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Recording: 2021-06-11 , EDEN***** | soundance festival berlin (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Katrin Maria Schafitel, Katrin Vogel


soundance festival berlin | Streaming | DOCK 11

Production Details / Press Releases

ZWINK is an object dance in public space that invests in encounter and consists of improvisation – music and dance – in immediate response to what we find in a square, in a park, in front of a church, walking through the city: in Robert Kis’ object-costume. We invite those present and passing to become aware of the space and their physicality in it. To let them experience the beauty and poetry of being alive in a public space – paying attention to detail: the charm of a fleeting moment, a smile, a wink – in movement and encounter.

Katrin Schafitel lives in Munich and has been one of the most influential figures in the independ-ent Munich dance scene since 1999. She has worked with various choreographers and directors such as Rosemary Butcher, Romeo Castellucci, Anna Konjetzky, Andreas Kriegenburg, etc. In ad-dition to appearances at the Bavarian State Opera and other national stages, she can also be seen at international festivals. She has repeatedly received working and further education scholarships from the city of Munich. She is currently particularly interested in the format of live improvisation and composition on stage with contemporary dancers and musicians.

Katrin Vogel, born in 1967 in Dresden, studied horn at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Ber-lin. She has been deputy principal horn of the Komische Oper Berlin since 1990. In the same year she began to realise her own compositional as well as improvisational projects and to expand her repertoire with alphorn. Katrin is a member of the ensemble “alphorn absolut berlin” and has been involved with new music and improvisation in connection with performing/visual artists for over 30 years. From 2012-16 she studied cultural management with a personal focus on cultural mediation and intercultural projects.

The soundance festival berlin presents joint projects by dancers, choreographers, musicians and composers from the Berlin independent scene and invites international guest artists. As a stimulus for dialogue between the various disciplines, the festival presents a broad spectrum of artistic styles, from contemporary dance to real-time music, from Post Butoh to New Jazz and improvisation – analog and electronic. Across generations, diverse works and formats between sound and movement will be experienced by audiences in theater and urban space.


TFB Nr. 1520

Cast & Credits

Katrin Schafitel – Dance
Katrin Vogel – Music, Alphorn
Robert Kis – Costume object
Elisabeth Pilhofer – Production management
Beate Zeller – Publicity

Supported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz. initiative.

soundance festival berlin 2021
Artistic production management, curation: Jenny Haack
Co-curation Open Call: Meinrad Kneer
Production & festival assistant: Helene Suhr
Press: Kerstin Böttcher
Social Media, PR: Aïsha Mia Lethen Bird
Technical direction: Asier Solana
In coproduction with the DOCK11 team

The soundance festival berlin 2021 is a project by b.arts.u – berlin arts united in coproduction with DOCK ART and is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.


Kastanienallee 79
10435 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)

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