Uferstudios 4
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Diethild Meier

Delight - Part II

Performance · Premiere by Asaf Aharonson
In the frame of Open Spaces - Herbst

To believe that each surrender would bring upon six snakes.

»Delight, Part II«is the second part in a trilogy that draws its inspiration from the painting »The Garden of Earthly Delights« by 15th century painter Hieronymus Bosch. Following a recent renewal of enthusiasm for dancing – a dance renaissance – this choreography aims to integrate different dichotomies such as pleasure/pain, predator/prey and heaven/hell. With giddiness and awkwardness, the performers enter ancient mythologies such as the story of Adam and Eve as well as nymph lore in order to seriously consider an aesthetic of delight.

Artistic direction, choreography: Asaf Aharonson | Conceptual collaboration: Maja Zimmermann | Performance: Cécile Bally, Alistair Watts, Louise Trueheart | Music, sound: Alicia Grant | Sound: Fjóla Gautadóttir | Costume: Ivanka Tramp | Stage set: Yoav Admoni | Light Design: Elliott Cennetoglu | The Voice: Caroline Alexander | Metal Workers: Gretchen Blegen und Cajsa Godee | Soundtrack: Frank Ocean, Amelia Hamrick, fragmente from the musical »Into the Woods«, Sailor J, Florence in the Machine, Alicia Keys Text: Anne Carson from »The Gender Of Sound« | Text Support: Layton Lachman | Production: Diethild Meier | Supported by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Dock11 Berlin.

Asaf Aharonson

Taking Lightness Seriously  
Over the past years, Asaf has been busy researching the conditions and the state of concentration that we need in order to enter moods of creativity. He wants to develop methods of mental and physical detouring - that is, how to start a work and how to develop pieces in a roundabout way.  In doing so, he tries to give meaning to coincidental yet curated ideas and moments, and to let them land coherently. Detours are actions or phenomena that free our thinking from logic and comprehensibility. By putting oneself in a state of standing "next to something," rather than dealing directly with it, a flow of ideas and images that does not come from a logical conclusion is unleashed, reflecting a scattered and branching logic. This curve of attention creates an unsettling of the mind and body. Asaf is inspired to work with this unsettled state, and it is simultaneously what his work aspires to be. Asaf Aharonson was born outside Jerusalem. A graduate of the BA Dance and Choreography of the H.Z.T , Berlin. Aharonson is a Choreographer , performer , dancer and Interdisciplinary artist. Aharonson has collaborated and performed with Ruairi Donovan, Peter Player, Mia Habib, Hana Lee Erdman, Iris Erez, Tami Lebovits . Arkadie Zidas , Cecile Bally , and the Collectives Breakfast Club and T.E.N.T . Through his practice he aims to prioritise the spending of time with others as the primary site for generation of material for live performance. 

Admission: 9/5€