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Recording: 2022-02-19 , ada Studio (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Sunayana Shetty, Katerina Delakoura

mother tongue

NAH DRAN extended: Looking After | ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Production Details / Press Releases

“mother tongue” is a work where we call out to our maternal bodies. The work examines different practices that invite the body to feel beyond the possessive skin bound body and open to be in a relational kin-bound body. While building an intuitive relation with what the body carries, we work with tracing our memories and finding our deep songs. One after the other following through the many waves, we are mothering and raising our inner processes. In “mother tongue” we are crafting networks of care, unfolding them through dances that celebrate the energy of the maternal.

Sunayana Shetty is a Berlin based dancer/choreographer, graduated in dance and choreography at HZT Berlin 2018. Her artistic work engages in working with an emotional body, where the body becomes material through which narratives and stories are built. Sunayana is part of the Suddenly Collective comprising 13 international dance artists based in Berlin. As a dancer/performer she has collaborated with Ann Oren, Judith Förster, Cécile Bally, Hanna Kritten Tangsoo, Katherine Evans, Renen Itzhaki, Sandhya Daegman, Miriam Kongstad, Dorota Michalak, Aabshaar Wakhloo and Lyllie Rouvière.

Katerina Delakoura is a dancer and choreographer based between Berlin and Athens. She is collaborating and developing work in multidisciplinary contexts, combining different mediums, materials and formats. She studied dance and choreography at HZT Berlin and at P.A.R.T.S Bruxelles and Physics/Astrophysics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

TFB Nr. 1619

Cast & Credits

Concept & choreography: Sunayana Shetty
Performance: Katerina Delakoura, Sunayana Shetty
Sound & Music contributions: William Locke Wheeler, Tajdar Junaid, Gretchen Blegen
Costume design: Ivan Ekemark
Object from the Feral Bodies collection by Latika Mehra.
And lastly thank you Zoë Valerie for your space at Casa Lucia (Corfu) and for your support through the research process.

NAH DRAN extended: Looking After
Curated by: Roni Katz and Maya Weinberg
Dramaturgical advice: Maya Weinberg
Lights: Robert Prideaux
The ada Studio is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

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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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