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Recording: 2017-02-25 , Open Spaces#1-2017 | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Dewey Dell


Open Spaces#1-2017 | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Production Details / Press Releases

A response to Chauvet Pont-d’-Arc cave in Ardèche, France. When we enter a cave and we look at prehistoric paintings, a wide and deep connection ignites. We truly feel that the past is looking at us in the same way in which we are staring into it. Our ancestors’ art, hidden in the mountain’s heart, seems to call for an answer from across a deep temporal abyss. This show is an attempt of a dialogue, an impossible response to the infinite wealth of what the first homo sapiens sapiens left inside Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave, home to rock paintings 36,000 years old.

Dewey Dell was formed in 2007 by four young people: Teodora, Demetrio, Agata Castellucci and Eugenio Resta. The four founders of the company have grown up artistically, sharing the important formative experience of the Stoa, the School for the rhythmic movement based in Cesena, Italy. Teodora, Agata, Eugenio and Demetrio have strong skills in different areas. This took each of them to give priority to a specific aspect of the work, without giving up a collective modelling of materials. Teodora is therefore author of choreographies, Demetrio composes the music, Eugenio designs the lights and takes care of the technical aspects of production, while Agata assists in choreographic creation and looks after organizational aspects. From 2007 Dewey Dell is part of the project Fies Factory/Centrale Fies and from 2013 of apap, advancing performing arts project. The name Dewey Dell is a tribute to Faulkner and to the young girl of As I lay dying, under whose look the company prepares itself to wander towards the abyss.

Cast & Credits

Concept: Dewey Dell (Agata, Demetrio, Teodora Castellucci, Eugenio Resta)
With: Agata und Teodora Castellucci, Ivan Björn Ekemark, Enrico Ticconi
Choreography: Teodora Castellucci
Music: Demetrio Castellucci (Electroacoustics, granular synthesis, field recordings), Massimo Pupillo (Bass, Effekte)
Set, Lightdesign: Eugenio Resta
Costume: Guoda Jaruseviciute
Singing: Attila Csihar
Support: Dominique Baffier (Prähistorian, archäologist)
Production: Dewey Dell
Coproduction: Societas, PACT Zollverein, BIT Teatergarasjen, Brut Wien, Tanzfabrik Berlin
Collaboration: Buda Kunstencentrum, Dialogues – Performing Arts Residencies at Villa Manin, Ateliersi.

Open Spaces #1-2017
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Cilgia Gadola
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication: Ann-Christin Schwalm
PR: Nora Gores
Technical management: Martin Pilz
The Tanzfabrik Berlin is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

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)

Dewey Dell / Trailers and Video Documentations

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