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Nora Chipaumire: Portrait of myself as my father. 16.08.2018, Tanz im August, Sophiensael, Berlin.

The ring, the space, the landscape: hot, heavy, ready to be cracked open. “Turn off your phone”: the performers are scolding us like a father would or a state would dictate and ‘the champion’ Chipaumire constantly talks and talks––when the champion asks “what’s my name?” I recall the all the nameless deads „217“ weiterlesen

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Elizabeth Streb: SEA (Singular Extreme Actions). 15.08.2018, Internationales Sommerfestival, Kampnagel, Hamburg.

Sure, dancers are wrecking their bodies, I know, but do I have to watch them collapsing, dancing at the border of paraplegia, pushing themselves over the edge, searching, in fact, danger, in a performance that’s not founded in the tradition of art and ritual but in the tradition of entertainment? „216“ weiterlesen

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Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon: Trois Grandes Fugues. 10.08.2018, Tanz im August, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin

Erstaunliches kann passieren, wenn sich drei post-/moderne Choreographinnen – Lucinda Childs, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker und Maguy Marin – an einem Meilenstein westeuropäischer Musikgeschichte, der „Großen Fuge“ von Beethoven, abarbeiten. Während Childs in einer Choreografie von 2016 den konservativsten Ansatz zeigt „214“ weiterlesen

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THE AGENCY: Medusa Bionic Rise. 10.08.2018. Tanz im August, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin.

So when I like finally got in – I mean I don’t know why it took so long, I had a wristband – he was like „nice software“, but yeah the space was cool, a little dingier than I expected, but honestly it had everything you needed and when I got there there was like this super funny skinny guy dancing with his knees who came up to me and gave me a tiny drink in a tube, and my friends, who were standing in line for their drinks, were like „213“ weiterlesen

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THE AGENCY: Medusa Bionic Rise. 10.08.2018. Tanz im August, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin.

<character mode> In a totally extreme approach, an only-by-selection door politics which excluded even press, THE AGENCY opened its Medusa Bionic Rise club to its chosen members (thankfully, looking – and being – totally alone and lost at the end of the evening, I was invited in). Thus in the basement of the Haus der Berliner Festspiel I found myself in their MBR headquarters, full of grit and futurism „212“ weiterlesen

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Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon: Trois Grandes Fugues. 10.08.2018, Tanz im August, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin.

There’s something blissfully old fashioned about this programme which sees bodies – in different numbers, in different clothes, under different lighting conditions, with and without shoes – moving on a black stage floor against black stage walls. It’s as if we have travelled back to a time „211“ weiterlesen