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“It was a detour into the essential and the introspective, as the desert often is, and they were lost in it.” – Rebecca Solnit Inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s essay “A field guide to getting lost” and Gus Van Sant’s movie “Gerry” in which two friends get lost in the North American desert, we explore notions of being lost, while traveling through internal imagery of vast desert landscapes. Our encounters with the solitude of wilderness oscillate between pleasurable experiences of freedom, the loss of orientation and nearness of death. “Salt Lake” is a hike through unknown terrain, within and outside of ourselves, and a search for the essential.
Johanna Ackva works as choreographer and dancer in Berlin. She studied Anthropology and Theater Studies and continued her education at HZT Berlin. Her mostly collaborative work grows from encounters of dance, installation, language and music. Currently she collaborates with Philipp Enders, Carrie McILwain, Magdalena Meindl and with her former study year group on LIMITATION PIECE (upcoming in July, Tanzfabrik). As dancer she works with choreographers, directors and visual artists (Lea Martini, Grażyna Roguski, Alisa Tretau, Sonja Hornung, ..). Recently, she performed for the visual artists titre provisoire in their video piece “Love Transference” (Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol) and with the collective Monster Truck (Siegfried, Sophiensaele).
Philipp Enders works as choreographer and dancer in Berlin. He studied music and literature, before he graduated from HZT Berlin in Dance, Context, Choreography in 2014. His choreographic works often focus on the analysis and translation of musical structures and aspects onto dance, as well as the relation between dance and text, in particular to the spoken word. His dance piece “The Interwoven We Sings Silently” premiered at Tanztage Berlin 2017. In collaboration with Adaline Anobile, Philipp presented the research “on being all ears” in the frame of 3AM in June 2017. Currently he works with Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop on a performative concert that will premiere at Radialsystem in May 2018. As a performer Philipp worked for Clément Layes, David Weber-Krebs and Martin Nachbar, among others.
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TFB Nr. 1198
Cast & Credits
Choreography, performance, stage, costumes Johanna Ackva, Philipp Enders
Music: The Clarinets, Elizabeth Cotten
NAH DRAN extended – landscaping
Curated by Lee Méir
Technical management:: Stephan Müller
Management / Organization: Gabi Beier
Public relations: Silke Wiethe
Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Thanks to the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin and the Uferstudios-Team.
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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):