Performance Projects

The performance projects are open for all who are interested in intensive training and a rehearsing process. The aim is to get a clearer insight into artistic research and performing. The contemporary training on Monday and Wednesday is open for everybody. Movement experience required.
 

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    A singular multitude

    The performance-project “A singular multitude“ is based on a performance developed in Montevideo / Uruguay. Out of this a workshop-methodology emerged, which was already performed in Chile and Mexico. “A singular multitude“ wants to understand and enhance the position of each dancer/ performer inside of a group. The main focus is to increase our ability to perceive our choreographic surrounding while moving in a group and to be able to make choices on the way. We would like to work on the questions: How to be in a group and keeping your singularity? How to make collective actions without loosing your own desires? “A singular multitude“ proposes to be a group of individuals that is not a mass or a crowd but rather a group of multiple voices. We will share common aims, negotiate our own rules and take collective decisions through the perception and the intelligence of the body. Perception, strategies and choreographic principles are the keynotes of this performance-project to offer the participants tools to enter this multilayered approach of performing. To detect the choreographic present at anytime each of the participants will unfold and create their own strategies. We will bring these strategies to a conscious level through exercises borrowed from several mind-body practices and games. Fee: 170 € / red: 150 € / professional dancers: 130 € / Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de   Additionally you can join the open class: In the open class we will work on: How can I keep myself curious while moving? What makes my dance exciting? How can I translate the stream of information around me into movement? The movers/makers will map out for themselves their individual approach to the moving body in space. We want to enhance the participants to embrace their knowledge on the one hand and to smash it on the other hand, in order to shake the ground and to perceive differently. Through exercises from several mind-body practices and techniques (Aikido, Alexander-Technique, anatomical functional release, tuning score, improvisation practices, etc.) and games we will enrich our awareness to see, hear and sense our colleagues, the space and us. These learned skills will enable the body to read the information that surround us and to make constant decisions. This stream of information needs to be absorbed by a sparkling sensitivity and a sharp-minded body, in order to perform the ongoing choreography that lies in front of us. Mo & Wed 18:15-19:45 / Fee: 10x card: 95 € / red.: 90 € / prof.: 70 €
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    Mo + Wed 20:00-22:00
    + Sa 16.1.16 | 11:00-15:00 | Kreuzberg-Studio 1 
    Showing: 10.2.16 / 21:00

    Moving Matter

    Marcela Giesche

    When we move our own bodies, or other material objects, we are constantly engaging efforts of push, pull, and reach in relation to the floor and space. When we don’t engage, we fall. There is an innate understanding of musical timing and spatial perception of these basic forces that we learn from a very young age as we play and explore the materiality of our surrounding environment. As our motoric skills and coordination develop, complex movements like, reaching, pushing or pulling material objects, walking, and running through space become highly efficient and practically automatic/  unconscious. Yet, there is a wealth of information stored in these “simple” patterns which we can use to inform our dancing bodies. In this performance project we will try to re-examine and relate the perception of our dancing movements to the practical working movements we use in daily life. We will examine our own bodies’ relationship to other bodies of matter ranging from much smaller to much larger than ourselves. How do we move these objects, and/or how do they move us? We will also work with moving and sensing the weight/mass of other moving bodies to increase our own awareness of structural alignment, and dynamic muscular sequencing. How do we use the floor and our momentum to direct an object and ourselves in space with ease? How can we perceive the floor as our tool for the work of sculpting movement? We will give a strong focus to the use of the floor and walls to form and in-form the body in movement. We will also explore the body's anatomically efficient sources of power in varying connections to the ground. Through the working process we will structure a tightly scored performance work based on the work and techniques/perceptions gained from the training. Each dancer will be challenged to stay deeply physically and mentally grounded in their research while at the same time preparing for a performance context. Fee: 170 € / red: 150 € / professional dancers: 130 € / Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
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    Mo + Wed 20:00-22:00
    + Sa 12.3.16 | 11:00-15:00 | Kreuzberg-Studio 1 
    Showing: 23.3.16 / 21:00

    Performance project special 1: In the Wish for Continuity

    Shai Faran

    The only thing that is forever continuous in our lives is ourselves. Still, there is the wish to have continuous relationships and regularities with other things, people, places, ideas, practices and situations along the way. In todays "movement market", as there are so many possibilities and so much information running around us, if we want to have regularity and continuity, we need to actively create it for ourselves. We need to make clear choices and follow those choices in a sustainable way. In terms of movement - following the same physical practice for longer time, to experience the long term affects and results. In terms of knowledge - following the same source of knowledge for longer time, to arrive to the deeper layers of the information. In terms of perspective - to follow something for enough time that can give you a different perspective about it then the one that you had in first place. In this performance project, I would like to share my continuous practice and research and to invite people that have the interest in this practice, to start a process of regularity and progression in a frame of meeting and working situation. I want to initiate a structure for people to follow, learn and get intrigued by my ideas and propositions, and for me to share those idea with people who have hunger, passion, taste, work ethic and desire to have fun and to work hard. The work itself will be directed to three main topics: Warm-up, technical work and dancing. Each one of those topics will be explored through my personal approach to it, which is focused on physical work, breaking habits, challenging the body and the mind and having good time. Fee: 160 € / red: 140 € / professional dancers: 120 € / Registration for the project: berberich@tanzfabrik-berlin.de (Please send a short cv and a letter of motivation for the project in English + which of the performance projects you want to join)
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    Sun-Wed 10:00-15:00
    Showing: 24.3.  15:00

    Pulse

    Jolika Sudermann

    Vibration is inside our cells, venes and atoms, beat lays in our most essential actions – our heart beats, we breath, walk, run, dance, chew, have sex, give birth. Next to zooming in on vibrations on all levels of the individual human organism, we will zoom out into the manipulatory and connecting function pulse can have in a group. The longer we’re moving, the more we become alike, a big pulsating animal. PULSE is a trip, an extatic group ceremony, a techno meditation, a dance on an archaic human beat and on the borderline between personality, collective consciousness and mass hype. A research into the most simple of all rhythms: the pulse. An important part of the work will be instant composition practice in order to coordinate the individual with the group work. I will introduce a specific use of the gaze in order to create immediacy with the audience. More towards the performance, we are going to generate the movement material for a set choreography which will be part of the piece. From time to time, we are going to broaden our common horizon by bringing in information about the phenomenon of the pulse on different levels - biology, religion, aesthetics, politics, etc. - in order to place the movement tasks in a bigger context and to let that understanding feed back on our movement practice. Fee: 170 € / red: 150 € / professional dancers: 130 € / Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de   Additionally you can join the open PULSE training: PULSE is an improvisatory movement and performance practice, inspired by a dancing crowd on a big electronic music festival, but also by the phenomenon of pulse on very different levels - music, biology, religion, aesthetics, politics, e.g. Surrendering to a constant beat for relatively long durations and partly in darkness, the dancers are invited to observe and explore gradual alterations in their physicality, consciousness and resonance with the group. The guidance through this research by proposals on the level of focus, tonicity and imagination opens up a space for a highly athletic form of meditation and playful group improvisation. Mo & Wed 18:15-19:45 / Fee: 10x card: 95 € / red.: 90 € / prof.: 70 €
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    Mo + Wed 20:00-22:00
    Showing 25.5.16   21:00

    Performance project special 2: In the Wish for Continuity

    Shai Faran

    The only thing that is forever continuous in our lives is ourselves. Still, there is the wish to have continuous relationships and regularities with other things, people, places, ideas, practices and situations along the way. In todays "movement market", as there are so many possibilities and so much information running around us, if we want to have regularity and continuity, we need to actively create it for ourselves. We need to make clear choices and follow those choices in a sustainable way. In terms of movement - following the same physical practice for longer time, to experience the long term affects and results. In terms of knowledge - following the same source of knowledge for longer time, to arrive to the deeper layers of the information. In terms of perspective - to follow something for enough time that can give you a different perspective about it then the one that you had in first place. In this performance project, I would like to share my continuous practice and research and to invite people that have the interest in this practice, to start a process of regularity and progression in a frame of meeting and working situation. I want to initiate a structure for people to follow, learn and get intrigued by my ideas and propositions, and for me to share those idea with people who have hunger, passion, taste, work ethic and desire to have fun and to work hard. The work itself will be directed to three main topics: Warm-up, technical work and dancing. Each one of those topics will be explored through my personal approach to it, which is focused on physical work, breaking habits, challenging the body and the mind and having good time. Fee: 160 € / red: 140 € / professional dancers: 120 € / Registration for the project: berberich@tanzfabrik-berlin.de (Please send a short cv and a letter of motivation for the project in English + which of the performance projects you want to join)
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    Sat-Mon 10:00-16:00
    Showing: 16.5.  16:00

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    Mo-Fr 12:30-16:30, Sa/Su 10:00-16:00
    Showing 7.8.16   16:00

    In the Wish for Continuity

    Shai Faran

    Movement Material and More The only thing that is forever continuous in our lives is ourselves. Still, there is the wish to have continuous relationships and regularities with other things, people, places, ideas, practices and situations along the way. In todays "movement market", as there are so many possibilities and so much information running around us, if we want to have regularity and continuity, we need to actively create it for ourselves. We need to make clear choices and follow those choices in a sustainable way. In terms of movement - following the same physical practice for longer time, to experience the long term affects and results. In terms of knowledge - following the same source of knowledge for longer time, to arrive to the deeper layers of the information. In terms of perspective - to follow something for enough time that can give you a different perspective about it then the one that you had in first place. This Performance Project is an invitation for people who are interested to join my continuous practice and research, and to become part of that on-going work that is what I live and teach. I am interested in working with people that have hunger, passion, taste, work ethic and desire to have fun and to work hard. The workshop will focus on concrete and defined movement principles and scores, that will accumulate into tools do develop a reach movement material through Open Form practice. This material will then be used for different expressive purposes in a performative context. We will deal with the topic of performativity, without aiming to construct a performance. Fee: 220 €, red. 200 €, profis 180 € | Binding registration: schule@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
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    Mo-Fr 10:00-15:00
    Showing: 19.8.16   15:00

    Telling Stories

    Katja Mustonen

    This 7 week long performance practice focuses on articulating presence and altering states through images, sensations, movements and actions. Each session will be a combination of warming up with particular movement ideas, which is followed by framing conditions for further explorations around the dynamics of our thinking bodies. Engaging in the process of making choices, we’ll emphasize the practice of generosity and giving permission at the basis of learning from our experiences. Going solo, duo, trio, ensamble, we’ll sketch a wide range of tools that will enample us to be playful within our encounters and compositions in shared space and time. By telling stories, we search past narratives, and instead aim to manifest wider range of physical imaginariums, athmospheres, abstractions and moving poetry. Fee: 180 € / red: 160 € / professional dancers: 140 € / Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de   Additionally you can join the Contemporary Dance Training This Contemporary Dance training combines inspirations from various sources such as yoga, somatic principles, floor work, and other release based techniques. We start with a warm-up that awakens the body-mind, engages breath, and draws attention to the sensations of gravity, flow, and the ability to move with ease. Emphasizing the articulations of spine while creating a mobile base for moving with an actively engaged periphery, the warm-up is followed by phrases that build up towards more complexity. Focusing on the changes of level, locomotion, directions in space and altering the tone of the body, we engage the whole body through various ways such as bodywork, improvisation, and given movement phrases. This class aims at developing both, the gain of physical strength as well as the effortlessness of the body in motion. Open training: Mo & Wed18:15- 19:45 / Fee: 10x card: 95 € / red.: 90 € / prof.: 75 €
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    Mo + Wed 20:00-22:00
    Showing 26.10.16  21:00

    Performative States through Movement

    A way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Human beings are constantly searching for goals and objectives that may be influenced by different physical states, which can be altered again. We are in this constant search in life to pursue or find a way to continue. There is a clear connection between finding our own path, our relationships and our daily actions. Rational control, trance, presence, resonance, stillnes, awarenes and ‘group discussions’ will be key elements to focus on during the sessions. Together with the creation process we will frame it in an actual social context. The methodology is based in different group and individual situations, tools that help the body expressing itself and beginning a journey into a physical development. During the journey it is possible to identifiy emotions and themes, who are consciously transformed in performative states, physical risk and mental practices. It is not just an improvisation; it is a conscious laboratory work using improvisation as a technical tool. The session will be combined with other movement techniques and challenging tasks. Fee: 180 € / red: 160 € / professional dancers: 140 € / Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de   Additionally you can join the open contemporary training 'CUERPO PRESENTE: THE INNER BEAST' A contemporary dance technique work that seeks to activate, strengthen and raise awareness of the body in space from the bone structure, joints and the body's relationship to the floor work by researching the efficiency that provides the origin of movement. The participants are guided through warm-ups with clear mobility tasks and energy management. It uses basic principles of biomechanics, such as mechanical and physical function under concepts of structure and ergonomics with an external body and space, gravity, resistance and vectors moving in three dimensions. Ends with a physical and spatial variation – built from the accumulation of material explored, to implement the outcomes in a more complex level in terms of dynamic and memory. Alexander explores the body from different perspectives of contemporary dance techniques, and emotional states. As a support, a background in Colombian Folklore and Afro-contemporary. Creative techniques (awareness, improvisation and composition). Theatre, Qigong and Kung Fu. Alexander has taught ‘CUERPO PRESENTE: The Inner Beast’ since 2013 in Belgium, Spain, Colombia, Mexico and Germany Open training: Mo & Wed18:15- 19:45 Fee: For people joining the Performance Project: 105 € for  the  training period during the project / For everybody else: 10x card: 95 € / red.: 90 € / prof.: 75 €
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    Mo + Wed 20:00-22:00
    Showing: 14.12.2016  21:00
    Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
    Phone 030.786 58 61

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