Uferstudios 3
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Anne-Mareike Hess

Desire - on Intimacy in Process and Performance (fully booked)

Performance-Projekt with David Bloom

Most daily social interaction between humans takes place in a zone of politeness, never becoming truly intimate on the one hand, or going into open conflict on the other. Art - and the process of making it - can question boundaries, transcend norms, and make patterns transparent. In this performance project, we will work from the inside out, starting from a somatic approach, and moving towards improvisation scores based on both desires and boundaries. We will explore impulses that arise within ourselves, between ourselves and others, and between the group and the the space itself. We will play with the idea of the "authentic". We will allow choreography to emerge that is equal parts active and receptive. It is also a research into transparency around relationships of power, gender, attraction, and repulsion within the structure of artistic projects. It questions the myth of the “project” as a parallel universe in which nothing that happens has any real-world consequences - and hence, the boundaries of those involved are different from those in “real life”. It proposes a holistic approach to making dance that both draws from and affects our personal, social, and political realities.

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

Additionally you can join the contemporary class: Pleasure - a Contemporary Technique Class
What does it mean to do something with our bodies communally? What can you get from taking a dance class together that you can’t get from any other experience? And what is contemporary dance “technique” in a world where anything goes? For the past couple of years, i’ve been intensely involved with somatic approaches to movement, and this class is an attempt to bring together that self-exploratory and potentially healing process with the more external structure of a contemporary technique class. I believe it is possible to remain aware and embodied even while enacting set exercises and sequences, and that this combination can give the performer a wide variety of options. Dance & choreography can become not just action, but equally non-action: receiving, observing, and listening. Pleasure can become a path to truly embodying given “steps”. The class begins from sensing the body itself somatically, and then brings awareness to the spacetime we are moving through, using a combination of improvisation proposals, technical “exercises”, and set movement sequences. I’m also very interested in the idea of “taking class” itself, what it means to do so and what intentions people bring to the space. We will use the energy of the group present on that particular day, at that particular time, to create a unique experience and a joyful practice. What you practice regularly is always what you become good at, and if you practice the joy of dance, the joy will grow.

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 €

David Bloom

David Bloom is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, father, filmmaker, pianist, bodyworker, Jewish mystic, and tea collector. Graduated from the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt and the M.A. Choreography course at HZT Berlin, as well as the Urban Tantra Professional Training Program with Barbara Carellas. He was a member of the dance ensemble at Staatstheater Darmstadt, and has collaborated as a dancer on projects by Tino Sehgal, Marco Santi, Nir de Volff/Total Brutal, Micha Purucker, Ingo Reulecke & Lukas Matthaei, Canan Erek, Friederike Plafki, Barbara Bess, Felix Ruckert, Akemi Nagao, and Martin Nachbar.
His dance film trilogy Sex & Space premiered at the Berlin Porn Film Festival and was screened internationally. His choreography has also been shown at Tanzfabrik Berlin’s “Open Spaces” Series, Dock11 Berlin, La Fête du Slip in Lausanne, and at the Stockholm Dance Film Festival. David was a 2012 danceWEB scholar and his teaching has included HZT Berlin, Tanzquartier Vienna, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Human Architecture Lab in St. Petersburg, the K3 Center for Choreography in Hamburg, the M.A. of Contemporary Dance Education in Frankfurt, STRETCH Festival Berlin, the Body IQ Festival Berlin, the Rietveld Academie for Fine Arts & Design in Amsterdam, & the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna.  davidbloom.info

Mon + Wed 20:00-22:00
Showing: 19.12.2018 / 21:00
Registration for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
Phone 030.786 58 61

starts 5.11.