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Recording: 2021-06-14 , soundance festival berlin | DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Nitsan Margaliot, Boram Lie

returning – revisited

soundance festival berlin | Streaming | DOCK 11

Production Details / Press Releases

“…understating time is understanding us and understanding us is understanding time.”
Moments of ‘Kairos’ glimpsed through ‘Chronos’ – hints of eternity through our temporal lenses.
By attending to the sensorial exploration of skin, unfolding our relationship to a layer of protection, we become attuned to what we cannot leave behind and the impossibility of being absent from our envelope.
By examining weight, continuity, linearity and intimacy, the work alludes to cycles of impossible utopias intertwined with longing, time loops and the never-ending process of healing and adjusting.

The original work was compositionally structured by Steuart Pincombe and the current work is improvisationally realized by Boram Lie.

Nitsan Margaliot is a dancer and choreographer entangled with queer archives, materializing im-possibilities, returning otherwise, absurdity and relationality. He danced in Batsheva Ensemble Dance Company and Vertigo Dance Company. He co-founded Mo.Ré, a collective for movement research in Berlin. Nitsan holds an MFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In 2020 he received the ‘Best Dancer’ award at the SoloDuo NRW International festival. His choreographic work has been presented in festivals and venues in Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Israel, and the U.S.

Boram Lie, born in Marburg in 1979, she studied violoncello at the Berlin University of the Arts with Wolfgang Boettcher and Jens-Peter Maintz. She has been a member of the Solistenensemble Ka-leidoskop since 2006. With the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, which has developed from one of the most distinguished young chamber ensembles into a versatile artist collective, she plays at re-nowned music and theatre festivals. Since 2019, she has been part of the artistic direction of Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and curates numerous programmes at the interface of concert, per-formance and music theatre.

The soundance festival berlin presents joint projects by dancers, choreographers, musicians and composers from the Berlin independent scene and invites international guest artists. As a stimulus for dialogue between the various disciplines, the festival presents a broad spectrum of artistic styles, from contemporary dance to real-time music, from Post Butoh to New Jazz and improvisation – analog and electronic. Across generations, diverse works and formats between sound and movement will be experienced by audiences in theater and urban space.


TFB Nr. 1523

Cast & Credits

Choreography, Dance: Nitsan Margaliot
Music, Cello: Boram Lie
Skin sculpture: Manuela Benaim
Lights: Naia Burucoa

The work ‘r e t u r n i n g’ was originally commissioned by Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in cooperation with the Jewish Community Frankfurt am Main as part of the Jewish Cultural Weeks 2019, Premiered at Frankfurt LAB in November 2019.

soundance festival berlin 2021
Artistic production management, curation: Jenny Haack
Co-curation Open Call: Meinrad Kneer
Production & festival assistant: Helene Suhr
Social media, PR: Aïsha Mia Lethen Bird
Press: Kerstin Böttcher
Technical direction: Asier Solana
In coproduction with the DOCK11 team

The soundance festival berlin 2021 is a project by b.arts.u – berlin arts united in coproduction with DOCK ART and is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.


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)

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