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There is something stubborn and awkward about felt, that carries and facilities this dance. about it being the oldest textile in the world. and about the felt’s time being always now, like a teenage punk – it has no future and no past neither. The woven fabric on the other hand knows time how we know it, it knows about the past, the present and the future. it knows about saving plans and photo books. unlike the felt it knows about anticipation, reminiscence and regret. In THE FRATERNITY three women come together in an idle search of suspending time in which dance becomes a smokescreen for an experience that is more like the felt and less like the woven fabric. They offer a texture that one can rest upon a little, that comes with no expectations except for the time that is spent together.
Emmilou Rößling is a choreographer based in Berlin. Her work evolves around questions concerning representation and perception, searching for a performance mode beyond the spectacular, striving towards different forms of camouflage. Recent pieces include THE FRATERNITY (2020) FLUFF (2019) Water Cooler Chat (WT) (2018) and CASCADE (2017), presented in different venues such as Uferstudios Berlin, Judson Church NY, Arsenic Lausanne, Mousonturm FFM, Sophiensaele Berlin, Beursshouwburg Brüssel, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Palais de la Porte Dorée Paris. Emmilou works in different constellations with Antonia Baehr, Valérie Castan, Lilach Livne, Rūta Junevičiūtė, Goshka Macuga, Mette Edvardsen, Tom Engels, Xavier Le Roy and others. Born in Berlin, she studied dance and performance in London and Choreography in Gießen and Amsterdam.
Rachell Bo Clark is a dancer from Melbourne Australia, living in Berlin. Rachell studied dance at the Victorian College of the Arts before moving to Europe in 2014, where she has established herself as a performer, artist and teacher. Inspired by the connective possibilities of dance, and the friendships, intimacy and community it builds, Rachell continues to collaborate and perform with choreographers Sebastian Matthias, Ursina Tossi, Emmilou Rößling, Colette Sadler and Visual Artist Rachel Monosov, among others. In 2017 Rachell was part of the DanceWEB scholarship program, proudly supported by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation.
Tarren Johnson is an artist and choreographer based in Berlin. She holds a degree from the California Institute of the Arts in Dance and Choreography. Tarren’s performance practice is concerned with place making as an artistic activity and uses systems and poetry to compose layered temporal pieces, often transposing contexts, opening space for performance to exist in the indeterminate, suspended between media. In 2021 Tarren, along with her collaborator Joel Cocks, will participate in La Becque’s Principal Residency Program.
Maika Knoblich is a performance maker and light designer. Since 2009 she forms the performance duo Quast & Knoblich with Hendrik Quast. They follow the common interest of the theatricalization of the banal, grotesque and incidental. Depending on the theme, participants and expertise, they develop performative formats out of it, which create grotesque and comical worlds out of a strongly visually guided working method. She has been working as a light designer and dramaturge since 2010, among others with the choreographers Philippe Blanchard, Jeremy Wade, Olympia Bukkakis, Barbara Schmidt-Rohr, Billinger & Schulz, Karol Tyminski and performance collective Skart. She studied at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Giessen and at DasArts (now DAS) in Amsterdam.
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Cast & Credits
Choreography: Emmilou Rößling
Performance: Emmilou Rößling, Rachell Bo Clark, Tarren Johnson
Light: Maika Knoblich
Audio description: Simone Detig
Supported by: Kulturamt Frankfurt, Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa
Residency support: workspacebrussels, DAS Choreography
Many thanks to Jess Curtis and Gravity for providing the audio description equipment.
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Artistic director: Ludger Orlok, Jacopo Lanteri
Production management: Juan Harcha
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication, press, editorial: Felicitas Zeeden
Technical management: Martin Pilz
The performance program of the Tanzfabrik Berlin is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and apap – Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
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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):