Production Details / Press Releases
NON-PLAYABLE CHARACTER by Julia Plawgo explores the experiential limits and cognitive dissonances of life in digital space. A body, a hybrid between human, AI and computer game character, moves through cyberspace. Seemingly sleepless, never sick or hungry, self-optimizing and highly adaptable, it learns about its own world. Just like in video games, its universe expands as it moves through it. It’s in this endlessness where a subversive potential lies: while we try to find our way in this digital world, we seem to influence the forms that are created before our eyes. NON-PLAYABLE CHARACTER is an attempt to transfer the experience of disembodied life in cyberspace to the living body. And a longing for digital utopias in times when they are urgently needed.
Julia Plawgo works with dance and choreography as a survival strategy. She studied at HZT Berlin, works mainly with friends and her favourite pop songs are Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) by Crystal Waters and You Keep Me Hangin’ On by Kim Wilde.
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TFB Nr. 1601
Cast & Credits
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE: Julia Plawgo
LIGHTS: Emese Csornai
DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: Maciej Sado
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Sebastian Ladwig
AUDIODESCRIPTION: Rike Flämig, Lavinia Knop-Walling, Silja Korn
A production by Julia Plawgo in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE.
With the support of ada Studio.
Tanztage Berlin 2022
CURATOR: Mateusz Szymanówka
DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: Maciek Sado, Maxi Wallenhorst
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Johanna Withelm
The 31st edition of Tanztage Berlin is a production of the SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
With the friendly support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V. and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.
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):