Concept, Choreography: Sergiu Matis | by and with: Lisa Densem, Manon Parent, Maria Walser, Martin Hansen, Moo Kim | Dramaturgy: Mila Pavićević | Music: AGF (Antye Greie), Manon Parent, Emma Juliard | Instruments built by: Emma Juliard | Stage: Dan Lancea | Assistance stage design: Julian Krempf | Costumes: Philip Ingman | Light: Emma Juliard | Technical direction, sound: Andrea Parolin | Internship in dramaturgy: Vida Zelić | Production: Anna Chwialkowska | Distributing producer: Danila - Freitag, Agentur für performative Künste
A Sergiu Matis production | Supported by the Wiederaufnahmeförderung der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa | Co-produced by apap - Feminist Futures, co-financed by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and Radialsystem | Supported by Bureau Ritter/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, which is funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative.
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Lisa Densem is a performer and choreographer from New Zealand who has been working in Berlin since 1999. She was part of the company Sasha Waltz & Guests for many years, and also worked with the choreographers Laurent Chétouane, Hanna Hegenscheidt, Jana Unmüssig, Roni Katz and Sergiu Matis amongst others.
Manon Parent is a classically trained violinist, singer, composer, contemporary dancer and choreographer based in Berlin. She graduated from the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) in 2009 in contemporary dance, and in 2010 obtained a diploma for her classical violin studies. In 2011 she joined the Ballet Junior of Geneva, and in 2012 she moved to New York on a Fulbright scholarship to study Body Mind Centering.
Maria Walser received her education at the Heinz Bosl Foundation in Munich and the Palucca Schule Dresden. She began her career at the Tanztheater Nürnberg and Tanztheater in Oldenburg. Since 2011 she has been working as a freelance dancer, choreographer and actress. She has a long collaboration with Sergiu Matis. Further works were created with Heinrich Horwitz, the Costa Compagnie, the Helmis, Herbert Fritsch, and Prinzip Gonzo, among others. Since 2017 she increasingly develops her own works at the interface of dance and theater.
Martin Hansen (AUS/DE) is a Berlin-based choreographer and artist working in performative media, within both theatre and gallery contexts. Throughout their body of work, they seek to activate and unfold queer temporalities around the dancing body and the economies of power that sustain the theatre. In their practice, archives in the form of extant photography, film, video and GIF collections are used to critically explore memory and time, with ghosts recurring as generative figures and structures. Martin was a Danceweb scholar in 2013 and was named Germany’s Dancer of the Year by the magazine “tanz” in 2012.
Moo Kim began his dancing career as a street dancer in Korea. After moving to NYC, he began his training in ballet and modern dance at The Ailey School, and soon he began working as a contemporary dancer. He has been based in Berlin since 2011 and currently collaborating with Company Mouvoir/Stephanie Thiersch, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Sergiu Matis, and Jefta van Dinther.
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