Production Details / Press Releases
The starting point of the research was an audio recording that had been forgotten for decades which happened to be discovered in the estate of the Dadaist Richard Huelsenbeck. On the recording, the artist Rafael Montañez Ortiz can be heard destroying a piano with an axe. “Klavierstück” is a duet of a piano and a human body, where Felix M. Ott explores exhaustively the possibilities of this relationship and its boundaries. Between internal confrontation and fearful embrace, visual worlds and soundscapes are created that reveal the inner lives of both. A musical evening in a moving way.
Felix Mathias Ott born in South Germany, has been living and working in Berlin for 15 years. He initially studied stage design and later contemporary dance, context and choreography as part of the pilot programme of HZT Berlin. Ott works as a performer and has been touring his own productions across Europe and Asia since 2011.His personal creation and research is supported by the European network APAP – advancing performing arts project. Felix’ work tends to create reflexive, more than conceptual, spaces where the spectator is invited to discover the and his/her unconscious world.
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TFB Nr. 1247
Cast & Credits
Concept, choreography, performance: Felix M. Ott
Sound: Zoltán Demeter
Costume: Amandine Cheveau
Technique: Emma Juliard
A production of Company F.M.O, supported by apap-Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and Archivo Conz.
Supported by Collegium Hungaricum Berlin in the frame of Montag Modus.
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Juan Gabriel Harcha
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication: Ann-Christin Schwalm
Press, editorial: Nora Gores
Technical management: Martin Pilz
The performance program of the Tanzfabrik Berlin is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and apap – Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH 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):
Felix M. Ott / Trailers and Video Documentations
- Felix M. Ott: Interview / Portrait Felix M. Ott (2018)
- Felix M. Ott: Les Imprédictibles (2020)
- Instant Feedback / Felix M. Ott: Les Imprédictibles (2020)
- Felix M. Ott: Symphonie des Bauens (2019)
- Felix M. Ott: M.A.R.S. (2017)
- Felix M. Ott: MEDITATION ON NON DESTRUCTION (2016)
- Felix M. Ott: The Iliad (2014)
- Felix M. Ott: Odyssey Complex (2012)