Uferstudios 14
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Foto: Luis Rodriguez

Explicit Content

Performance by Sergiu Matis
In the frame of Open Spaces#1-2015

Over the course of time dance techniques inscribe themselves – layer by layer – into the body. They become a part of it, dictate its expression, drive it to perfection. Technique burns itself into the body, turns it into a machine: a cyborg. “Explicit Content” is simultaneously revolt and desire: resistance to rigid, artificial form that no virtuoso can escape, and the unbounded pleasure of diving into technique in order to leave behind the inadequacies of the body. The body relishes in squeezing itself into the pre-given form and triumphs when the dance engine rolls over it.

Concept: Sergiu Matis | Performance: Sergiu Matis, Maria Walser, Luis Rodriguez | Dramaturg: Mila Pavicevic | Sound: Kyan Bayani | Light: Sandra Blatterer | Postume: Lena Schmid. A production by Sergiu Matis in coproduction with Uferstudios GmbH, i the frame of the project „Life long burning“ with support by Kulturprogramm Europäische Union, Tanzfabrik Berlin, and by Regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin - Senatskanzlei - Kulturelle Angelegenheiten.

Sergiu Matis

Sergiu Matiș, born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, began his professional career at the Tanztheater Nuremberg. He has been living in Berlin since 2008, working with choreographers such as Colette Sadler, Yossi Berg, Philip Bergmann, Daniel Kok, and Jee-Ae Lim. He dances and works in several choreographies of Sasha Waltz & Guests (Dialoge: Neues Museum and MAXXI, Continu, Matsukaze, and Sacre). In 2014 he completed his Master’s degree Solo/Dance/Authorship (SODA) at HZT Berlin and received a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation. His choreographies (Human Nature, Landing, ThreeDoors. Search, 89. Grenzenlos, Ending-dong, doom room, Duet, Keep it real, Explicit Content) have been shown internationally in radialsystem/Berlin, Kinitiras Studio/Athens, eXplore Dance Festival/Bucharest, European Festival of Performing Arts Timișoara/Romania, International Festival dance.movement.theatre Gheorgheni/Romania, The National Dance Centre in Bucharest, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Antistatic Festival/Sofia, and Impulstanz Vienna.