Production Details / Press Releases
Bitterness results from an obsessive level of introspection. It is an emotional state of long-term regret that ferments into destructive emotions. It is a burden and a weight one consciously fixates on. While sharing a glass of dry martini, the choreographers Ellinor Ljungkvist and Andrew Wass investigate this fixation. They discuss the different perspectives on bitterness in American and Swedish cultures, reveal sad memories and analyze the habit of returning to them time and time again.
Ellinor Kristina Ljungkvist holds a diploma in ballet and contemporary dance from Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and a Bachelor in Arts from Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin. She has presented her works mostly in the Scandinavian countries and in Germany and Austria.
Andrew Wass has studied Biochemistry at U.C San Diego and at the Master program Solo/Dance/Authorship at Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin. He is a member of the performance groups Non Fiction and Lower Left. He has taught and performed at universities, festivals, and theaters throughout Europe, the United States and Japan.
Cast & Credits
Concept: Ellinor Ljungkvist
Performance: Ellinor Ljungkvist & Andrew Wass
A production by Ellinor Ljungkvist in cooperation with Tanzfabrik Berlin / Uferstudios.
Funded by the Swedish Art Grants Committee
Open Spaces # 1-2016
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
PR / Production management: Mara Nedelcu
Organization: Arzu Saglam
Press, editorial: Nora Gores
Technical management / technician: Martin Pilz, Andreas Harder u.a.
The Tanzfabrik Berlin is funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs.
Supported by the network apap – advancing performing arts project / Performing Europe 2011-16 and EU culture. Supported in the frame of apap – advancing performing arts project / Performing Europe 2011-2016 and EU Culture.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
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):
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)