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Recording: 2019-08-28 , Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3) (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Claire Vivianne Sobottke


Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Production Details / Press Releases

Claire Vivianne Sobottke’s new solo unfolds in a miniature garden, and explores solitude and sexuality. In “Velvet” the Berlin-based choreographer creates a series of portraits that operate in these worlds and challenge norms of seeing and thinking. They seek the poetic and irrational, so as to both construct and deconstruct categorisations, embodiments and identities – such as the concept of the female. The fluctuation of ideas gives rise to an iridescent, disconcerting subject that is always changing and impossible to categorise.

Claire Vivianne Sobottke understands her work as a place of resistance that allows norms of thinking and seeing to be changed. She is fascinated by how the body comes into being in sensuous choreographic processes. In 2017 tanz magazine named her a ‘dance hope’, and she won the audience prize at the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna for her solo “strange songs”, in which voice, sound and language are the motor and content of the choreography. With “Amazonas” (2017) she initiated an interdisciplinary platform to support young female Berlin artists and to question gender-determined limitations. Claire Vivianne Sobottke teaches in various contexts, including PACT Zollverein in Essen, Uniarts Helsinki, ImPulsTanz Vienna and HZT Berlin, and works with Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, Tino Sehgal, Tian Rotteveel, Sheena McGrandles and others.

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TFB Nr. 1359

Cast & Credits

Choreography: Claire Vivianne Sobottke
With: Claire Vivianne Sobottke
Music: Tian Rotteveel
Lighting Design & Technical Direction: Catalina Fernandez
Stage: Clementine Pohl
Artistic Advice: Jared Gradinger, Sheena McGrandles
Production Management & Assistance Set: Simone Graf

Production: Claire Vivianne Sobottke
Coproduction: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe
Supported by: PACT Zollverein
Funded by: Capital Cultural Fund, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) in the frame of the Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media and by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin

Tanz im August 2019
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival: Isa Köhler
Producer: Anja Lindner, Marie Schmieder (on parental leave)
Project Management: Simone Graf
Assistant to Artistic Director & Production Assistant: Alina Sophie Scheyrer-Lauer
Production: Florian Greß, Ben Mohai, Sofie Marie Luckhardt, Katharina Rost, Lovisa Sohls Söderberg, Charlotte Werner
Technical Director: Ruprecht Lademann, Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.

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 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)

Claire Vivianne Sobottke / Trailers and Video Documentations

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