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Recording: 2024-02-29 , DOCK 11 (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Lena Klink

solar bear


Production Details / Press Releases

Under the weight of old worlds, solar bear wakes up in speculative futures. Instinctively he starts to move. He learns to play with the weight. Learns to transform, to form, to grow. In the process, new worlds keep piling up, evolving and swallowing themselves whole. solar bear stands for a transformed figure in the future that constantly adapts to changes in the environment and tries to recycle given elements of the world.

In Solarpunk’s vision of the future, the energy needed is generated using only renewable resources and successfully limiting environmentally harmful emissions. The aesthetics of the alternative art movement are characterized by the fusion of futuristic elements and Art Nouveau,. Seaking harmonise with nature. How such a world can be socially realized for all the people of the world is shown by the rapsing of visions against current realities. In cyberpunk visions of the future, post-apocalyptic conditions are often described in which survival would only be ensured by augmenting the human body with technology. Tuning one’s own body into a cyborg through masks, technological sensors, visual aids or social adaptation can allow people to grow beyond their own limits of possibilities.
solar bear, being affected by those visions, tries to rewrite and plays with the idea of creating an aesthetic example in which organic and inorganic life can be powered by the sun and tries to balance utopian and dystopian sequences surrounded by melting icebergs.

Lena Klink is dancing, researching, choreographing and assisting. Through contradictions. By shifting and transforming focus points in the body, movements provoke their existence beyond normed shapes. I the past 4 years Lena worked with, amongst others, Kat Válastur, Adrienn Hòd, Ceren Oran, Robert Wilson and more. Her movement research body parts shifting got funded by Dis-Tanzen, NEUSTART KULTUR, Dachverband Tanz Deutschland and by the Commissions of the Federal Government. She produces, creates and performs for Blank Check Festival 1-3 amongst the other members of the nein9 dance community, with the friendly support of DOCK ART. Lena graduated from SEAD, Salzburg (2020) and Artesis, Antwerp (2021).


TFB Nr. 1857

Cast & Credits

Performance, Choreography: Lena Klink (she/her)
Performance Sound: ASA 808 (he/they)
Light Design: Vito Walter (he/him)

Thanks to the nein9 community, who carried the solo and provided dramaturgical support.
The premiere of this work took place as part of the second edition of the Blank Check Festival on 21 September 2023 at DOCK 11 / DOCK ART; produced, curated and performed by nein9 and with the kind support of DOCK ART.


Kastanienallee 79
10435 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)

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