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.

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Tomi Paasonen
Pas de Q
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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. 

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Enad Marouf
In My Hand a Word
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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.

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Jelena Stefanoska & Saša Asentić
Жизела / Giselle
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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.

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Tanztage Berlin 2023
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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.

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Nordwind-Festival Ludvig Daae MM

2015 December 04 | 21.00

Two versions of Ludvig Daae appear on stage: a living person and a video projection, as dancer and choreographer. Daae comments his own piece and argues with himself. The piece is a moving, humorous solo about the gaze and its potential disruption through the affirmation of one’s own identity.

MM developed from the collaboration between the dancer and choreographer Ludvig Daae with the filmmaker Joanna Nordahl. The video-Daae appears, at first, to have the power over events. It greets the audience and observes the proceedings on stage with an almost patronising manner. It announces each development and tells anecdotes from rehearsals. “Here we have interpreted a musical score. This didn’t make it in to the final version.”  

The piece apparently permits insight into the intimate relationship between dancer and choreographer that ordinarily remains hidden – particularly as Daae incorporates both identities in this case. Who is Daae? The projection or the flesh-and-blood dancer? Is the live-solo a piece in its own right, without the video, or do the two aspects complete each other?

Over the course of the performance, the video becomes increasingly independent: cuts and slow-motion effects transform the dance on the screen to a performance that cannot be imitated by the live solo. Both Daaes playfully concede their individual territory: their latent competition dissolves into a loving cooperation

Concept, choreography, dance Ludvig Daae Film direction, editing, sound Joanna Nordahl B-photo, production assistanCE, press photo Karolina Bengtsson Sound recording Martin Lindström Grading/post Johan Wik Electrician Mattias Montero Music Lune, John De Lira Lindberg Studio queen Jenny Herrlin

MM was created for, and co-produced by fesvial:display. Thanks to Moderna Museet, Daniel Réhn, MDT, ccap for studio time, Mjuklyx. With the financial support of Arts Council Norway.

Foto © Karolina Bengtsson