Production Details / Press Releases
“Naming It”, a new duet by Renae Shadler (AU) and David Bloom (DE/USA), is about the reciprocal relationship of Language and Movement to Reality. Naming things not only separates them from one another and gives them identity, but also can bring them into being. The limits of what can and can’t be named are also investigated through somatic practice. “Naming It” is at the nexus between a forming friendship and working relationship. The artists examine the intersections of the personal and political inviting audiences to share and, through their presence, inform this intimate space.
Renae Shadler is an Australian performance artist living and working in Berlin and Melbourne. Her work traverses dance, experimental performance and participative community projects. In 2012 she founded Renae Shadler & Collaborators, a project-based collective that have presented work in public spaces, theatres and galleries in Australia and Europe. As a dancer and actress Renae has worked with Blackhole Theatre, Dewy Dell, One Step at a Time Like This and Maybe_Together. She was the acting coach for “Asobi” by Kaori Ito/Les Ballets C de la B and a DanceWEB 2014 recipient. renaeshadler.com
David Bloom was born in Heidelberg, to a family from New York. He was a member of the dance ensemble at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, and has collaborated on projects by Marco Santi, Nir de Volff/Total Brutal, Micha Purucker, Ingo Reulecke, Canan Erek, Friederike Plafki, Felix Ruckert, and Tino Sehgal. He received his dance education mainly at the HfMdK in Frankfurt. Since graduating the M.A. Choreography course at HZT Berlin, he has been focusing mainly on his own work. David is the recipient of a 2012 danceWEB scholarship, and returned to the ImPulsTanz festival to teach in 2015 and 2016. davidbloom.info
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Cast & Credits
By / with: David Bloom, Renae Shadler
Thanks to Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy and Nice Berndt-Caccivio.
ada Studio is funded by the cultural administration of the Berlin Senate.
Management / Organization: Gabi Beier
Public relations: Silke Wiethe
Technical management & lighting design: Ansgar Tappert
Thanks to the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin and the Uferstudios-Team.
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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):