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Recording: 2024-06-07 , Tanzfabrik Berlin (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Sergiu Matis

Warp Renderings

FEMINIST FUTURES WEEKEND | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Production Details / Press Releases

In this new solo work, Sergiu Matis explores how aestheticised images of landscapes have distorted contemporary society’s relationship to the natural world – from European landscape painting traditions to photography, satellite imagery, CGI and virtual reality.

«Warp Renderings» proposes different ways to access the natural environment, by revisiting and investigating the ideological twists that it has been subjected to in the past. These distortions are exaggerated to the point of rupture, cracking and warping the canvas and the screen, and creating fissures in the body, making it permeable and able to resonate with the natural elements it represents.

Perhaps through this breaking of traditions – this conceptual vandalism – we can repair and restore our connection with nature, allowing it to spill back at us, or at least, back into the dancing body.

Sergiu Matis (he/him) is a Romanian choreographer living in Berlin since 2008. He has created dance performances such as «Neverendings» (2017), «Hopeless.» (2019), «Extinction Room» (2019), «UNREST» (2021), «DRANG» (2022) and «Blazing Worlds» (2023). His work has been presented at festivals throughout Europe. Matis´ dance practice can be understood as a tireless search through physical and digitalised archives. His performances provoke intense experiences that break with expectations and strive towards a new understanding of dance.


TFB Nr. 1899

Cast & Credits

Concept, choreography, performance: Sergiu Matis
Text: Sergiu Matis, Philip Ingman
Dramaturgical advice: Mila Pavićević
Music: György Ligeti
Technical management, Sound design: Andrea Parolin
Light: Martin Pilz
Video: Calvin Lanz, Frank Manzano
Production: Philip Ingman

Co-produced by: Tanzfabrik Berlin BÜHNE
Supported by: Performing Arts Institute (InSzPer) Warsaw as part of apap – FEMINIST FUTURES – a project co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

Costume and stage objects consist of re-used and recycled material.

Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Uferstr. 23
13357 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)

Sergiu Matis / Trailers and Video Documentations

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