NOWs: Tanznacht Berlin Vertigo
Tanznacht Berlin Vertigo
13357 Berlin Wedding
7:30 pm choir performance and opening speeches
durational: Rike Horb Gummimauer / flexible walls
durational: Roger Sala Reyner when it lands will my eyes be closed or open?
Hana Lee Erdmann Animal Companion
At the heart of this year’s edition of Tanznacht Berlin Vertigo (Part One) is a choreographic group exhibition, showing throughout the festival in Studio 14, where projects in various artistic fields can interact and exchange viewpoints. Choreographer Kat Válastur is showing an installation developed in cooperation with visual artist Leon Eixenberger from the stage set for her piece Stelllar Fauna. Visual artist Rike Horb, meanwhile, is extending her installation Gummimauer / flexible walls to incorporate a performance by the diese Frau collective.
Other performances also add dynamic elements to the sculptural and installation aspects of the exhibition: Roger Sala Reyner, Guillaume Marie and Igor Dobričić have transformed the solo piece Roger into a living installation, going beyond the original choreographic format to counter suffering with comfort and a gesture of empathy and bring it into the centre of society. Complete artwork devotee Liina Magnea and opera singer Sigrún Gyða Sveinsdóttir keep art alive in Sehnsucht + and imagine themselves as cells in a sleeping body.
These two formats, adapted and developed especially in response to the pandemic for the first part of Tanznacht, are accompanied by Hana Lee Erdman’s Animal Companion. Here, the eponymous associates escort visitors through the exhibition, shifting perspectives on conventional modes of encounter between humans and animals.
For the closing event of this year’s edition of Tanznacht Berlin, the curators have invited Mmakgosi Kgabi and Dasniya Baddhanasiri to round off the programme with a dialogue that is as physical as it is vocal.
Mouth/nose protection is required