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Sasha Amaya brings baroque dances into the present and investigates their similarities with contemporary dance. Direct gaze, the fetishization of the amateur and a self-conscious relationship between music and movement. She also poses the question of how we deal with cultural practices: To whom do these dances belong? And what does it mean to experience European dance with a non-European gaze? A poetic study of the darkness, frivolity and beauty of baroque dance history from today’s perspective.
SASHA AMAYA studied dance, music and architecture in Canada and the UK. In 2018/2019 she was a resident at L’abbaye du Royaumont for studio-based research across music and dance.
TFB Nr. 1406
Cast & Credits
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY: Sasha Amaya
PERFORMANCE: Sasha Amaya, Falk Grever
COSTUME: Rike Zöllner
LIGHT DESIGN: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
VOCAL COACHING: Alessio Castellacci
DRAMATURGICAl SUPPORT: Alexandra Hennig
HISTORIOGRAPHICAL SUPPORT: Anna Leon
A production by Sasha Amaya in co-produktion with SOPHIENSÆLE.
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mülter
MANAGEMENT: Johanna Withelm
ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT: Ece Tufan, Mascha Wendel
DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE: Alexandra Hennig, Isabel Gatzke
The 29.th Tanztage Berlin are produced by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by Senate Chancellery for Culture and Europe.
Supported by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore, mapping dance und Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V.
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH 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):