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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).
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