In the frame of 9. Tanznacht Berlin 2016
Lehmen is interested in communicative choreographies. He works with the relationship between movement, cultural exchange and the gift as a social connection. Between March 2013 and December 2015, he covered 85,000 km on his motorcycle across 29 countries in Europe, Asia, and North and Central America, working in more than 30 places and using his countless encounters to create art. He will recount these stories for two visitors at a time and give them an intro into culture of giving. Two people at a time.
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27.08. 15:00 – 19:00 + 19:30 – 22:30
28.08. 15:00 – 23:00
29.08. 16:00 – 22:00
Every hour (45 min)
The project has been supported thus far by: NPN, Kunststiftung NRW, Pact Zollverein, Uzès Danse Festival, Don and Joni Siewert, Raum Bologna, Cialo Umysl Warschau, Goethe Institute Chennai, Dhaka, Mailand, Sofia, Beijing, 50/50 donors, route buyers, many friends around the world.
Thomas Lehmen is a freelance choreographer, dancer, performer and teacher. From 1986 to 1990, he studied at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. From 1990 to 2010, he lived in Berlin, where he developed many solo pieces, group collaborations and projects, including "distanzlos,” "mono subjects,” "Schreibstück," "Funktionen," "It’s better to...," and "Lehmen lernt.“. Since 2011, he has worked again in North Rhine-Westphalia and produced projects including "Schrottplatz" and „Bitte...". Since 2013, he is on tour across the world with his current project, "A Piece for You". His recurring interests lie in communication and a human being that reflects itself in its own environment, actively shaping it through creative relationships. His artistic approach often show linguistic elements within conceptual methods and expressions. His use of dance largely focuses on individual articulations of singular technical aspects, as well on the interrelation of dancers and danced dialogues. He teaches at numerous universities worldwide and has been a visiting professor in Hamburg, Gießen and Berlin. For several years, he worked in the dance department at Arizona State University. He also holds workshops on the international level. When teaching, he deals with the aforementioned ideas, as well as with choreographic systems that aim toward individual artistic composition within societal contexts. http://www.thomaslehmen.de