Continue reading “Tanz im August Review: White Dog”
In their newest Chat review the tanzschreiber authors write about the symbolic and political aspects in “White Dog” by Latifa Laâbissi.
Continue reading “Tanz im August Review: Hard To Be Soft – A Belfast Prayer”
In this chat review the tanzschreiber authors David Pallant and Beatrix Joyce talk about the intense performance “Hard to be Soft” by Oona Doherty.
Continue reading “Tanz im August Interview Series: Gunilla Heilborn”
The wonderful moves the memory more than the ordinary. This sentence, originally the title of the piece “The Wonderful and the Ordinary”, moved choreographer Gunilla Heilborn to create a trilogy on the wonders, and burdens, of memory.
Continue reading “Tanz im August Review: Piece for Person and Ghettoblaster”
In their first review the tanzschreiber authors Beatrix Joyce and Alexandra Hennig chat about Nicola Gunn´s performance. A report about humour, ducks and throwing stones.
Continue reading “Tanz im August Interview Series: Nicola Gunn”
A confrontation with a man cruelly throwing stones at a duck was the catalyst for Nicola Gunn’s solo work “Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster”. That encounter — and the misunderstandings inherent in it — inspired a piece in which communication, and miscommunication, take centre stage.
Continue reading “Tanz im August Interview Series: deufert&plischke”
I meet deufert&plischke in their shared apartment. Not by chance is there a framed tarantula on the wall: Arachne, mythological figure of weaving and heroine of story-telling. In “Liebestod” love stories are woven into music and dance.
Continue reading “Tanz im August Interview Series: Nora Chipaumire”
Nora Chipaumire returns to Tanz im August with her latest work, “#PUNK 100% POP *N!GGA”. Provocative, joyful, and challenging, this three-part live performance album is demanding for performers and audience alike.
Continue reading “Collective Future Perspectives?”
During this year’s anniversary edition of Tanz im August there was also space for young choreographers and emerging dance talents. With “Paradise Now (1968-2018)” young Belgian choreographer Michiel Vandevelde does an exemplary job of entrenching the vision of a new, politically ambitious dancer theater for a present day young audience.
Continue reading “Moving Thoughts”
Within the framework of Tanz im August, French choreographer Noé Soulier attempts to explore the relationship between movement and thought with “The Waves” while Spanish choreographer duo Mal Pelo creates simultaneously delicate and powerful body poetry with “The Fifth Winter”.
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 “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 “The Body as a Place of Longing”
Thiago Granato presents the final piece of his trilogy “CHOREOVERSATIONS” with “Trrr” at Tanz im August. In “Trrr”, Brazilian dance choreographer Thiago Granato asserts his body as a transcendental archive repository.
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 “On the Ups and Downs – Tanz im August 2018 Opening”
In honor of its 30-year anniversary, the Haus der Berliner Festspiele heads underground from “Trois Grandes Fuges” to post-digital visions for the future.
Before this text embarks on the three “Grandes Fuges”, standing ovations, canceled flights, and three outstanding choreographers – Lucinda Childs, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and Maguy Marin – I am first drawn to the basement.