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Recording: 2023-08-25 , HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1) (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Yasmeen Godder Company, Yasmeen Godder

Practicing Empathy #1

Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Production Details / Press Releases

Empathy has to do with movement. Changing perspective, putting yourself in the other person’s position, retracing the feelings of others. Being empathetic means coming closer to each other emotionally, cognitively and socially. This sounds simple, but it has to be practiced as a community. Yasmeen Godder does so, through group formations and with collective singing which expose the emotional journeys of each of the performers. They try out different gestures of trust and mutual dependence. Godder speaks of “contagious vulnerability”: the possibility of being physically and emotionally moved by other people, time and again


TFB Nr. 1800

Cast & Credits

Creation & Choreography: Yasmeen Godder
Dramaturgy: Itzik Giuli, Monica Gillette
With: Ortal Atsbaha, Or Ashkenazi / Shuli Enosh, Carmel Ben-Asher, Ari Teperberg, Tamar Kisch, Nir Vidan
Sound Design: Tomer Damsky, Lior Pinsky
Scenography & Lighting Design: Omer Sheizaf
Costume Design: Hilla Shapira
Production Management: Omer Alsheich
Administrative Management: Zohar Eshel-Acco
Technical production management: Amina Nouns, Dorothea Spörri
Stage (HAU1): Tom Sattler, Jörg Fischer, Kristof Meers, Dominik Stillfried
Light (HAU1): Marc Zeuske, Boris Meier, Fabian Boldt, Ulrich Kellermann, Louis Rixner, Friedrich Schmidt
Video (HAU1): Marius Bratoveanu, Julia Cremers
Sound (HAU1): Torsten Schwarzbach, Matthias Kirschke
Costume design (HAU1): Gabi Bartels
Co-production: tanzhaus nrw
Supported by Rabinovich Foundation, the Israel Lottery Council for the Culture and Arts.

Tanz im August 2023
Artistic Director: Ricardo Carmona
Executive Producer Festival: Stefan Nagel
Producer & Dramaturge: Alina Lauer
Production und Team Assistance: Luzie Barzen
Dramaturgical Advisor: Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi
Production Associates: Sujmo Akcali, Arantxa Ciafrino, Vivien Hohnholz, Aki Kimura, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Ekaterina Voronova, Benze C. Werner
Technical Director Festival: Ingo Ruggenthaler
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

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10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

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)

Yasmeen Godder Company / Trailers and Video Documentations

Yasmeen Godder / Trailers and Video Documentations

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