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My Dog is My Piano
Recording: 2012-07-05 , Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Antonia Baehr

My Dog is My Piano


Production Details / Press Releases

One of them is quick, the other slow, one gulps down his food, the other one savours it, one of them is at the beginning of his life, the other one started her last quarter, one knows her ancestors of at least six generations, the other one is unaware until his grandparents, and both have metal ends in their bodies.
Tocki von Arnim and Bettina von Arnim live together in the same house. They do not speak the same language, they are hardly alike and yet, they have assembled.
In My Dog is My Piano, Antonia Baehr sketches a subjective acoustic portrait of the affinity between her mother and her dog: can the house they share be read as the music score of the stories of canine-human living together? What kind of language emerges from this long duet of everyday comings and goings, of these choreographies of affinities?

Cast & Credits

Concept, Composition, Performance: Antonia Baehr
Dramaturgical advice: Valérie Castan

Sound: Fred Bigot
Light Design: Sylvie Garot, Rima Ben-Brahim
Sound Mastering: Angela Anderson
Organiser: Alexandra Wellensiek
Production: make up productions
With the support of: FAR° festival des arts vivants (Nyon)
Thanks to: Bettina von Arnim, Tocki von Arnim, Donna J. Haraway, François Noudelmann, Avital Ronell, Gertrude Stein, Villa Gillet / Walls and Bridges NYC. Infinite Affinities – Chords and Discords

The Festival Performance Platform is a project by Silke Bake and Bettina Knaup, in cooperation with Sophiensaele, the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin and the Video Forum of the Neues Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.).
Funded by the Capital Culture Fund. Supported by the Goethe-Institut, British Council and cine plus.


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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)

Antonia Baehr / Trailers and Video Documentations

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