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Recording: 2017-08-13 , Tanz im August / HAU3 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Alexandra Bachzetsis

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Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Production Details / Press Releases

How are gender and sexual identities reproduced through everyday behaviours? And where does this reproduction fail? In her solo work, choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis pushes gender performances to their post-queer limits by drawing on a variety of artists and bodily practices, from the 1960s works of the American choreographer Trisha Brown, via the German photographer Marianne Wex, to the oriental dances of drag queens, fitness workouts, Western yoga practices, and the poses of football and porn.

Alexandra Bachzetsis is a multiple award-winning choreographer and visual artist based in Zurich. She works in Athen and Zurich. Since 2001, she has created over 24 pieces. Her practice unfolds at the intersection of dance, performance, the visual arts and theatre, generating a conflation of the spaces in which the body can manifest as an artistic and critical apparatus. This fundamentally interdisciplinary approach also has its foundations in her educational background, which included studies in the Performance Education Program of the STUK arts centre in Leuven, and at Das Arts in Amsterdam. Her works have been shown in various theatres and museums, including the Tate Modern (London, 2014), dOCUMENTA 13 (Kassel, 2012), documenta 14 (Athens, 2017) and MoMA17.

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Cast & Credits

By and with: Alexandra Bachzetsis
Artistic Collaboration: Thibault Lac
Dramaturgy: Paul B. Preciado
Communication Design: Julia Born & Blommers-Schumm
Costume Design: Cosima Gadient
Collaboration Sound: Lies Vanborm
Lighting Design and Technique: Patrik Rimann
Stage Design & Production Assistance: Sotiris Vasiliou
Production Association: All Exclusive
Production Management: Anna Geering

Supported by Kooperative Förderververeinbarung between: Stadt Zürich, Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL, Pro Helvetia-Schweizer Kulturstiftung, GGG Basel und Ernst Göhner Stiftung
Coproduction Kaserne Basel, Zürich Tanzt, Art Night with ICA London, Rauschenberg Residency/Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Tanzhaus Zürich
Co-commissioned by documenta 14
Thanks to Shannon Jackson, Mia Born, Oleg Houbrechts, Daphni Antoniou, Verena Bachzetsis, Jannis Tsingaris and Sakis Bachzetsis
With kind support by Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung.

Tanz im August 2017
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Tempelhofer Ufer 10
10963 Berlin

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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)

Alexandra Bachzetsis / Trailers and Video Documentations

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