Uferstudios 14
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Björn Ivan Ekemark


Performance · Premiere by Suddenly
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2019

A dance of transformation, inside the junkspace and beyond it.

»Esprit« is a dance piece about the physical transformations that our bodies experience in globalized spaces. It asks which dances airports or shopping centers – spaces designated as Junkspace by the architect Rem Koolhaas – bring about. What characterizes the dances of locations that, as a product of modernization, reject local identity? »Esprit« is an attempt to be moved by these non-places: the dancers travel through the Junkspace, within the euphoria of consumption, they defy anesthetization and create new spaces with their bodies.

Suddenly: Concept, choreography, spatial dramaturgy: Lyllie Rouvière | Co-dramaturgy: Johanna Ackva | Dance assistance: Sunayana Shetty | Dance: Johanna Ackva, Camille Chapon, Ewa Dziarnowska, Björn Ivan Ekemark, Forough Fami, Anna Fitoussi, Magdalena Meindl, Julia Plawgo, Sunayana Shetty, Grete Šmitaite, Hanna Kritten Tangsoo, Alistair Watts | Grafic: Ivan Björn Ekemark | Suddenly‘s guests: Technical managment: Nikola Jasmin Pieper | Music: Mars Dietz | Set design, costume: Julian Weber | Light design: Emilio Cordero Checa | Production management: Inge Zysk, Raquel Moreira | Supported by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa | Co-production: Tanzfabrik Berlin.


Johanna Ackva (DE), Camille Chapon (FR/DE), Ewa Dziarnowska (PL/DE), Björn Ivan Ekemark (SE/DE), Forough Fami (IR/DE), Anna Fitoussi (IR/DE), Magdalena Meindl (AU/DE), Julia Plawgo (PL/DE), Lyllie Rouvière (FR/DE), Sunanyana Shetty (IN/DE), Grete Šmitaite (LT/DE), Hanna Kritten Tangsoo (EE/DE), Alistair Watts (AU/DE)
 "Suddenly" is thirteen people with diverse backgrounds and approaches to performance who met while studying the BA Dance, Context, Choreography at HZT in Berlin (2014-2017). Each proposition is led by a different member of the group and is elaborated by the whole. The formats of their propositions are diverse and range from performances to workshops to conferences. The diverse, dynamic and evolving nature of "Suddenly" as a collective challenges its members to continually articulate their questions and thinking around dance and its creation.

Tickets: 15 / 10€