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Recording: 2020-09-10 , Tanznacht Berlin 2020 Vertigo | Tanzfabrik / Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Roger Sala Reyner, Guillaume Marie, Igor Dobričić

when it lands will my eyes be closed or open?

Tanznacht Berlin 2020 Vertigo | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Production Details / Press Releases

Performative Installation for Tanznacht 2020 based on the choreographic piece «Roger».

Based on the stage figure of ‘the inconsolable’ – an imaginary character marked by the loss of community, dignity and hope – the artists transform the allegory of the suffering subject into a concrete stage situation in an attempt to reclaim it, to take it away from reactionary politics and religion and back into the sphere of social solidarity and progressive artistic practices.

For this edition of Tanznacht 2020, overshadowed by ongoing restrictions and emergency conditions, the artists have turned their original stage work, the solo ROGER, into a living installation. The basic setting of the solo – a body trapped in a corner between two walls – is reduced to its constituent elements: the space, the presence of the performer, a single light source. Those elements are then (dis)played inside a new constellation – stripped of their choreographic form – in order to unveil the singularity of their presence and duration.

The solo work ROGER, a source for this installation, will be presented in its full stage form at the second part of Tanznacht in July 2021.

Roger Sala Reyner (Spain, 1981) graduated from the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) and the Institut del Teatre in Barce- lona. He has co-created works with Simon Tanguy and been engaged as a performer in the works of Meg Stuart, Jefta van Dinther, Guillaume Marie a.o. He is founder and a mem- ber of John The Houseband.

Guillaume Marie (b. 1980, France) graduated from the Ballet School of The Paris Opera and the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris. Guillaume has created works with his company «Tazcorp/» since 2006 and started an ongoing collaboration with Igor Dobričić and Roger Sala Reyner in 2011.

Igor Dobričić (Serbia) studied dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and attended a Master of Theatre at DasArts in Amsterdam. He works as a dramaturge for choreographers such as Nicole Beutler, Diego Gil, Alma Sodeberg, Meg Stuart, and as a teacher for institutions including SNDO and K3.


TFB Nr. 1458

Cast & Credits

Concept: Roger Sala Reyner, Guillaume Marie, Igor Dobričić,
Performing: Roger Sala Reyner
Artistic assistance: Guillaume Marie and Igor Dobričić
With the kind support of Tanznacht Berlin 2020.

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

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)

Roger Sala Reyner / Trailers and Video Documentations

Guillaume Marie / Trailers and Video Documentations

Igor Dobričić / Trailers and Video Documentations

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