Juan Gabriel Harcha
In the frame of 8th Tanznacht Berlin 2014
The Chilean born dancer and choreographer Juan Gabriel Harcha presents two of his most recent projects. In Angela Loji (the last representative of the Selk´nam aboriginal group, which inhabited Tierra del Fuego in Chile and were almost extinct within a matter of a few years) he reflects upon European colonial history and takes part in a rhythmical adventure, driven by spontaneous decisions. In this solo, he presents himself as an exotic, explicitly ‘other’. In Tulle Labyrinth, Harcha allows us to glimpse his current research: fascinated by the textile tulle, stable and fragile at the same time, he creates spacial situations with the monochrome fabric which evoke the qualities of a labyrinthine shape. This tulle research choreography enters into a dialogue with sounds and melodies developed in collaboration with the experimental musician Nikola Pieper.
Angela Loij (15 Min):
Dance and Choreography: Juan Gabriel Harcha Costume: Elisa Nelband Make-Up: Andreas Krosch
Tulle Labyrinth (30 Min):
With: Andreas Krosch, Juan Gabriel Harcha, Marius Böhm, Diego Olea Choreography: Juan Gabriel Harcha Costume and Stage Design: Elisa Nelband Music and Light: Nikola Pieper Dramaturgy:Jan Dammel
Thanks to: Jana Unmüßig, Max Stelzl, HZT Berlin. Premiere: Angela Loij at Tanztage 2014. Co-produced by Sophiensaele. Research for Tulle Labyrinth made possible by: Tanzstipendium from Berliner Senat. With kind support by stoff4you