Uferstudios 3
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

Mixed Signals, New Language

Performance-Projekt with Victoria McConnell

How many times do we say one thing and mean another? How often do we think we understand another person only to discover we have been speaking two different languages all along? In this performance project we will play with meaning, we will toss ideas back and forth between our bodies and in conversations. Non-verbal communication can account for 65-70 percent of the meaning in a conversation, scientists tell us. And each one of us speaks a unique mixture of gestures, body language and spoken words. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a key to crack the mysterious code of another human, or simply to invent a new language? Alone and as a group, we will consider gestures personally and culturally and how they are interpreted. We will tell our personal histories through our postures, gestures, our movements and we will listen to each other. Through dance and notdance, we will move, sweat, weave an intuitive map of desire, vulnerability and the thirst to communicate.

Fee: 180 € / red: 160 € / professional dancers: 140 € | Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de

Additionally you can join the contemporary class: Mo & Wed 18:15-19:45

Fee: For people joining the performance project: 110 € for the training period during the project / For everybody else: 10x card: 100 € / red.: 90 € / prof.: 75 €


Victoria McConnell

A native Californian, Victoria earned a BFA in Dance from Belhaven University in 2008, and worked in Washington and Oregon. Since 2015, she is based in Germany performing, teaching, and creating collaboratively in Europe. From Berlin, she has worked with composers Katya Sourikova and Adriano Fontana, with musicians Joshua Tennent and Livia Rita. As a dancer, Victoria has performed for Joachim Schlömer, Tanz Company Gervasi, Sara Angius, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and others. She also performs for camera and in comedy. In Seattle from 2009-2015 she danced for many artists including Catapult Dance, Ilvs Strauss, Alana O Rogers Dance Company, and Coriolis Dance Collective. Curating through ada Studio in Berlin, since 2018 she creates events for the series “NAH DRAN extended". While in Seattle, she co-produced dance events through the nonprofit Abbey Arts in 2013 and 2014.

Mon + Wed 20:00-22:00
Showing: 11.7.2018 / 21:00
Registration for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
Phone 030.786 58 61