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Recording: 2019-07-11 , Open Spaces | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Maik Riebort, Eva Pfitzenmaier


Open Spaces | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Production Details / Press Releases

Music travelling through the body, and the body creating music.

You turn on the radio and there it is – the song that you know backwards and forwards, that directly brings about a whole slew of feelings, whose rhythm makes your toes start tapping immediately. How does music have that power and will the effect remain when we consciously translate it into move- ment, light and scenography? In »Song«, two musicians deconstruct a famous song, dissecting its elements and rendering them into movement in order to re- build and create a new song. »Song« is a hybrid between concert and dance performance and an unconventional exploration of the artistic potential of the two formats.

Eva Pfitzenmaier studied music/singing at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and since graduating she has specialised in singing (experimental vocal use with jazz, blues, pop and styles related to traditional music), improvisation and composition. For many years she has also been working interdisciplinary with performance, dance, text, sound installation and video.

Maik Riebort choreographs, performs, dances and teaches. In 2009 Riebort received an individual scholarship from the Berlin Senate. Collaborations have taken place with artists such as Bahar Temiz, Felix Ott, Keith Hennessy, Ismael Ivo, Prof. Ingo Reulecke, Elisa Müller/ Tom Stromberg and Tino Sehgal. Riebort has been a guest lecturer at the HZT, the Dance Intensive Programme at Tanzfabrik Berlin 2009-2013 and at the UDK Berlin.

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TFB Nr. 1336

Cast & Credits

Concept, direction, stage design: Maik Riebort
Music, performance: Eva Pfitzenmaier
Music, drums: Øyvind Hegg-Lunde
Sound technology & production assistance: Gizem Oruç
Lighting design: Thomas Bruvik
Costumes: Lea Kieffer
Documentation: Ben Speck
Production: Hjørdis Steinsvik
Co-production: BIT Teatergarasjen, Tanzfabrik Berlin
Funded by: Kulturrådet, Fond for lyd og bilde, Bergen kommune, Bergen Dansesenter
Special thanks to: Daniel Drabak & Ini Dill, Jenni & Robert, Stephan Meidell

Open Spaces
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Juan Harcha
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication, press, editorial: Felicitas Zeeden
Technical management: Martin Pilz
Festival assistance: Dominique Tegho
The performance program of the Tanzfabrik Berlin is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and apap – Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

Video Documentation

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)

Maik Riebort / Trailers and Video Documentations

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