Production Details / Press Releases
People use language everywhere every single day. Depending on when and where something is said, speaking constitutes concrete spaces and specific places in them. TONTRÄGER deals with the possibilities of translating texts into movement, sound and corporeality and plays with ever-new configurations of body, space and object. This makes otherwise hidden places visible to the viewer. Listening, distributing and arranging, two bodies explore their possible actions in the empty spaces between text, object and stage.
Darko Dragičević (1979,) born in Belgrade, lives in Berlin. He studied visual arts at The International College of Arts & Sciences in Milan and filmmaking at NYFA, New York City. In his work as Visual Artist, Filmmaker and Performer he explores interdisciplinary and cross-media collaborations. His works have been presented internationally at numerous festivals, solo and group exhibitions. Recent projects include the choreography “Approximations”, the documentary film “The Body as Archive”, A Tanzfonds-Erbe-Project and a performance series titled “Failure as Practice”, commissioned by Goethe-Institut Belgrade.
Martin Sonderkamp studied dance and choreography at the SNDO Amsterdam. His choreographic work seeks to expand disciplinary and aesthetic boundaries between dance, visual art and music and features forms of social choreography, mixed media installations and scores for extemporary performances. Most recent works include “Approximations” (2015), “Task 14” (2014), “Rewired” (2013) and “Social Movement” (2012). He co-founded and danced with Amsterdam based Magpie Music Dance Company (1995-2006) and performed in numerous improvisation events across Europe, the US and Asia.
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TFB Nr. 1294
Cast & Credits
Choreography, Performance: Darko Dragičević, Martin Sonderkamp
Voices: Shannon Cooney, Mika Hayashi Ebbesen
Artistic collaboration: Zeina Hanna
Light: Catalina Fernandez
Sound: Vera Pulido
Technical assistance: Jochen Haker, Andrea Parolino
A production of: Darko Dragičević and Martin Sonderkamp
Coproduction: Tanzfabrik Berlin
Supported by: SKH Stockholm University of the Arts
TONTRÄGER is a performance based on conversations with Zeina Hanna, Claudia Heu, Susanne Karow, Zorica Milisavljević, and Mengfan Wang. The special thanks of the artists goes to these persons.
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Raquel Moreira, Juan Gabriel Harcha
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication, press, editorial: Felicitas Zeeden
Production assistance: Diego Nawrath
Internship: Vanessa Maria Mirza
Technical management: Martin Pilz
The performance program of the Tanzfabrik Berlin is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and apap – Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
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)