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A ritual in which the intimate and the public can coexist and support one another freely.
»Roger« explores consolation as a public gesture of care toward the suffering of the other. This solo piece is reinventing the allegory of an inconsolable subject in order to inspire affection in the spectator. The artists reclaim the suffering figure – marked by the loss of community, dignity and hope – away from reactionary politics and religion back to the sphere of solidarity.
Guillaume Marie (1980, France) lives in Paris. He graduated in 1999 from the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris. He immediately began his career as a contemporary and performance artist working with Guilherme Botelho, David Wampach, Gaëlle Bourges, Cindy Van Acker, Jan Fabre, Romeo Castellucci, and Gisèle Vienne amongst others. Since 2005 Guillaume Marie develops his own work and leads the artistic projects of Tazcorp, a company based in Paris. Guillaume’s work is being produced internationally, for example at: la ménagerie de verre (F), Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (F), Donau Festival, Krems (A), Dance December Bruges (B), Festival a/d Werf Festival (N), Alhondiga, Bilbao (SP), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (F) and many others.
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Roger Sala Reyner (1981, Spain) lives in Berlin. He studied choreography at the SNDO (School for New Dance Development) in Amsterdam. Before moving to Holland, he finished his BA in Physical Theatre at the Theater Institute in Barcelona. He worked as a performer with Meg Stuart (Violet, Atelier), Jefta van Dinther (As We Empty Out, Dark Field Analysis) and collaborated as a dancer with Steve Paxton, Jeanine Durning, Jeremy Wade, Martin Nachbar amongst others. In 2014, he created and collaborated with French choreographer Simon Tanguy with performances in Holland, Belgium and Spain. Afterwards he began his collaboration with Guillaume Marie and Igor Dobričić on Ruin Porn. He is also part of a collective project called John The Houseband, a nomadic performative amateur music band.
Igor Dobričić (Serbia) lives in Berlin. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and attended a Masters of Theatre at the DasArts in Amsterdam. From 1995 to 1999 he worked as a dramaturge at the Belgrade International Theatre Festival (BITEF). Then he moved to Amsterdam where he worked as the program officer for the arts at the European Cultural Foundation and as a fellow researcher at the Amsterdam School of the Arts and as the in-house dramaturge of Het Veem Theatre in Amsterdam. During this period he also regularly taught dramaturgy, concept development and philosophy to students of choreography at the Amsterdam School for New Dance (SNDO). As a dramaturge he is working internationally with choreographers and creators such as Nicole Beutler, Keren Levi, Chris Leuenberger, Guillaume Marie, Diego Gil, Christina Ciupke, Alma Söderberg, Shannon Cooney, and Meg Stuart amongst others. He is also active as an advisor and mentor with continuous engagements from Choreographic Centre Hamburg (K3); Amsterdam Master of Choreography (AMCh) and the Masters of Theatre in Amsterdam (DasArts).
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TFB Nr. 1299
Cast & Credits
Concept, choreography: Guillaume Marie
Concept, dramaturgy: Igor Dobričić
Created in collaboration with and performed by: Roger Sala Reyner
Light design: Marcel Weber/MFO
Music: KK Null (Drops of Variable Lights, from Ghostscapes, 2017 – Ultimate Material III Part 2, from Ultimate Material III, 1995), Fis (Heart Wash, From Patterns To Details, 2016)
Text: Déchirures (excerpt) by Joyce Mansour (1955)
Help for the costume: Cédrick Debeuf
Graphics: Grégoire Gitton
Production manager: Guillaume Bordier
Tour manager: Tristan Barani
Coproduction: Rencontres Choréographiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (F), Tanzfabrik Berlin, Etape Danse, Fabrik Potsdam, CDCN La Maison, Théâtre de Nimes, Institut Français (D), Théâtre de Vanves (F), Emmetrop (F), Drac Ile de France – Projekthilfe 2018, Institut Français – Berlin
Residencies: Tanzfabrik – Uferstudios (Berlin – G) • Emmetrop (Bourges – FR) • Fabrik Potsdam (G)
Special thanks to: Anna Le Houerf, Erwan Coëdelo, Matthieu Hocquemiller, Suet Wan Tsang, Jean-Marc Diebold, Pol Mathé, David Dibilio, Ludger Orlok & Frauke Niemann
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Raquel Moreira, Juan Gabriel Harcha
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication, press, editorial: Felicitas Zeeden
Production assistance: Diego Nawrath
Internship: Vanessa Maria Mirza
Technical management: Martin Pilz
The performance program of the Tanzfabrik Berlin is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and apap – Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
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):