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Recording: 2017-11-01 , Tanzfabrik / Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)



Open Spaces | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Production Details / Press Releases

SCHLEPPEN (dragging) is the first of a 4-part performance project of several stages with the working title D.R.A.G., that will be active for two years. An open focus of multiple perspectives on the body and its surroundings is in the projects attention. A contemplation and extension of physical boundaries; a kind of permeable physicality; steeped with various concepts and connotations that evokes resistances and transformations.

SCHLEPPEN reflects these aspects and at the same time it focuses on the diversity of contemplation, that is coming through the term itself. What is clinging in and onto us, what slows, pulls and drags on us, what makes us resilient. In this work, forces which affect the body as well as those which originate from it make the body a source of friction, a space of resonance as well as a replacement of multiple projections.

Bring along! Something, Somewhere;
SpaceLock, CounterWill, Back and Forth.
Parts in a Bond; Gang of Contradiction;
With Force through resilient Wall!

WILHELM GROENER: Günther Wilhelm and Mariola Groener have been joining their names and disciplines, dance and fine art, under the WILHELM GROENER label since 2001. Their interdisciplinary approach generates a performative-choreographic oeuvre which unfolds between stage performances, site-specific works, lectures and exhibitions. So far WILHELM GROENER have been realised over 20 stage works, numerous stations of their longtime performance project 33 SKIZZEN (33 sketches), several video works, editions and publications.

Rudi Fischerlehner, born in Austria, lives in Berlin. He plays drums in various different musical projects that fall between improvised and experimental music, jazz and post-rock. He also composes and produces music for bands, films and performances. His most active current projects include Xenofox with Olaf Rupp, La Tourette and Gorilla Mask. He also works in collaboration with Matthias Schubert, Antonio Borghini, Julie Sassoon, Tristan Honsinger and many more.

Mariola Groener, born in Poland, grew up in Munich. She studied communication design; artistic photography, film & AV-media in Berlin and Essen/Folkwang University of Arts. She was co-founder of the project and exhibition space Forever and a Day Büro, was awarded the photography-competition Das große stille Bild and received a.o. the Berlin choreography scholarship which enabled her to spend working time with Anna Halprin SF/USA. In addition to her position as co-director of WILHELM GROENER, she is an artist exhibiting her works at home and abroad.

Michelle Moura, born in Brazil, is a performer and choreographer. She has collaborated as performer with Vincent Dupont (FR), Groupe Entorse (FR) and was a founding member of the Brazilian artists community Couve-Flor Minicomunidade Artística Mundial. Her own creations Cavalo, Fole and Blink, were performed at internacional dance and performing arts festivals and venues in South America and Europe including Panorama Festival (BR) and Hebbel am Ufer (DE). Moura studied at Essais/CNDC d’Angers (FR) and DAS Choreography (NL).

Günther Wilhelm, born in Munich, studied Butoh, classical and modern dance in Munich and Berlin and graduated from the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten/MA Choreography. Before he and M. Groener kicked off the lable WILHELM GROENER, he was a longtime member of VA Wölf’s NEUER TANZ and worked a.o. with Dump Type and Anna Huber. He received the scholarship of Stiftung Kulturfonds, Künstlerhaus Lukas Ahrenshoop and the Berlin dance and choreography.

Andreas Harder is light and stage designer, lighting and theater stage manager. He studied fine arts at HdK Berlin and was a lecturer for aspiring theater prop masters and theater masters. He directs technical adaptions of theater and media festivals as well as international touring productions.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1115

Cast & Credits

Concept: WILHELM GROENER – Günther Wilhelm & Mariola Groener
Performance: Michelle Moura, Günther Wilhelm
Space: Mariola Groener
Sound: Rudi Fischerlehner
Technic: Andreas Harder
Assistence: Assaf Hochman, Martin Pilz, Stephanie Pröm

Funded through basis funding by the Senate Chancellery for Culture and Europe, in cooperation with Tanzfabrik Berlin.
With many thanks to: Ben Cottrell, Christoph Freyer, Holger Hartung, Peter Stamer and the Team of Tanzfabrik Berlin.

Open Spaces#3-2017
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Juan Gabriel Harcha
Festival assistance: Annika Basten
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication: Ann-Christin Schwalm
Press, editorial: Nora Gores
Technical management: Martin Pilz
»Open Spaces« is a performance program of Tanzfabrik Berlin, funded by the Berlin Senate Department of Culture and Europe, apap – Performing Europe 2020 and the Creative Europe Programme / European Union.

Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

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)

WILHELM GROENER / Trailers and Video Documentations

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