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Recording: 2018-11-01 , Open Spaces | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Julian Weber


Open Spaces | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Production Details / Press Releases

The fear of invisibility in our digitized world becomes a driving force for physical and choreographic questions. Over the course of this debate, »sight seeing« is confronted with what constitutes a human being and what constitutes the inhuman. The influence of human beings on the planet has recently become more than visible so that humanity itself can be seen as a geological force. This point of view is used to destabilize the anthropocentric perspective and to conduct research into the fragility of a multi-dimensional corporeality. In dialogue with Lynn Suemitsu, Julian Weber establishes a temporary living space which invites the spectator to engage in »sight seeing«.

An exploration of the fragility of a multidimensional corporeality.

Julian Weber is a choreographer/dancer and visual artist. He studied at HBK Brunswick, Academy of Arts Vienna, HZT Berlin and the Theaterschool in Amsterdam. He works intensively on spaces of interaction involving body, material and movement. He collaborates with artists such as Meg Stuart, Boris Charmatz and Tino Sehgal and creates his own work at the intersection of visual and performance art. With his work the tourist he won the Berlin Art Prize 2015.

Lynn Suemitsu, alias Golin, is a Japanese – American singer, producer, classically trained pianist. She studied dance and choreography at California Institute of the Arts. Through her inspiration in folkloric fairy tales and fragmented memories, a variety of layered voices and samples transform her songs into dreamy fantasia. Golin released her debut EP ‘Momo’ on 12″ vinyl through Belgian label Midlife Music, as well as ‘Fushigi’ EP in collaboration with producer Buga through Shanghai label Genome 6.66. She is currently the associated artist of Brussels Beursschouwburg.

Jonas Maria Droste is a Berlin based artist and performer. His studio practice constantly shifts between collaborative environments and solo endeavors within the field of performing and visual arts. Building on top of a vocabulary of installation and conceptually driven sculptural work he is addressing the notions of work and practice as means to artistic production. Jonas graduated as a Meisterschüler with Prof. Jimmy Robert at the University of the Arts, Berlin as well as a BA at Berlin Interuniversity Center for Dance and the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

Maika Knoblich is a performance maker and lighting designer. She studied at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Gießen and at DasArts in Amsterdam.
Since 2009 she forms with Hendrik Quast the performance duo Quast & Knoblich. They follow the common interest of the theatricalization of the everyday, banal, grotesque and incidental. She has been working as a lighting designer since 2010, with choreographers Philippe Blanchard, Jeremy Wade, Billinger & Schulz, Karol Tyminski and SKART Performance Group among others.

Don Aretino is a fashion designer from Indonesia. Throughout his studies, he has been working for brands, such as SADAK & House of Malakai. This helps him to gain the experience across multiple projects, including working as costume designer, in contemporary dance performance in “Lights & Vessels” and “Oraculo”. His works has been featured in various magazines such as Dazed, Fucking young!, Sleek and OE Magazine.

Pierre-Marie Besse is a fine arts student at EESI (European school for visual arts, Angoulême), performer and comic artist based in France. She explores trans identities and political issues through the lenses of comics and burlesque performances.

Olivia McGregor is a dance artist currently based in Berlin. After graduating from the New Zealand School of dance in 2010, Olivia joined Footnote Dance Company (2011-2014) performing in works by choreographers Lisa Densem and Kate McIntosh. Since moving to Berlin in 2016, she has worked with Julian Weber, Constanza Macras, André Uerba and Tarren Johnson working in film, installations and dance performances.

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Cast & Credits

Choreography, Dance, Stage: Julian Weber
Music, Performance: Lynn Suemitsu
Stage: Jonas Maria Droste
Light: Maika Knoblich
Comic, Performance: Pierre Marie Besse
Performance: Olivia McGregor
Costume: Don Aretino
Production, Outside Eye: David Eckelmann
Production: Juan Gabriel Harcha
Support: Hauptstadtkulturfonds
Coproduction: workspacebrussels/Life Long Burning with support by the European Culture Programme and Tanzfabrik Berlin in the frame of apap – Performing Europe 2020, cofunded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Thanks to: Lyllie Rouviere

Open Spaces#3-2018
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Juan Gabriel Harcha
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication: Ann-Christin Schwalm
Press, editorial: Nora Gores
Technical management: Martin Pilz
The performance program of the Tanzfabrik Berlin is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and apap – Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the 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 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):

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)

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