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Recording: 2022-08-26 , HAU3 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Cristina Caprioli / ccap

rigor – my lips (from speaking)

Tanz im August / ONCE OVER TIME – a retrospective / Haze | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Production Details / Press Releases

“rigor” brings to display the choreographies “very, very” (2006) and “my lips (from speaking)” (2002).

Cristina Caprioli bot “rigor”
Rigor and haze by no means stand in opposition, quite the contrary, they are each other’s condition. At least in my understanding of dancing. Namely as research-oriented work.
Rigor in research, in qualitative terms, is a way to establish confidence in the findings of a research study. It allows the researcher to establish consistency in the methods used over time. Rigor may be defined as ‘a process of adhering absolutely to certain constraints, or the practice of maintaining strict consistency with certain predefined parameters.’ In science and research, rigor means to be exact, careful, precise, and controlled. Along with that, rigor requires honesty and an unbiased approach to performing research. There is no science without rigor. No art without rigor… and haze.
Haze is a slight obscuration of the lower atmosphere, caused by fine suspended particles. Haze also means a state of mental confusion. If someone is in a haze, they are not thinking clearly or not really noticing what is happening around them. Hazing can be a way of initiation, and to drive an animal hands-on, such as a horse from his horseback. Mark my words, when it comes to dancing, certainly, all the above is a necessity. More so when dwelling choreography.

Cristina Caprioli

Cristina Caprioli is a dancer and choreographer based in Stockholm. In the mid 1990s she founded the independent organisation ccap, wherein she produces performances, installations, films, objects, publications and other choreographies, and runs long-term interdisciplinary research projects. Caprioli’s choreography is characterized by precision, complexity and physical high-technology. All of her productions challenge the field’s normative formats and exchange economies. During the years 2008 to 2013, Caprioli was a professor of choreographic composition at the School of Dance and Circus (DOCH) in Stockholm, and she has received a number of grants and awards. Fall 2021 Caprioli was awarded the ‘royal medal Illis quorum meruere labores’.

Johanna Klint is a freelance dancer educated at the Royal Swedish Ballet School. She has worked with choreographers such as Cristina Caprioli, Kenneth Kvarnström, Helena Franzén, Malin Hellqvist-Sellén, Anna Källblad, Tino Sehgal and Petter Jacobsson & Tomas Caley. From 2001 to 2011, Klint worked with Cristina Caprioli/ ccap and participated in productions such as “my lips”, “houses”, “”, “cccover” and “cut-outs & trees”. In addition to her work as a dancer, she has a degree in psychology and in recent years she has worked as a psychologist within child psychiatry. In 2022, she rejoined Cristina Caprioli/ccap.

Morgane Nicol is a freelance French artist newly based in Copenhagen after having lived in Stockholm the past years. She is working in the field of dance, performance and choreography. In June 2019 she graduated from the Bachelor in Dance Performance at Stockholm Univeristy of the Arts. Since then, her works have been performed in France and Sweden, and she has taken part in various projects and performances in both countries. The past 5 years, Nicol has worked as a performer with choreographers such as Thomas Hauert, Stina Nyberg, Eleanor Bauer, Shiraz Amar, Ludvig Daae and Ellen Söderhult and and is since 2020 regularly collaborating with Cristina Caprioli/ccap.

ccap team
Anna Grip has worked with Cristina Caprioli since 1982, first as a dancer and later on as a collaborator. Together with ccap she is also currently working with Hallen, a public space for social intra-actions through art. Besides and within the work of ccap Anna works with teaching and coaching for different organizations and she has previously worked as rehearsal director, ballet master, artistic director and teacher at several dance companies and institutions of educations.

Masha Taavoniku has worked as a coordinator and communicator at ccap since 2015. She has a bachelor’s degree with majors in art history (Stockholm University) and aesthetics (Södertörn University), and a master’s degree in aesthetics (Södertörn University). In 2017 she initiated and, in collaboration with Caprioli, produced the ccap exhibition Under Cover at Millesgården in Stockholm. From 2014 to 2017, Taavoniku and the curator Johan Norling ran the itinerant queer film program LQQKS. She has also worked as a host at Tensta konsthall and several years within the Swedish trade union movement. Aside from the ccap work, she is a freelance writer within the fields of art and aesthetics.

Anne Vigeland is a curator and producer based in Stockholm. She holds an MA in curating and a BA in art history from Stockholm University and has previously studied contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels and the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm. She has worked with several artists and institutioons in Stockholm and elsewhere, including Accelerator, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Galerie Forsblom, MDT, and Humans since 1982. Vigeland has worked as a producer at ccap since March 2022. with Gisèle Vienne since 2016 and toured internationally with the performance Crowd. Since 2013, Berlin has collaborated regularly with Cristina Caprioli/ccap. Besides from his work at ccap, he has also initiated several choreographic projects, right now working on a new project initiated with Sophie Augot, the piece will premiere in Stockholm 2022.

Madeleine Lindh studied at the Royal Swedish Ballet School (1996–2004). After further studies in Amsterdam and work with Europa Danse Youth Company she continued to work with William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor, Angelin Preljocaj and Frédèric Flamand in the project DANCE (Dance Apprentice Network aCross Europe). Since 2010, she has had a close collaboration with Cristina Caprioli/ccap. Lindh’s work within ccap involves performances, installations, a novel, a photo book, plays, performative readings and dance films. At ccap, she also met Anja Arnquist with whom she runs the choreographic duo and production company OR/ELLE.

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Cast & Credits

Choreography: Cristina Caprioli
With: Johanna Klint, Morgane Nicol

In the frame of ONCE OVER TIME – a retrospective / Haze
Concept: Cristina Caprioli
Curation: Cristina Caprioli with Anna Grip, Andrea Niederbuchner, Virve Sutinen
ccap Team: Anna Grip, Masha Taavoniku, Anne Vigeland
Supported by: Anna Grip AB, Embassy of Sweden Berlin, Region Stockholm, Swedish Arts Council, The City of Stockholm Cultural Administration, Carina Ari Foundations, The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.
In co-production with: Cullberg, Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer.
Commissioned by: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer.

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.

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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)

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