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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 practices an extended concept of choreography with manifold collaborators under the name Construction Company. To date her works have scrutinized ancient monastic practices, honey bee movement patterns, prophecies, mudwrestling, synchronized swimming, foley, Angela Merkel, emojis, and imposter syndrome—among other things.  constructioncompany.dance