Production Details / Press Releases
SPEAKING VOLUMES asks how we can comprehend the geological processes that solidified shellfish, piled up the Alps or shifted tectonic plates over the course of millions of years. Short-lived air pockets, crystalline structures and viscous surfaces form a dynamic landscape of different temporalities and agencies on stage. Inseparably immersed in this entanglement the performers act from a place of listening and continuously sink deeper into the layerings. Following the invitation of the materials, the piece experiments with poetic tales of Earth time and lets the non-human have its say.
[Mineral] intimacy runs slow and deep.
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen – Stone. An Ecology of the Inhuman
MIRJAM SÖGNER works as a choreographer and performer between Berlin and Vienna. She studied dance, choreography and artistic research at MUK Vienna and ArtEZ Arnhem. Her pieces tour through Europe, Canada and Australia to theatres such as Dancehouse Melbourne, Dansens Hus Oslo, brut Wien, Circuit-Est Montreal, Frascati Amsterdam or Rote Fabrik Zürich. Her first solo work Lara was chosen to be part of the Aerowaves Performance-Network in 2016. She has created pieces for Tanztage Berlin, Goethe Institute, Dschungel Wien a.o. and frequently teaches at ArtEZ Art Academy Arnhem.
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TFB Nr. 1325
Cast & Credits
ARTISTIC DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE: Mirjam Sögner
PERFORMANCE, ARTISTIC ASSISTANCE: Ana Laura Lozza, Luan de Lima da Silva
LIGHT, STAGE: Martin Beeretz
COMPOSITION: Samuel Hertz
DRAMATURGY: Maja Zimmermann
PRODUCTION, PR: Jana Lüthje (M.i.C.A. – Movement in Contemporary Art)
CHOREOGRAFIC ASSISTANCE, VOICE: Renae Shadler
MOVEMENT COACH: Angela Schubot
COSTUMES: Mirjam Sögner, Judith Förster
A production by Mirjam Sögner in co-production with brut Wien and SOPHIENSÆLE.
Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna and the Austrian Federal Chancellery.
Kindly supported by Tanzfabrik Berlin.
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH 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):