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Recording: 2016-10-30 , Tanzfabrik Berlin / Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Felix M. Ott, Dmitry Paranyushkin, Diego Agulló


Open Spaces #3-2016 | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding, apap Production Studio

Production Details / Press Releases

“M.O.N.D” (Meditation on Non Destruction) is a collective research process on the notion of conflict and parallel reality. We focus on the principles of combat disciplines and techniques for survival tested during real combat and war situations and specifically designed for endurance, effectivity, dissolving tension and redirecting aggression. The live performance is a choreographic situation that displays a series of physical, somatic and psychic encounters allowing tension to be channelled into performative systems that produce the effervescence of an never-ending oscillatory game of self-regeneration. In the space of the theater we are launching a myth into the future where the audience is invited to activate the parallel meanings of asimulated reality composed by a fragmented milieu continuous physicalities, nonlinear dynamics and aesthetics of confrontation.

FELIX MATHIAS OTT Born in 1983, Felix Mathias Ott is mainly a dancer and choreographer in the field of contemporary performing arts who works between Paris and Berlin. His father, a german actor gave him very early a huge interest for theatre that Felix embodied first by studying stage design. He came back later to his performative roots within a study in Contemporary dance, Context, Choreography at HZT Berlin in Cooperation with UdK und Ernst Busch Hochschule in Berlin. Since then he works as a stage designer, video artist, interpret (dancing/acting), author and choreographer all over Europe for his own creations or with artists like Mathilde Monnier, Boris Charmatz, Björn Melhus, Krzysztof Warlikowski, Yves Noel Genod, Clement Layes, Maud le Pladec, Diego Agulló among others.

DMITRY PARANYUSHKIN is a Special Agent. Using network polysingularity as a methodology he is exploring the Plans B and C in a variety of mediums and contexts: from internet entrepreneurship, life sciences and software development to music, performing and visual arts. Dmitry is the founder at Nodus Labs – – the exploratorium for studying non-equilibrium network dynamics. He’s also part of the artistic duo Dmitriego Paragullo (with Diego Agullo) – together they created several projects in the fields of contemporary dance, performance and social research: from The Humping Pact enterprise – to an interview-based event The Waiting Room - Dmitry also publishes books, runs various event series (3AM, Local Prophets, Con-Ference), several information resources, such as Polysingularity and Way to Russia, as well as a metalworks workshop and plays in DEM LEEDZ band. Born in 1981 in Moscow, he currently lives between Russia, Berlin and Paris. He studied Economics (BA, 2003) at Moscow State University, Theater and Performance at Dartington College of Arts, and Biology / Life Sciences (MA, 2014) in Paris Diderot VII University. More information:

DIEGO AGULLÓ was born in Madrid in 1980. Between 1998 and 2004, he studied philosophy at the University Autónoma de Madrid, focusing his research on the concepts of play, boredom and refrain. In 2005, he moved to Berlin where he started working as a freelance video artist and musician. Diego is currently doing research on the Theoros Project, an attempt to practice theory from the body, investigating the intimate affinity between the concepts of Body and Event. It deals, with the intersection between pedagogy and art, dilettantism and professionalism, creating contexts for learning and practicing theory across art and philosophy. He regularly teaches at Smash intensive Berlin and at AFFECT, Agora Collective. Currently, Diego is working on an essay on dilettantism called The Mischievous Mission in order to problematize the notion of professionalism in arts. The first chapter of this text has been recently released as a limited edition handbook, called Dangerous Dances.

Cast & Credits

Outside eye: Felix Mathias Ott
Inside eye: Dmitry Paranyushkin, Emily Ranford, Bahar Temiz
Third eye: Diego Agulló
Sound design: Alex Kassian
Visual advisor: Fubbi Karlsson
Video design: Bodo Gottschalk
Costumes: Wiebke Lebus
Technical management: Martin Pilz
Production management: Inge Zysk
Production: Felix M. Ott
In co-production with the Tanzfabrik Berlin, BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs and within the frame of APAP- Performing Europe 2016-2020.

Open Spaces # 3-2016
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Juan Gabriel Harcha
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication: Mara Nedelcu
Press, editorial: Nora Gores
Internship Festival Management: Nora Spiekermann
Technical management: Martin Pilz
Tanzfabrik Berlin is funded by the Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs at the Governing Mayor of Berlin.

Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

apap Production Studio

Uferstudio 5
Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

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)

Felix M. Ott / Trailers and Video Documentations

Dmitry Paranyushkin / Trailers and Video Documentations

Diego Agulló / Trailers and Video Documentations

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