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This work is inspired by the beautiful teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn (1926-2022)
Dedicated with love to my Father, Hal Weiss (1940-2021) and my mentor Manfred Fischbeck (1940-2021)
interbeing is a dance theater piece highlighting a cast of seven mature dancers from the Berlin scene. They embark on questions around the ageing body as well as our social conditioning and the belief of separateness. The piece unfolds in a series of narrative stories of isolation which weave personal and collective patterns into highly visceral movement evolutions. In this space between stories, the dancers invite the audience to reflect on their own layers of being, challenging them to re-examine polarising concepts, habits, desires and fears. A connectivity emerges from the friction, exposing the limiting beliefs of ego and the reality of our interdependencies.
Choreographer Heidi Weiss has been an active member of the Berlin dance scene for over 25 years. Together with Jennifer Mann, she established the company zen in the basement, in the 1990´s. Together they created many productions that have been performed in EU, Asia and the USA. After a long hiatus from the stage, she and Jennifer performed Do or Die, in 2013 and 2014. Since then, Heidi has been active as a teacher, traveling to many schools and universities as a professor, choreographer and mentor. For many years, Heidi has had the desire to work with a larger ensemble of mature dancers over the age of 45. This collective is made up of close colleagues and friends, many of whom have been a part of past productions. The cast was selected based on their depth of experience.
TFB Nr. 1761
Cast & Credits
Concept/Choreography/Direction: Heidi Weiss
Dancer/Collaborators: Esther Cowens, Francisco Cuervo, Lourenço Homem, Jean Marc Lebon, Jennifer Mann, Jessy Tuddenham, Heidi Weiss
Music: Scott Monteith
Dramaturgy: Howard Katz
Video/Light Design: Sebastian Gäbel
Costume: Malena Modeer
Project Manager: Erika Polgar
Public Relations: Apricot Productions
Light Technician: Naja Burucoa
Sound/Video: Lucas Gäbel-Weiss
Stage Support: Phillip Rosie
Translation: Udo Zickwolf
Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin.
DOCK 11 / DOCK ART GmbH
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):