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A choreographic expedition through the dance scene of the GDR.
When societies change - what remains culturally visible and what is removed from view? Together with international artists from post-socialist transitional societies, Asentić uncovers choreographic concepts and asks about their right to contemporaneity. Did the imbalance of cultural appreciation after the fall of communism devour the East German dance scene - or did its influences go into exile?
Saša Asentić is a choreographer and performance maker. Since 2007, his work has been presented across Germany and internationally. Asentić is interested in exploring the relationship between the individual and society and analyzing it in terms of social choreography. He works in the filed of contemporary dance, performance and disability arts. After being a victim of right wing street violence, and fundamentally disagreeing with the corruption in public sector in Serbia, he moved to Germany in 2011. He constantly works on prolonging his resident permit in Germany.
CONCEPT Saša Asentić ARTISTIC DIRECTION Alexandre Achour, Saša Asentić COLLABORATION Olivera Kovačević-Crnjanski PERFORMANCE Alexandre Achour, Saša Asentić, Rike Flämig, Willehad Grafenhorst, Berit Jentzsch, Olivera Kovačević-Crnjanski, Fine Kwiatkowski, Daniela Marini Salvatierra, Dennis Seidel, a.o. REsearch CONSULTATION Jens Giersdorf, Marion Kant, Barbara Lubich, Arila Siegert, Eva Winkler REsearch-ASSIStance Heike Bröckerhoff, Stella Cristofolini artistic collaboration with DENNIS SEIDEL Marcel Bugiel PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Sonja Lau
A production by Saša Asentić in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE and Hellerau - European Centre of Arts. With special thanks to Carena Schlewitt, André Schallenberg, Elisabeth Krefta, Rosa Müller, Meg Stuart, Eike Wittrock, Tanzkongress 2019 team, Javiera Peón-Veiga, Emily Hoffman, Jule Flierl, Guo Rui, Juliane Raschel, Sonja Elstermann, Esther Nicklas, Claudia Mutze, Konstantin Achmed Bürger, Helen Schröder, Katalin Krasznahorkai, Anna Till, Willehad Grafenhorst, Helene Herold, Christine Henniger, Martina Vermaaten und Christoph Grothaus.Supported by the Capital Cultural Fund.