Production Details / Press Releases
In 1914, Mary Wigman premiered her famous solo Hexentanz, an ecstatic “return to nature.” In 2014, I entered Berlin, its clubs, its base and beats, to return to some kind of nature as well. Here I learned that ecstasy comes in pills- monochromatic medicine for rumbling root to crown. Hedonism becomes hypnosis and so does my dancing. In techno I trip in trance and there I find truth. But every weekend ends and again time thrusts me into this neoliberal nightmare. Now pleasure is pricy and precarious, as are these shortcuts to spirituality. How did life get so witchy by asking which way?
Cast & Credits
Choreography & Dance: Stuart Meyers
Projections: Catalina Fernandez
With the kind support of the Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.
Thanks to Naama Ityel, Mikel Aristegui, Michal Andrysiak, Jessica Comis, Lilla Roma Weisselberg, Drew Kaiser, Zhenya Salinski, Ivona Sijakovic, Lea Kieffer, Rocio Marano and Juliana Piquero.
ada Studio is funded by the cultural administration of the Berlin Senate.
Management / Organization: Gabi Beier
Public relations: Silke Wiethe
Technical management & lighting design: Ansgar Tappert
Thanks to the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin and the Uferstudios-Team.
ada Studio in den Uferstudios
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH 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):