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Recording: 2019-08-15 , Tanz im August | HAU2 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Latifa Laâbissi

White Dog

Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Production Details / Press Releases

How can we discard practised points of view, like old resentments? How can we outsmart the clamour and violence of media debates? In her new piece for four performers, Latifa Laabissi suggests a surprising strategy: walk away! “White Dog” concentrates on the movements of fleeing, on turning and sidestepping as a form of poetic struggle. The French dancer and choreographer thus ties in to themes from her previous works, such as camouflage, visualising the marginalised and communities of wilful individuals.

Latifa Laâbissi studied contemporary dance in France and at the Cunningham Studio in New York. Laâbissi mixes diverse genres in her work, and questions conventional formats. She brings different off-stage perspectives onto the stage – and shapes an anthropological landscape of stories, characters and voices. Her works have been shown internationally, for example at the Festival d’Automne Paris, the Festival d’Avignon, the Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Madrid, Taipei Fine Arts Museum Taiwan, MoMA PS1 New York and the Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica Rio de Janeiro.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1348

Cast & Credits

Concept: Latifa Laâbissi
With: Jessica Batut, Sophiatou Kossoko, Latifa Laâbissi, Volmir Cordeiro
Set Design: Nadia Lauro
Figures: Latifa Laâbissi, Nadia Lauro
Lighting Design: Leticia Skrycky
Sound Design: Manuel Coursin
Artistic Collaboration: Isabelle Launay
Technical Director: Ludovic Rivière
Production Management: Fanny Virelizier / Figure Project
Administration: Marie Cherfils

Production: Figure Project
Coproduction: Festival de Marseille, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou, CCN2 – Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble, Le Triangle – scène conventionnée danse à Rennes, Le Quartz – scène nationale de Brest, le TNB – Centre européen théâtral et chorégraphique, Rennes, CCNR – Centre chorégraphique national de Rilleux-la-Pape, L’Échangeur – CDCN – Hauts-de-France, Nanterre-Amandiers – Centre dramatique national, Opéra de Lille, Le Vivat, Armentières
Supported by: Institut français, Ville de Rennes
With the support of Institut français and French Ministry of Culture/DGCA.

Tanz im August 2019
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival: Isa Köhler
Producer: Anja Lindner, Marie Schmieder (on parental leave)
Project Management: Simone Graf
Assistant to Artistic Director & Production Assistant: Alina Sophie Scheyrer-Lauer
Production: Florian Greß, Ben Mohai, Sofie Marie Luckhardt, Katharina Rost, Lovisa Sohls Söderberg, Charlotte Werner
Technical Director: Ruprecht Lademann, Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Hallesches Ufer 32
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

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)

Latifa Laâbissi / Trailers and Video Documentations

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