In the frame of 8th Tanznacht Berlin 2014
Alexandre Achour has created a mechanism from fictional and actual bodies: What do these bodies disclose? Are we all involved in the same plot? We see four people… The performance is a succession of moments in which text encounters and escapes the choreography and the fiction of the story meets the reality of the performance. In these moments tears and knots arise, through which the spectators are invited to take a closer look at how movement is perceived and how choreography generates movement as part of perception. The choreography is informed by stop motion animation techniques – yet here choreographed bodies almost become animated two dimensional images in which the space is opened for the spectators’ imagination through ‘tweening’. Freeze! Nobody move! What is presented could be a crime, a tragedy or even just a lifestyle choice, and the auditorium is where the accomplice, spectator or juror is located. One thing is for sure: this isn’t gonna end…
Concept & Choreography: Alexandre Achour Text part 1 by: Julian Crotti, Text part 2 by Milan Marković Light-Design: Florian Bach Music Alexandre Achour Artistic Collaborator Saša AsentićPerformers: Alexandre Achour, Saša Asentić, Daniel Belasco Rogers, Louise Bernadette Mochia, Grayson Millwood and Eleanor Sikorski. Collaborators and consultants Antonia Baehr, Ian Garside, Renata Gaspar, Sonja Pregrad. An Uferstudios GmbH co-production as part of the Life Long Burning project (www.lifelongburning.eu) supported by the cultural programme of the European Union.Supported by: Compagnie Acte, OFAJ, CND Lyon, Tatwerk, Elsa Neumann Stipend of the State of Berlin, HZT Berlin, Hochschule für Schauspielkunst “Ernst Busch”.
Alexandre Achour works as a choreographer and performer. He holds an MA in choreography from HZT Berlin. His work “This isn’t gonna end well“ was supported by the EU’s Culture Programme through the Project Life Long Burning. He developed his latest work “Speaking about the ghost” at K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg, and will work on a new production in collaboration with Chinese choreographer www.alexandreachour.com