Production Details / Press Releases
In Karol Tyminski’s latest work This is a musical the production of a visceral discordant and queer electronic fantasy, will be built with a laboring body. Tyminski’s body is the instrument for the sample, the electronic music he wields comes into being through a brutal choreography. The “musical” is an archive of the bodies desire, a composition in time and space, where a history of actions continue to sing with deep resonance moving towards further hypnosis. The performer oscillates between tenderness and brutalism creating a beat scape that evolves towards a massive trance, entering a space of possibility of madness and pleasure. This borderline body on stage is in rapture, he is the keeper of a threshold, he wants to guide the audience in the direction of the ecstatic.
KAROL TYMINSKI is a Polish choreographer/performer, co-founder of Center in Motion Workspace, graduate of P.A.R.T.S. In his career he created works such as This is a musical, Liminal (perf. by Icelandic Dance Company), Pussy, Beep, Doll House. He had an honor to receive support from (among all) APAP, ImpulsTanz, Body/Mind Foundation, Open Latitudes, Movement Research, The Ministry of Culture of Poland.
Cast & Credits
CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE: Karol Tyminski
VIDEO: Michal Andrysiak
LIGHTS: Jan Cybis
VOICE: Malgorzata Neumann
Special thanks to Jeremy Wade.
In co-production with Instytut Sztuk Performatywnych, Open Latitudes and apap – Performing Europe 2011-16, both with the support of the Culture Program of the European Union. With the kind support of Tanzfabrik Berlin and Center in Motion Choreographers Workspace.
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mülter
FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT: Franziska Schrage
COLLABORATION: Cilgia Gadola
MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE: Raisa Kröger
ARTIST SUPPORT: Ece Tufan
The 25th Tanztage Berlin are a production by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei Cultural Affairs.
Supported by Museo Universitario del Chopo, Goethe-Institut, Institut français, French Ministry of Culture and Communication / DGCA and mapping dance berlin.
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH 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):