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Recording: 2023-12-01 , Tanzfabrik Berlin (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Ixchel Mendoza Hernández

The Multiplicity of the Other

Fold – Ghosts & Demons | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Production Details / Press Releases

In «The Multiplicity of the Other», the Mexican choreographer Ixchel Mendoza Hernández explores a body in constant flux, embodying the alterity within, reflecting upon the construction of the other and self.

Inside a sci-fi sensuous installation space mixing sculptures, light, sound and AR objects, the body shifts between ambiguity and clarity: A body searching for transformation, seeking to escape and blur definitions to challenge the status quo.

By provoking a contemplative space, the observer’s senses get activated. What are the identity positions that emerge? What if the other and self could blend into one(s)? Inside a self(mirrored) observation, the distinction of the other-self becomes inspected, questioned, and multiplied.

Ixchel Mendoza Hernández (she/her) is a Mexican freelance choreographer, performer and dancer based in Berlin. She completed her choreography and dance studies at Artez Arnheim in 2007. From 2013 till 2015 she had been engaged at the MA SoDA, HZT in Berlin. Her research is based on a phenomena she calls «Visual Ghost», an consciousness of perception that continuously transforms or evolves: Living in a world, in which the materialized and visible is intertwined with the immaterial and the invisible, «Visual Ghost» explores how the invisible and immaterial can come into presence by experiencing them. Through the means of choreography she explores an awareness or consciousness that materialises in the space, interested in how these invisible phenomena come into the “present” and through what events, social arrangements or circumstances takes place.


TFB Nr. 1837

Cast & Credits

Concept, Choreography, Text & Performance: Ixchel Mendoza Hernández
Composition, Sound Installation: Hyewon Suk
Light, Light Installation: Annegret Schalke
Sculptures, Set & Visual Design: Dora Đurkesac
Creative Technologies: Warja Rybakova
AR Installation: Dora Đurkesac & Warja Rybakova
Costume: Malena Mondéer
Outside eye: Christina Themeli, Elpida Orfanidou and Anna Weißenfels

«The Multiplicity of the Other» is a production by Ixchel Mendoza Hernández in co-production with Tanzfabrik Berlin.
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste #Take Care with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR (2021).
Residency partner: Tanzhaus Zürich and Tanzfabrik Berlin (2021)
Further research was made under the project «Through our gaze» supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste, and «Under your Gaze» supported by Distanz-Solo with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR (2023)
Residency partner: Radialsystem and Tanzfabrik Berlin (2023).

Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

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)

Ixchel Mendoza Hernández / Trailers and Video Documentations

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