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Tanztage Berlin 2021

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JANUARY 07 to ∞

Due to the current pandemic situation, the 30th edition of the Tanztage Berlin will start as an online program from January 7 to 16. All planned live performances will then be made up for in spring 2021.
The film showdown AV by choreographer Judith Förster and filmmaker Stella Horta will kick off the festival on January 7. Clay AD will present the first digital premiere of the festival on January 15 with the performance Indication of Spring at the End of Time. We also invite you to an online Zukunftswerkstatt – a series of discussions about work culture and mental health, organized in cooperation with the ZTB (Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin) association. Pedro Marum will also curate an online format focusing on new artistic practices of care in club culture. In addition to this, the festival presents the first three episodes of its podcast, which was prepared in collaboration with the queer-feminist rave collective LECKEN.

 

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Melanie Jame Wolf
TONIGHT

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© Ashton Green

FEBRUARY 10 – 24
FEBRUARY 10 | 19.00 PM

Pop music often uses the little word TONIGHT in songs as a bittersweet promise. Humorously and with the proper rock star poses, Melanie Jame Wolf, together with Sheena McGrandles and Rodrigo Garcia Alves, gets to the bottom of this pop cultural poetics and its commercial exploitation.

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Sheena McGrandles
Figured + Flush

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Figured | © Martin Rottenkolber

FEBRUARY 20 – MARCH 06
FEBRUARY 20 | 19.00 PM

In Figured and Flush, Sheena McGrandles explores radical temporality. With great attention to detail, Figured exposes the absurdity and artificiality of everyday gestures. Flush, following Gertrude Stein, breaks down linear and traditional forms of storytelling-perhaps even evoking a new lesbian temporality and aesthetic.

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          Cécile Bally The Price is Right

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            © Cécile Bally

          Dance

          2018 November 21 22 23 24 | 21.00
          Hochzeitssaal

          Suitable for Non-German Speakers

          A study of the supermarket: a choreographic nightmare! Inside you can forget that you're not alone, or that you are. As an epicentre of accumulation, it is both a symbol of our consumer society, and a modern place of gathering and harvesting. It superficially unites but divides us by social class and lifestyle. In a dreamlike performance the supermarket is shown as room of standardization, which paradoxically wants to stimulate our impulsive cravings – an ideal survival zone and a last retreat between absurdity and apocalypse.

          Cécile Bally graduated in dance and choreography at HZT Berlin (UDK). She also studied Economics and Management in France and wrote a master thesis in Decision Theory on how ideas emerge and develop in dance rehearsal processes. Her artistic work creates connections in between these two backgrounds and interrogates, with humour but always methodically, the place of rationality, magic, dream and knowledge in performance art. Her latest piece "The Sleep Of Reason" premiered 2017 at Tanztage.

          CHOREOGRAPHY, STAGE Cécile Bally PERFORMANCE Asaf Aharonson, Cathy Walsh, Marie Ursin LIGHTDESIGN Eva Alonso SOUNDDESIGN Jassem Hindi COSTUME DESIGN Sara Wendt PRODUCTION, PR Ann-Christin Görtz SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT Jen Burba

          A production by Cécile Bally in coproduction with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. With friendly support of Kunsten-centrumBUDA, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., Milchhof und Public in Private. Thanks to Kostüm Kollektiv. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung.

          Cécile Bally is a Berlin-based choreographer and performer who graduated in dance and choreography at HZT Berlin, UDK. She previously studied Economics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Pantheon Sorbonne University in France. Her artistic work creates connections between these backgrounds and interrogates, with humour, the place of rationality and magical realism in performance. Cécile Bally roots her work in the science-fiction genre with an eye on social criticism, and therefore studies entitites (vampires, supermarkets), triggering dreams, and nightmares both utopian and dystopian.

                  

          Foto © Cécile Bally