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A traveler encounters landscapes impacted by the climate crisis to recalibrate the body as a site of entangled forces.
Between summer 2022 and spring 2023, Hannah Schillinger embarked on small journeys throughout Germany to encounter landscapes impacted by the climate and energy crisis, investigating the forces and resonances interweaving these places and her own body. Among others she visited the disappearing glacier „nördlicher Schneeferner“ on the Zuspitze, the burned forests of Saxon Switzerland and the coal mine „Welzow Süd“ in Brandenburg.
360° video documentations of those encounters, physical remnants and body memory form the initial material for screen play, Hannah Schillinger’s first work after completing her MA Choreography at the HZT Berlin. In dialogue with video, sound and light, Schillinger explores the body as a virtual screen and traveller. Navigating through co-existing micro worlds, she plays with transmitting and transmuting images and forces. Sculptural fragments, movement experiences, emotional and reflective spaces become activated, until the spheres blur and body and space are being reconfigured.
Hannah Schillinger is a choreographer, dancer and artist based in Berlin.
She studied BA Modern Theatre Dance at the Amsterdam University of the Arts, danced in the dance company ICK Amsterdam and completed an MA in Choreography at HZT Berlin. During her master studies she was a scholarship holder of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and presented the works vacuum (2021) and runners (2022). In 2022 she was granted with the artistic youth development fund of GSE Berlin.
Influenced by postmodern, European-American dance lineages and embedded in a western society imprinted by late capitalism, her works deal with the ecological and energy crisis as well as virtuality and absence. In her movement practice, the body is the starting point to investigate perception, imagination and experience in movement and form. Exploring quantum physical principles in dance and choreography is the current focus of her choreographic practice. Through ongoingly deconstructing and transmuting patriarchic patterning, she fosters the cultivation of queerfeminist, regenerative ways of interacting with oneself, other human beings and the environment. Schillinger’s works are created collaboratively and move between dance, theater, and visual art.
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Cast & Credits
Choreography, Performance, Videorecordings: Hannah Schillinger
Videodesign, Stagedesign, Costume: Louis Caspar Schmitt
Music Composition: Vagelis Tsatsis
Light Design: Vito Walter
Outside Eye, Dramaturgical Support: Lina Gomez, Alica Minar, Hanako Hayakawa, Stella Horta, Marie Hufnagel, Katja Wiegand, Brad Nath, Maud Buckenmeyer
A production by Hannah Schillinger in co-production with DOCKART.
The researches were supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste and the aid programm DIS-TANZEN by the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR.
With support of the “DIGITAL BODY Residency” as well as the residency support program “Made in Berlin” of Lake Studios Berlin.
DOCK 11 / DOCK ART GmbH
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):