Uferstudios 14
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Rolf Arnold

Conversations out of Place

Performance · Berlin-Premiere by Ivana Müller
In the frame of Open Spaces#3-2018

In an unusual and slightly absurd universe a group of people has been traveling with each other for quite some time. While they do manage to preserve their feeling for the shared direction, they gradually lose the sense of their actual goal. Empowered by the gaze of the audience, four performers and a plant create a teeming ecosystem with interactions, symbioses, waste and dirt while generating a biodiversity that finds itself in permanent change. Our relationship to nature serves as the point of departure for a reflection about the world in which we live.

Our relationship to nature as a starting point for a reflection on the world in which we live.

Concept, Text and Choreography Ivana Müller in collaboration with performers Hélène Iratchet, Julien Lacroix, Anne Lenglet and Vincent Weber. Lighting design and stage manager: Martin Kaffarnik | Artistic advice: Jonas Rutgeerts | Soundscape: Cornelia Friederike Müller | Assistance: Alisa Hecke | Thanks to Nicolas Boehm, Nils de Coster & Peter Hewitt | Production: I’M COMPANY (Matthieu Bajolet, Suzanne Veiga, Gerco de Vroeg) | Coproduction: Schauspiel Leipzig, Residenz - SZENE Salzburg - Ménagerie de verre, Paris - La Villette, Résidences d’artistes, Paris - Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk - Le Phare, Centre chorégraphique national du Havre Normandie direction Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh With the support of Fonds Transfabrik – French-German Fund for performing arts, Institut Français, réseau Labaye, Danse en Normandie, d’apap-performing Europe 2020, cofunded by the ”Creative Europe“-program of the European Union, Adami, Spedidam and Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d'Île-de-France - Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication. This performance is realized with kind support of Institut français and französischen Ministeriums für Kultur / DGCA sowie Mittel von apap – Performing Europe 2020, kofinanziert durch das Creative Europe Programme der Europäischen Union.

25.10. After Talk following the performance

Ivana Müller

Through her choreographic and theatrical work as well as her performances, installations, texts and videos, Ivana Müller explores poetics of language, rethinks  the body, movement, voices and their forms of representations, revisits the place of imagination and the imaginary, and questions the notion of participation. In this, she works to inscribe the collective and the collaboration in the artistic practice exploring the idea of social choreography. Her work is often experimental, radical and formally innovative. The idea of living forms, in perpetual movement remains central to her artistic interest. Although she creates in a variety of media, theater remains the primary context in which she develops and presents her work. Her pieces have been produced and presented in festivals and theaters in Europe, United States, Brazil and Asia over the past 20 years.

Performance in English language

Duration: approx. 1:10