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


Performance · Uraufführung · Audiodeskription & Tastführung by Jess Curtis / Gravity
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 / Gravity

Jess Curtis died unexpectedly on Monday, March 11, in San Francisco. 

Gravity creates exceptionally engaging body-based art that physically addresses issues and ideas of relevance to anyone with a body. The company was founded in 2000 by choreographer-director Jess Curtis, whose work ranges from the underground extremes of San Francisco warehouse performances with such iconic companies as Contraband and CORE in the 1980s, to the exuberance of French circus tents with Compagnie Cahin-Caha, and the refinement of state theaters in Berlin, London, Glasgow, and other major cultural centers. Gravity’s innovative, accessible, and experimental work consistently engages with issues of embodied diversity including gender, sexuality, and disability.

Tickets: 15 / 10€