Tanzfabrik
Berlin
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Wedding 7
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
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Le sacre du printemps – a haptic rite

Performance with Kenji Ouellet

A non-visual, haptic choreography that is performed directly on the body of the visitor. Strongly related to but not always rooted in Stravinsky’s music, the piece builds on a vocabulary developed in a series of previous performances for the sense of touch. Some of the previous work explored inter-sensory sound/touch relationships. The visitors are blindfolded, not to establish a power relationship but in order to produce a concentration on other sense modalities. The guest is not moving actively, concentrating instead on his or her subjective bodily sensations and architecture. The haptic score offers both a compositional structure and immediate bodily experience (rather than kinaesthetic empathy.)

Choreography: Kenji OuelletPerformers: Kenji Ouellet, Anna-Luella Zahner, Susanne Eder, Franziska Kohnfoth. Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. With support from the German Federal Cultural Foundation

Kenji Ouellet

Kenji Ouellet, born in Quebec City, Canada, and is currently based in Berlin, Germany. He is a media and performance artist, first trained as a classical pianist (BA Music, Laval University, Quebec- MA Music performance, City University of New York). He graduated in Digital Art at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna in 2006 and in Experimental Media Design at the University of the Arts in Berlin in 2007, where he became ‘Meisterschüler’ in 2009. His work includes performances, experimental, fiction and dance films and media concepts for contemporary dance choreographies.