Tanzfabrik
Berlin
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Wedding 16
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
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Foto: Sergiu Matis

Fake – the real deal

Performance with Sergiu Matis

Fake – the real deal is a performative installation that explores speculative near future scenarios in a darkened room. The senses are receptive and manipulated, as temptations open possibilities. The performers are mostly present as disembodied voices, discussing the burning issues of the future of dance from their own perspectives but projected into the near future. Different hybrids are played out: sometimes computer-generated voices are heard, sometimes natural, or part natural, part artificial, or fully natural and fully artificial. The voice of an elevator and Siri try to predict the future of dance, while other voices stay tied to the once-dancing body, remembering their past experiences. The arrangement of words and sounds composes a score of pleasure, orgasmic voices and sounds form the dance’s texture. What is visible is a matter of perspective.

Concept and text: Sergiu MatisPerformance: Celine Cartillier, Milom Ismael, Sergiu Matis, Luis Rodriguez, Maria Walser. Sound: Kyan Bayani


Sergiu Matis

Sergiu Matiș, born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, began his professional career at the Tanztheater Nuremberg. He has been living in Berlin since 2008, working with choreographers such as Colette Sadler, Yossi Berg, Philip Bergmann, Daniel Kok, and Jee-Ae Lim. He dances and works in several choreographies of Sasha Waltz & Guests (Dialoge: Neues Museum and MAXXI, Continu, Matsukaze, and Sacre). In 2014 he completed his Master’s degree Solo/Dance/Authorship (SODA) at HZT Berlin and received a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation. His choreographies (Human Nature, Landing, ThreeDoors. Search, 89. Grenzenlos, Ending-dong, doom room, Duet, Keep it real, Explicit Content) have been shown internationally in Radialsystem/Berlin, Kinitiras Studio/Athens, eXplore Dance Festival/Bucharest, European Festival of Performing Arts Timișoara/Romania, International Festival dance.movement.theatre Gheorgheni/Romania, The National Dance Centre in Bucharest, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Antistatic Festival/Sofia, and Impulstanz Vienna.