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Recording: 2014-01-08 , Tanztage Berlin 2014 | Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Calvin Klein


Tanztage Berlin 2014 | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

The rapture will be televised V is the fifth installment in a five-part series using hyper-reality to explore our current cultural obsession with the impending global apocalypse. The fifth installment continues to explore this fascination, this time using American R&B cornerstones such as vamping, melisma, live performance and melodrama as thematic tools to guide the framework. It got real emotional up in here too. The text that you are about to not-hear was pieced together from American R&B lyrics, using songs that were #1 on the charts between 1991-2000. The full text from these and other songs that inspired the work can be found in the foyer.

Calvin Klein is an artist trio that comes out of Berlin’s Flutgraben, a group of artists known for innovative work that has already spawned names such as An Kaler and Clément Layes. The rapture will be televised V was originally conceived for a gallery context. We present this work in the theatre to expand perceptions of choreography as stage art.

Cast & Credits

CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMACE: Alexander Goggin, Michael Burditt Norton, Jessica Lauren Elisabeth Taylor
MUSIC: Michael Burditt Norton
DESIGN PROJECTION: Jessica Lauren Elisabeth Taylor
DESIGN STAGE: Alexander Coggin
DESIGN FURNITURE: Bronsanderberg Størseth
COSTUMES: Aurora Sander
Thanks to Catherine Duquette, Marcelle Meulman, Arielle Bier, Melanie Jame Wolf, Whitney Houston and Jenny Lewis (and the Watson Twins).

Artistic director: Arianne Hoffmann & Peter Pleyer
Production management: Franziska Schrage
Production office: Cilgia Gadola
Technical Management: Walter Freitag, Fabian Lehmann, Eugen Böhmer
The 23. Tanztage Berlin are a  Production of Tanztage Berlin GbR and SOPHIENSÆLE GmbH, in cooperation with Tanzfabrik Berlin, the Polish Institute Berlin, Art Stations Foundation by Grazyna Kulczyk.
Funded by Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei Cultural Affairs.
Supported by Allianz Kulturstiftung, Arts Council Korea, Balletcentrum am Kurfürstendamm, Mapping Dance and TanzScout Berlin.



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10178 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 283 52 66

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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