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Recording: 2017-11-04 , Tanzfabrik / Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Moritz Majce, Sandra Man


Open Spaces | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Production Details / Press Releases

Space choreography in three parts

Narkosis is the place where the eye turns into its cave. At which I begin to see differently. A look that opens something else in me, a new space arises. A space of body cavities, intertwined inside and outside, shining echo of an artificial, original sleep. In every I seems to be silence, in every look is reflected drunkenness. In the half-dark between images and bodies, hearing and seeing, between myself and the other, Narkosis hovers as space and as a state.

In three choreographies the auditorium changes and looks are the material of its transformation. The work has its origin in the myth of narcissism and echo from the metamorphoses of Ovid: Narziss looks into the source and falls in love with his reflection. How does he look at it? What is his view? What happens in this vision? -Narziss is in love. He sinks into the sight, he gets up in sight, he does nothing else but to look, he looks exactly, every detail in the picture attracts him. He passes away in this sight, he loses and forgets himself. His loving, desiring gaze is oblivious. He doesn’t know who he sees, he just sees. It is a pure, drunken act of seeing, desire, which is situated in the look, the attraction tangible in the line of sight. He sees and does not see himself. Echo is also in love and looks. All answer without beginning, she waits listening for a first word from Narziss, looking at him, looking at him all the time, coming close to him while looking. After he has rejected her, she loses her face, turns from shame into a cave, a voice without a body; Sound without sight, she is heard everywhere but not seen.

Narziss and Echo are names of spectators: self-forgotten sinking, rising, surrendering, in loving devotion, all-encompassing seeing. Viewed from above, Narkosis takes place in one eye. From the side it is reflected in two projection surfaces. In the center, it circles around itself. In the audience space it looks at itself. Gazes are like drugs in Narkosis. If I take it, I am part of a general visual movement. I turn into a spectator. I can sink with my whole body in the look, zooming in, resting gazes, wandering, gliding, looking at me and closing my eyes, hearing, seeing inner pictures. Observing my own way of looking.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1120

Cast & Credits

Idea + Realisation: Moritz Majce + Sandra Man
Voice: Christine Börsch-Supan
Dance solo: Charlie Fouchier
Space chorus: Ayam Am, Sasha Amaya, Zoé Alibert, Philipp Enders, Falk Grever, Katherine Gorsuch, Valérie Kommer, Julia B. Laperrière, Sonia Noya, Benjamin Pohlig, Susi Rosenbohm, Fausta Scarangella, André Uerba, Marie Zechiel
Videos with Zoé Alibert, Irene Anglada Espadaler, Claire Bathgate-Petersen, Christine Börsch-Supan, João Cidade, Juan Corres Benito, Xenia Dwertmann, Philipp Enders, Charlie Fouchier, Maria Gorbunova, Katherine Gorsuch, Vanessa Gorsuch, Junko Iwahashi, Carolin Kipka, Valérie Kommer, Leyton Lachman, Nicole Michalla, Alba de Miguel, Susi Rosenbohm, Sylvana Seddig, Sami Similä, Young-Won Song, Maria Torrents, Sinja Völl, TingAn Ying, Flavia Zaganelli, Marie Zechiel
Light Design: Martin Pilz
Production: Katharina Wallisch
Production assistant: Rasmus Bell

With thanks to: Enrico L’Abbate and Nir Vidan for first attempts on gaze and dance, Lakeside Laberstes GmbH Klagenfurt for their support with video recording with a drone and Franz Habich for controlling, Agrargemeinschaft Nachbarschaft Söbriach in Kärnten/Koroška fort he friendly access to one of their alps.

A Moritz Majce + Sandra Man production, funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, supported by Tanzfabrik Berlin.

Open Spaces#3-2017
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Juan Gabriel Harcha
Festival assistance: Annika Basten
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication: Ann-Christin Schwalm
Press, editorial: Nora Gores
Technical management: Martin Pilz
»Open Spaces« is a performance program of Tanzfabrik Berlin, funded by the Berlin Senate Department of Culture and Europe, apap – Performing Europe 2020 and the Creative Europe Programme / European Union.

Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

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)

Moritz Majce / Trailers and Video Documentations

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