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Recording: 2021-09-25 , DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Ruben Reniers, rubarb dance & art



Production Details / Press Releases

It is the confrontation with the two natural forces of our existence, birth and death, which is placed in the center of this musical dance performance. Based on the collision of two very personal events, the death of his father and the birth of his daughter, dancer and choreographer Ruben Reniers focuses in his current artistic work on phenomena related to death.

As a native Indonesian who grew up in the Netherlands, he is interested in Indonesian as well as European funeral rituals and farewell ceremonies – and how the different concepts of connecting the living and the dead are manifested in the dances, movements, touches and voices of those who mourn. Together with an international team of dancers, musicians and a drawing artist, he embarks on a quest to artistically bring together the different approaches of these cultures and of each one of us.

[Source: PR-Info]

TFB Nr. 1576

Cast & Credits

Artistic Direction / Choreography: Ruben Reniers
Dance, Performance: Rebecca Jefferson, Annapaola Leso, Melli Müller, Sean Roel Nederlof, Ruben Reniers
Composition / Live Music: Konstantin Heuer, Bilawa Respati, Biliana Voutchkova
Stage / Puppet Theater / Live Drawing: Barbara Steinitz
Costume: Carola Volles, Juliane Längin
Light Design: Emese Csornai
Artistic Collaboration: Melli Müller
Artistic Advise: Inang Lena Simanjuntak
Video: Marco Baass

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, as part of Neustart Kultur, #TakeAction Förderprogramm Tanz

Cooperation partner: Rumah Budaya Indonesia | Haus der Indonesischen Kulturen Berlin, Schloss Bröllin, Vorpommern Tanzt an, Movin’ Bröllin, Theaterscouting, DOCK 11


Kastanienallee 79
10435 Berlin



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)

Ruben Reniers / Trailers and Video Documentations

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