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Company Christoph Winkler: Speak Boldly - The Julius Eastman Dance Project – Sophiensæle | Independent Theater in Berlin

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Company Christoph Winkler:
Speak Boldly - The Julius Eastman Dance Project

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Company Christoph Winkler:
Speak Boldly - The Julius Eastman Dance Project
Dance
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As a highly talented musician, composer, singer and dancer Julius Eastmann, who passed away in 1990, was a multi-talent in music history. Despite international success, as an openly gay Afro-American he was still however unable to assert himself in the white dominated art scene. Christoph Winkler translates three pieces by Eastman with international guests into a choreography focusing on the pioneering influences of minimal music in contemporary dance: what inspiration would dance have drawn from Eastman’s works if it had become part of the educational canon?

DEZEMBER 07 | 18.30 | TANZSCOUT with Maren Witte

DEZEMBER 08 | 18.30 | Precarious Disidentifications: Julius Eastman and the Black American Avant-Garde | LECTURE by Thomas F. DeFrantz

duration 2:45h incl. break IDEA AND CONCEPT Christoph Winkler CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Aloaii Tapu, Jahra 'Rager' Wasasala, Karima Amrani, Lois Alexander, Lisa Rykena, Zen Jefferson CO-CHOREOGRAPHY FoR FEMENINE Zen Jefferson MUSIC Zafraan Ensemble & Guests ARRANGEMENT Clemens Hund-Göschel costume design Raki Fernandez PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Laura Biagioni LIGHTDESIGN, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Claes Schwennen STAGEDESIGN Valentina Primavera

A production by Company Christoph Winkler. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and the Augstein-Stiftung. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung

Christoph Winkler is one of Germany's most distinguished and versatile choreographers. His work covers a wide spectrum of formats and ranges from very personal to political themes. Since 1996, he has created more than 90 dance pieces as a freelance artist. In 2024, Das Wahre Gesicht won the German theater prize DER FAUST in the category “Best Choreography”. In 2016, one of his productions received this prize again; Aloalii Tapu was awarded “Best Dancer” for the solo Urban Soul Café. In 2020, Christoph Winkler was awarded a Tabori Prize, and in May 2022 he received the German Dance Award.

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