Production Details / Press Releases
IN THE BLIND SPOT takes the notion of letting go as its starting point and leads the body to the edge of collapse and utter surrendering.Itstrives totransform the supposed weakness of the spent body into something positive and celebrate it as the refusal of the achievement imperative, the fullness of its fragility revealing the unseen location of the non-resistant resistance. In the blind Spot expounds a very physical movement language, extracting the usual limits of identity and (self) assertion by its very softness. With limitless non-aggression it reveals and provokes simultaneously.
The performance In the blind Spot belongs to the Blind Spotting Performance Series launched in 2014 by Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir. It is simultaneously the first part of the solo trilogy Körper ohne Macht (Powerless Bodies) by Angela Schubot. Guðjónsdóttir and Schubot radically put the singular body as the centrepiece. As if under a magnifying glass, hidden insides are brought to light. The 2nd part of the trilogy, entitled The Fire from within premieres in September 2015 at the Tanzfabrik Wedding, the 3rd part Körper ohne Macht by and with Angela Schubot follows by the end of the year at HAU Hebbel am Ufer.
MARGRÉT SARA GUÐJÓNSDÓTTIR was born in Reykjavík/Iceland, studied dance in the Netherlands and lives and works in Berlin. She has toured internationally with her own work since 2007. In the Blind Spot is the last and 4th work constituting the Blind Spotting Performance Series, which she launched at the Sophiensaele in spring 2014. The idea behind the series was to create a body of works which would be born from the same source and would feed of each other. Creating a situation where the people involved could have the opportunity to work over a longer period of time on the chosen topic and the type of physiological language born from it. During the year 2015 Margrét Sara is an artist in residence at the Cullberg Ballet dance company in Sweden. She has worked as a performer and collaborated with amongst others: Gisele Viènne and Dennis Cooper, Erna Ómarsdóttir and Jóhann Jóhannsson, Jared Gradinger, Constanza Macras/Dorky Park, Esther Salamon, Jan Fabre, Nir De Volff/Total Brutal, Angela Schubot.
ANGELA SCHUBOT co-founded, together with Martin Clausen, the group Two Fish (2000-2012). Since 2009 she creates with Jared Gradinger successful pieces on the de-bordering of the body. The starting point is the search for an unconditional togetherness to escape from one’s own identity. She also worked with Theatercombinat Vienna, Constanza Macras/Dorky Park, Pictoplasma, Rachel de Joode and Theater Thikwa and since 2011 with and for Magrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir. In addition to her regular collaborators she is deeply influenced by Benoît Lachambre and Rosalind Crisp. Future plans include a collaboration with Robert Steijn. She teaches Movement Research, a.o. at DOCH/University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm, Impuls Tanz Vienna, Smash Berlin and HZT Berlin.
MARTIN BEERETZ was born in Freiburg/Breisgau in 1979. He studied event engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin. Since 2006 he works as a freelanced lighting- & set designer for theatre and dance productions. Since 2010 he is the technical director of the theater Centrale Preneste in Rome.
Cast & Credits
DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHY, STAGE, COSTUME: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir
CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE: Angela Schubot
MUSIC: Peter Rehberg
LIGHTS: Martin Beeretz
PRESS, PRODUCTION: björn & björn
A production by Angela Schubot in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, CDC Uzès Danse, Freiburg Theater, Schwankhalle Bremen, ImPulsTanz Vienna, MDT Stockholm and Kulturkosmos Müritz e.V.
Funded by the Capital Culture Fund.
Supported by Uferstudios, Tanzfabrik Berlin and ada Studio.
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):
Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir / Trailers and Video Documentations
Angela Schubot / Trailers and Video Documentations
- Angela Schubot: The Nature of Us (2019)
- Angela Schubot: YEW: outside (2018)
- Angela Schubot: YEW (2018)
- Angela Schubot: brothers (2017)
- Angela Schubot: Körper ohne Macht (2015)
- Angela Schubot: The Future is the Time of Others (2015)
- Angela Schubot: BLIND SPOTTING (2014)
- Angela Schubot: soon you are theirs / Remix-sacrifice & UNTANGLE (2014)
- Angela Schubot: LES PETITES MORTS – all my holes are theirs (2013)
- Angela Schubot: LES PETITES MORTS – I hope you die soon (2013)
- Angela Schubot: is maybe (2011)
- Angela Schubot: the featuring body (2010)
- Angela Schubot: replugged (2009)