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Recording: 2023-03-08 , Sophiensæle (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Jule Flierl

Time out of Joint


Production Details / Press Releases

When time is disjointed, reality seems strangely new and what counted as real before appears as grotesque. The performers Sonya Levin, R. Parvathi, Maria Walser and Mariagiulia Serantoni invoke and exorcise the spoken and unspoken performance heritage that influential female* political speakers have left them. Dancing bodies explore rhetorical strategies as questions of rhythmic (re)arrangement and make voice audible as the battlefield of political representation.

With hoofed foot dances, the performers delve into the absurdity of Western political history, gathering word ammunition for ongoing battles and exercising a destabilizing tone. With its rhythmic dances and noisy-musical speeches, Time out of Joint mobilizes Rosa Luxemburg‘s „tactics of tactlessness“ as a choreographic principle.

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JULE FLIERL is an artist from Berlin, Germany who works with choreography and the voice. Using choreography and somatic singing methods, her scores unsettle the relationship between seeing and hearing: what you see is not always what you hear, and what you hear is not always what you see. She revives and continues the legacy of Valeska Gert, avant-garde dancer from 1920‘s Berlin, who first conceptualized the genre Tontanz: to dance with one‘s voice.

SONYA LEVIN is a performer and choreographer. She graduated from SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance with a choreography major and worked as a performer with: Constanza Macras „DORKYPARK“, Tino Sehgal, Jérôme Bel, Amanda Piña, Marcela Giesche a.m.o. She was a curator, teacher and lector of the «COTA» – an educational research program in the field of contemporary choreography in Moscow. Her choreographic works have been shown internationally and she collaborated with various state theaters in Moscow as choreographer.

MARIAGIULIA SERANTONI is an Italian choreographer and performer based in Berlin. She holds a master in choreography and research at ICI-Centre chorégraphique National de Montpellier. After working with the Berlin dance company Laborgras, her works are shown in different Italian festivals such as MilanOltre and Romaeuropa Festival. Her piece eutropia is nominated for the award “equilibrio”. The project underground memoirs won the first edition of the Vivo d’arte prize, promoted by the Italian ministry of foreign affairs and Fondazione Romaeuropa.

MARIA WALSER studied at the Heinz Bosl Stiftung München and the Palucca Schule Dresden, she danced at Tanztheater Nürnberg, at Tanztheater Oldenburg; and as a freelancer with Sergiu Matis, Costa Companie, MS Schrittmacher, Das Helmi, Heinrich Horwitz a.o. Her first choreography What a thought is not was shown at Tanztage Berlin, the Dock11 Berlin and Ballhaus Ost. Since than her work navigates between virtuosic dancing and loud thinking. Five years ago she became a mother.

EDKA JARZĄB is a sound artist, practicing deep listening as a starting point for sound activism. She is interested in voice as a bridge between the public and private sphere; listening, singing, and improvisation as a practice of social resistance. Edka uses extended voice techniques, radio waves, field recording and electronics creating an audiosphere for her personal and collaborative performance works. She co-creates the Warsaw-based community Radio Kapitał and is the author of poetic radio plays and interventions. From 2020 to 2021 she was a resident of the experimental studio WORM in Rotterdam; permanent collaborator of the interdisciplinary platform Q-O2 based in Brussels. Edka lives in Sokołowsko – a village in the mountains, south of Poland.

R. PARVATHI is a dancer, researcher and writer who has early morning affairs with poetry. She has a foundation in classical Indian dance forms Bharatanatyam and Odissi and is a certified Dance Movement Therapy Facilitator. In her artistic practice, she engages with the body as a repository of layered identities, immersed in collective political conundrums and affective states. Parvathi holds an M Phil in Theatre and Performance Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Currently, she writes for Tanzschreiber, is the co-editor of the journal Indent: the Body and the Performative and designs the Indent Lab.

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TFB Nr. 1742

Cast & Credits

CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE: Sonya Levin, Parvathi R., Maria Walser, Mariagiulia Serantoni
LIGHT DESIGN: Sandra E. Blatterer / Juri Rendler
COSTUMES: Giulia Paolucci
PRODUCTION: Alexandra Wellensiek
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Muzeum Susch / Art Stations Foundation CH, Fortuna Neukölln, Claire Vivianne Sobottke, Katerina Andreou, Myrto Katsiki, Mateusz Szymanówka, vintage revivals

A production by Jule Flierl in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE, ICI-Centre chorégraphique national Montpellier Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo in the framework of the residency program accueil-studio (Montpellier), Maison de la culture d’Amiens (Amiens), CFB (Berlin), Theaterhaus Berlin.
Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin and Fonds Transfabrik, a German-French fund for the performing arts.
Jule Flierl is supported in the program apap – FEMINIST FUTURES co-financed by the Creative Europe Program of the EU.


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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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