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Recording: 2020-01-12 , Tanztage Berlin 2020 | Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)



Tanztage Berlin 2020 | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

JUCK is a practice on its own, where the members share diverse experiences on the interlocking oppressions due to race, gender and/or sexuality with each other, putting them in the same space and turning them in to a thrust. The thrust spans from individuality into a unit that is self supporting, where the group bears each other. The thrust flips and turns, merges and bends. It is under control and has taken control.

By bringing the gaze into awareness JUCK challenges traditional conventions on the relationship between performer and audience. In a staged space where power structures are fluctuating, opportunities for mutual encounters are created. The spectators ask themselves: from what position do I participate? Who is holding power in this space?

The show has been touring for five years and it continues to pose the question to the dancers: how do one examine femininity and feminized bodies in relationship to the audience and one another?

JUCK was initiated in 2012 and has since then been touring theatres, claiming public spaces and social contexts with their practice of intertwining activism and stage performance. The group was established in 2013 when they created the short film JUCK that became a viral success on Youtube. So far they produced two full length pieces together, latest the piece JUCK <3 LILITH where they explore their relationship to the mythical archetype Lilith. The short-film documentary JUCK -Thrust, that premiered in 2018 at The Berlinale, is still touring film-festivals around the world and has received several prizes worldwide. [Source: play bill] TFB Nr. 1411

Cast & Credits

CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE: Feyona Naluzzi Thylander, Sepideh Khodarahmi, Tarika Wahlberg, Cajsa Godée, Madeleine Ngoma, Emelie Enlund, Shirley Harthey Ubilla
SOUNDDESIGN: Eric Sjögren, Kotelett & Zadak
LIGHTDESIGN: Angela Ximenström
PRODUCTION: Caroline Alexander
A production by JUCK in cooperation with Dansens Hus / International scene of Contemporary Dance, Stockholm.

MANAGEMENT: Johanna Withelm
DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE: Alexandra Hennig, Isabel Gatzke
The Tanztage Berlin are produced by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by Senate Chancellery for Culture and Europe.
Supported by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore, mapping dance und Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V.


Sophienstraße 18
10178 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 283 52 66

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)

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