Production Details / Press Releases
“58 Indices on the Body” by the French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy is a list of sometimes contradictory, short remarks on the human body. His text is the source of inspiration for this choreography.
„Why indices rather than characters, signs, distinctive markings? Because the body escapes, is never sure, lets its presence be suspected but not identified. […]
We only have references, traces, imprints, footprints.“ „A body is a difference. Since it is a difference from every other body […] it’s never done with differing. It also differs from itself.“
Zufit Simon’s production “STRANGE FOREIGN BODIES” was performed for a filmed version at Uferstudios Berlin.
TFB Nr. 1500
Cast & Credits
Concept, artistic director: Zufit Simon
Dance, choreography: Zufit Simon, Lois Alexander, Clarissa Rêgo
Music: Fredrik Olofsson
Lighting Design: Jochen Haker, Dietrich Oberländer
Costume: Valentina Primavera
Outside Eye: Inka Paul
Management: Dietrich Oberländer
Film: Walter Bickmann/Tanzforum Berlin
The production is supported by the Bureau for Cultural Affairs of the State Capital City of Munich and the state of Lower Saxony, Ministery for Science and Culture.
The Showing at the Uferstudios Berlin is supported by the Cultural Department of the Berliner Senat.
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):