographer Moritz Majce creates a flowing togetherness with five dancers. Movements that relate to each other and to the visitors create an environment that passes through the bodies. Artist and writer Sandra Man shows Telos, a video shot with dancer Assi Pakkanen in the remote landscape of an alpine glacier. The individual human body connects with its environment, dives into it, steps out of it.
The visitors drift from the live installation to the image space. Between body and imagination, a movement of coming together, parting and returning emerges.
Sandra Man is an artist and author. In texts, videos and live performances with dancers, she focuses on the body and its relationship to gender and nature. Since 2017, she has been working primarily outdoors on new connections between landscape, language and movement.
Moritz Majce is a visual artist and choreographer. For him, the encounter between the work and the viewer is the essential artistic material. Since 2019, he has been developing “Relational Flow”, a space-creating form of movement that connects visitors and performers.
Assi Pakkanen is a contemporary dancer and performer originally from Finland. She completed her dance education in 2012 at Balettakademien in Stockholm and has performed the works of various artists, such as Ashley Fure, les gens d’Uterpan, Marina Abramović, Alexandra Pirici, Isabel Gotzkowsky.
Ágnes Grélinger (she/her) is a Hungarian dancer, choreographer, teacher. Graduated from the Danish National School of Performing Arts, she is working now internationally in Hungary, Denmark and Germany, produces her own site-specific work on the relation between the human and non-human and collaborates with other artists. She has worked with Moritz Majce, Frédéric Gies, Eleanor Bauer, Sara Shelton Mann, Andreas Liebmann amongst others.
Mikael Marklund started breakdancing at the age of 16 in Skellefteå, Sweden. He went to Balettakademien in Stockholm before continuing at contemporary dance school P.A.R.T.S in Belgium. He has since made his own pieces, worked with the dance company Rosas in Belgium and Laurent Chétouane in Berlin, also working with Charlie Fouchier, Matej Kejzar, Dansinitiativet, Moritz Majce. He made a short documentary about breakdancing in spring 2020 and a filmed dance fiction called “Dancing On Thoughts” in autumn 2021.
Florencia Martina is a dancer, performer and creator using movement alongside other visual forms. She was born in Santiago, studied at The Place in London and is currently based in Berlin. Florencia works regularly with the company United Cowboys (NL) and Body Talk (DE). She has been involved as well in the choreographic work of Sandra Man + Moritz Majce, Rick Nodine, Carolyn Duby, Clément Layes, Igor x Moreno, Protein Dance, Jose Vidal and Bibiana Jimenez.
Dorota Michalak is a choreographer/dancer and cultural anthropologist working between Poznań and Berlin. She is graduate of the courses of study “Tanz, Kontext, Choreographie” (HZT/ Berlin) and “Intercultural Communication” (UAM/Poznań). In her works she is committed tochoreographic modes of working inspired by the notion of meshwork. This takes form of staged performances, as well as social and educational projects. Dorota is a scholarship holder of danceWEB 2021.
Sarah Stanley is a dance artist from Houston, Texas. She lived in New York for many years working with several freelance companies and with Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More. Sarah is currently based in Berlin where she has worked as a creating performer with Kat Válastur, Robert Wechsler, Justin Francis Kennedy/Emma Waltroud Howes, Jeremy Shaw, Tiago Manquinho, Gloria Höckner and Moritz Majce + Sandra Man in addition to teaching workshops in Fieldwork with Swedish-based ShantiLoco Collective.
TFB Nr. 1623
Cast & Credits
Space, choreography: Moritz Majce
Video: Sandra Man
Performance live installation: Ágnes Grélinger, Mikael Marklund, Florencia Martina, Dorota Michalak, Sarah Stanley
Video performance: Assi Pakkanen
Idea, concept Space suits 3.0: Moritz Majce
Body coaching: Sigal Zouk
Costume design: Nina Loxton
Production: Tiphaine Carrère
Camera operators: Hana Khalil, Mariel Baqueiro
Artistic technical support: Marc Lagies
Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
With the kind support of Land Kärnten Kultur.
In cooperation with Collmot Research.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
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):