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my choreographed body … revisited (2019)
50 years’ practice has deeply choreographed Deborah Hay as an artist. In order to preserve her interest in dance, Hay has continually re-invented how she engages in it. Her new solo, “my choreographed body… revisited”, a tribute to this wealth of experience – Hay is without the compositional edifice that previously determined one solo from the other.
Deborah Hay was a founding member of the experimental Judson Dance Theater, and toured worldwide in 1964 with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. For the last 30 years, she has written and published while developing her own language for dance practice and choreography, which she applies in her work with both untrained and professional dancers. Commissioned works were produced by the Forsythe Company, Toronto Dance Theater and Cullberg Ballet, among others. Last year the MoMA opened its major exhibition “Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done”, which features Hay’s work alongside that of her pioneering dance contemporaries Yvonne Rainer, Trisha Brown, Steve Paxton and others. Deborah Hay has been a guest at Tanz im August three times before, with “If I Sing to You” (2008), “No Tme to Fly” (2012) and “Figure a Sea” (2016) with Cullberg.
Jiv M. Wagner trained as a lighting designer in the late 1980s in New York at Lester Polakow and Emily Gaunt’s Studio of Scene Painting, and he worked during this time at the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Since then he has lit many different kinds of artistic projects, from architecture to performances to musicals. His working tools sometimes vary considerably: he uses traditional lighting systems as much as computer-generated video mapping. In the area of contemporary dance he has developed lighting concepts for Amanda Miller, Aydin Teker, Sen Hea Ha, Susanne Linke, Sebastian Matthias, William Forsythe, Ziya Azazi and others.
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TFB Nr. 1344
Cast & Credits
Choreography: Deborah Hay
With: Deborah Hay
Lighting Design: Jiv Wagner
Commissioned by PEAK Performances @ Montclair State University (NJ USA)
Coproduction: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Residency: Dance North (Scotland)
Tanz im August 2019
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival: Isa Köhler
Producer: Anja Lindner, Marie Schmieder (on parental leave)
Project Management: Simone Graf
Assistant to Artistic Director & Production Assistant: Alina Sophie Scheyrer-Lauer
Production: Florian Greß, Ben Mohai, Sofie Marie Luckhardt, Katharina Rost, Lovisa Sohls Söderberg, Charlotte Werner
Technical Director: Ruprecht Lademann, Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)
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The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. 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)