Production Details / Press Releases
Canadian choreographer Daina Ashbee’s first group piece began with the exploration of a sensation: the solace we feel in the embrace of our dogs, in howling with our canine companions. Between growling, yelps, tears and calls, female and male bodies cross and pile on all fours, passing through trance-like states of pain and submission. In rejecting colonialist and capitalist models of classification, Ashbee creates a space for the fleeting, the transitory and the exposed.
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TFB Nr. 1664
Cast & Credits
Choreography: Daina Ashbee
Rehearsal direction: Gabriel Nieto
With: Angélica Morga, Irene Martínez, Greys Vecchionnacce, Gabriel Nieto, Élise Vanderborght, Lorena Olguín
Mentor: Benoît LaChambre
Music: Sean MacPherson, Daina Ashbee, Gabriel Nieto
Texts: Nayla Naoufal
Pictures & video: Nicolas VanAchter
Technical direction & lighting design: Vito Walter
Project management & administration: Angélica Morga
Coproduction: KVS Brussels Stadstheater, Festival TransAmériques – FTA, Agora de la danse, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, BIT Teatergarasjen, National Arts Centre.
Residencies: KVS Brussels Stadstheater, Harbourfront Centre, Montpellier Danse. Funded by: National Art Centre’s National Creation Fund, Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.
Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada (Embassy of Canada) and the Quebec Government Office.
In cooperation with the Kultur Büro Elisabeth.
Tanz im August 2022
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival: Stefan Nagel
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Alina Scheyrer-Lauer
Producer: Ekaterina Voronova
Production Assistant: Johanna Herrschmann
Production Associates: Vivien Hohnholz, John Hoobyar, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Raquel Moreira, Lilli Ruopp, Tammo Walter
Technical Director Festival: Ingo Ruggenthaler
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.
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):
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)