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Recording: 2015-08-23 , NAH DRAN 52 | ada Studio (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Mirjam Sögner


NAH DRAN 52 | ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Production Details / Press Releases

Starting point for “LARA” are movement patterns performed by the animated protagonists of computer games from around 2000 and onwards: the initial accumulations of pixel have already advanced to far reaching accurate, digitalized effigies of ourselves. But plenty of subtle bugs like glitches, stiff facial expressions and inorganic moves break the fragile illusion and create an uncanny air around the avatars.

“LARA” is an experiment to re-translate these incorrect movement qualities and imageerrors back onto a real body without adjusting what the digital version lacks or augments. The process of double translation – the imitation of the imitation – produces a physical body seemingly caught up in digital hemispheres. The growing surface in our everyday life where digital and physical realities intersect and the question what physicalness this tangible/intangible hybrid-reality produces are central motives for this work.

Cast & Credits

Choreography & Performance: Mirjam Sögner
Music: Andreas Völk
Supported by Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.
Many thanks to Jonathan Reiter, Tanja Busking & Katharina Greimel.

ada Studio is funded by the cultural administration of the Berlin Senate.
Management / Organization: Gabi Beier
Public relations: Silke Wiethe
Technical management & lighting design: Ansgar Tappert
Thanks to the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin and the Uferstudios-Team.

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)

Mirjam Sögner / Trailers and Video Documentations

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