As a highly talented musician, composer, singer and dancer Julius Eastmann, who passed away in 1990, was a multi-talent in music history. Despite international success, as an openly gay Afro-American he was still however unable to assert himself in the white dominated art scene. Christoph Winkler translates three pieces by Eastman with international guests into a choreography focusing on the pioneering influences of minimal music in contemporary dance: what inspiration would dance have drawn from Eastman’s works if it had become part of the educational canon?
DEZEMBER 07 | 18.30 | TANZSCOUT with Maren Witte
DEZEMBER 08 | 18.30 | Precarious Disidentifications: Julius Eastman and the Black American Avant-Garde | LECTURE by Thomas F. DeFrantz
duration 2:45h incl. break IDEA AND CONCEPT Christoph Winkler CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Aloaii Tapu, Jahra 'Rager' Wasasala, Karima Amrani, Lois Alexander, Lisa Rykena, Zen Jefferson CO-CHOREOGRAPHY FoR FEMENINE Zen Jefferson MUSIC Zafraan Ensemble & Guests ARRANGEMENT Clemens Hund-Göschel costume design Raki Fernandez PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Laura Biagioni LIGHTDESIGN, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Claes Schwennen STAGEDESIGN Valentina Primavera
A production by Company Christoph Winkler. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and the Augstein-Stiftung. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung