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The Reversed Alchemist: Figure 1-3

Performance · Deutschlandpremiere by Ixchel Mendoza Hernández
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2019

A condition of permanent change creates the presence of the invisible.

»The Reversed Alchemist: Figure 1-3« is a choreographic ritual in three parts, an invitation to an alchemical process that seeks to transform perception instead of matter. Was the original goal of alchemy, the experience of a deeper meaning, stopped by the greed for gold? Can this be compared with the greed for the consumption of information in our era? On the search for an emancipatory position against the hyper accelerated information overload the piece opens up a space for poetic reflection on the relationship between information and perception.

Choreography, performance, concept: Ixchel Mendoza Hernández | Dramaturgy: Matthias Mohr | Music, sound installation: Martin Lutz, Kyan Bayani | Light design-installation: Catalina Fernandez | Costume: Malena Modéer | PR: Johannes Fellmann | Produktion: M.i.C.A. - Movement in Contemporary Art/Raisa Kröger, Katharina Meyer | Gefördert durch den Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

Ixchel Mendoza Hernández

Ixchel Mendoza Hernández is a Mexican choreographer and performer based in Berlin. She completed her choreography and dance studies at Artez Arnheim in 2007. From 2012 until 2015 she had been engaged in the MA Solo, Dance, Authorship (SoDA) at Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz (HZT) in Berlin. During that period she made explorations to provoke the audience to experience a certain kind of 'images' which are not present in vision, nevertheless still present – a phenomena she called 'Visual Ghost'. Her last two works "THE TWOFOLD PARADOX" and "The Reversed Alchemist: Figure 1-3" had premiered in the frame of Open Spaces. As performer she worked together with Kat Válastur, s-h-i-f-t-s, Susanne Kennedy, Clement Layes, Laurie Young, Elpida Orfanidou, among others.

Tickets: 15 / 10€