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Recording: 2018-02-24 , Tanzfabrik Berlin / Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Rosalind Crisp

(Un)Domesticated Bodies: Live Feed

Open Spaces | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Production Details / Press Releases

(Un)Domesticated Bodies has two parts: the first called Two Gal(ah)s is a duo practice between Rosalind Crisp and Susan Leigh Foster which was performed in Open Spaces in summer 2017. It plays with two very different histories in dance. The second part, Live Feed, also acknowledges other dances (Trisha Brown’s) and other bodies: the 15 or so teachers who fed the foundations of Rosalind’s practice and the hundreds of western contemporary dancers who feed off her practice. Live Feed in turn feeds off this history, both as social experiment and as arts practice.

Rosalind Crisp first showed her work in Berlin at Tanzfabrik in 2001. She is one of Australia’s foremost dance artists, regularly teaching, collaborating and performing in Berlin, where she enjoys the artistic stimulus and relief from her intense engagement with the unfolding environmental crisis in Australia. Her art work arises from dancing, from her consistent solo studio practice and her long term collaborations with, amongst others, French dancers Céline Debyser and Max Fossati, Australian performer Andrew Morrish, Swiss/German musician Bo Wiget, American dance scholar Susan Leigh Foster and Australian writer/ecologist Louise Crisp. In 1996 Rosalind established the Omeo Dance studio – home to the Sydney experimental dance community for over ten years. She has received numerous awards and fellowships for her work, holds a Masters by Research from the University of Western Sydney and is an honorary fellow of the University of Melbourne. From 2004 to 2012 Rosalind was the choreographic associate of the Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson in Paris where she collaborated extensively with dance scholar, Isabelle Ginot. In 2016 the French Ministry of Culture awarded her a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres. Her formative influences include Mary Fulkerson, Lise Nelson, Eva Karczag, Jennifer Monson, George Sparks, Wendell Beavers, Susan Leigh Foster, Val Plumwood, and 30 years of studio practice through which she has developed an original body of performance work and a field of choreographic principles and tools that enable dancers to interrogate their embodied movement histories.

Céline Debyser began performing at 8 years old. She studied contemporary dance at the prestigious Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris, graduating in 1995. She has worked for many European choreographers including Hervé Diasnas, Jean-François Duroure, Bruno Pradet, Richard Mouradian, Françoise Murcia, Mié Coquempot, Odile Duboc, Erika Zueneli, Kataline Patkaï, Lionel Hoche, Miriam Gourfink. Through these encounters, her interest has grown in working with the body. Her long term and ongoing collaboration with Rosalind Crisp, as both dancer and collaborative assistant since 2007, has been highly influential to her creative process.

Sunniva Vikør Egenes is a performer based in Berlin. She has worked in collaboration with Martin Nachbar, Anne-Mareike Hess & Isabelle Schad, amongst others. Sunniva first met Rosalind Crisp when she was a student performing in Rosalind’s work at Trinity Laban in London in 2009. Since then she has followed her work in workshops and labs, and it has had and continues to have a big influence on her own artistic work and dancing. She is excited to see “Live Feed” come to life, understanding further how the practice is lodged in the material of her own body.

Max Fossati, after having obtained the official French government teaching diploma, studied at the National Choreographic Centre (CCN) Angers and then at the school of the CCN Montpellier. Since 2002 he participates in the projects of Alban Richard as principal dancer and assistant. (Since September 2015 Richard is director of CCN Caen). Other choreographers he has worked with include: Camille Cau, Lionel Hoche, Olivia Granville, Gabriel Hernàndez, Osman Khelili, Odile Duboc, Virginie Mirbeau, Françoise Tartinville and most recently Christine Gaigg in Vienna. Since 2008 Max has been engaged with Rosalind Crisp’s practice, performing in many of her works and touring with her company throughout France and Australia.

Anna Nowicka is a dance maker and a Saphire® practitioner, weaving her artistic research out of imagery work, dreaming principles, and attentive embodiment. She is expanding this kaleidoscopic approach during her PhD studies at the Polish Film School in Łódź. Anna’s work has been recognized with the DAAD Prize, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, and Tanzstipendium from the city of Berlin. This is only possible through the continuous production support from the Art Stations Foundation in Poznań. Anna taught a.o. for Meg Stuart, at Tanzfabrik, SMASH Berlin, HZT Berlin and at the Alternative Academy of Dance in the Art Stations Foundation in Poznań.

Marco Wehrspann studied theater technology in Berlin, worked, inter alia, for Berliner Festspiele, documenta, as technical director of brut /Wien, as project manager for EXPO2000, Jahrhunderthalle Bochum, Ruhrtriennale and Tanzmesse NRW. In 1994 he started working in Tanzfabrik Berlin, as their technician from 1997- 2001. He has been designing lighting since 1996 and has been supporting dance companies on tour worldwide since then (e.g. for Fabrik Potsdam, Germaine Acogny/ Jant-Bi, Jeremy Wade, NEUER TANZ..) Marco met Rosalind Crisp in 2001 when she first showed work at Tanzfabrik Berlin. He has been working as lighting designer and technical director for Rosalind Crisp / Omeo Dance since 2002.

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Cast & Credits

Choreografic method, Direction: Rosalind Crisp
Dancer-collaborators: Céline Debyser, Sunniva Vikør Egenes, Max Fossati, Anna Nowicka
Guest dancers: Elise Brewer, Maya Dalinsky, Daniella Eriksson, Naïma Ferré, Käthe Kopf, Naama Ityel, Ana Jelusic, Adriana Josipovic, Nikolina Komljenovic, Martyna Lorenc, Dr. Susanne Martin, Diethild Meier, Andreas Müller, Rhiannon Newton, Lisa Nilsson, Benjamin Pohlig, Rain Saukas, Alexis Steeves, Ute Vetter, Kasia Wolinska
Technical management, Light: Marco Wehrspann
Artistic cooperation: Andrew Morrish, Alexis Steeves
Management: Auspicious Arts Projects Australia
A production by Tanzfabrik Berlin, supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, in the frame of Platform East – Berlin & Eastern Europe, a platform for Australian artists and Australian-European collaborations, supported by the Australian Government with the help of the Ministry of Arts Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund and the Australian Embassy.

Open Spaces#1-2018
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Juan Gabriel Harcha
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication: Ann-Christin Schwalm
Press, editorial: Nora Gores
Technical management: Martin Pilz
»Open Spaces« is a series by Tanzfabrik Berlin, 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

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

Video Documentation

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)

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