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Recording: 2022-08-25 , HAU2 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Adam Linder


Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Production Details / Press Releases

In “LOYALTY”, Los Angeles and Berlin-based choreographer Adam Linder returns to ballet with a fresh take on its traditional vocabulary. Linder dives into the signature aspects of the genre – corps-de-ballet formations, theatrical imagery and partnering – reworking them with five world-class dancers. Performed in three acts and set to the music of the British avant-garde band Coil, this new approach to ballet interweaves virtuosity, theatricality and abstraction. Linder creates a hybridized physicality that is crude yet finessed, dark yet light and curiously both animal and human.

Adam Linder, originally from Sydney, Australia, is a choreographer and dancer based in Berlin and Los Angeles. After training as a ballet dancer at the Royal Ballet School in London, Linder performed with among others Michael Clark Dance Company and Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods. Since 2015 Linder has shown his work across both theatre and gallery settings, for which he tends to take a Gesamtkunstwerk approach: text, costume, sound production and film are all considered part of his role as choreographer. His works have been commissioned, presented or ‘rented’ by theatres and museums worldwide such as the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves Porto, CCA Wattis Institute San Francisco, Kunsthalle Basel, Sadler’s Wells London, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Kampnagel Hamburg and de Singel Antwerpen. In 2023 he will choreograph a new stage work for Ballet de Lorraine in Nancy, France. Twice a guest at the festival, Tanz im August welcomes him back with “Loyalty” (2021).

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TFB Nr. 1678

Cast & Credits

Concept & choreography: Adam Linder
By & with: Douglas Letheren, Joshua Harriette, Louella May Hogan, Riley Watts, Vânia Doutel Vaz
Stage & lighting design: Shahryar Nashat
Costume design: Adam Linder
Music: Coil
Music arrangement: Steffen Martin
Artistic assistance: Cooper Jacoby
Artistic advisement : Justin Kennedy, Emma McCormick-Goodhart
Choreographic assistance: Anand Dhanakoti
Programme design: HiT Studio
Technical director: Jan Havers
Lighting: Boris Heiland
Production & tour management: Uta Engel
Company management & international relations: Andrea Niederbuchner

Production: Adam Linder
Co-production: Kampnagel
Funded by: Kulturstiftung des Bundes
In collaboration with: Kvadrat

The revival of the work was supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.

Tanz im August 2022
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival: Stefan Nagel
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Alina Scheyrer-Lauer
Producer: Ekaterina Voronova
Production Assistant: Johanna Herrschmann
Production Associates: Vivien Hohnholz, John Hoobyar, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Raquel Moreira, Lilli Ruopp, Tammo Walter
Technical Director Festival: Ingo Ruggenthaler
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Hallesches Ufer 32
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

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)

Adam Linder / Trailers and Video Documentations

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