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Recording: 2018-10-16 , TANZKOMPLIZEN | VERLIN (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Christoph Winkler


TANZKOMPLIZEN | Schillertheater-Werkstatt

Production Details / Press Releases

Music, language and movement are closely intertwined: language becomes music through song. Music has rhythm, which is good to dance to. Dance – like language – is a form of expression. But how is it possible e.g. to dance a task, such as: Today is Wednesday, 10 am?

Drawing inspiration from pop songs, three dancers from Canada, Germany and Burkina Faso explore the mutual influences of words and movement. By speaking with their bodies, but also in German, English and French, they compare various means of expression. Their words develop while dancing or afterwards. But what is stronger? Does language dominate movement? Or does the body blaze the way?

The dancers decide anew over and over again whether the body or language better expresses what they want to say. They explore the limitations of words and movement – the moment in which language no longer suffices and the body simply has to dance.


TFB Nr. 1240

Cast & Credits

Choreography: Christoph Winkler
Dance: Ahmed Soura, Deva Schubert, Sarina Egan-Sitinjak
Set Design: Christoph Winkler
Costumes: Valentina Primavera
Lights: Martin Pilz
Video: Aaike Stuart
Dramaturgy: Joachim Schloemer
Education: Amelie Mallmann
Production assistance: Elisabeth Leopold
Project management: Thomas Dörschel
Press: Nora Gores

Artistic direction: Livia Patrizi and Joachim Schloemer
An initiative of TanzZeit.
Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Supported by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH.


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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)

Christoph Winkler / Trailers and Video Documentations

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