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Foto: Andreas Krosch

Angela Loji / Tulle Labyrinth

Performance by 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):
Andreas Krosch, Juan Gabriel Harcha, Marius Böhm, Diego Olea ChoreographyJuan 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

Juan Gabriel Harcha

Raised in Chile, Juan Gabriel Harcha completed a degree in sociology and conducted research on innovation and artistic processes before moving to Berlin in the late 2000’s. He concluded the program «Dance, Context, Choreography» at HZT Berlin in 2013, and showed the remarkable solo «Angela Loij» in Sophiensaele a year later. By means of a dance grant from the Berlin Senate, he conducted visual research on the materiality of Tull and presented the results at Tanznacht 2014 in Berlin. Funded by Fondos de Cultura / FONDART and in collaboration with Museo de Historia Natural de Concepción (CL), he researched on the symbiosis of lichens across Chilean’s temperate and rain forests, together with local scientists and artists, presenting the results at «Museo de la Exploración R. A. Philippi» in Valdivia. In parallel to his freelance work, he assumed production management at Tanzfabrik Berlin from 2016-2020, and is currently responsible for administration at the European network apap - FEMINIST FUTURES (www.apapnet.eu).