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Recording: 2014-08-29 , Tanz im August 2014 | Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

The Loose Collective

The Old Testament According to The Loose Collective

Tanz im August 2014 | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

In their third work “The Old Testament According to The Loose Collective”, the Austria-based international group of dancers, choreographers and musicians dedicate themselves to the texts of the Old Testament. Using contemporary performance methods – from cut-up techniques and chorus scenes to beat-boxing and diaspora post punk – they propose a physical and musical montage of elements of this enormous body of text, which still today is an expression of creativity and utopia, of human ambition and frustration.

The Loose Collective is an Austria-based group of international contemporary dancers, musicians and choreographers. It was founded by Alex Deutinger, Alexander Gottfarb, Marta Navaridas and Anna Maria Nowak out of the desire to create dance and musical performances in a non-hierarchical structure. Other current members of the collective are Guenther Berger, Michael Dolan, Radek Hewelt, Hanna Hollmann, Thomas Kasebacher, Stephan Sperlich. The Loose Collective works have been invited, among others, to Tanzquartier Vienna, Feedback Festival [1st+2nd edition], Winter Theatre Sochi, Kino Siska Ljubljana, Made in Dublin Festival, Project Arts Center Dublin , Impulstanz Vienna International Dance Festival, Danceweek Festival Zagreb, Opera Estate Festival Bassano del Grappa, Tanzwerkstatt Europa, Dampfzentrale Bern, The Place London, bestOFFStyria Festival Graz, Mercat dels Flors Barcelona, Dansenshus Stockholm.

Cast & Credits

Concept, performance: Alex Deutinger, Alexander Gottfarb, Thomas Kasebacher, Marta Navaridas, Anna Maria Nowak
Music, composition: Guenther Berger and Stephan Sperlich – 78plus
Costumes: Hanna Hollmann
Light design: Peter Thalhamer
Sound: Stefan Ehgartner
A coproduction of: Tanzquartier Wien, Kunstverein Archipelago Vienna and performance initiative 22 Graz
In cooperation with: D.ID / Dance Identity Burgenland, the cultural program of the EU, module dance, DanceIreland Dublin, Dansenshus Stockholm, Dansescenen Copenhagen and Co-Festival, Kino Šiška Ljubljana
With the support of: MA 7 – Cultural Department of the City of Vienna, City of Graz Culture, Culture Country Styria and bmu: kk
Thanks to: Jacob Banigan, Frans Poelstra, Marlene Wolfsberger

Tanz im August 2014
Künstlerische Leitung: Virve Sutinen
Produktionsleitung: Sven Neumann, Andrea Niederbuchner
Mit Unterstützung des Regierenden Bürgermeisters von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten.
Gefördert aus den Mitteln des Hauptstadtkulturfonds und der Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie.


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10178 Berlin

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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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