Melanie Jame Wolf TONIGHT

February 10 | 19.00 Dance/film
Online | Tickets 5 Euro

This revival of TONIGHT takes place online. Because time has a very different quality on screen than on stage, and because the logic of video is different to the logic of theater, Melanie Jame Wolf has reimagined this version of TONIGHT as a film. In this sense, it is a second edition of the work. Offering a fresh take to both those who are familiar with TONIGHT, and those new to the work and the artist.

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Sheena McGrandles Figured + Flush
February 20 | 19.00 Dance/film
Online | Tickets 5 Euro

Figured and Flush are companion works by choreographer Sheena McGrandles that are part of an ongoing series on radical temporalities and illogical intimacies. Since the performances cannot be brought to the stage due to the pandemic, both works are reworked as dance for screen.

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Tanztage Berlin 2021

© Jan Grygoriew

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 The Emergency Artist

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          2018 November 22 23 24 25 | 19.30

          Suitable for Non-German Speakers

          A choreographic feast of failure: with slapstick style body work, mechanical sophistication and a knack for the acrobatic, six stunt artists are standing up against society’s pressure to perform. They have built the protagonist of the performance an obstacle course filled with hurdles, emergency situations and tasks, which the protagonist bravely faces only to artistically fail at them. An emotional visualization of the existential fear of failure, which celebrates both the beauty and the art of falling as a new and lighter take on being.

          CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY Clément Layes PERFORMANCE Steven Koglin, Dina Ekštjn, Ana Vnučec, Florencia Martina, Jonas Maria Droste, Ante Pavic SOUNDDESIGN Steven Heather LIGHTDESIGN Ruth Waldeyer STAGEDESIGN Jonas Maria Droste, Clément Layes COSTUMEDESIGN Ana Savić-Gecan COSTUMEDESIGN ASSISTANCE Ozana Gabriel VIDEO Christopher Hewitt ARTISTIC COORPORATION Jasna L. Vinovrški DRAMATURGY Jonas Rutgeerts INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION Inge Koks PR, PRODUCTION björn & björn

          A production by Public in Private / Clément Layes in coproduction with Studio za suvremeni ples / Studio – Contemporary Dance Company Zagreb. Funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. With friendly support of Flutgraben e.V. und SOPHIENSÆLE. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung.

          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.


          Foto © Ivica Ivčević