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Sunrise Sunset
Recording: 2020-10-04 , HAU2 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Przemek Kamiński

Sunrise Sunset

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Production Details / Press Releases

In his first HAU co-production, the choreographer Przemek Kamiński departs from the scattered archival materials revolving around the life and work of American dancer and choreographer Fred Herko. A member of Judson Dance Theater and frequenter of Andy Warhol’s Factory, he famously ended his life by jumping out of the window during a performance in an apartment in New York.

Performed by Martin Hansen and Kamiński himself, “Sunrise Sunset” goes back to Herko’s incomplete archive and appears as an impressionistic portrait of his life, work, collaborations, and affinities. Through movement, sound, set, light and video, it draws a speculative horizon on which different materials and accounts by his friends and collaborators are brought to life, extended and reimagined. “Sunrise Sunset” revisits Herko’s queer utopian spirit of the unfinished, the too-late and the not-yet-there, all between sunrise and sunset – a stretch of radiant glow.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1474

Cast & Credits

Choreography: Przemek Kamiński
Performance: Martin Hansen, Przemek Kamiński
Dramaturgical assistance: Tom Engels
Set design: Christopher Füllemann
Sound: HAUT
Light design: Jacqueline Sobiszewski
Costume design: Sarah Effenberger / FOMME
Video: Imogen Heath
Technical direction: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
Production management: Ben Mohai
Press: AugustinPR
Voice: Melanie Jame Wolf
With poems from: Diane di Prima “Freddie Poems”, Point Reyes Eidolon Editions, 1974

Special thanks to: Alice Heyward, Maria Molko, Ania Nowak, Peter Pleyer, Diane di Prima, Sheppard Powell.

Production: Przemek Kamiński
Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Pawilon, Korporacja Teatralna
Funded by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe
Supported by: Tanzfabrik Berlin, TATWERK | Performative Forschung

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Hallesches Ufer 32
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

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)

Przemek Kamiński / Trailers and Video Documentations

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