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Recording: 2024-05-25 , ada Studio (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Olivia Das

Keeping in mind

A.PART Festival 2024 | ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Production Details / Press Releases

“Keeping in mind” aims to explore the fluid and chaotic nature of our minds. Inspired by her own dealings with thoughts, focus and presence, Olivia examines how our thoughts can affect us physically and the patterns in which they function. Though our thoughts are not physical, they are felt. The brain can feel burdened and the body restless. Our thoughts pile up, get forgotten and distract us, resulting in a difficulty to be present. “Keeping in mind” deals with the question of how something weightless can take up so much space and attempts to find moments of presence through breath and stillness.

Olivia Das is an American dance artist based in Berlin. She started dancing at a young age, training in contemporary dance, ballet, and hip-hop. She expanded her technical foundation with a diploma in contemporary dance from Danceworks in Berlin. Upon graduating in 2023, she started developing her own artistic work. Music plays a primary role in her choreographic projects, especially in relation to atmosphere. The subjects of her creations are often born out of the nuances of her own life. Starting from this personal place, she seeks to find a universality that everyone can relate to in some way.


TFB Nr. 1895

Cast & Credits

Choreography & Dance: Olivia Das
Sound composition: Nick Das

A.PART Festival 2024
Curatorial team: Diethild Meier & Julek Kreutzer
Artistic direction & management ada Studio: Gabi Beier
Technical direction & lighting design: Robert Prideaux
Sound: Constantin Carstens
Access advice: Ann-Reb Thomas
PR/Social Media: Aïsha Mia Lethen Bird
Studio writer 2023/24: Maia Joseph
Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe / Spartenoffene Förderung.

ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 21 80 05 07

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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