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Recording: 2011-06-05 , ada Studio (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Kai Simon Stöger

Rödeln (Toiling and Moiling)

ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Production Details / Press Releases

Working on a dance piece while working on two other jobs. In the studio they all meet somehow. And so the piece is commenting on different facets of the flexible, the open, the adapting. Which desire lies behind the open, transformative body in contemporary dance? Is it only one desire or in fact a multiplicity of interwoven and partly even ambivalent, contradictory wishes? And in which ways do these wishes connect with working conditions, that require enhanced individual initiative and flexibility. What particular demands and what ideas of collectivity are possible here, or even necessary.

Kai Simon Stoeger lives mostly, but works less frequently in Berlin. She works as contemporary dancer an graphic designer. As her stage character Rosebutt Kai is regularly performing Queer Burlesque. 2009 she won the Tanzlabor advancement award for short pieces in Linz (AT) and she got a danceWEB scholarship for 2010. In the same year she finished her studies in contemporary dance at the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin.

Cast & Credits

Choreography & Interpretation: Kai Simon Stoeger
Textual & conceptual support: Marion Stoeger
Light Design: Ansgar Tappert
Thanks to Gabi Beier, Barbara Friedrich, Andrea Keiz, Gisela Müller, Michelle Outram, Katrin Purschke, Nikola Pieper, Maik Richter and Silke Wiethe and to everybody who helped me so generously with talks and hints. I specially want to thank Marion Stoeger for supporting and accompanying me in this long process with her feedback and her critical notes.
Sponsored by the Senate Office for Cultural Affairs Berlin.

ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 21 80 05 07

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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