An equal team of artists with and without learning disabilities restage three key choreographic works of the 20th century: Hexentanz (1928) by Mary Wigman, Kontakthof (1978) by Pina Bausch and SelfUnfinished (1998) by Xavier Le Roy. All three pieces have revolutionized the understanding of their time of dance, choreography and the body. The artists behind Asentić demand no less than that: contemplatively, humorously and surprisingly they challenge mental and physical norms and claim their long overdue place in dance history!
Saša Asentić is a choreographer and performance maker. Since 2007, his work has been presented across Germany and internationally. Asentić is interested in exploring the relationship between the individual and society and analyzing it in terms of social choreography. He works in the filed of contemporary dance, performance and disability arts. After being a victim of right wing street violence, and fundamentally disagreeing with the corruption in public sector in Serbia, he moved to Germany in 2011. He constantly works on prolonging his resident permit in Germany.
CONCEPT, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Saša Asentić CHOREOGRAPHY, ARTISTIC COLLABORATION Natalija Vladisavljević, Alexandre Achour, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski PERFORMANCE Natalija Vladisavljević, Jelena Stefanoska, Snežana Bulatović, Dalibor Šandor, Marko Bašica, Celina Scharff, Thomas Möller, Tom Reinecke, Liv Henriette Neumann, Alexandre Achour, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski, Saša Asentić "WITCH DANCE" LIBRETTO AND POEMS Natalija Vladisavljević DRAMATURGICAL consultant Marcel Bugiel ARTISTIC ASSISTANT Frosina Dimovska costume consultaNT Marina Sremac EXECUTIVE PRODUCER IN NOVI SAD Nataša Murge Savić
A production by Saša Asentić in co-production with Kampnagel, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, MIKUB e.V. and Per.Art. Funded by Aktion Mensch and NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) co-production support for dance from funds by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. The guest performance is part of the project Tanzerei/DIS- is not included, funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The audiodescription of Dis_Sylphide is carried out in cooperation with Berliner Spielplan Audiodeskription / Förderband e.V. and mapping dance berlin, part of the project Attention Dance II. From 2018 until 2021 the project is funded by the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) and the State of Berlin. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung