Continue reading “On the Surface of Love”
The Staatsballett Berlin dances John Cranko’s “Romeo and Juliet”, a layer cake of virtuosic duos, festive dances, and group chaos.
Radialsystem recalls Ginevra Panzetti and Enrico Ticconi’s “HARKLEKING” to Berlin as part of their series New Empathies.Continue reading “Distancing Acts”
Continue reading “The Craft of Listening”
Zwoisy Mears-Clarke presents a moving and thoughtfully crafted work “Worn & Felt” at the Sophiensaele’s Hochzeitsaal.
Continue reading “Political Symbols, Political Signs”
Choreographer Yasmeen Godder and collaborative partner Tomer Damsky return to the Potsdamer Tanztage with their work of political and sonic force, “Demonstrate Restraint”.
Continue reading “Tanzschreiberinnen Review 2018”
By Sasha Amaya, Alex Hennig, Christine Matschke & Johanna Withelm
The tanzschreiberinnen quartet met up for a joint glimpse back. In addition to individual dance performances, they keep coming back to writing itself. What follows is the confessions, strategies, highlights, and annoyances of the four authors.
Continue reading “To the Fullest”
Christoph Winkler’s new artistic triptych “Boldly: The Julius Eastman Dance Project” animates the previously lost works of the striking American composer.
Continue reading “Three Views on Instant Composition”
Three improvisations between musicians and dancers at the monthly Common Ground series provide different approaches to instant composition.
Continue reading “The Strangeness of Species”
Kat Válastur’s new work brings together sculpture, performance, and video to give perspective on our human experience.
Continue reading “Heads in the Clouds”
The new work “A Millimeter in Light Years” by Potsdam’s own Laura Heinecke combines big questions, fog machines, and ensemble work at fabrik Potsdam.
Continue reading “Grey in Blue”
Choreographer Milla Koistinen, lighting designer Ladislav Zajac, and composer Paul Valikoski create a subtle and powerful response to the paintings of Canadian abstractionist Agnes Martin in “On a Clear Day” at Berlin’s Uferstudios.
Continue reading “The Illustrated Life of Jean-Michel Basquiat”
RambaZamba Theater and choreographers Sara Lu and Rubén Nsue create a colourful, trance-like picture of the painter’s life in “Heroes – Mythos Basquiat, just for one day.”
Continue reading “On Seeing Dance Outside the Scene”
Victoria McConnell, Joshua Tennent, and Alexander Windner Lieberman take their improvising trio to Escheschloraque’s no-rules stage.
Continue reading “The Secret Garden of the Mind”
Luxembourgish choreographer Jill Crovisier delves into the images, impulses, and connections of our imaginative mind in her work ”The Hidden Garden.”
Continue reading “The Sound of Energy”
In correspondence with Lina Gómez
An artist profile on Lina Gómez and her work “Restraint”, which resounds with power, energy, and detail at Tanznacht Berlin.
Continue reading “The Dances that Make Us”
Interview with Peter Stamer
24 dancers enact nine moments from local dance history on the final evening of Tanznacht Berlin.
Continue reading “On the Genealogy of Sexism”
Big Dance Theater opens the diaries of Samuel Pepys at Tanz im August to look into the sexism of the past and the present in their work “17c”
Continue reading “Interview: Antonia Baehr on “Röhrentier””
For Tanznacht, Antonia Baehr brings back “Röhrentier”, a work of sound, structure, and spiders, created with and for composers-performers Johnny Chang, Neo Hülcker, and Lucie Vítková.
Continue reading “Tanznacht Opens with Memory Loss, Marionettes, and Vanishing Acts”
Tanznacht opens festival at Uferstudios with six works, including Xavier Le Roy, Julia Rodriguez, and Diego Gil and Igor Dobričić.
Continue reading “Diversity as Divergent Aesthetic Ideals”
Wayne McGregor brings his virtuosic choreography to Berlin audiences for the first time at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele from August 17th to 19th.
Continue reading “Love as Practice”
Maija Hirvanen’s ”Art & Love”, a German premiere at HAU3 for Tanz im August, is full of challenge but even more charm.
Continue reading “Otherworldly Introductions: the Transformative Experience of Ola Maciejewska’s Bombyx Mori”
In the frame of Tanz im August Ola Maciejewska recreates Loïe Fuller’s form in sound, light, and sociality.
Continue reading “Costume, Set, and Song Cycles at the Staatsballett Berlin”
The Staatsballett Berlin closes its season—and its leadership by Nacho Duato—with a final programme of works from Gentian Doda, Marco Goecke, and Duato
Iggy Lord Malmborg’s “Physics & Phantasma” provokes a collective creation of fiction, fear, and fantasy at the Sophiensaele Hochzeitssaal.Continue reading “Flashbacks and Fantasies: An hour with Iggy Lord Malmborg”
Continue reading “Act IV: An Expanded View of Manon Lescaut”
Performing Arts Festival at HAU introduces us to the sights and sounds of Lulu Obermayer; Lulu Obermayer introduces us to Manon.
Continue reading “Plastic Buckets and Silent Speeches: Two Visions from Potsdamer Tanztage”
This year’s Potsdamer Tanztage brings together another unabashedly diverse programme. While German, Belgian, and Canadian components are heaviest (this year celebrates the fifth anniversary of the frabrik’s residency exchange with Quebec), works range from Yasmin Godder (Israel), Delavallet Bidiefono/Compagnie Baninga (Brazzaville/Paris), and Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi (Budapest), as well as the HZT, who finds its place here with a selection of Masters student works in the late evening.