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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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          Kareth Schaffer Cassandra has turned 2

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          Dance

          2018 April 18 19 20 21 | 21.00
          Hochzeitssaal

          Deutsch + Englisch

          Cassandra knows the future but no one believes her. In the first part of Cassandra Has Turned, three female performers predicted a whole array of possible futures, alternative pasts, larger and smaller catastrophes. Now they are setting their prophecies to sound in order to seep into our ears. What is even implausible, a truth or a lie? In a time of alternative facts isn’t every narrative justified as long as the rhetoric and performance fit?

          ARTISTIC DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY Kareth Schaffer PERFORMANCE, CHOREOGRAPHY Manon Parent, Lisa Vereertbrugghen, Cathy Walsh LIGHT DESIGN Joseph Wegmann SOUND DESIGN, COMPOSITION Alessio Castellacci VOICE COACHING, COMPOSITION Jara Holdert STAGE, COSTUMES Lena Mody ASSISTANCE STAGE, COSTUMES Olga Sonja Thorarensen INTERN STAGE + COSTUMES, SOCIAL MEDIA Flora Nacer TECHNICAL DIRECTION Michele Piazzi COMPANY MANAGEMENT M.i.C.A. - Movement in Contemporary Art / Cilgia Gadola INTERN MANAGEMENT Sofia Fantuzzi 

          The libretto of Cassandra Has Turned 2 is based on the spontaneous speech acts produced in Cassandra Has Turned 1 by prophetesses Ilya Noé, Kareth Schaffer, and Lisa Vereertbrugghen.

          Produced by Kareth Schaffer. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds in co-operation with Tanzfabrik Berlin and the friendly support of teh residency schloss bröllin e.V. Funded by the Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern und dem Landkreis Vorpommern-Greifswald. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung

          M.i.C.A. - Movement in Contemporary Art
          www.mica-berlin.com

          KARETH SCHAFFER is a choreographer and performer: in her "post-postmodern" dance pieces she has so far examined prophecies, mud wrestling, thrillers, synchronised swimming, foley, emoticons and conversation formats, among others. Her most recent works include a diptych about the tragic heroine Kassandra (Cassandra Has Turned 1 + 2, 2018), a fan fiction piece about Angela Merkel (Merkel Dances, 2019) and a comprehensive investigation of foley, the dubbing of sounds in film, as a choreographic tool (Unheard Of, 2016). Schaffer is a Pina Bausch Scholar and was nominated by the Jahrbuch Tanz for the "Dancer of the Year 2018" award.

                   

          Foto © Gerhard Ludwig