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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          Clément Layes / Public in Private Reste

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          In German, English, French

          Why do we want things? For many years, Clément Layes’ work structured itself around the notion of materiality and agency. In a stage design recycled from performances of the last decade, he looks into the things that unwillingly accompany a given action; focusing on pollution, waste and destruction. Strangely, it seems that these so-called “byproducts” of our actions have, in their significance, outperformed the actions themselves. Through the construction of a two-sided character, Layes explores different perspectives within the realm of ecology.

          CLÉMENT LAYES lives and works as a choreographer and performer in Berlin since 2008. At the interface of choreography, visual arts and philosophy, his works emerge from observations of the everyday life. His performances are shown internationally. Recently: Der grüne Stuhl (2012), Things that surround us (2012), Dreamed Apparatus (2014), Title (2015), The Eternal Return (2017) and ONON (2019).

          The company PUBLIC IN PRIVATE, founded by Clément Layes and Jasna Vinovrski in Berlin in 2008, investigates, reflects and questions social, political and cultural structures in its artistic works with the aim of expanding the boundaries and understanding of dance as an art form in a collaborative approach and reflecting on its media conditions.

          PERFORMANCE, CONCEPT Clément Layes MUSIC Steve Heather STAGE Clément Layes, Jonas Maria Droste LIGHT Ruth Waldeyer PRODUCTION Joseph Wegmann 

          A production by Clément Layes / Public in Private. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe - Basic Funding. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung.