Production Details / Press Releases
In RESTRAINT the dancer Julek Kreutzer sticks to a specific movement quality, an unceasing effort bounded by a narrow space. Spurred on by Michelangelo Contini’s drums, the movement works on maintaining a condition that indiscernibly transforms the body. Restraint is a continuous outburst of energy, where music and dance persist on supporting each other, crafting an inter- and codependent vibrant space.
The focus of my work lies on the body and on its capacity to transform and adapt itself. I am interested in exploring diverse physicalities that a human body can achieve and experience under the influence of any kind of limitations (physical, emotional or cultural). In my previous works Träumerei des Verschwindens, STAUB [Poeira Surda] and A Research for Chão Vazado, I’ve been exploring how a group of human bodies, a community, that experiences the same physical limitation manages to find solutions under a common agreement to eventually overcome their conditions. In Restraint my initial intention was to explore the same main goal further, provoking a condition by movement restrictions, but just with a single performer and a single musician. I was curious to see how these bodies, without the support of the group but carrying their memory, would manage to transgress on their own.
Persistence and seeking continuity move and inspire Restraint and the last works. How to continuously overcome and give a new signification to corporeal, social, political restraints? How to continue reinventing ourselves and encouraging the potential of the body, the transformation?
[Source: play bill]
TFB Nr. 1147
Cast & Credits
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY: Lina Gómez
PERFORMANCE, CO-CHOREOGRAPHY: Julek Kreutzer
MUSIC, ARTISTIC COLLABORATION: Michelangelo Contini
LIGHT: Bruno Pocheron
COSTUMES: Sandra Ernst
DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE: Thomas Schaupp
Coproduced by ada Studio & Bühne für zeitgenössischen Tanz.
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mülter
MANAGEMENT: Johanna Withelm
ASSISTANCE MANAGMENT: Ece Tufan
DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE: Thomas Schaupp, Maja Zimmermann
The 27th Tanztage Berlin are produced by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Senate Chancellery for Culture and Europe.
Supported by Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens, Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München, Goethe-Institut Marokko, Polnisches Institut Berlin, mapping dance berlin and Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V.
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):