Uferstudios 14
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

Dialogic Movement

Performance by Niels `Storm’ Robitzky, Raphael Hillebrand, Louise Wagner
In the frame of 8th Tanznacht Berlin 2014

Watchable, informative and above all entertaining: In Dialogic Movement, Niels “Storm” Robitzky, Louise Wagner and Raphael Hillebrand have created a forum for contemporary urban culture unique in this form in Berlin, that demonstrably promotes interdisciplinary exchange and instigates openness for multi-genre formats. Dialogic Movement forms an interface in which urban and contemporary dance can grow together in mutual strength and support one another in their different developments. The series, aimed at a diverse audience, invites the development of a differentiated understanding of contemporary urban culture and its different influences and above all to celebrate together with the artists outstanding performances, real-time compositions and challenging dialogues.

Artistic Direction: Niels `Storm’ RobitzkyRaphael Hillebrand & Louise Wagner Guests Ingo Reulecke, Joy Ritter und Denis ‚Koone’ Kuhnert Project management: Tanja Engel I tanz büro performance Photo: Ferry Dietel/MDR

Niels `Storm’ Robitzky

Niels ‘Storm’ Robitzky began his career as dancer and choreographer in 1983. He picked up and taught himself the styles „popping, locking and bboying“ and took it as his duty to fill this spot of missing didactics. 1992 him and the New Yorker formation Ghettoriginal gave his theatre debut, 1996 he founded the Storm and Jazzy Project in Berlin. Between 1993 and 1995 he was co-editor/presenter of the Hip Hop Magazine Freestyle on VIVA. From the year 2000 on Storm choreographed diverse projects worldwide (f.ex. opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup). As historian for Hip Hop culture he published his first book about the history of bboying/breakdance in Germany (Von Swipe zu Storm) and still researches at the University ARTez in Arnhem. www.stormdance.de

Raphael Hillebrand

Raphael Hillebrand was born in Hong Kong, raised in Berlin, educated through Hip-Hop and uses this multicultural background to create his own vision of self-expression.
1997 he began as a b-boy at jams and competitions in Berlin. As a former member of 5-Amox and B-Town Allstars he won several championships such as the national Battle of the Year 2006 and the 2vs2 at the IBE in Rotterdam. Niels ‘Storm’ Robitzky introduced him to the world of theatre, at first as a dancer than as a choreographer. With the video performance Gemeinsam Einsam he toured worldwide. As a member of the legendary Battle Squad and Animatronik he still is a passionate member of the Hip-Hop community of today. In June 2014 he recieved his Master Diplom in Choreography at the HZT Berlin. www.raphael-hillebrand.com

Louise Wagner

Louise Wagner studied stage design and applied arts at the Academy of Arts in Vienna and Hamburg. She completed an education as a dancer at the Contemporary Dance School Hamburg. In 2010 she graduated from the Ernst Busch University, Berlin with a diploma in choreography. Her choreographical interest lies in the collaboration between visual art, dance, music and science and her works have been shown at the ZKM Karlsruhe, Konzerthaus Berlin, Radialsystem V Berlin, Akademie der Künste Berlin and at national and international festivals. www.louisewagner.com