Claire Vivianne Sobottke: Velvet. 30.08.2019, HAU 2, im Rahmen von Tanz im August, Berlin.
Auf einer von Farn umstandenen Erdinsel, vor einem großformatigen Prospekt eines Waldes im Bühnenhintergrund sowie zwei großen Pappmaché-Grotten-Felsen, entwickelt sich Claire Vivianne Sobottkes Solo „Velvet“ im steten Wechsel der Handlungsorte – unter Begleitung von Tian Rotteveels Klanggestaltung, die mit ihren zwei ferngesteuerten Snaredrums pilzähnlichen an die Erdinsel zu assimilieren scheint. „273“ weiterlesen
White stage lights off, yellow proscenium lights on; an abrupt switch accompanied by a foley sound to make the transition not only visible, but audible – as if to emphasise the advent of every cinematic scene filled with the yearning for appreciation.
Nora Chipaumire: #PUNK 100% POP *N!GGA. 22.08.2019, Tanz im August, Sophiensæle, Berlin.
My time as an European individual is over as soon as I step into the beat-heavy atmosphere where Nora Chipaumire and fellow dancer Shamar Watt are rolling out their frenzied sing-song full of mixed messages, defiant punk strides, quick duets and count-downs, encircled by a standing crowd of a curious and slightly awkward audience, and shrouded by an overall mist of ever-changing Reggae-African Folk-bass grooves.
Oona Doherty: Hard To Be Soft. 18.08.2019, HAU 1 – Festival Tanz im August, Berlin.
A piece that seeks to heal the wounds of the collective body of Belfast has a steep mountain of expectations to climb. The stage is a cage the height of the proscenium, which seems to equally be a good measure for the heightened emotionality that is evoked by the full-frontal cinematic music: „270“ weiterlesen
Latifa Laâbissi: White Dog. 16.08.2019, HAU 2 – Festival Tanz im August, Berlin.
In a landscape akin to a forest with shrubs, a group of four sits in front of a heap of sulphurously yellow rope, tieing themselves head dresses in perfect harmony, occasionally interrupted by the sound of a barking dog or a passing crow from a distance. „269“ weiterlesen
Göksu Kunak a.k.a Gucci Chunk and Laure M. Hiendl: BERGEN, The Woman of Agonies. 04.08.2019, Ausufern, Uferstudios, Berlin
When I came home last night, the sensation of that interrupting flashlight still flickering in the space behind my eyes, I typed „Bergen singer musician“ into my Google search bar, only to find nothing; the person I was looking for had been forgotten and swallowed by history, like so many other voices and faces. „268“ weiterlesen
Maria Metsalu: Mademoiselle x. 29.07.2019, Mumok Hofstallung, ImPulsTanz, Vienna
I grew up in Australia – a continent that lends itself to horror; a place at the end of the earth, with a dark colonial history, wide open expanses, extremes of heat, typhoons and aloneness, where „267“ weiterlesen