Today | 19:00
Caroline Creutzburg + René Alejandro Huari Mateus
Die Vielhundertjährigen
November 29 30 | 19.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Back to the future: In Die Vielhundertjährigen, the audience is contacted by the only contemporary witnesses of a long-gone division between the biological and the digital. These people, several hundred years old, are now inhabitants of a post-digital world. Based on fantasies and wishes for the world, the ensemble, ranging in age from 65 to 87, create their own science fiction narrative.

» more
Tomi Paasonen
Pas de Q
Tomi Paasonen-final-15
December 01 02 03 | 20.00
December 04 | 18.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Pas de Q enters the classical ballet world to turn choreographic forms and traditions upside down and reinvent them. A queer ensemble of male and non-binary dancers
pushes movement, dance and queer aesthetics to the extreme. In a utopian science fiction world, the team fuses drag art and pointe dance into a labyrinth of imaginative perversions, beyond morality and shame. 

» more

Enad Marouf
In My Hand a Word
8U4A4888 landscape
December 09 10 | 20.00
December 10 | 17.00
December 11 | 18.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In the scenic adaptation of his own text, the Syrian-German performance and video artist Enad Marouf deals with loss from a queer perspective: the loss of family, home and relationships, but also that of meaning and language. The audience enters a place where fragments overlap. Two figures move through scenes whose internal coherence continues to unravel through memories, anecdotes, and associative references.

» more

Jelena Stefanoska & Saša Asentić
Жизела / Giselle
PM_Sasa Asentic_Giselle_Foto_Marija Erdelji_4026
December 17 18 | 18.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Жизела / Giselle uses dance and language to explore the similarities and differences between the artist Jelena Stefanoska and the tragic ballet character Giselle. The piece tells of the need to love and be loved – and, above all, of the desire and feeling to live a life with dignity.

» more

Tanztage Berlin 2023
© Jan Grygoriew

Hey, why do you look so tired? "Urgency culture" expects us to be connected and responsive constantly. There is little to no time left to imagine the world otherwise. Tanztage Berlin – a yearly festival highlighting the work of the city's emerging dance makers – is back to diagnose the present and predict the future. Its 32nd edition investigates our daily overstimulation and chronic fatigue by reflecting on how we move to the rhythm of today's high-speed, social media-driven reality and its challenges.

» more
Search + Archive

Nordwind-Festival Erna Ómarsdóttir/ Valdimar Jóhannsson Lecture on borderline musicals

Lecture Performance
2015 December 01 02 | 19.30

In this lecture performance Ómarsdóttir and Jóhannsson reveal the secret behind their artistic genius and that of the borderline musical. They will humorously and sincerely discuss samples of their work with the audience, and talk about the emotional chaos involved in the creative process.

Over the past few years, Erna Ómarsdóttir’s choreography has attracted worldwide attention. Her partner Valdimar Jóhannsson is a musician in the punk rock band Reykjavik! among others.  In 2008, they co-founded the dance company Shalala. Their productions test the limits of vocal, bodily and musical expression: Borderline Musicals.

In the lecture, they mischievously advance their work to a genre, which requires a critical analysis and art-historical classification as a matter of course. Ómarsdóttir and Jóhannsson take on the roles of Borderline-Experts MC Multiple Personality Disorder and Putrid Saphire, re-enact choreographic sequences from earlier plays and enter into a dialogue with the audience. Self-perception and the perception of others come into conflict, and gradually the contours of what a Borderline Musical is are perceptible.

A lecture on borderline musicals simultaneously provides a panoramic overview of the work of two fascinating artists, while allowing analytic depth and a personally charged perspective on their own work.

CONCEPT, PERFORMANCE Erna Ómarsdóttir, Valdimar Jóhannsson ASSISTance Heba Eir, Jónasdóttir Kjeld LIghT Technican Gardar Eidsson PRODUcTION Shalala

Supported by Fonds of EEA from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, Reykjavík Dance Festival, APAP and Tjarnarbíó Theater. Thanks to Kramhúsið.

Foto © Jeaneen Lund