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Recording: 2015-10-16 , DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Clébio Oliveira



Production Details / Press Releases

With our intellect we try to understand everything: the world around us, the other people and above all ourselves. However, can this succeed? In each of us there is a place whose core is hard for us to reach. Here slumbers a huge number of emotions: Joy, fear, love, aversion. Even if the intellect does not want it, the body might display them – the deep sea of the subconscious.
It not frequently happens that the body expresses something different from what the mind means to send. Often physical constitution and psyche can conflict with each other. Is the mind a part of the body or the bodie part of the mind? And how will their interaction work if they contradict? Who will be the leader? The body or the mind?

With „Tiefsee“ Clébio Oliveira examines together with his dancers and in the face of these questions the physical and mental experience of emotional dependence.
The dancers enter a dark, cold, toneless space. It is inhabited by unknown, frightening beings. Be invited to make together with the team a dive and pay a visit to the local monsters. What will happen if bodies and mind experience emotional dependence? What are the signs of the body? What happens on the way from the brain to the muscles? We shout into the silence and hope for response. We gasp for breath. We freeze.

Cast & Credits

Choreography: Clébio Oliveira
Creation and Dancers: Valentina Migliorati, Michela Rossi, Marie Theres Zechiel, Sergio Verano
Music: Matresanch
Set Designer: Caroline Forisch
Costume Designer: Clébio Oliveira
Light Designer: Martin Alter
Produktion / PR: Tine Elbel, Katja Kettner
Supported by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Senate Administration for Cultural Affairs and the Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin.


Kastanienallee 79
10435 Berlin



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)

Clébio Oliveira / Trailers and Video Documentations

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