Production Details / Press Releases
We have always tried to improve our bodies and balance out the shortfalls through technologies: pacemakers and hearing aids, chips and smartphones – you can no longer call this just science fiction. Ultimately within the body of a cyborg the borders between body and technology become blurred: biological and technological materials intermingle. Even dance attempts experiments with body techniques and allows the border between the natural and technological to melt away. This Thing I Am is the search for what we might will have been.
Cast & Credits
Artistic director: Martin Nachbar
Dance & Choreography: Lisa Densem, Sunniva Vikør Egenes, Benjamin Pohlig
Costumes: Marion Montel
Light: Bruno Pocheron
Stage: Marion Montel, Martin Neighbor, Jeroen Peeters
Production management: Susanne Beyer
Music: The Necks, Francisco Lopez, Johann Baptist Strauss, Hildegard Westerkamp, Gustav Holst
A production by Martin Nachbar in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs. In cooperation with Milchhof, Uferstudios Berlin and Höllen-Sprudel.
The video documentation is produced 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):