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It is the day after. Now as the after of sometime. The inhabitants of this present have their now to recover their yesterday. Within each other, with each other against each other they reveal little by little who they are or who they were. But for now they share a room, a blur morning in the shade of a bred toasted smell , hang overed from the oblivion of yesterday night, in the silent noises of their breakfast. They hardly know each other and find themselves trapped in the smoky shelter of their thick head/confused mind. Consciousness develops then playing with the borders of reality. Their relationship is an after math, a memory quest. Diving there will reveal them and what has been forgotten, what has been wanted to be forgotten, what is gonna stay forgotten…
They meet in flash backs and in memory… they have each other’s bodies to remember their own and repuzzle the unknown. But how far do they agree to reveal? Bodies sometimes betray their owner, their conscious decisions. So they know they expose themselves to danger when they decide to get off their chair and start to develop their after math relationship. After as in an after math morning, we never know what we are lead by. Instinct? An unspeakable memory? An unsayable desire? A senseless drive?… Sartre used to say “Hell is the others”, in After, the inhabitants of this infernal now confront themselves to the Sartre No exit quote by accepting of revealing their story to themselves and the others, manipulating both at the same time and taking the risk to accept their potential hidden quirks.
Margaux Marielle-Tréhouart was born in 1991 in Paris. She starts dance in the age of 6 at the Conservatoire National de Région of Grenoble, France where she follows a ballet and contemporary education until she graduates with honors in contemporary dance. In parallel, Margaux studies six years piano and she enters the acting department of the Conservatory for one year right before entering the Folkwang Univerity of Essen, Germany in 2009. She graduates from the Folkwang in July 2013 with a Bachelor in Dance Interpretation and collaborates during those 4 years dance education with the acting and physical theater department of the school. As she already started in her study time, Margaux keeps on working with different companies or people (Claudia Castellucci/ Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Compagnie Choses dites, Pierre Audi…) as a dancer, an actress or a choreographer of her own pieces like her solo “Corps du délit” which she toured already in different evenings or festivals (Wuppertal, Essen, Amsterdam, Karlsruhe, Bochum, Grenoble). Since September 2013, Margaux works for Sasha Waltz and Guests.
Elik Niv studied dance at the “Sadana Performing Arts School – Kibbutz and the “Gaaton & Talma Yalin Art School” in Tel Aviv. After his education he worked with several choreographers like Susanne Linke, Josef Tmim and Rami Levi in Israel. He also worked in different dance companies like DeDe Dance, Moza and Vertigo Dance Company. In 2005 he moved to Germany to work as freelanced dancer in Berlin. He collaborated with choreographers as Martin Stiefermann / Staatstheater Oldenburg, Susanne Linke, Mirela Waingarten / Komische Oper, Nir De Volff / Total Brutal, Santiago Blaum – Die Geschichte Vom Soldaten Elik. Since 2009 Elik was creating and performing with the company Constanza Macras / DorkyPark, as well he was working as a rehearsal manager in several of the company’s productions. 2013-2014 he worked in Shasha Waltz & guest company for ZKM project and Tannhäuser.
Katharina Lisa Lüdin, born 1990 in Basel, Switzerland, is a dramaturge, director and writer. She startet her career with acting in a young touring theatre in Bochum, Germany. The last years she did a lot of theatre/stage-work in different positions and places in Germany, for example Ruhrtriennale and Theaterhaus Stuttgart as an assistant director or stage- and costumedesigner. For the last two years she writes, directs and produces her own film- and stageprojects as a freelancer. Her work includes also a lot of stage-, scene- and sounddesigns. Further she worked as a first assistant director for some shortfilms, for example for Anatol Schusters “A perfect place”, which gained 2015 the Berlinale price “Dialogue en perspective”. Katharina lives in Berlin.
Cast & Credits
Choreography / Dance: Margaux Marielle-Tréhouart, Elik Niv
Dramaturgy / lighting design / sound design / production assistant: Katharina Lüdin
DOCK 11 / DOCK ART GmbH
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)