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Recording: 2022-01-12 , Sophiensæle (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Juan Pablo Cámara

La Cosa Piel

Tanztage Berlin | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

Looking at mannerisms in Latin American telenovelas, La cosa piel delves into hyper-emotionality and the grotesque to explore theatricality, representation and the construction of the self in increasingly alienating times. Together with composer Moro, Juan Pablo Cámara searches for fragile moments within a hyper-constructed environment, to create feelings of intimacy and estrangement. Using the notion/construct of the “drama queen” as a departure point, Juan performs a mash-up of embodiments and texts attempting to expand and reimagine narratives of the self, while navigating edges of performativity and representation.

JUAN PABLO CÁMARA is a Berlin-based choreographer and performer from Argentina who graduated from the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam in 2017. In his choreographic research, he deals with contemporary phenomena such as artificiality, identity construction and disembodiment in order to examine the precariousness of cultural and social constructs. His work has been shown in Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Lisbon and Poland. As a performer he has worked with choreographers such as Jefta van Dinther, Michele Rizzo, Adam Linder, Kat Valastur.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1602

Cast & Credits

PERFORMANCE: Juan Pablo Cámara, Mauro Guz Bejar (MORO), Juan Felipe Amaya
SOUND: Mauro Guz Bejar (MORO)
COSTUME: Juliane König, Julieta Omil
LIGHT DESIGN: Emilio Cordero
OBJECTS: Cee Fülleman
TEXTS: Juan Pablo Cámara, Juan Felipe Amaya
DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: Maciej Sado, Mateusz Szymanówka
VOCAL COACH: Harald Stojan
AUDIO DESCRIPTION: Rike Flämig, Lavinia Knop-Walling, Silja Korn
Thanks to Mateusz, Zander, Andrey, Marc, Karol, Ketia, Liina, Billy, James, Ronald, Deva, Andrea, Sophie, Daniel, Luis, Raphaël, the whole Sophiensaele team, and everyone at Theaterhaus Schöneweide, Work Space Brussels, Tanz Haus Zürich.
A production by Juan Pablo Cámara in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE.
With the support of Work Space Brussels and TanzHaus Zürich.

Tanztage Berlin 2022
CURATOR: Mateusz Szymanówka
DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: Maciek Sado, Maxi Wallenhorst
The 31st edition of Tanztage Berlin is a production of the SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
With the friendly support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V. and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.


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10178 Berlin

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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)

Juan Pablo Cámara / Trailers and Video Documentations

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