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Ami Garmon’s real-life story book, Patience and Hunger, is a performance reflecting, remembering, revisiting and ultimately reclaiming ‘what we loved’. Like the relative who sits down to spin yarns about trinkets, relics and images, storytelling – out of sequence and through a range of media – was always Ami’s mission. Patience and Hunger creates divergences and convergences to convey life on stage, and the stages of life, love, loss, grief and even laughter to something approaching hilarity and unease.
Choreographer/performer/writer Ami Garmon, American, has lived and worked between France and Berlin since 1988 and moved permanently to Berlin in 2003. She creates mostly one-woman shows for theaters and museums, often collaborating with visual and sound artists in performance installations that are intensely visceral and poetic – immersive atmospheres for her writings, her voice and her dances. Her interest has always been on emotion and nostalgia. With a focus on writing, performance and precision of movement, her work stretches over diverse fields and media.
She has received generous support throughout the years from the Ministère de la Culture en France and Hauptstadtkulturfonds from Germany and co-productions with theaters in France, Berlin and Spain, the Institut Français in Bilbao, Berlin and Kyoto. Musee d’Art Moderne – Paris, Musee d’Art Contemporain-Marseille, Festival d’Uzès, ImPulsTanz, Tanzfabrik, Uferstudios, Tanz im August, Sophiensaele, HAU, Théâtre de la Bastille.
As a dancer and performer she worked with (among others) Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, Marianne Dissard, Steve Paxton, Raja Kelly, Marco Berrettini, Phillippe Decoufle, Pierre Droulers, Greg Haines, Christiane Hommelsheim, Julia Jarcho, Quincy Junor, Nadia Lauro, Nicolas Losson, Remo Lotano, Mark Thompkins, Janina Janke for Oper Dynamo West, Olivier Zol, Jeremy Wade.
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Cast & Credits
Choreographer, Writer, Performer, Producer: Ami Garmon
Projection Videos & Video Mapping: Marianne Dissard
Scenography: Remo Lotano
Musical Theme: Greg Haines
Costume: Emanuela Laudati
Stage Assistant: Melusine Virck
Video Mapping Support: Xaver Hirsch
Technical Support: Asier Solana
For full creative and production credits, see amigarmon.com
Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR, aid programm DIS-TANZEN by the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland. Cowork Funchal, Madeira (The Pink Room with Rosa Munoz, co-production Dario Suter and Remo Lotano
Video/Audio excerpts from: Go Tell It On The Mountain (1994. Ami Garmon); Petit intérieur, cinq pièces (1994. Ami Garmon, with creative contributions from Marianne Dissard, Frederic Blasco, Sylvain Flanagan, Sylvain Bossu, Christophe Lemaire, Olivier Leblois, Nadia Lauro); I Never Have Any Fun (2000. Ami Garmon, with creative contributions from Paul Watson, Coby Batty, Jim Thomson, Nadia Lauro, Nicolas Losson); If You Haven’t Told Everything, Where Does It Go? (Ami Garmon, with creative contributions from Nadia Lauro, Nicolas Losson); Prudence – Her Mission (2003. Ami Garmon, with creative contribution from Marco Berrettini, Steve Paxton); Talking Postcards – Good Grief (2006: Ami Garmon, with creative contributions from Tal Shacham, Remo Lotano, Elena Polzer, Martin Schwemin, TiTo); Take Me Home With You (2006. Ami Garmon, with creative contributions from Olivier Zol, Christiane Hommelsheim); Another. Fucking. Solo (2010. Ami Garmon, with creative contributions from Greg Haines, Remo Lotano, Hanna Lippmann, Arnaud Poumerat, Stefen Ruettinger, Susana Lopez-Rubino); Close Your Eyes And Add A Touch of Nothing (2013. Ami Garmon and Frank Willens, with creative contributions from Marianne Dissard, Remo Lotano, Meg Stuart, Mangrove Kipling, Dominique Pollet); The Pink Room (2021. Ami Garmon, with creative contributions from Francesca Migotka, Kgotsu Mokhele, Rosa Franco Muniz, Benjii Tseb).
DOCK 11 / DOCK ART GmbH
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):