Production Details / Press Releases
The smallest movement in the body, major feelings
Moving air through space, the air is palpable
Active calmness in calming tiredness
Listening to my ears melt together with my voice
Letting body be
Receiving the security of joyful vibration under my skin without feeling shame
Transforming the honesty of anger
What do I have to learn to meet you?
We want to rest in deconstruction
Therefore we pleasure our freedom
“shaping pleasure” is an exploration of pleasure in two bodies, approaching it on an emotional, societal, and physical level.
Oli Fierz was born in 1999 in Basel and started training in freestyle dance when they were nine years old. After competing in hip hop competitions for ten years they decided to take a break from the commercial dance world and since 2021 they have been enrolled at motion*s Berlin. Their focus is on improvisation and on how movement is embedded in contradictory societal structures.
Sointu Pere is a freelance dancer and performer based in Berlin. She studied cultural management in Helsinki and holds a BA in Culture and Arts. In 2021 she completed the Dance Intensive Program at Tanzfabrik Berlin. Most recently, she has performed at Sophiensaele Berlin and at Impulstanz Vienna. Her approach to movement is influenced by improvisation, somatics, and instant composition with a focus on exploring political and emotional intersections between race, gender, and societal structures.
TFB Nr. 1756
Cast & Credits
CHOREOGRAPHY & DANCE: Oli Fierz, Sointu Pere
SOUND DESIGN: Ari Robey-Lawrence
A.PART Festival 2023
Curatorial team: Julek Kreutzer, Diethild Meier
Artistic direction & management ada Studio Berlin: Gabi Beier
Technical direction & lighting design: Robert Prideaux
Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe / Spartenoffene Förderung.
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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):