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Recording: 2015-04-19 , NAH DRAN 50 | ada Studio (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Sophie Camille Brunner, Jonas Maria Droste

The Zelig project

NAH DRAN 50 | ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Production Details / Press Releases

Fragments: based on material originally introduced by Daniella Kaufman, Sophie Camille Brunner and Jonas Maria Droste juxtapose the events of a collaborative score in search of a new narrative. Daniella Kaufman’s score is strongly informed by Leonard Zelig, the protagonist of Woody Allen’s 1983 movie Zelig. Her practice explores a notion of authenticity and the terms very own dependency on the existence of previously established clear cut role models. Her gaze intentionally doesn’t distinguish between the embodiment of hegemonic portraits the bearded lonesome sailor and more subtle variations of embodiment as in gender, or even the identification with objects.The dancers, in memory of Allen’s human chameleon, establish themselves and their relationship in a never ending, never judging repetitive structure of appropriations.

Cast & Credits

By / with: Sophie Camille Brunner & Jonas Maria Droste

ada Studio is funded by the cultural administration of the Berlin Senate.
Management / Organization: Gabi Beier
Public relations: Silke Wiethe
Technical management & lighting design: Ansgar Tappert
Thanks to the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin and the Uferstudios-Team.

ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 21 80 05 07

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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