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Recording: 2020-10-25 , Open Spaces | Tanzfabrik / Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Christina Ciupke, Darko Dragičević

Silent Trio, Chapter #4: Unfinished Archives

Open Spaces | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Production Details / Press Releases

The project Silent Trio is the first extensive collaboration between choreographer Christina Ciupke and visual and performance artist Darko Dragičević. From the perspective of their artistic working methods, they deal with the interrelation between nature and man-made objects. The two artists inscribe body and perception into these interrelations. In addition to continuous movement research, they research and collect different manifestations of objects – natural and man-made, static and changing. By doing so they enter a field of tension that is increasingly out of balance in times of political and ecological precariousness. The resulting disruptions, different states of growth and decay, shifts and cracks become their focus.

Silent Trio will unfold until autumn 2021 in different chapters, which will be open to the public in various formats and contexts. One previous chapter for example was dedicated to the impressive Spomenik monuments of ex-Yugoslavia in form of an audio walk during Tanznacht Berlin 2020 in September.

In chapter #4 Unfinished Archives, which is now presented during Open Spaces, Christina and Darko will open the landscape of their growing physical research material to the audience. At this stage of the process they will focus on different qualities of movement that are triggered by internal and external states of consciousness.

Christina Ciupke is a choreographer and performer based in Berlin. She develops her projects with artists from the field of dance and other disciplines. Within these projects, specific spaces and situations are created where proximity and distance, intimacy, sense of time and the being together of spectator and performer are constantly being re-negotiated. She has worked intensively with the choreographers Nik Haffner, Mart Kangro, Jasna L. Vinovrski and Ayse Orhon, the composer Boris Hauf, the dramaturg Igor Dobričić and visual and performance artist Darko Dragičević. In 2013 she received a Master of Arts in Choreography at the Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK). 2016 – 2020 she was represented as an artist in the European network apap – advancing performing arts project with Tanzfabrik Berlin.

Darko Dragičević is a Belgrade born, Berlin based visual and performance artist. He works on interdisciplinary projects and cross-media collaborations as the expanded practices with the fields of performance, choreography and film. This year he is collaborating with Christina Ciupke, Martin Sonderkamp, Jasna Layes Vinovrški, Siri Jøntvedt, Jasmina Založnik, Zeina Hanna on different projects and he is Artistic Director and Editor of the project „Lie & Theft as Practice“ done in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Belgrade. Dragičević teaches at the institutions such as DOCH – School of Dance and Circus/Stockholm University of the Arts, ZZT Centre for Contemporary Dance/HfMT Cologne, Folkwang University Essen, Tanzquartier Vienna and Y-Institut/ Hochschule der Künste Bern.

Daniel Massey (b. 1982 Mexico) is a sound designer and programmer working in the mediums of immersive computing, media art, and the web. His current research explores immersive audio in the context of performance and installation. Daniel is co-founder of Softspace, a virtual reality tool for ideation and collaboration. He was previously part of the Research & Communications team at Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin.

Gretchen Blegen is an interdisciplinary artist navigating ways of perceiving space, light, sound and image. These boundaries are explored through an ongoing book practice (drawing & writing) as well as in the real and theatrical realm of spaces (live arts). The overlapping of practices coincides with overlapping ways of being, ways of understanding and/or mirroring the realities both in view and beyond our trajectories. Working with audio, stage and light, an emphasis is made on the creation and intention behind transforming, occupying and sharing a space with all collaborators and with an audience. Through these fluctuating lenses there is a possibility of re-worlding, and through re-worlding there is an understanding that societal states, political states and ephemeral states are indeed that: states. They can change.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1486

Cast & Credits

Concept, Performance: Christina Ciupke and Darko Dragičević
Sound Design: Daniel Massey
Light design: Gretchen Blegen
Collaboration Text: Alan Cunnigham
Collaboration Research: Milica Naumov
Dramaturgical advice: Silke Bake
Production Managment: Barbara Greiner
A production by A lot of body GbR in coproduction with Tanzfabrik Berlin.
Funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
Supported by apap-Performing Europe 2020, co-financed by Creative Europe Program of the European Union.

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Artistic director: Ludger Orlok, Jacopo Lanteri
Production management: Juan Harcha
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication, press, editorial: Felicitas Zeeden
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 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)

Christina Ciupke / Trailers and Video Documentations

Darko Dragičević / Trailers and Video Documentations

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