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Recording: 2021-11-13 , St. Elisabeth Kirche (Video © Walter Bickmann)



St. Elisabeth Kirche

Production Details / Press Releases

sinnestaumel is the second production of the long-term working cycle “Early Music & Contemporary Dance” started in 2020 and is taking place within the series “Tetra Bach – Four Positions on Bach” initiated by Folkert Uhde Konzertdesign. Three sonatas from Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1014-1019” prepare the ground and are the driving kinetic force for an unusual encounter between two proven specialists in historical performance practice: Midori Seiler on the Violin and Christian Rieger on the Harpsichord, as well as the dancers Tian Gao, Renate Graziadei and Abraham Iglesias Rodriguez.

Body, space and music are the artfully entwining “voices” of sinnestaumel. In front of the audience’s eyes and ears they merge into an exciting dance performance. Along the musical richness of Bach’s sonatas and with the music as driving force of movement, the five performers unfold into something continually nascent; not narrative, but in vital recognition, irritating and fascinating at the same time. In endless, vortex like variations, they are suggesting associative spaces, moods and characters and oscillate between hope, longing, melancholy, joie de vivre and reverie. In the atmospherically rich room of St. Elisabeth’s Church the audience is invited to experience how lyricism and drama, humor and grotesque mingle to shine a light on humanity’s poetical power through dance and music.

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TFB Nr. 1589

Cast & Credits

Concept & Artistic Direction: laborgras
Artistic Collaboration: Barbara Weigel
Choreography: laborgras in collaboration with the dancers: Abraham Iglesias Rodriguez & Tian Gao
Performance: Abraham Iglesias Rodriguez, Tian Gao, Renate Graziadei
Violin: Midori Seiler
Harpsichord: Christian Rieger
Dramaturgy: Arthur Stäldi
Costume Design: Claudia Janitschek
Technical Direction & Lighting Design: Emma Juliard
Production: Inge Zysk & Raquel Moreira
Press and Public Relation: k3 berlin – Kontor für Kultur und Kommunikation
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach – Six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1014-1019, from this the sonatas BWV 1014, 1017 & 1019

A laborgras production in cooperation with the Kultur Büro Elisabeth.
laborgras is funded by the State of Berlin, Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Made at Studio laborgras.

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)

laborgras / Trailers and Video Documentations

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