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Recording: 2023-05-13 , ada Studio (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Libertad Esmeralda Iocco, Katherine Rojas Contreras, Pimon Lekler

The afternoon of an infinite day (duet)

A.PART Festival ... macht Radau. | ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Production Details / Press Releases

Libertad and Katherine are investigating automatism and the alienation of movement from daily life and work. What lies behind seemingly empty movements? Do these movements belong to us? What happens when we experience moments that give new meaning to everyday life?
The automatic daily patterns of routine work may lead us to believe that we have no way out other than repetition.
With the music of Pimon Lekler, Libertad and Katherine will dive into the transit of being and cease to be automatons.
Are we the same people after seeing and recognizing ourselves in a different way?

Libertad Esmeralda Iocco is an emerging Argentinian contemporary and tango dancer, choreographer and teacher. She started to study dance in 2012 and has since performed in several pieces. Some choreographies she has made: Hacia la Contemplación, Opuesto Complementario, MalVinas, Velar por, El viaje es nuestro, Der Nachmittag eines unendlichen Tages (2022). In 2021 she was awarded the Dis-Tanz-Solo scholarship to develop her participative dance project Entanglements. She danced in the pieces SeMiCirculo, MalVinas, Replica, El viaje es nuestro, Fractura by Valentina Menz (2021), Cosmica 1971 by Britt Augus (2022) and in The unknown known by Akiles (2023).

Born in Chile, Katherine Rojas Contreras has been a professional dancer and teacher for more than 10 years after studying in Chile, Argentina, Israel, Paris and now Berlin, where she lives. Graduating as Dancer and Dance teacher in Chile, in 2012, she continued her training in London including participating in several workshops with David Zambrano, Deltebre Dansa, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Gaga Intensive, among others.
Whilst in Chile she was part of different independent dance companies such as MovimientoFuga and The 7th Dance Company. She also worked with choreographers such as José Vidal. In 2019 she moved to Berlin where she works as a freelance dancer, having performed for VolArt, Grace Euna Kim, StaatsOper, and Babak Rardmehr.

Pimon Lekler is a music producer, composer, pianist and violinist with a classical music background. He has composed music for over 40 theater pieces, short films, animations and performances, several of which have won awards at international festivals.


TFB Nr. 1763

Cast & Credits

CHOREOGRAPHY & DANCE: Libertad Esmeralda Iocco, Katherine Rojas Contreras
MUSIC: Pimon Lekler

A.PART Festival 2023
Curatorial team: Julek Kreutzer, Diethild Meier
Artistic direction & management ada Studio Berlin: Gabi Beier
Technical direction & lighting design: Robert Prideaux
Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe / Spartenoffene Förderung.

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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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