Production Details / Press Releases
Together forever is the promise of eternal love that we’ve heard a thousand times in kitschy pop songs.
Yet in this title, it hints at the extent to which people truly rely on each other. In his new piece, dancer and choreographer Jeremy Wade and four further performers experiment with caring situations and forms of tender complicity, while probing the social and political implications of community, love and affection.
What can we only do together – what can’t we do alone? What does being there for someone mean?
And what might forms of togetherness look like in the future?
After Jeremy Wade’s shows “Fountain” and “To The Mountain” at the HAU, which was centred on rituals alchemy and transformation of group dynamics, he returns with his new production, “Together forever”.
This collaboration with dancers and choreographers Igor Koruga and Jared Gradinger, the performance artist and film-maker Liz Rosenfeld and the visual artist Michiel Keuper takes the hackneyed but ever-hopeful promise of eternal love back to its origins.
But the focus of the show is not on relationships between couples: instead, it is an attempt to explore gentle forms of closeness beyond coupledom. In a celebratory tribute, “Together forever” takes a look at our reliance on and responsibility to one another. The performers take on the role of affectionate mediators with the audience during the show, leading them through touchingly challenging situations, laying a shared table and trying out various forms of complicity.
Is it possible to challenge the status quo with physical encounters that rely on thoughtful cooperation?
Real and imagined stories of togetherness and visions of intimate communities are narrated, explored and ritually considered here – concretely as a tangible creation of the here-and-now of the performance, but also as a model that has political and social implications: Do we – or don’t we – want to live in a world in which our fundamental needs are regarded not just as individual and personal but also as a social issue?
Cast & Credits
By and with: Jeremy Wade, Liz Rosenfeld, Michiel Keuper, Igor Koruga, Jared Gradinger
Production and press: björn & björn
Production: Jeremy Wade
Coproduction: HAU Hebbel on the shore
Supported by the Capital Culture Fund.
Jeremy Wade would like to thank you Eike Wittrock, Stuart Meyers, Moritz Sauer and thanks to all the wonderful people who came to our open rehearsals, we could not have made this thing with out you. This piece is deeply inspired by the work he has done with Kai Ehrhardt and Volker Moritz. He is grateful for their generosity and openness. For more information visit the Somatic Akademie, Berlin
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)
Tempelhofer Ufer 10
Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27
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):
Jeremy Wade / Trailers and Video Documentations
- Jeremy Wade: Interview / Portrait Jeremy Wade (2018)
- Jeremy Wade: GLORY (2019)
- Instant Feedback / Jeremy Wade: GLORY (2019)
- Jeremy Wade: The Clearing (2019)
- Jeremy Wade: Between Sirens (2018)
- Jeremy Wade: SAY SOMETHING (2016)
- Jeremy Wade: DrawnOnward (2015)
- Jeremy Wade: Death Asshole Rave Video (2015)
- Jeremy Wade: Fountain (2012)
- Jeremy Wade: Fountain/To The Mountain (2011)
- Jeremy Wade: Workshop Showing – MAKING THE NATURE SEE (PART C) (2011)
- Jeremy Wade: Identity and Transgression (2011)
- Jeremy Wade: Creature Feature #13 (2011)
- Jeremy Wade: I offer myself to thee (2009)