Production Details / Press Releases
“In days gone by, people used to think that the stars were armies of angels. Now they’ve come down to the ground. Tomorrow, the world will have only one city and it will be like living in the centre of some huge bright eye. An invisible city that has its centre everywhere.”
“I am interested in the collision between here/now and elsewhere – the actuality and energy of the theatre and audience tonight interfaces with news videos from last night movies from 1994 and visions of the future – like yours my body is a living database of images which do not stop transforming and growing once they get inside of me – I say yes to collective fantasies and private impulses and work to reassemble these inside the tension of the live performance – fictions proliferate through a process of information management – like you I believe and I make-believe – no man believes what he does not feel to be true – I should like to unbelieve myself – I sleep at night and wake in the morning hoping to be gone –”
Noha Ramadan Bill Viola Jeanette Winterson
NOHA RAMADAN is a choreographer, performer and dramaturge. She studied at the School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam and Music at the University of Sydney. Her work is underscored by an interest in language and choreographic experimentation, with a search towards the collapse and reconfiguration of meaning.
STEFAN MARTIN SCHNEIDER is an musician, performer, sound designer and vegan cook based in Amsterdam. Next to artistic collaborations including work with Florentina Holzinger, Rodrigo Sobarzo, Fernando Belfiore and Ibrahim Quraishi he’s busy with his solo project S.M. Snider and the multimedia performance band Knötaröt.
LEA MARTINI works as performer, choreographer and sometimes dramaturgical eye within Europe and abroad. She is based in Berlin. Her work is often generated in a collective mode and braids performances, dance pieces, an opera with children and different workshop formats.
EBBA FRANSEN WALDHÖR is a designer specializing in textiles and surfaces within the context of visual arts. She graduated from the Kunsthochschule Weißensee and works as a researcher on electronic textiles at the UdK, as well as in dance and film as a set and costume designer.
WASSAN ALI studied Theatre and Event technology at the Dramatic Institute in Stockholm. She is based in Berlin, and is occasionally freelancing as a light designer.
Cast & Credits
CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE: Noha Ramadan
SOUND DESIGN: S.M. cutter
DRAMATURGIC SUPPORT: Lea Martini
COSTUME DESIGN: Ebba Fransén Waldhör
LIGHT DESIGN: Wassan Ali
Supported by ada studio and artblue Tanzwerkstatt. Thanks to Matthew Day, Ria Higler, Anja Mueller, Robert Steijn, ‘The Half’ / Diego Gil, Lily Kiara, Clara Saito, Felix Marchand, Tian Rotteveel, Thomas Schaupp, Dennis Deter.
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2015
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mülter
FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT: Franziska Schrage
COLLABORATION: Cilgia Gadola
MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE: Raisa Kröger
Technical Management: Walter Freitag, Fabian Lehmann, Eugen Böhmer
The 24th Tanztage Berlin are a production by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei Cultural Affairs.
Supported by Goethe-Institut, Polnisches Institut Berlin, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Halle Tanzbühne, Mapping Dance.
The video documentation is produced 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):