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I am not free while any woman is unfree,
even when her shackles are very
different from my own.
…each word creates a centre
circumscribed by memory …and history
waits at rest always
still at the centre
M. NourbeSe Philip
Lois Alexander uses water and its transformational qualities as points of departure to reflect on her position as a woman belonging to a minority: Water has three states – solid, liquid, gas, and it is always in transition. Surrounded by melting blocks of ice, the artist examines the social structures that have affected women of color throughout history, and rewrites the narrative from her own perspective. Through the intersection of dance, visual art and sound, Neptune creates a universe that triggers the imagination to form new modes of existence.
LOIS ALEXANDER graduated from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance.
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TFB Nr. 1405
Cast & Credits
CONCEPT: Lois Alexander, Nina Kay
CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE: Lois Alexander
STAGE, LIGHTDESIGN: Nina Kay
MUSIC COMPOSITION: Shannon Sea
ARTISTIC ADVICE: Suzy Blok, Fernando Belfiore
DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: Alexandra Hennig
A production by Lois Alexander in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE and Dansmakers Amsterdam.
Supported by the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst as part of the 3Package deal.
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mülter
MANAGEMENT: Johanna Withelm
ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT: Ece Tufan, Mascha Wendel
DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE: Alexandra Hennig, Isabel Gatzke
The 29.th Tanztage Berlin are produced by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by Senate Chancellery for Culture and Europe.
Supported by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore, mapping dance und Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V.
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):