Production Details / Press Releases
What can we do together that we cannot do alone? This dance duet is a queer reimagination of a creation story. With patience, tenderness and prayer we epitomize the multiple ways that love can manifest. Intimacy facilitates straddling and queering notions of violence, care, pleasure, play and gender. Through performance we cultivate impossible conditions as an invitation to elusive spaces where desire, guilt, grief and love intersect. We hold the complexity and paradox of being socialized female bodies who are queer and racialized. Sometimes we share a body and sometimes we splinter into the ether — we simultaneously elevate each other and take each other down. What becomes possible when love is stronger than fear? We embody the wildest dreams of our queer ancestors.
Makisig Akin (they/them) is a queer, transgender Filipino born choreographer, dance artist, facilitator, and activist. They were raised in the Philippines and are currently based in Berlin. Akin’s work focuses on the recognition of intersectional identities, reconnecting with their ancestry and decentralizing western ideologies in dance making.
Anya Cloud (she/they) is originally from Alaska and currently based between Colorado and Berlin. As a queer, female, white person they orient their work to cultivate radical aliveness as an artist-activist practice; collaboration is central. Since 2023 Cloud co-directs The Love Makers Company with Makisig Akin.
stevie gunter (all/none) is an afropresentist, musician/dj and archivist. stevie has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, a master’s degree in Library Science and for more than a decade, been self/community taught across the mediums of sound and skin.
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Cast & Credits
Choreography, Performance: Makisig Akin, Anya Cloud
Sound: DJ Rafush, Stevie Gunter
Dramaturgy: Maya Weinberg
A production by The Love Makers Company.
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR and Schloss Bröllin Artist Residency.
Tanztage Berlin 2024
CURATION: Mateusz Szymanówka
DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: Jette Büchsenschütz, Dandan Liu
PRODUCTION DIRECTION: Francesca Spisto
PRODUCTION: Vivi Kartsioti, Léonie Duflot
The 33rd Tanztage Berlin is a Sophiensæle production.
Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion and with funds from the Capital Cultural Fund.
With the kind support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V., Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.
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):