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Recording: 2018-01-08 , Tanztage Berlin 2018 | Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Asaf Aharonson

What’s to Come

Tanztage Berlin 2018 | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

THIS WORK IS LOOKING AT the stage event as a scattered event. Manifested through a scenography of blackouts, the work creates an image-based experience that is broken in its linearity. By using the simple effect of blackouts, the piece aims to create leaps, which on the one hand provides contained scenes with sharp-edged endings, and on the other, opens the possibility of entanglement between parts that are seemingly hermetic.

The work is inspired by the bookHEros the Bittersweet where the writer Anne Carson traces the phenomenon of Eros in Ancient Greek poems. Through her writing, Carson exposes the identity of a desiring body, and reveals a time where Eros is functioning as a separate identity, and desire sometimes falls on the body like rain.

Drawing from her writing, the work diffusely moves between the contemporary and the mythological, while the performers relate to each other and to the audience within the logic of playfulness and seduction, actions and repetitions. Thus, they examine the possibility of manifesting objects that invite a triangular structure of desire.

Working on the piece, Asaf was interested in the idea of neglecting linearity and was motivated to create an investigation of a fragmented approach to both making and seeing work. Where the aesthetic is incoherent and the reasoning is obscured there opens a possibility of engaging with what appears on stage from within a condition of losing and finding meaning, and appreciating the specificity that unfolds in this world of a well-intended randomness.

ASAF AHARONSON was born outside Jerusalem. He studied dance, context and choreography at HZT, Berlin. Aharonson has collaborated and performed with Ruairi Donovan, Peter Pleyer, Mia Habib, Hana Erdman, Iris Erez, Tami Lebovits and Arkadie Zidas among others.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1148

Cast & Credits

CHOREOGRAPHY: Asaf Aharonson
PERFORMANCE: Yoav Admoni, Asaf Aharonson, Cécile Bally, Marc Gabriel, Louise Trueheart
COSTUMES: Kim Tetelbaum, Nadav Svetlof
LIGHT: Nadav Barnea

MANAGEMENT: Johanna Withelm
DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE: Thomas Schaupp, Maja Zimmermann
The 27th Tanztage Berlin are produced by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Senate Chancellery for Culture and Europe.
Supported by Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens, Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München, Goethe-Institut Marokko, Polnisches Institut Berlin, mapping dance berlin and Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V.


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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)

Asaf Aharonson / Trailers and Video Documentations

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