Production Details / Press Releases
Silent Trio, Epilogue is the final chapter of the first major collaboration between Christina Ciupke and Darko Dragičević. The project started in January 2020 and unfolded in seven chapters. In their long-term research, the artists explore the forces of growth and decay in nature and man-made constructions. Their research led them to engage with the intricate lifecycles of trees, the legacy of the Spomenik monuments in former Yugoslavia, and urban ruins that once had a function in the political landscape of Berlin. How can the physical experience of these spaces be recreated and transmitted through different media? Christina and Darko invite the audience into an immersive space in which the elements of their collected archive will flow in and come together.
Christina Ciupke is a choreographer and performer based in Berlin. She develops her projects in cross-media collaborations. 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. Since 2020, she has been developing the project «Silent Trio» with visual and performance artist Darko Dragičević.
Darko Dragičević was born in Belgrade and lives in Berlin. He has shown his work internationally since 2003. In terms of an expanded practice of performance, choreography and film, he is involved in interdisciplinary projects and cross-media collaborations. His most recent works include performance projects «Silent Trio» with Christina Ciupke, «Exhaustion and Exhuberance», and «Lie & Theft as Practice» published as a book by Goethe-Institut Serbia. Darko Dragičević teaches at institutions such as DOCH/Stockholm University of the Arts, ZZT/HfmT Köln, Folkwang Universität Essen, Y-Institut/Hochschule der Künste Bern and Tanzquartier Wien.
TFB Nr. 1584
Cast & Credits
Concept: Christina Ciupke and Darko Dragičević
Sound Design: Daniel Massey
Costume Design: Karin Rosemann
Light Design: Gretchen Blegen
Collaboration Research: Milica Naumov
Production Management: Saskia Schlegel
Distribution: Barbara Greiner
Graphic Design: Dragana Krtinić
Press: Anita Goß
A production by A lot of body GbR in co-production with Tanzfabrik Berlin
Funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and Hauptstadtkulturfonds
Supported by apap-Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.
With the support of Lokomotiva – Centre for New Initiative in Arts and Culture in Skopje and STANICA Contemporary Dance Service in Belgrade.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
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):
Christina Ciupke / Trailers and Video Documentations
- Christina Ciupke: Interview / Portrait Christina Ciupke (2017)
- Christina Ciupke: Remixes (2022)
- Christina Ciupke: Silent Trio, Chapter #4: Unfinished Archives (2020)
- Christina Ciupke: NOW AND THEN (2018)
- Christina Ciupke: At Close Distance (2017)
- Christina Ciupke: ASSEMBLING THE OBJECT OF DISCOMFORT (2016)
- Christina Ciupke: life and death of a melody (2016)
- Christina Ciupke: NEW WORK (2015)
- Christina Ciupke: Edition#1: to dance (2015)
- Christina Ciupke: undo, redo and repeat – Ein TANZFONDS ERBE Projekt (2014)
- Christina Ciupke: wait and see (2012)
- Christina Ciupke: kannst du mich umdrehen (2011)
- Christina Ciupke: dealing with life (2009)
- Christina Ciupke: Die andere Seite (2009)