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Recording: 2019-06-23 , SOUNDANCE Festival | DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Etoile Chaville, Julian Datta

Postcards from the Labyrinth

SOUNDANCE Festival | DOCK 11

Production Details / Press Releases

In a given space-time-framework, a piece of art creates itself, a unique blend of embodied poetry, absurd beauty, emotional intensity, and architectural geometry. Breaking down choreography, composition, and narrative into their building blocks, Chaville and Datta let their imaginations use these as tools to process memories and sensations. Their instant compositions appear to be distorted versions of the world we live in.

The SOUNDANCE Festival Berlin shows, promotes and initiates cooperation projects between dancer choreographers and musicians of the Berlin independent scene and invites international guest artists. As a platform for works from contemporary dance, real-time music, improvisation and related styles, SOUNDANCE provides impulses for dialogue between the two genres, open for experiments, analogue and electronic, and shows non-hierarchical artistic approaches of several generations of artists in one programme.


TFB Nr. 1331

Cast & Credits

Voice, movement: Etoile Chaville
Six string banjo: Julian Datta
Light: Emese Csornai

SOUNDANCE Festival 2019
Artistic direction, production: Jenny Haack
Production, PR: Helen Suhr
Production, translation, PR: Hayley Glickfeld Bielman
Production, accessibility: Emilia Oebel
PR: Katja Karouaschan
Technical direction, light: Emese Csornai, Aurora Rodriguez

Open Platform was curated by Meinrad Kneer and Jenny Haack.
SOUNDANCE Festival Berlin is a project from b.arts.u – berlin arts united in cooperation with DOCK11, funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.


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Video Documentation

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):

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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