Uferstudios 14
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Robbie Sweeny


Performance · Uraufführung · Audiodeskription & Tastführung by Jess Curtis
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2019

How do you experience a performance? By seeing it? What if that’s not possible?

»(in)Visible«, dislocates vision from the center of your experience. Developed in collaboration with – and particularly focusing on access to culture for – blind and visually impaired audiences, »(in) Visible« is created and performed by an international cast of six blind, visually impaired and sighted body-based dancers/performers. Through dancing, singing, whispering and feeling, they make their way into your consciousness – bringing experimental dance/performance and sensory accessibility practices into a rich and moving interaction.

Concept, direction: Jess Curtis | Performance: Sherwood Chen, Gabriel Christian, Rachael Dichter, Sophia Neises, Xenia Taniko, Tiffany Taylor | Composition: Samuel Hertz | Costume, Scenic Design: Michiel Keupers | Lighting Design, Technical Direction: Gretchen Blegen | Consultants: Georgina Kleege, Gerald Pirner, and Alva Noë | Production: Julia Danila, Alley Wilde |  Production assistance : Alina Saggerer | Administrative associate: Chibueze Crouch | Press: Antje Grabenhorst, Felicitas Zeeden | Funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin, Fonds Darstellende Künste, The MAP Fund, The National Endowment for the Arts, The California Arts Council, The San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, The Fleischhacker Foundation, and The Zellerbach Family Foundation A production of Jess Curtis/Gravity | With kind support of the Tanzfabrik Berlin | Production: Jess Curtis/Gravity with the kind support of Tanzfabrik Berlin.

Haptic access tour one hour before each performance
Audio description (Simone Detig) for each performance
German sign language (Julia Cramer) and Post-Show Talk at July 19 2019
Please register: produktion@tanzfabrik-berlin.de or telephone: 200 592 70

No late seating for these shows

Screenreader/Photo description:
Legs in metallic pink shoes jump out of frame over concrete floor, legs slightly apart. In background Jess Curtis looks at camera through the open legs. Others stand, crawl behind.

Press material you can find here.

Jess Curtis

Jess Curtis is an award-winning choreographer, performer and scholar committed to an art-making practice informed by experimentation, innovation, critical discourse and social relevance at the intersections of fine art and popular culture. Curtis has created and performed multidisciplinary dance performance throughout the U.S., Europe with seminal group Contraband, the radical performance collective CORE and the experimental French Circus company Cahin-Caha, Cirque Batard. From 1991 to 1998 he co-directed the ground-breaking San Francisco performance venue 848 Community Space with Keith Hennessy and Michael Whitson. In 2000, Curtis founded his own trans-continental performance company, Jess Curtis/Gravity, based in Berlin and San Francisco. In 2011 he was presented the prestigious Alpert Award in the Arts for choreography and the Homer Avila Award for innovation in physically diverse performance. Curtis is active as a writer, advocate and community organizer in the fields of contemporary dance and performance and teaches Dance, Contact Improvisation and Interdisciplinary Performance for individuals of all abilities throughout the US and Europe. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of the Arts in Berlin. He holds an MFA in Choreography and a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of California at Davis. www.jesscurtisgravity.org

Tickets: 15 / 10€