Production Details / Press Releases
A body gets portrayed while dancing. The movie zooms in and out and registers all anatomical and performative details. The camera turns the body into microscopic material, flickering images, slow motion, alien posture and moving pixel. But the camera does not actually exist: It is just the model for the audience´s perspective. It opens up the body for being both – modifiable material and desiring subject. Along the way Juli Reinartz´ Solo becomes a secret duet with the audience. It turns cyborgfeminist and searches the techno body for what becomes possible. Here it encounters the most important question: „How does it all feel like?”
YSYGM is a metaphor.
YSYGM is an attempt.
YSYGM asks how it all feels like.
YSYGM means that we cannot wait until we’re free.
Juli Reinartz studied philosophy, dance and choreography. Between 2012 and 2013, she researched within a one-year residency at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm on the concert format as choreography. The piece cycle that is connected to that includes the pieces We are not in this together yet (2011), Atlantic (2013) and Really Good Music (2014) and was shown at numerous international festivals and venues. Her latest solo ‘You said you’d give it to me – soon as you were free’ is an exploration on cyborgfeminism and premiered in September 2016 at MDT Stockholm. In spring 2017, it travelled to Dansstationen (SE), Atalante (SE) and Something Raw / Frascati (NL). Further information: julireinartz.org
Liz Rosenfeld works within the disciplines film/ video and live performance. She is invested in concepts of how history can be queered and explores the sustainability of the politics of desire and solidarity within queer futurities. Rosenfeld is part of the Berlin film collective NowMomentNow, founding member of the food-performance group foodGASM, has worked numerous times with choreographers Jeremy Wade & Jared Gradinger and collaborated with film director Marit Östberg. Her work has been shown at various internationally renowned venues. She premiered her newest film The Surface Tension Trilog, at The Barbican in London and presented it at The German Historical Museum. She is currently finishing a body of work of small 2D performance and video works, exploring themes and narratives of what will become her first feature length film, FOXES. Liz served as 2017 Goethe Institute Artist in Residence at LUX Moving Image, London.
Rose Beermann was born in Heidelberg in 1986. She studied cultural studies at Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and finished the program ‘Dance Intensive’ at Tanzfabrik Berlin hereafter. Since 2010, she studied in the Master program of Applied Theater Studies in Giessen which she fininshed successfully in 2013. Since then, she lives in Berlin and works as a choreographer, director and dramaturge in freelance theater productions. Further informations on: rosebeermann.de
Josefin Hinders has worked since 1999 as a lighting designer, set designer and visual artist. She studied fine art, metalworking and design at the Gerrit Rietweld Academie between 1991 and 1998 and has worked in various theater, music and film projects. Therein she fulfilled various functions in lighting design, set design and stage design, and has also made excursions in direction. She has participated in productions by Robyn, Shake It Collaborations, the performance collective Ful, Rebecca & Fiona, Stina Nyberg, Juli Reinartz, Anna Koch and Helena Sandström Cruz and created the lighting design for The Knife – Shaking The Habitual. Under the pseudonym Fula Edith exhibits works as her as a freelance artist. Her work can be found at: josefinhinders.com
Björn Kuajara was born and raised on Södermalm in Stockholm. He got interested in the technical side of stage art during high school. After high school, he started to work for a few years as a stage technician at the Stockholm City Theatre and Dansens Hus. He also worked a lot as local crew for many of the large music acts that came to Stockholm. After that, he started touring for a number of years with everything from music acts over drag shows to magic shows. He has been working at MDT as technical coordinator and technichian since spring 2013 and, here, is doing everything from sweeping floors to setting up and running performances to the occasional light design.
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TFB Nr. 1121
Cast & Credits
Choreography & Performance: Juli Reinartz
Artistic collaboration: Liz Rosenfeld
Dramaturgical assistance: Rose Beermann
Light design: Josefin Hinders, Bjoern Kuajara
Production: Tove Dahlblom
Supported by Slingan, DNA, MDT, Tanzfabrik
Research funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.Special thanks to Maria Scaroni, Gerko Egert, Tiana Hemlock-Yensen, Johanna Lemke and Isolde Wittke.
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Juan Gabriel Harcha
Festival assistance: Annika Basten
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication: Ann-Christin Schwalm
Press, editorial: Nora Gores
Technical management: Martin Pilz
»Open Spaces« is a performance program of Tanzfabrik Berlin, funded by the Berlin Senate Department of Culture and Europe, apap – Performing Europe 2020 and the Creative Europe Programme / European Union.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
The video documentation is produced 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):
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)