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Recording: 2015-11-29 , NAH DRAN 54 | ada Studio (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Stuart Meyers

Witch Dance

NAH DRAN 54 | ada Studio in den Uferstudios

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
DJing: DeepNeue
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

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 21 80 05 07

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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