Wedding 4
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Norman Schlupp


Recherche-Präsentation by Kareth Schaffer
In the frame of Open Spaces #3-2015

Don’t believe everything you hear.

Kareth Schaffer explores foley as a choreographic tool and performative practice. “Unerhört” dives into the world of cinematic post-production, where the sounds of movement, steps, clothing, and props are created in the sound studio and synchronized to the moving image. An uncanny realm between film, sound, and dance – between the aural and the visual – points away from and next to the performers’ bodies. “Open Spaces” gives insight into a longer research process before a premiere in summer 2016.

Concept: Kareth Schaffer | Performance, collaboration: Niels Bovri, Manon Parent, Kareth Schaffer | With thanks to Boglárka Börcsök, Ana Laura Lozza, Lee Meir, Claudia Tomasi, Cathy Walsh | A research presentation by Kareth Schaffer with friendly support of Tanzfabrik Berlin, Uferstudios Berlin GmbH, NRW Kultursekretariat, tanzhaus NRW and Hans Peter Zimmer Foundation Düsseldorf.

Kareth Schaffer

Kareth Schaffer studied dance at HZT Berlin and anthropology at HU Berlin. Her choreographic works include an infamous Sacre (“OPFER: The Sacrifice of Kareth Schaffer“, HAU 2013), a notorious mudwrestling tournament (“Dirty Money Mudwrestling“, Uferstudios 2015), and the foleyed fantasia “Unheard Of“ (Tanzfabrik 2016). As a performer and collaborator, she has appeared in the works of artists including deufert&plischke, Christian Falsnaes, Tino Sehgal, Stefanie Wenner.