Every single day we are part of a constant urban choreography. Diverse, highly sensitive abilities make it possible for us city dwellers to adapt to the various dynamics of our surroundings. Groove Space, is a research and performance series that begins as a collaborative project in Berlin, which will make layovers in the next coming months in Hamburg, Zurich, Freiburg, Düsseldorf, Tokyo and Basel. The research team develops the piece anew using collaborative methods with artists and audiences. How must an artistic space be created in order to bear all the expertise of the street and not to have it all be given up at the coatcheck?
It is the distillate of this intensive cooperation: the Groove of Berlin! The dance outcomes of this research project are framed by Eva Berende’s room installation, which refers to urban architecture and soundscapes from Tamer Fahri Özgönenc from Berlin’s club scene.
CHOREOGRAphy, cONcEPT Sebastian Matthias CO-CHOREOGRAphy, PErformance Jubal Battisti, Lisanne Goodhue, Kiriakos Hadjiioannou, Isaac Spencer, Harumi Terayama, Idan Yoav, Deborah Hofstetter SOUND Tamer Fahri Özgönenc ROOM Eva Berendes LIGHT Tanja Rühl COSTUME Nina Irina Witkiewicz DRAMATURGy Marcus Droß, Jan Burkhardt ASSISTANCE Luisa Scholz, Marie Schmieder TECHNICS Arne Schmitt COMPANY MANAGEMENT, DRAMATURGY Mira Moschallski PHOTO INSTALLATION Jonas Paul Wilisch
A production by Sebastian Matthias in coproduction with Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf, Kaserne Basel, Theater Freiburg, Kampnagel Hamburg and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Supported by a research residency at CCN de Franche-Comté in Belfort. Special thanks to our mediapartners rbb Kulturradio and taz.die tageszeitung.
photo © Jonas Paul Wilisch