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Recording: 2024-04-05 , Radialsystem (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Tatiana Mejía


Radialsystem ♥ Tanzfabrik | Radialsystem

Production Details / Press Releases

Swinging, oscillating, swaying – we follow the emergence of movements. Bear witness to manifestations of change. Between the heroine as protagonist and the loser as antagonist.

In her solo dance performance “SWAY”, the choreographer and performer Tatiana Mejía examines socially established, normative associations and sets out to revive the intrinsic value of failure. Taking historical systems of oppression as a starting point, the performance deals with the Superwoman Syndrome and confronts the mainstream archetype of the strong Black woman. In a dynamic interplay of dance, live video projection and sound, Mejía explores different levels of self-perception and prejudice. At the intersection of Western “contemporary” and Afro-diasporic movement language and music, “SWAY” explores the fragile balance between strength, failure, and uncompromising self-assertion.

The performance is presented as part of the collaboration :LOVE: between Tanzfabrik and Radialsystem. The initiative “Radialsystem ♥ Tanzfabrik” fosters cooperation between the two institutions specifically to improve the conditions of presentation by dancemakers.

Tatiana Mejía ist eine dominikanische Choreografin und Performerin, die seit 2011 in Berlin lebt. Ihre Tanzausbildung begann an der National Dance School in der Dominikanischen Republik. Sie war Gründungsmitglied der Contemporary Dance Company und der unabhängigen Gruppe Desdoblados, in der sie performte und choreografierte. In Deutschland wurden ihre Arbeiten bei Tanz im August (HAU), Tanznacht Berlin (Tanzfabrik), Tanztage (Sophiensaele), Plataforma (Dock 11) und K3 Zentrum für Choreographie Hamburg gezeigt. 2021 feierte ihr Tanzfilm „Kiskeya“ Premiere. Sie arbeitete u.a. mit Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Jasmin Ihrac, Magda Korsinsky, Olivia Hyunsin Kim und Kareth Schaffer zusammen.

Radialsystem ♥ Tanzfabrik
Tanzfabrik ♥ Radialsystem

Tanzfabrik Berlin and Radialsystem have presented two artists to a broad audience on the stages of Radialsystem every spring since 2019. The collaboration aims to improve the labor and presentation conditions of dance professionals in Berlin beyond their individual institutional contexts. In addition to the visibility of this joint platform, an important moment of nexus between local and international artists and scenes is achieved. Both institutions provide equal support to the artists in the forms of co-production resources, rehearsal spaces and public relations work.


TFB Nr. 1873

Cast & Credits

Artistic direction and performance: Tatiana Mejía
Dramaturgy: Elisabeth Leopold
Outside Eye and set design: Cécile Bally
Music: Ale Hop
Video mapping: Kalma
Video animation: Boris Seewald
Light design: Leo G. Alonso
Costume: Anna Mirkin
Audio description: Swantje Henke
Production: Jon Kiriac
Production assistance and community outreach: Céline Rodrigues Monteiro
Outside Ear: Gerald Pirner

A production by Tatiana Mejía in co-production with Radialsystem and Tanzfabrik Berlin.
Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion.
With the kind support of the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.


Holzmarkstraße 33
10243 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 288 788 588

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)

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