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Recording: 2018-03-11 , NAH DRAN 69 | ada Studio (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Aya Toraiwa

Miscanthus and Blackbird

NAH DRAN 69 | ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Production Details / Press Releases

Migration, a journey over a great distance. Reaching towards the other side with the whole body and mind until you arrive. Reaching and reaching with both terror and wonder of the unknown despite the heaviness of the body. The act of migration is by nature complex, involving various layers of physicality and emotion. “Miscanthus and Blackbird” explores this sensation of being compelled to make a journey towards the other, while allowing hesitation, and even fear, to play a part. We make a journey, reaching out towards the unknown with utmost trust and hopes that the other end will turn out to be accommodating and loving.

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TFB Nr. 1169

Cast & Credits

Concept & performance: Aya Toraiwa
Created as part of residency at Perypezye Urbane – Studio28 in Milan/Italy.
Supported by Theaterhaus Berlin.

ada Studio
Management / Organization: Gabi Beier
Public relations: Silke Wiethe
Technical management: Ansgar Tappert
Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
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)

Aya Toraiwa / Trailers and Video Documentations

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