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

Yasmeen Godder Company, Yasmeen Godder

Practicing Empathy #3

Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Production Details / Press Releases

Across the planet, there is talk of divided societies, of constantly increasing polarisation and extremism. In these developments, Yasmeen Godder sees above all a loss of empathy: the ability to think oneself into the situation of the other person. She responds to this condition with an uncommon step: “Practicing Empathy #3”, part of a trilogy, is the first solo piece that she has developed for herself in her career. In this work, Godder works alone with feelings of exclusion and isolation. She asks what makes a deeper connection to the self possible, ultimately so as to form new connections with others.


TFB Nr. 1799

Cast & Credits

Creation, Choreography, Performance: Yasmeen Godder
Dramaturgy & Rehearsal Direction: Nir Vidan
Project Dramaturgy: Monica Gillette
Objects: Gili Avissar
Construction Design: Gili Godiano
Lighting Design: Tamar Orr
Beating Stick Sound: “Track 4” – Clogs (“Stick Music”)
Music Composition: Padma Newsome
Music Arrangement: Padma Newsome
Music: Jennifer Choi, Erik Friedlander, Bryce Dessner, Padma Newsome / “Different Pulses” – Asaf Avidan, “Star Glass” – Lior Pinsky
Costume Design: Shirley Itzik, Ruby Star
Production Management: Omer Alsheich
Administrative Management: Zohar Eshel-Acco
Technical production management (HAU1): 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 support (HAU1): Gabi Bartels
Production: Yasmeen Godder Company, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm
Commissioned by: Frankfurter Positionen 2021, an initiative of the BHF Bank Foundation
Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. The production was supported by the Israeli ministry of foreign affairs, the general consulate of Germany, and Japan.
Supported by NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Gastspielförderung Tanz, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundes-regierung für Kultur und Medien, sowie den Kultur- und Kunstministerien der Länder.

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.

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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)

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