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Recording: 2012-03-09 , HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3) (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Hermann Heisig, Elpida Orfanidou

united states

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Production Details / Press Releases

In “united states” Elpida Orfanidou and Hermann Heisig go on a bizarre trip. They explore hybrid body images where various, partly contradictory states are being united. How do facial expressions transfer to the feet, finger movements into the ears or an enchanted gaze from the eyes to the hands? Both performers cross the borderlines between mental and physical states, as well as those of different dance aesthetics. Searching the poetics of a monstrous body, they create an atmosphere between uncanniness and absurd humour.

Cast & Credits

Concept / Performance: Elpida Orfanidou / Hermann Heisig
Sounddesign / Dramaturgy: Gerald Kurdian
Light design: Sandra Blatterer
Mountain: Jaka Plesec
Stage design: Hermida
Production management: Susanne Ogan
Light / Sound: Till Dittmar
With the support of the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony, Student Center Zageb & TD Theater Culture of Change, Goethe Institute Zagreb, HAU, TanzWerkstatt Berlin, Schaubühne Lindenfels and fabrik Postdam as part of the Artist-in- Residence program.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Tempelhofer Ufer 10
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

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)

Hermann Heisig / Trailers and Video Documentations

Elpida Orfanidou / Trailers and Video Documentations

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