On April 10 and 11 at 7 pm the performance will be streamed live from the Sophiensæle. Tickets are valid only on the booked date. Tickets for the replay of the recording from April 12-14 are available HERE.
April 13 | 8.15 PM | Artist Talk
In her new work, choreographer Kareth Schaffer addresses the demons of today’s world: Between actionism and laziness, distraction and apathy, the performers Mădălina Dan and Manon Parent fight their way through stage designer Dan Lancea's inflating stage landscape. Between potato chip-fueled fantasies of world and self-improvement, smartphone-induced contactless impro or a lethargic yawning contest, rage suddenly erupts from the dancers - until the next moment of distraction. To the subtle synthesizer rhythms of sound designer Jean P'ark, a demonology of the contemporary unfolds, exploring the multiple bodily constitutions into which we are placed in the name of different belief systems. At the same time, the piece creates a space of experience for the wonders that have always been possible even beyond spiritual asceticism and the Work-Hard-paradigm.
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.
CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT, CHOREOGRAPHY Kareth Schaffer PERFORMANCE Mădălina Dan, Manon Parent SOUNDDESIGN Jean P'ark STAGE Dan Lancea COSTume Lauren Steel LIGHTING Joseph Wegmann/Elliot Cennetoglu PRESS + PR Michael Ludwig Tsouloukidse Camera team, Streaming Magma Studio (Leonard Leesch + Francisco Hassmann) CAMERA ASSSISTENT Marius Mailänder SOUND Andrea Parolin Live-DIRECTOR Sebastian König PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT M.i.C.A. - Movement in Contemporary Art
A production by Kareth Schaffer in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds. With the kind support of Uferstudios Berlin, Tanzfabrik Berlin, and Dock 11/EDEN Studios Berlin. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung