Production Details / Press Releases
NOT YOUR MAN explores the inner sensations and layered choreographies of gender and sets out to re-appropriate masculinity as a physical quality. Together with London-based sound artist TETRA, choreographer Xenia Taniko generates genders of sound, genders of movement and genders of embodiment that play with the myth of male heroic masculinity and the potential of its failed recognition. With sensorial drag, Not Your Man asks what lies beyond the limitations of the sexed body and its definitions. If masculinity does not respond to being male, then what is masculinity?
XENIA TANIKO is an artist based in Berlin. Her art making draws from cultures of collaboration and approaches choreography as experimental practice of relating. In her works she investigates the complexity of togetherness, subjectivity, conflict, power, identity and intimacy. Xenia is a member of the friendship-based collective female trouble and graduated from Dance, Context, Choreography at HZT Berlin. Her pieces have been presented at Dock 11 Berlin, P-Bodies Festival Leipzig, Het Veem Theatre Amsterdam, a.m.
TETRA is DIY electronic music. Politically and romantically vocal. Unpredictable with movement, TETRA exposes herself in a raw, vulnerable performance. soundcloud.com/trevtetra
LYLLIE ROUVIÈRE is an artist, living in Berlin. She graduated from HZT Berlin (Dance, Context and Choreography) and the High National Architecture School of Paris-La-Villette. Recently she has collaborated with Xenia Taniko, Julian Weber and dances with choreographers such as Doris Uhlich and Boris Charmatz. Her own works explores the concept of the inhabited in formats that range from performances, architectural-drawings and videos.
CARINA PREMER is an artist, technologist and cultural worker based in Munich. She mainly creates light and stage arrangements and ambiences. In 2016 she graduated at the Institute for Applied Theatre studies in Gießen. Carina co-founded several discursive formats and festivals and created multi-media and dance performances in different constellations at documenta13, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Kunstenfestivaldasarts et al.
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Cast & Credits
CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE, COSTUME, STAGE: Xenia Taniko
SOUND, PERFORMANCE: TETRA
KÜNSTLERISCHE UNTERSTÜTZUNG: Lyllie Rouvière
LICHT: Carina Premer
BESONDERER DANK AN: Simone Aughterlony, Zinzi Buchanan, Gretchen Blegen, Dimitris Christides, Igor Dobkin, Roni Katz, Lee Meir, Josefine Mühle, Anna Mülter, Julia Rodriguez, Marta Sala, Louise Trueheart, Siegmar Zacharias
Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des HZT Berlin und ausland Berlin.
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mülter
MANAGEMENT: Johanna Withelm
ASSISTANCE MANAGMENT: Ece Tufan
DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE: Thomas Schaupp, Maja Zimmermann
The 27th Tanztage Berlin are produced by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Senate Chancellery for Culture and Europe.
Supported by Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens, Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München, Goethe-Institut Marokko, Polnisches Institut Berlin, mapping dance berlin and 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):