Production Details / Press Releases
Diverse Artists | Group exhibition with performative interventions in the frame of Tanznacht Berlin Vertigo (Part One)
At the heart of this year’s edition of Tanznacht Berlin “Vertigo (Part One)” is a choreographic group exhibition, showing throughout the festival in Studio 14, where projects in various artistic fields can interact and exchange viewpoints. Choreographer Kat Válastur is showing an installation developed in cooperation with visual artist Leon Eixenberger from the stage set for her piece “Stelllar Fauna”. In her kinetic installation “Gummimauer / flexible walls”, the visual artist Rike Horb in turn transfers movement to the usually static material of masonry.
Other performances also add dynamic elements to the sculptural and installation aspects of the exhibition: Roger Sala Reyner, Guillaume Marie and Igor Dobričić have transformed the solo piece “Roger” into a living installation, going beyond the original choreographic format to counter suffering with comfort and a gesture of empathy and bring it into the centre of society. Complete artwork devotee Liina Magnea and opera singer Sigrún Gyða Sveinsdóttir keep art alive in “Sehnsucht +” and imagine themselves as cells in a sleeping body.
These two formats, adapted and developed especially in response to the pandemic for the first part of Tanznacht, are accompanied by Hana Lee Erdman’s “Animal Companion”. Here, the eponymous associates escort visitors through the exhibition, shifting perspectives on conventional modes of encounter between humans and animals.
For the closing event of this year’s edition of Tanznacht Berlin, the curators have invited Mmakgosi Kgabi and Dasniya Baddhanasiri to round off the programme with a dialogue that is as physical as it is vocal.
TFB Nr. 1457
Cast & Credits
Participating artists: Yvon Chabrowski / Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg / Hana Lee Erdman / Leon Eixenberger & Kat Válastur / Roger Sala Reyner, Guillaume Marie und Igor Dobričić / Rike Horb/ Mmakgosi Kgabi & Dasniya Baddhanasiri / Miriam Kongstad / Liina Magnea / Jana Unmüßig & Miriam Jakob
Tanznacht Berlin Vertigo (Part One)
Project manager & curator: Jacopo Lanteri
Co-curator: Julian Weber
Co-Project manager: Inge Zysk
Technical director: Andreas Harder
Production management: Raquel Moreira
Scientific support program: Mariama Diagne
Marketing & PR: Michael Tsouloukidse
PR: Felicitas Zeeden
Tanznacht Berlin is presented by the Tanzfabrik Berlin.
Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Multi-sector funding for Festivals and Series, 4 years.
Supported by Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture / DGCA.
In Cooperation with Uferstudios GmbH and Deutsches Zentrum des Internationalen Theaterinstituts (ITI) // Mediathek für Tanz und Theater Berlin.
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)