Production Details / Press Releases
‘New Rear’ is a solo dance piece that sets up a paradoxical mind game between the ‘new’ and the ‘rear’: two concepts which invoke notions of the unknown. What lingers just beyond our field of perception? ‘New Rear’ proposes an alternative ‘reversed’ state of being, that questions our relationship with progress; a re-imagining of what has not yet become, by emphasizing the landscape that is ‘behind’ and poetically facing the unknown. The body is “wildly empty”, a porous vessel that is activated, seized upon and driven by invisible forces. ‘New Rear’ will take us on a frisky journey through a malleable sphere, where a new kind of sense-making arises. A raw and magical milieu is revealed, a sensuous geography that makes you reflect, cracks you open, maybe makes you laugh.
TFB Nr. 1438
Cast & Credits
Choreography, performance: Mor Demer
Mentoring, co-dramaturgy: Sigal Zouk
Costumes and sets: Michiel Keuper, Martin Sieweke
Music: Gon Zadok
Light design: Andreas Harder
Production management: Ayako Toyama
A production by Mor Demer in co-production with DOCK ART funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Early research outside eye: Laura Kirshenbaum
Text with drum: This text is a combination of Mor Demer’s texts and selected parts from ‘The Laugh of the Medusa’ by Hélène Cixous.
Editing support: Kim Teitelbaum
Thanks go to: Ateneu Comercial do Porto, Ponderosa e.V, Ana Rocha, Yoav Admoni, Tabea Xenia Magyar, Marc Lohr, Borys Slowikowski, Peter Pleyer and Gadi Demer
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):