Production Details / Press Releases
SAVANNAH is the place in space where Bráulio and António meet. It is a universe that changes at every move they make. Through this journey, they touch upon their own shared history, their perceptions, memories and dreams. Together, they strive to create their own notion of “The Exotic”, racism, cultural appropriation. Reenactment and transformation are thus the tools for this adventure to unfold. The belief in the power of their own shared imagination produces a performativity that is as tight as it is soft, that last in eternity, but only in that moment. A paradoxical interpretation of modern times we live in, in hopes of creating a powerful sensorial experience to whomever is watching.
ANTÓNIO ONIO UND BRÁULIO BANDERA are two portuguese makers that live in Berlin. Having shared a friendship for many years, it is in Berlin that they meet and first, only though supporting each others artistic practice, they decide to work together from 2015 on. After Divocean, premiered in HAU in the context of 100° Berlin Festival 2015, they showcase Savannah in Tanztage Berlin 2016, their first work in total collaboration.
Cast & Credits
CONCEPT: António Onio, Bráulio Bandeira
PERFORMANCE: António Onio, Bráulio Bandeira, Yorgos Sapountzis
DRAMATURGY ASSISTANCE: Maja Zimmermann
PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE: Solomun Batsukh
COSTUMS: Marcelo Alcaíde
MAKE UP: Gianluca Venerdini
MUSIC: Andru Pramuk in collaboration with Bráulio and António
In co-production with Tanztage Berlin, Tanzhaus Zürich and Sztuki Impart Wroclaw.
Thanks to Ryotetsu Masuda, Steph Hellweg, David Baumgartner, Marc Walterstreit, Catja Loepfe, Anna Mülter, Vava dudu, adidas and all lovers of House Music.
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mülter
FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT: Franziska Schrage
COLLABORATION: Cilgia Gadola
MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE: Raisa Kröger
ARTIST SUPPORT: Ece Tufan
The 25th Tanztage Berlin are a production by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei Cultural Affairs.
Supported by Museo Universitario del Chopo, Goethe-Institut, Institut français, French Ministry of Culture and Communication / DGCA and mapping dance berlin.
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):