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Recording: 2015-01-08 , Tanztage Berlin 2015 | Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Miriam Horwitz, Anne-Mareike Hess


Tanztage Berlin 2015 | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

Horwitz & Hess directed their focus in this work towards the utopian body. Foucault describes the body as a pitiless place without recourse. The only way to escape this body, the origin of all utopias, is through our dreams and hopes. Horwitz & Hess are interested in finding ways to overcome the condemned body and instead create bodies, that can travel between dream and reality, different times and spaces: Bodies without borders and bodies without body.

They are continuously creating new bodies, which are able to adapt themselves towards the environments or the environment towards them. With the help of everyday objects and elements from the context of theatre, Horwitz & Hess are creating a place in which the audience is disentitled from their common habits of perception. They establish a different kind of ground for a possible coming together. With the parameters of language it is very difficult to grasp what is proposed, the suggested arrangement asks the audience first of all for a naive and emotional access. This access offers a multifarious gaze on the bodies, the language and the living together.

HORWITZ & HESS is an artistic duo, working together since 2009. Miriam Horwitz and Anne-Mareike Hess met each other during their studies at Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch. Coming from two different directions, theater and dance, their common interest is to develop a common language and question the possibility of understanding and being together.

MIRIAM HORWITZ is a director, actor and choreographer. She is working in the city theater scene as well as in the independent scene. Her latest Premier at Theater und Orchester Heidelberg was under the umbrella of the ETC Project Art of Aging, the debut performance I am afraid that we know each other now by Ivor Martinic in November 2014.

ANNE-MAREIKE HESS is a performer and choreographer. As a performer she has been working a.o. with William Forsythe Human Writes and Rosalind Goldberg. Her latest production Tanzwut (2014) was shown at the Banannefabrik in Luxembourg, Inkonst in Malmö, JoJo Finnland, Weld in Stockholm and at Dock11 in Berlin.

DANIEL GOODY is a Light designer, Sound designer, Technician and Musician. Since 2009 he is the technical director of the Culture house Inkonst in Malmö. As a Light designer he worked together with several artists and artistic groups, Institutet, White on White, Horwitz & Hess, Ann Liv Young, Jefta Van Dinther, Stina Nyberg, Olof Dreijer and Ontroerend Goed.

Cast & Credits

CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE: Miriam Horwitz, Anne-Mareike Hess
STAGE: Miriam Horwitz, Anne-Mareike Hess
Funded by Inkonst, Malmö and Theater Rampe, Stuttgart.

Technical Management: Walter Freitag, Fabian Lehmann, Eugen Böhmer
The 24th Tanztage Berlin are a production by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei Cultural Affairs.
Supported by Goethe-Institut, Polnisches Institut Berlin, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Halle Tanzbühne, Mapping Dance.


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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)

Anne-Mareike Hess / Trailers and Video Documentations

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