dances of fear and freedom
world premiere 15. November 2017 _ 20:30h
Studio 1, Uferstudios Berlin
16. - 18. November 20:30h
19. November 17:00h
Tickets: www.reservix.de / Tel. 01805 700 733
The world outside is raging. And within us? Flirren, shimmering, a flurry…
Fear has become a determining constant in our western societies. Is the increasing loss of control in our own lives and futures – whether felt or factual – its source? The first two decades of the 21st century – 9/11, the financial and bank crises, the terror attacks in European metropolises, world-wide refugee treks over land and sea, global environmental problems, the mass appearance of radical right movements, the continuing or deepening division between rich and poor – have added a deep level of insecurity to the lives of many people.
After „Act“ (2013), „Uncertain States“ (2015) and „Voltage/Zero“ (2016), the Tanzcompagnie Rubato (Jutta Hell/Dieter Baumann) is once again addressing current social phenomena in flirren that raise fundamental questions about the vocabulary of political discourse and its meaning for our bodies and inner beings.
“You can compare fear to vertigo. If you look into a deep abyss, you get dizzy. But what Is the cause? It is the eye as much as it is the abyss. Because: what would have happened, if you wouldn´t have looked down?” (Søren Kierkegaard). The dizziness that arises is the fear of the unknown. There is potential in this unknown. Will we grasp it? Or will we avert our eyes? And what does it mean when the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard draws a direct link between the concept of fear and the concept of freedom?
Flirren transforms this ambivalence in choreography, investigates interior and exterior patterns and reflexes of fear. The performers go, as individual bodies and as a group, through a variety of physical and movement states, emotions and forms of energy.
What way should we go? Where is the plan?
Jean-Paul Sartre saw this chance to break out of life’s cosmos of fear: human beings must turn towards others; only other human beings, counterparts,can promise support. Jutta Hell and Dieter Baumann do that in this piece; they are contemporaries. Flirren develops dances of fear and freedom.
Artistic Directors, Idea: Jutta Hell, Dieter Baumann
Director, Choreography: Jutta Hell
Dance, Choreography: Mercedes Appugliese, Dieter Baumann
Carlos Osatinsky, Anja Sielaff
Live-Music/Composition: Alexander Nickmann
Light Fabian Bleisch
Production Manager: Inge Zysk
Communikation: k3 berlin
Production: Tanzcompagnie Rubato. Supported by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. Berlin. In cooperation with Studio Sonic and Uferstudios_Berlin.
Wiederholung und Differenz
Three duets. A choreographic triptych.
Jutta Hell und Dieter Baumann
March 30, to April 02, 2017,
at Uferstudios_Berlin, Studio 14 (Uferstr. 8/23, 13357 Berlin)
Repetition and difference
Three duets. A triptych.
Are the terms difference and repetition a basic pattern that shapes our bodies, our communication, our culture and our lives?
For Jutta Hell and Dieter Baumann, repetition and difference form the basis for different reflections on the approaches and consequences of their 30 years of joint artistic work as choreographers and dancers. On the basis of these terms, they question the memory of their bodies and their cultural memory.
Michaela Schlagenwerth wrote in the Berliner Zeitung:
"Wow. Simple, so poetic is this three-part duet. Two dancers around the sixty, the bodies digging into the falling, the holding, in a blind one-to-one trust, in which the persons disappear. A bit about how life transforms into dying. "
In March / April 2017 there is the opportunity to see this piece again.
Photos: Dirk Bleicker, Dieter Hartwig
Voltage / ZERO
28. September 2016, 8:30pm
also: 29. September - 01. Oktober 8:30pm
and 02. Oktober 5:00pm
Venue: Uferstudios, Studio 14, Uferstr. 8/23, 13357 Berlin
tickets / reservations
www.reservix.de or phone: 01805 700 733
Voltage / ZERO
On. Off. For. Against. Plus. Minus. Tension. Relaxation. Voltage / ZERO. Incompatible? What potential of the “possible” exists in conflict, dissenting opinions, feelings, attitudes, action?
In contrast to the concept of consensus, conflicts constantly renegotiate differences and one’s own perception. There are no fix positions. In the concept of openness, Rubato responds to a key question: “how do we remain capable of acting in the face of increasingly more complex crisis situations?”
Experience with conflict is not abstract. It takes place in concrete situations and is associated with emotions, people, objects, spaces… The body and interactions between bodies create the field on which conflict and tension first become visible and are then negotiated. The spectrum of physical patterns of action and reaction ranges from simple gestures to pure violence.
The stage and choreography of Voltage / ZERO creates a dynamic space of reflection. What masks and costumes do conflicts and tension wear? Which language of movement do we use when we deal with them? What are the physical phases of a dispute? What happens when bodies collide? What is it like when conflicts are redirected, deflected or are resolved? What does it mean to us when we are subjected to situations of tension over a long period of time? What does the experience feel like when a conflict is mastered or overcome?
Voltage / ZERO: before a conflict is after a conflict is before a conflict.
Choreography, Director, Costumes: Jutta Hell
Dance, Choreography: Mercedes Appugliese, Dieter Baumann, Carlos Osatinsky, Anja Sielaff
Music: Da Bao
Lightdesign: Fabian Bleisch
Communication: k3 berlin
Production: Tanzcompagnie Rubato, Berlin, supported by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Senate Chancellery Cultural Affairs, supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., in cooperation with Studio Sonic_ Berlin, Uferstudios_Berlin, tip and ZITTY Berlin.
Photos: Dirk Bleicker
The photo book
30 years Tanzcompagnie Rubato
Book release: September 2015
Published by Jutta Hell und Dieter Baumann
Layout: Dirk Bleicker
Editorial: Sven Neumann
With original contributions from
Dr. Johannes Odenthal and Jun. Professor Dr. Susanne Foellmer
Book orders: email@example.com