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Recording: 2017-01-05 , Tanztage Berlin 2017 | Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Maria Walser


Tanztage Berlin 2017 | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

Sense my sense or leave it in your pocket / I sense you lost the sense / So no sense in that sense / That is true nonsense

For once I want to look at the world as if I didn’t know it. Not to understand it – the wish of understanding just impedes my thinking – but to approach it face-to-face. With a very personal concern I mean, totally subjective. But the rules according to which we – since tonight we are two – have to read life or the world are deeply imbedded in our flesh and blood. But anyway, what is the world? An eternal tug-of-war of truth and illusion that leaves behind some construction of reality? That’s so abstract that even by thinking about it one is in the risk of vanishing.
So lets start with ourselves, with the getting up in the morning or even better shortly before. We will try our best to confuse all habitualness at its roots. To get the head in front of a block we will set a door into the foot, the consequence before the cause and the answer before the question. It is a happy overthrow into the chaos of insignificance in search of the nothing or its opposite.

MARIA WALSER works as a dancer, actor and choreographer. She danced at Tanztheater Nürnberg and at Staatstheater Oldenburg. Since 2011 she works as a freelancer with various collectives and artists, such as co<Labs, Kopergietery Gent, MS Schrittmacher, Costa company, Sergiu Matis. As an actress she worked with Herbert Fritsch, Ekat Cordes, Alexander Müller Elmau, Prinzip-Gonzo. She choreographed for theatre works of the collective Maß and Fieber and created two works with ZeitgeistGruppe.

EMMA TRICARD is a performer, collaborator and choreographer living in Berlin. She graduated from the CCN of Rillieux-La-Pape directed by Maguy Marin and studied Dance, Context, Choreography at the HZT Berlin. In 2013, she co-founded the artistic collective BlingBling Recycling.

ALIDA BREITAG studied till 2012 Dramaturgy in Leipzig. Since then she works as a freelance dramaturg with various director in Berlin, Halle and Colone. She is a member of the theatre collective Prinzip Gonzo where she works as performer and director as well.

Cast & Credits

CONCEPT / TEXT: Maria Walser
PERFORMANCE: Emma Tricard, Maria Walser
DRAMATURGY: Alida Breitag
Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Supported by the Theaterhaus Mitte, Tanztage Sophiensäle
Thanks to David Czesienski and Johannes Kühn.

DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: Thomas Schaupp, Maja Zimmermann
The 26th Tanztage Berlin are a production of SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the support of Goethe-Institut, Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V. and mapping dance berlin.


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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)

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