Production Details / Press Releases
Europe is shutting up its borders, and in the surrounding areas, a new kind of choreography is emerging. Far from putting an end to migrational movements, the border closures are generating new movements. “TALOS”, a new solo work by Israeli choreographer Arkadi Zaides, investigates the future of borders. Its starting point is “TALOS”, an EU-funded technological project, a mobile robot system intended to detect and prevent illegal border crossings. With the help of interviews, film material and documents, Zaides and his interdisciplinary research team reflect on the consequences and the ethical issues around the “TALOS” initiative.
Arkadi Zaides is a choreographer who works in Israel and Europe. Zaides completed the Amsterdam Master of Choreography at the Academy of Theatre and Dance and has worked as a dancer for several Israeli companies, including Batsheva Dance Company and Yasmeen Godder Dance Group. Since 2004 he has been creating projects of his own, through which he addresses social and political concerns. Arkadi Zaides’ artistic practice aims to elicit critical debates by focusing on the body as a medium through which social and political issues are experienced with particular intensity.
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TFB Nr. 1095
Cast & Credits
Team: Claire Buisson, Nienke Scholts, Jonas Rutgeerts, Youness Anzane, Effi & Amir, Gabriel Braga, Amit Epstein, Culture Crew, Thalie Lurault, Etienne Exbrayat, Dyane Neiman, Simge Gücük & Arkadi Zaides
International distribution: Key Performance – Julia Asperska & Koen Vanhove
Coproduction: Les Subsistances, CDC Toulouse, NEXT Festival, Lille- Kortrijk-Tournai, La Maison de la Danse, Lyon, CCNN – Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes, TanzQuartier Wien, Teaterhuset Avant Garden Trondheim, K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg as part of the project Together Apart, funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.
In Residency at: O Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-o-Novo, STUK, Leuven, Wiesbaden Biennale, Wiesbaden, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Supported by: DICRéAM – Transfabrik Fund – the Franco-German Fund for performing arts
With support by Institut Français and the French Ministry for Culture and Communication / DGCA.
Institut des Croisements – Arkadi Zaides is supported by French Ministry of Culture and Communication – DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.
Tanz im August 2017
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)
Tempelhofer Ufer 10
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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):