Witchcraft, shamanism and rituals have been influencing contemporary dance from the beginning. One of the most famous pieces in this context is the expressionist soloHexentanz 2 (1926) by Mary Wigman. Decades after the piece premiered the term “witch” is experiencing a radical redefinition through the feminist movement: strong women who are standing up against oppression. Over a three-day dance happening the Witch Dance Project will be dedicated to the reconstruction of Wigman’s solo through a non-European or rather queer perspective: ten international choreographers will not only take on the dance material but will also deal with the term “witch” in various cultures. The results are works which connect current theories to Wigman’s Hexentanz, and examine how this extraordinary piece is received and taken into new dimensions. The comprehensive program will be complimented, reflected and expanded upon with lecture performances, films, live rituals and discussions.
6.30pm physical introduction Tanzscout Berlin, Tickets 5€
6.30pm lecture Which is the Witch? by Nora Amin
8pm performances by Claire Vivianne Sobottke, Jahra "Rager" Wasasala, Darlane Litaay, Dana Michel
10pm young girl reading group #134
7pm lecture GEGEN Witches von Francesco Macarone Palmieri aka WARBEAR + Alessia D´artino aka A/ONA
8pm performances by Melanie Jame Wolf, Christine Joy Alpuerto Ritter, Nadia Beugré + Manou Gallo
approx. 9.30pm Samhain(Halloween) ritual with Attis Silke Beyn
6pm film screening She’s beautiful when she’s angry
8pm performances by Rodrigo Alves Garcia/Studio Disorder, Danya Hammoud, Melati Suryodarmo
approx. 9.30pm lecture Mary Wigman and Asia by Susan Manning and talk with the artists and Irene Sieben
approx. 11pm party with DJ Ziúr + DJ Pam Bam
11am-6pm Workshop HexenFrauenKrauft with Attis Silke Beyn
WITH PERFORMANCES BY Nadia Beugré + Manou Gallo, Rodrigo Garcia Alves, Danya Hammoud, Darlane Litaay, Dana Michel, Jahra "Rager" Wasasala, Christine Joy Alpuerto Ritter, Claire Vivianne Sobottke, Melati Suryodarmo, Melanie Jame Wolf ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME BY Attis Silke Beyn, Alessia D´artino aka A/ONA, Francesco Macarone Palmieri aka WARBEAR, Susan Manning, Irene Sieben, young girl reading group IDEA Christoph Winkler CURATION Franziska Werner, Christoph Winkler DRAMATURGY ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro TECHNICAL DIRECTION OF PRODUCTION, LIGHT DESIGN Arne Schmitt MANAGEMENT Franziska Schrage, Johanna Withelm
A project by Christoph Winkler and SOPHIENSÆLE in collaboration with ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro. Funded by TANZFONDS ERBE – eine Initiative der Kulturstiftung des Bundes and the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs/Kofinanzierungsfonds. Friendly supported by International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Cultures". Media partners: Missy Magazine, taz.die tageszeitung.