Production Details / Press Releases
The Interwoven We Sings Silently, while we – choreographically – go in-to concepts of polyphony in all their complexity and forms. In silence, by abstaining any external music, we turn towards an inner music and give space to a musicality in and of movement. On different pathways, we explore the notion of interdependency – a relational being together and yet on our own – that is fundamental for polyphony to emerge. By making use of the visual potential of choreography, we look out for a new way of experiencing polyphony that blurs the line between hearing and seeing.
The piece The Interwoven We Sings Silently builds upon first choreographic insights that Philipp gained in his research project Mehrstimmigkeiten, which he realized in collaboration with Julia Rodríguez and Annegret Schalke in 2015. This research focussed on developing ideas and mode of how polyphonic concepts could be visualized spatially, and further more on how the interdependencies between the various players in a piece of polyphony could become evident within an interplay of movement phrases. For The Interwoven We Sings Silently, those research findings were revisited and further developped towards the creation of a polyphonic, musical choreography.
PHILIPP ENDERS is a choreographer, dancer and performer, living and working in Berlin. He studied Music in Groningen, Literature in Berlin and Dance, Context, Choreography at the HZT Berlin. As a dancer he worked with Paul Hendrikse, David Weber-Krebs and Martin Nachbar amongst others.
JULIA RODRIGUEZ works within the fields of choreography and performing arts. She studied at the HZT Berlin and graduated in 2014. In addition to developping her own practice, she has worked and collaborated with Ania Nowak, Isabelle Schad, Christian Falsnaes and others.
ANNEGRET SCHALKE is a dancer, choreographer and lighting designer, living and working in Berlin. She obtained a master degree in mathematics and graduated in Dance, Context, Choreography from HZT Berlin. As a dancer she worked with Kat Válastur, Julian Weber, Rose Beermann, Lisa Densem and others.
Cast & Credits
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY: Philipp Enders
CREATION, DANCE: Philipp Enders, Julia Rodríguez, Annegret Schalke
DRAMATURGIC GUIDE: Thomas Schaupp
With the kind support of the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT).
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2017
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mülter
FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT: Franziska Schrage
PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE: Johanna Withelm
DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: Thomas Schaupp, Maja Zimmermann
The 26th Tanztage Berlin are a production of SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the support of Goethe-Institut, Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V. and mapping dance berlin.
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):