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Recording: 2019-05-09 , DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Peter Pleyer

triton tanzt. twisted trident.


Production Details / Press Releases

What does Bruno Latour mean when he writes about our present “in this volatile situation is it first and foremost necessary to regain firm ground under your feet and then reorientate yourself?” Does it have anything to do with “bonding with the earth” from Nancy Stark Smith’s Underscore and the possibility of twisting and the spirals that are so important in my work? How do we move in the “critical zone” as he describes it, near the ground and connected with all living beings and objects, and what do we use our attention for?

My last year’s research on the history of the release technique and my way of telling dance stories are twisted and devoured in a whirlwind. The ghosts of Diane Torr and Doran George are called, and I tell stories how I met Deborah Hay and Steve Paxton 26 years ago and what connected me as a gay man from a working-class family with the Frankfurt Ballet of Bill Forsythe.

After a shamanic journey many years ago in Ponderosa, I got the advice to take a trident with me in my teaching and my performances, it would give me strength and authority. I have not followed this advice until now …


TFB Nr. 1316

Cast & Credits

By / with: Peter Pleyer and guests
Set, Costume, Art Direction: Michiel Keuper
Lights: Kuo Chien Hung


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)

Peter Pleyer / Trailers and Video Documentations

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