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Say Something

Speech Acts/Premiere by Agata Siniarska, Jeremy Wade, Antonia Baehr, Siegmar Zacharias
In the frame of 9. Tanznacht Berlin 2016

In these four speech acts, response and declaration, or the statement, serve as the theme and language as choreography. A bare stage and an artist that gives voice and shape to its thoughts and reassesses the speech act’s potential for action. Between political speech (having to say something) and imagistic description (a composed manner of speaking), language is turned into a tool and material for the stage space. The speech takes root in the moment of encounter with the audience. Initiated by Philipp Gehmacher in 2013.

Produced by Tanznacht Berlin. Coaching: Philipp Gehmacher | The format SAY SOMETHING was initiated in 2013 by Philipp Gehmacher and premiered at ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival with Claudia Bosse, Tim Etchells, Philipp Gehmacher, Maria Hassabi, Gerald Kurdian and Liz Santoro.

Agata Siniarska

Agata Siniarska creates work within different formats for performances, events, practices, lectures, videos, etc. Having studied choreography and given a chance to different kinds of theatrical forms, she currently devises feminist fun studies and cultivates her yearning for language and writing, cinema and animation within the scope of her practice. She is a founding member of female trouble, a friendship based collective revolving around identity, body, feminisms, pleasure, affirmation and love. Addicted to fiction, she conducts her investigations, fashioning herself as a tool of rhetoric, through the cultural structures inscribed to her. Fueled by the energy of profound theoretical hesitancy, she approaches every action she makes with passion and intense fascination, often acting not singularly but in the company of many exquisite adventures. cargocollective.com/agatasiniarska

Jeremy Wade

Jeremy Wade is a performer, performance maker, curator and teacher. He graduated from the School For New Dance Development, Amsterdam in 2000. He premiered his first piece, “Glory” at Dance Theater Workshop, New York City in 2006, for which he received a Bessie Award. Since then, Wade has been living in Berlin and working closely with the HAU Hebbel am Ufer. His recent works include “Dark Material” (2013), with Sculptor Monika Grzymala and the band Xiu Xiu and “Together Forever” (2014), a three hour participatory practice / feast. In 2015 Wade created "Death Asshole Rave Video" and "DrawnOnward", both dealing with the death of man, zombie subjectivity and the precarious body situated in advanced capitalism.

Antonia Baehr

Antonia Baehr is a choreographer living in Berlin. Her pieces explore, among other things, the fiction of the everyday and the theater. Baehr studied with Valie Export Berlin and completed her Master's degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Antonia Baehr currently collaborates in duos with Lucile Desamory, Neo Hülcker, Andrea Neumann, Latifa Laâbissi, and Jule Flierl. Baehr is producer of horse whisperer and dancer Werner Hirsch (who also appears in Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz film installations); musician and choreographer Henri Fleur; composer/performer and ex-husband Henry Wilde.

Siegmar Zacharias

Siegmar Zacharias studied philosophy, comparative literature & performance art. She now works in theory and practice in the field of performance. She works in situations of embodied thinking together through matters and matter. This practice collides approaches from philosophy, with pop culture, science and parascience, observing and realising the entanglement of the relations of human and non-human actors in different constellations into an ecology of performance.  Her works develop formats of performances, lectures, installations, discursive formats and sharing, dealing with questions of  agency, the contract of the willful suspension of disbelief and the critical substance it produces.They are situated between labour and humour, do-it-yourself low tech and high tech. They have been presented nationally and internationally at festivals, in theatres, galleries, green houses, clubs, the woods, and up in the sky.  She is the co-founder of the transdisciplinary group SXS Enterprise and initiator of Women On Work- WOW We work here, a platform  of exchange of Berlin based artists. www.siegmarzacharias.com