Production Details / Press Releases
In which situations do we feel powerful? When we work hard, succeed, and feel in control of our physical, mental, and emotional state? Or when we allow ourselves to express vulnerability and admit weakness? In their choreography, the dancers Jessica Ikonen and Nastasja Berezin explore how the journey to feeling powerful can travel through the bodies and personalities of two different people. They investigate where their perceptions meet and where they separate, and ultimately, how they can support each other on that journey.
Jessica Ikonen is a 22-year-old dancer from Finland. She started her dance training as a child with classical ballet, and through her teenage years, she incorporated contemporary and modern dance into her training while attending various competitions around Finland. Her passion for dance brought her to Berlin to complete a professional dance education at Berlin Dance Institute, from which she graduated in September 2022.
Nastasja Berezin is a 21-year-old dancer from Potsdam, Germany. Her movement background lies in rhythmic gymnastics, but four years ago she discovered contemporary dance. It has completely taken over her life to the point where now she finds herself finishing a 3-year degree at the Berlin Dance Institute. Beyond dance, Nastasja enjoys acting and is a member of Ogalala Kreuzberg.
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Cast & Credits
CHOREOGRAPHY & DANCE: Jessica Ikonen, Nastasja Berezin
Rehearsal space provided by Berlin Dance Institute
A.PART Festival 2023
Curatorial team: Julek Kreutzer, Diethild Meier
Artistic direction & management ada Studio Berlin: Gabi Beier
Technical direction & lighting design: Robert Prideaux
Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe / Spartenoffene Förderung.
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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):