„Moving Sand / Topos“
audiovisual essay: video, electronic music, live-music, performance, text
© Malenafilm, Thomas Katsanas
Premiere: Mai 29, 2019, Akademie der Künste, Studiobühne
and Mai 30 and 31, 2019, 8 pm
Ticket 8 / 5€
Public rehearsal and talk, Mai 16, 7 pm Akademie der Künste, Studiobühne
Ticket € 5/3
Akademie der Künste
phone +49 (0)30 200 57-2000
concept, direction: Jeanine Meerapfel and Floros Floridis,
performance, choreography: Jutta Hell and Dieter Baumann (Tanzcompagnie Rubato)
live music: Elena Kakaliagou (French Horn) , Floros Floridis Clarinette
camera: Johann Feindt
light and set: Sigfried Paul
The production "Moving Sand / Topos" is an audiovisual essay consisting of film, music, dance and text. The theme is the changes and consequences of the progressive application of artificial intelligence on human life. In a combination of film images with electronic soundtrack, live improvised music, dance and live read and performed texts, the piece explores how data delusion and technology in terms of location / topos colonize our existence and influence the balance between psychological, mental and biological aspects of life.
Premiere: October 09, 2019, Uferstudios Berlin, Studio 14
and Octobe 10 - 13, 2019
A new duet by Jutta Hell and Dieter Baumann, with the live musician and soundartist Alexander Nickmann in a light installation by Fabian Bleisch.
"Realities“ is based on collected fragments of text, movements and interactions, observed in public spaces in everyday life. Even in confined spaces, we live in different realities, that are changing as we are changing. We want to create a "space of possibilities" which questions the self - evident, makes the foreign in close proximity visible, names the invisible, plays with the utopian.
Premiere November 14th. 2018, 7.00 pm
November 15th - 17th 2018, 7.00 pm and November 18th. 5.00 pm
Uferstudios Berlin, Studio 1
Uferstr. 8/23, 13357 Berlin
Tickets: 15,-€ / 10,-€ reduced
phone: 01805 700 733
"Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? What do we expect? What awaits us? ... It is important to learn to hope. ... The work of this affect requires people who throw themselves into the endeavor, to which they themselves belong." With these words, the philosopher Ernst Bloch begins his central work" The Principle of Hope ".
Hope as something positive, as a forward-looking force. A force that leads from the desire to the will to action. Because the signs of the times we live in, are more in the direction of uncertainty, fear, conflict and isolation, the positive affect "hope" interests us as a deep human desire for a happy life. Daydreams are an important part of making hopes come true. blue-sky thinking, an attempt to develop creative ideas that are not constrained by current realities, trends, and beliefs.
artistic direction: Jutta Hell, Dieter Baumann direction, choreography: Jutta Hell dance, choreography: Dieter Baumann, Alessandra Defazio, Carlos Osatinsky, Anja Sielaff, composition, live music: Alexander Nickmann light: Fabian Bleisch costumes: Claudia Janitschek, Jutta Hell production management: Inge Zysk communication: k3 berlin
Production: Tanzcompagnie Rubato, funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Berlin, in cooperation with Studio Sonic and Uferstudios Berlin.
Eadweard´s Ear Muybridge extended
an interface for dancers and musicians
Academy editions 1 – 3
October 04th - 06th. 2018, 7.00 pm
Concept, artistic direction, space: Penelope Wehrli / Notationssystem, Mediensteuerung, Entwicklung, Programmierung: Joa Glasstetter / Composition, musical direction: Gerriet K.Sharma / choreographic development, dance: Tanzcompagnie Rubato (Dieter Baumann, Jutta Hell) / musicians: Stephanie Hupperich, Alejandra Cardenas, Alexander Nickmann / technical direction & development: Thomas Koch / production management: Anna Bergel / technician: Emma Juliard, Bastian Orthmann / EADWEARD´S EARis a production of peninsula.ink in cooperation with Festival Neue Musik Rümlingen and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds and supported by TESLA Berlin e.V.
March - May 2018
Figures in a Landscape
An international, interdisziplinary project between fine art and dance - choreography
Premiere in China / Shanghai May 18th. - 12018_ 6.30 pm
and 19th. 2.30 pm
Power Station of Art Shanghai
Premiere in Berlin March 29th. 2018 _ 6.00 pm
Gemäldegalerie im Kulturforum / Sonderausstellungshalle 2
Figures in a Landscape is a meditation on living painting and moving sculptures, a dialogue between visual art and dance, between European and Chinese culture.
Starting point were the costume designs of the British visual artist Jonathan Baldock, inspired by such diverse references and influences as Chinese opera costumes, medieval monks' cowls or the abstraction of European modernism.
With their choreography, Jutta Hell and Dieter Baumann add an extra dimension to the materiality of Baldock's costumes. They are repeatedly arranged differently on the bodies of the eight dancers, in the movement, through the dance, and receive an independent rhythm in the lines, form and color.
The museum as place of the performance, becomes an important part of the perception and reflection of the piece.
Figures in a Landscape
Total running time: 60 minutes, no intermission
Artistic directors: Jutta Hell, Dieter Baumann
Direction, Choreography: Jutta Hell
Costum, Sculptur: Jonathan Baldock
Dance, Choreography: Dieter Baumann. Alessandra Defazio, Er Gao, Bing Luo, Carlos Osatinsky, Anja Sielaff, Wang Zhen Jun, Li Ling Xi
Light: Fabian Bleisch
Sound: Da Bao
Production management: Inge Zysk, Raquel Moreira
Communication: k3 berlin
Photos: Dirk Bleicker
Produktion: Tanzcompagnie Rubato, funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, in cooperation with Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz_Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Powerstation of Art, Shanghai
SOS_ Gerhard Bohner_ Tanzcompagnie Rubato
Tempo: a tender slowness
Reconstruction / Passing on 2018
A TANZFONDS ERBE project
April 26. - 28. 2018 _ 8.00 pm
Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Pariser Platz 4, Blackbox
Gerhard Bohner's late work is the essence of his exploration of the legacy of pre-war modernism, in search of a new language that transcends time. The result are masterpieces of dance art. Throughout his life, a pioneer who has not established himself in any aesthetic habit, Bohner created with his latest work SOS a lesson of accuracy and reduction, permeable to theatrical composition.
The dance critic Irene Sieben wrote on the occasion of a resumption of SOS in 1999: "... The reunion with Bohner's work and his spiritual dimension is still groundbreaking seven years after his death." The pure doctrine. Every young choreographer should listen to, to distinguish black from white to learn to fight for the quality of art ... "(ballet international / dance aktuell 1/2000)
Jutta Hell and Dieter Baumann pass on the choreography they created for them in 1991for the first time to the next generation of dancers. A TANZFONDS ERBE project.
Total running time: 65 minutes, no intermission
Choreography: Gerhard Bohner (1936 - 1992)
Artistic directors, passing on: Jutta Hell, Dieter Baumann
Dancers: Niannian Zhou, Xuan Shi
Speaker: Knuth Irche
Music / Sound: Ronald Steckel
Set Design: Ursula Sax
Stage: Norbert Stück
Photo: Klaus Rabien
Texts taken from the book "herzzero" by Franz Mon
Funded by TANZFONDS ERBE – an initiative by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, in cooperation with Academy of Art, Berlin. A Tanzcompagnie Rubato production.
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