In the frame of 9. Tanznacht Berlin 2016
Crocheting, dance improvisation, queer theory, AIDS activism and writing about dance: Peter Pleyer weaves together a contemporary dance from the threads and strands of his memory and interests. By reflecting on his past, he forms both his and our collective version of the present: a fabric or landscape of books, pictures, music and costumes from stories and situations; a choreographic narrative shifting between personal and universal experience.
By and with: Peter Pleyer | Technic: Asier Solana | Supported by ponderosa e.V., created for various performance marathons at the Ponderosa TanzLand-Festivals in Stolzenhagen/Brandenburg.
Peter Pleyer studied at the European Dance Development Centre (EDDC) in Arnhem before working with Yoshiko Chuma and Mark Tompkins as a dancer and choreographic assistant. He has lived in Berlin since 2000. From 2007 to 2014, he was Artistic Director of the Tanztage Berlin and from 2012 to 2014, a member of the Sophiensæle team. His interest as a choreographer and performer, dramaturge and coach, lies in finding new methods of integrating dance training, composition and improvisation into choreographic processes, such as, e.g., in the lecture-performance “Choreographing Books“ or in “Visible Undercurrent“ (2014). He teaches at various colleges and festivals in Europe and contributed to establishing a university course in Contemporary Dance in Berlin.