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Recording: 2024-05-25 , ada Studio (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Noah Rees, Johann Eggebrecht


A.PART Festival 2024 | ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Production Details / Press Releases

In their piece “Melting”, Noah Rees and Johann Eggebrecht critically reflect on masculinity and male friendship from a queer-feminist perspective. Starting from the aesthetic framework of an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fight and supported by theoretical input from the author Bell Hooks, they embark on an embodied adventure in a confusing world of tenderness, violence, fragility, competition, connection, holding and being held. In an attempt to deconstruct and reflect on how their socialisation impacted how they relate to each other, they searched for new values regarding the different ways to create connections and care for one another.

Johann Eggebrecht, currently based in Berlin, blends his background in contemporary circus with his ongoing studies in Dance, Context and Choreography at HZT Berlin. His artistic journey is guided by an exploration of somatic practices, instant composition and meditation, as well as a keen interest in queer theory. Through his performances, Johann aims to challenge societal norms while celebrating the fluidity of identity. With humility, he hopes to offer audiences a transformative experience, inviting them to journey alongside him through the expressive power of movement and introspection. His artistic practice is committed to exploring the intersection of art, healing and self-expression with a strong emphasis on embodiment and community engagement.

Noah Rees is a Berlin-based performer and dance maker. With his work he explores ideas of softening and allowing doubts to be visible inside and outside the body, both on stage and in life. He is interested in the gap that physically separates people. What does it say, and how can we bridge it to support each other, feel each other and allow intimacy and vulnerability to be at the core of our interactions? Noah initially trained in circus arts at DIE ETAGE, which formed his physicality. Through diving into somatic practices and other forms of physical training at HZT Berlin, where he is enrolled in the BA Dance, Context and Choreography, he has expanded his understanding of dance and considers it a tool to criticise existing power structures and form communities. Noah is interested in working in collaborative, interdisciplinary and caring environments.


TFB Nr. 1892

Cast & Credits

Concept & Performance: Noah Rees, Johann Eggebrecht
Artistic audio description: Jojo Büttler
Co-author: Silja Korn
Sound design: Constantin Carstens

A.PART Festival 2024
Curatorial team: Diethild Meier & Julek Kreutzer
Artistic direction & management ada Studio: Gabi Beier
Technical direction & lighting design: Robert Prideaux
Sound: Constantin Carstens
Access advice: Ann-Reb Thomas
PR/Social Media: Aïsha Mia Lethen Bird
Studio writer 2023/24: Maia Joseph
Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe / Spartenoffene Förderung.

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)

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