Production Details / Press Releases
Insulation is the material, which is used in buildings to reduce the transmission of heat and the loss of energy. Using it as the metaphor for interpersonal connections, Iman Gele and Lisa Ennaoui raise questions about the role of space and borders in social encounters. This piece combines various urban dance techniques inside a theatrical setting and looks for moments of euphoria as well as overstraining through the movements of fabric.
For the third and final year in the ongoing project URBAN FEMINISM, the ten young Berlin-based urban dance-makers selected by Tanz im August present three explosive collaborations at HAU3. Following a series of intensive workshops and mentored rehearsals focusing on lighting design and dance dramaturgy, the female artists merge hip hop, breaking, popping, krump and house among others in a unique evening that marks the grande finale of the programme.
Iman Gele is a krump and hip hop dancer with East-African roots. She has taken part in multiple international hip hop battles, performed shows at various dance festivals and has also worked as a host for different events. She has travelled across Europe and to New York to gain input from hip hop communities. She organises dance events, is a member of the female collective Walashé and works with the Berlin krump community. In spring 2022 she was part of an artist exchange in Detroit and Chicago and worked as a performance coach.
Lisa Ennaoui is a dancer and choreographer working with popping, hip hop and house techniques. She has danced for various choreographers, companies and in different projects, e.g. for Niels ‘Storm’ Robitzky and Wilfried Ebongue at the Elbland Philharmonie Sachsen. In her own work she explores and researches different movement qualities through which she aims to create characters, spaces and impressions. She is a founding member of the female collective Walashé and organiser of the FLINTA dance session in Berlin.
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TFB Nr. 1670
Cast & Credits
By & with: Iman Gele, Lisa Ennaoui
Music: “Good Times Bad Times” – Led Zeppelin, “Face Down (Original Mix)” – Itachi UGO ETIENNE, “Hanging Tree” – Michael Bibi & George Kang, “Encounters” – Dreyyy, “Parc” – Anomalie, “Ruido Profundo” – Stephan Elfegren, “Metronome-105 BPM-Allegro” – Music Utility
Mentoring dance dramaturgy: Dandan Liu
Collaboration lighting: Sebastian Zamponi
In the frame of URBAN FEMINISM Strike a Rock
Curator & producer: Alina Scheyrer-Lauer
Collaboration production: Mmakgosi Kgabi
Comissioned & produced by: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Supported by: Stiftung Berliner Sparkasse
Tanz im August 2022
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival: Stefan Nagel
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Alina Scheyrer-Lauer
Producer: Ekaterina Voronova
Production Assistant: Johanna Herrschmann
Production Associates: Vivien Hohnholz, John Hoobyar, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Raquel Moreira, Lilli Ruopp, Tammo Walter
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 (HAU3)
Tempelhofer Ufer 10
Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27
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)