Production Details / Press Releases
In “As long as the night twirls” five performers from North Africa and Europe grapple with traditional rituals of initiation and transition, plunging into extreme, uncontrollable physical states. Starting from their unique biographies, they create an emotional and spherical performance; a landscape of bodies, space, light and sound that points to a possible utopia in which we might get beyond binary social structures.
Josep Caballero García studied contemporary dance in Barcelona, at CNDC d’Angers (France) and finished his education at Folkwang School in Essen. Since 1994 he is working as a dancer, for Pina Bausch, Urs Dietrich, Doris Stelzer and Xavier LeRoy and others. Since 2008 he works as a freelance dancer and choreographer in Hamburg and Berlin. In 2009 he began with his research on “Le Sacre du Printemps” which he intensified in two residencies at tanzhaus nrw (summer residency) and at K3-Tanzplan Hamburg. Based on that he created a Sacre Trilogy: “Ne danse pas si tu ne veux pas”, “No [‘rait] of spring” and “SACRES”. He was invited to Tanzplattform Deutschland 2014 in Hamburg to participate in the format “Pitching” for young choreographers. In 2015 he developed the production “T/HE/Y”, a co-production of HAU Hebbel am Ufer, which was also shown at Kampnagel Hamburg and which returned to HAU in 2016. For that piece he worked, together with the performers Océan LeRoy and Black Cracker, about performativity, masculinity and assemblages. 2016 he premiered “YBRIDE”, a piece on gender, folk and intersectionality.
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TFB Nr. 1106
Cast & Credits
Concept and choreography: Josep Caballero García
Performance: Sarah Bouars, Jo Koppe, Charfeddine Taouriti, Tchivett, Hana Tefrati
Sculpture and costume: Christin Vahl
Music and composition: Alexandre Maurer
Lightning design: Marek Lamprecht
Assistance lightning: Julia B. Laperrière
Dramaturgy: Ayara Hernández Holz
Cooperation research: Martina Kessel, Mira Moschallski
Production management / PR: Barbara Greiner
Production: Josep Caballero García
Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Kampnagel Hamburg
Research Support: Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Goethe Institut Tunesien, Goethe Institut Marokko
Supported by Hamburgische Kulturstiftung.
Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)
Tempelhofer Ufer 10
Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27
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)