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Melanie Jame Wolf
TONIGHT

tonight
© Ashton Green

FEBRUARY 10 | 19.00 PM | PREMIERE
FEBRUAR 11 – 24

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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Dance/film

Sheena McGrandles
Figured + Flush

figured
Figured | © Martin Rottenkolber

FEBRUARY 20 | 19.00 PM | Premiere
FEBRUARY 21 – MARCH 06

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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          Sheena McGrandles Flush

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            © Paul Sleev
          • Sheena McGrandles - FLUSH -2020-02-05_Photo Michiel Keuper_IMG_7237_HP
            © Michiel Keuper
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            © Michiel Keuper
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            © Michiel Keuper
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            © Michiel Keuper
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            © Michiel Keuper

          Tanz/Performance

          2020 February 06 07 08 09 | 20.00
          Hochzeitssaal

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          Sheena McGrandles composes stylized body landscapes calling both to the erotic and absurd. In a minimalist setting, three performers use a carefully assembled movement vocabulary that takes inspiration from video-editing techniques: It combines performing live slow motion, rewind, fast edits and endless repetitions, thus exploring non-linear narration and disunity in the body. The choreography focuses on everyday movements and gestures, making a spectacle of the mundane. While the familiar becomes increasingly unfamiliar the tiny details and subtexts that are hidden in situations are exposed.

          Sheena McGrandles is a dancer and choreographer living in Berlin. She works in different contexts such as theatre/stage, education and independent art and culture projects. Her current group of works explores radical temporality as a means of detailed exploration and exaggeration of movement. Her works create hyper-real, multi-narrative and humorous moving landscapes. Sheena presents her works nationally and internationally, including London (The Place), Amsterdam (something raw), Berlin (Sophiensæle), Mexico City (Museo Universitario Del Chopo), Los Angeles (PSSST). With Figured, Sheena McGrandles was invited to the Tanzplattform 2020.

          CONCEPT, DIRECTION Sheena McGrandles PERFORMANCE Sheena McGrandles, Annegret Schalke, Ewa Dziarnowska SOUND Stellan Veloce LIGHT DESIGN Elliott Cennetoglu DRAMATURGY Thomas Schaupp, Mila Pavicevic STAGE, COSTUME Michiel Keuper, Martin Sieweke PRODUCTION ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro

          A production by Sheena McGrandles in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund, Siobhan Davies Dance London and the Goethe-Institut London. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung