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NEW WORLD is a performance where WITCHTITS search for entrances into an intangible world. They are finding the edges of magic. They believe the key is somewhere within them. They gather treasured possessions and cleanse their bodies in preparation for their quest. Guru wands, a playlist and a xylophone transport WITCHTITS and the audience to a NEW WORLD.
WITCHTITS is a dance/life witching collaboration between Alicia Grant and Zinzi Buchanan. They practise rituals, chants and fake/real healing in group actions, performances, interventions and installations. They find soft boundaries between real and fake in burnings, crying/laughing meditations, finding power points, Be Your Own Healer workshops, Radical Anxiety and Triangle Power Djing. For stage, they have previously developed the piece, “WITCHTITS by WITCHTITS” with Philip McKee around “The WITCHTITS GAME”. It is an improvised word game based on personal and universal truths, distortions and idealism. It has been performed in Berlin, Stolzenhagen, Potsdam and Amsterdam. Most recently, they made the book of spells,The WITCHTITS Book of Magic, during a 2 week residency at Ponderosa in Stolzenhagen, Germany. They will perform their newest piece, “WITCHTITS go to paradise” at Tanztage 2013 in Berlin.
Zinzi Buchanan is learning to love change. This year she has received a danceWEB scholarship, performed the solo “Hello/Goodbye” at Tanztage festival, worked with W.I.S.P for “Who is the party?” and performed in Vienna in Jérôme Bel’s “The Show Must Go On”.
Alicia Grant makes dances. In 2012, she performed the solo “OLD HAG” at Tanztage, performed in “replacements_for years of refusals” by Croatian director Irena ?urik, improvised in the P.O.R.C.H. X-tended series, collaborated with Philip McKee at ada Studio and did residencies at Ponderosa in Stolzenhagen and Dancemakers in Toronto. Most recently, she is performing the “Life Advice with Alicia Grant” series.
Cast & Credits
Concept & performance: Zinzi Buchanan, Alicia Grant
Outside Eye: Philip McKee
ada Studio is supported by the cultural administration of the Berlin Senate.
ada Studio in den Uferstudios
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):