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Recording: 2021-06-17 , soundance festival berlin | DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Zala Pezdir, Rieko Okuda, Antti Virtaranta

Order in Disorder

soundance festival berlin | Streaming | DOCK 11

Production Details / Press Releases

Every order entails disorder, and every disorder is the starting point of a new order. The difference is whether we are able to see it. Order in Disorder is the pushing and pulling of forces, movement and sound, to evolve, manipulate and mold into a new form. The collaboration of dancer Zala Pezdir and Project VO musicians Rieko Okuda and Antti Virtarnta performs between the lines of disorder and order. It is a clear shape that collapses into seemingly random movements and sounds that are already another form.

Rieko Okuda is a pianist and a composer from Japan. She began to play Classical music at the age of 3. She moved to USA to study Jazz music. She performed with great American Jazz musi-cians/improvisers such as Marshall Allen (from San Ra Orchestra). Her interests in Improvised music led her to move to Berlin. In 2017 and 2018, she got the residency in Elektronik Music Studio (EMS) in Stockholm, Sweden. This residency experiences inspired her to Electro-Acoustic field. In 2020, she has gotten the residency in Visby International Center to extend her experience, and find more possibilities to create various sounds and composition techniques.

Antti Virtaranta is a bassist and composer, currently based in Berlin. He is focused on expressing his voice in music and sound through composition and improvisation. Using his influences from jazz and rock music and contemporary techniques, his musical language is formed.

Zala Pezdir is a dancer, dance teacher, choreographer, and cultural anthropologist born 1981 in Slovenia and living in Uppsala, Sweden. She has decided to stop dancing indoors with the beginning of the pandemic and has since then been focusing on dance as a source of interaction, soli-darity, and intimacy within physically distant contexts.

The soundance festival berlin presents joint projects by dancers, choreographers, musicians and composers from the Berlin independent scene and invites international guest artists. As a stimulus for dialogue between the various disciplines, the festival presents a broad spectrum of artistic styles, from contemporary dance to real-time music, from Post Butoh to New Jazz and improvisation – analog and electronic. Across generations, diverse works and formats between sound and movement will be experienced by audiences in theater and urban space.


TFB Nr. 1527

Cast & Credits

Dance, Choreography: Zala Pezdir
Music, Keys, Viola: Rieko Okuda
Music, Double Bass: Antti Virtaranta

Lights: Naia Burucoa

soundance festival berlin 2021
Artistic production management, curation: Jenny Haack
Co-curation Open Call: Meinrad Kneer
Production & festival assistant: Helene Suhr
Social media, PR: Aïsha Mia Lethen Bird
Press: Kerstin Böttcher
Technical direction: Asier Solana
In coproduction with the DOCK11 team

The soundance festival berlin 2021 is a project by b.arts.u – berlin arts united in coproduction with DOCK ART and is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.


Kastanienallee 79
10435 Berlin



Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. 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):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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