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Isabelle Schad
Knotting

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© Dieter Hartwig

March 12 | 19.00 PM
March 13-21

The film for the performance Knotting was made as an experiment shortly before the premiere and documents in excerpts the research for the piece. The choreographic portrait is inspired by the fluid, elastic, expansive movements of the dancer Francesca d'Ath, who physically engages with the form of the knot.

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Sheena McGrandles
Figured + Flush

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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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            Foto © Michiel Keuper
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            Foto © Michiel Keuper
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            Foto © Michiel Keuper
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            Foto © Michiel Keuper
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            Foto © Paul Sleev

          Dance


          Hochzeitssaal

          Few/No Language

          Unfortunately, the shows have to be cancelled. Already purchased tickets will be refunded automatically. Stay tuned for a film version in spring 2021.

          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 | FIGURED

          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 LIGHT Enrico Wey DRAMATURGY Thomas Schaupp, Mila Pavićević STAGE, COSTUME Michiel Keuper, Martin Sieweke PRODUCTION ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro

          Flush is a production by Sheena McGrandles and ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro 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