Production Details / Press Releases
«Take me somewhere nice» is a two-year project about traveling. Christina Ciupke and Darko Dragičević are interested in the insatiable longing for travel and how this desire has led to the phenomenon of mass tourism and other manifestations of travel.
What draws us to faraway places? What do we hope to find there? Are we searching, or is it an escape, a utopian longing? Is traveling existential? Is it an expansion of consciousness?
The possibility of moving spatially is directly linked to the feeling of freedom. This feeling is embodied in tourism as a contemporary habit. Escaping from everyday life and work is at the heart of it.
During their travels, Christina and Darko collected various memorabilia that they will share with the audience in the form of performative compositions.
Since 2018, Darko Dragičević and Christina Ciupke have collaborated on the projects “Failure as Practice” and “Lie and Theft as Practice”. These collaborations have led to their first joint Project “Silent Trio” in 2020-21. At the moment they are engaged in the project «Take me somewhere nice», conceived as a two-year overall framework that addresses travel in six successive Almanacs.
Christina Ciupke is a choreographer and performer based in Berlin. She develops her projects in cross-media collaborations. Within these projects, specific spaces and situations are created where proximity and distance, intimacy, sense of time and the being together of spectator and performer are constantly being re-negotiated. She has worked intensively with the choreographers Nik Haffner, Mart Kangro, Jasna L. Vinovrški and Ayşe Orhon, the composer Boris Hauf and the dramaturg Igor Dobričić. Since 2020, she has been developing the project «Silent Trio» with visual and performance artist Darko Dragičević.
Darko Dragičević was born in Belgrade and lives in Berlin. He has shown his work internationally since 2003. In terms of an expanded practice of performance, choreography and film, he is involved in interdisciplinary projects and cross-media collaborations. His most recent works include performance projects «Silent Trio» with Christina Ciupke, «Exhaustion and Exhuberance», and «Lie & Theft as Practice» published as a book by Goethe-Institut Serbia. Darko Dragičević teaches at institutions such as DOCH/Stockholm University of the Arts, ZZT/HfmT Köln, Folkwang Universität Essen, Y-Institut/Hochschule der Künste Bern and Tanzquartier Wien.
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Cast & Credits
Concept, Performance: Christina Ciupke, Darko Dragičević
Sound Design: Vera Pulido
Light Design: Martin Beeretz
Costume Design: Karin Rosemann
Website Programming : Daniel Massey
Graphic Design: Dragana Krtinić
Text Proof Reading: Austin Fisher
Production Management: Sasha Schlegel
Production Assistance: Clara Dünnebeil.
A production by A lot of body GbR in co-production with Tanzfabrik Berlin.
Funded by the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
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):
Christina Ciupke / Trailers and Video Documentations
- Christina Ciupke: Interview / Portrait Christina Ciupke (2017)
- Christina Ciupke: Remixes (2022)
- Christina Ciupke: Silent Trio, Epilogue (2021)
- Christina Ciupke: Silent Trio, Chapter #4: Unfinished Archives (2020)
- Christina Ciupke: NOW AND THEN (2018)
- Christina Ciupke: At Close Distance (2017)
- Christina Ciupke: ASSEMBLING THE OBJECT OF DISCOMFORT (2016)
- Christina Ciupke: life and death of a melody (2016)
- Christina Ciupke: NEW WORK (2015)
- Christina Ciupke: Edition#1: to dance (2015)
- Christina Ciupke: undo, redo and repeat – Ein TANZFONDS ERBE Projekt (2014)
- Christina Ciupke: wait and see (2012)
- Christina Ciupke: kannst du mich umdrehen (2011)
- Christina Ciupke: dealing with life (2009)
- Christina Ciupke: Die andere Seite (2009)