Performance · Deutschlandpremiere
Maik Riebort, Eva Pfitzenmaier
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2019
Music travelling through the body, and the body creating music.
You turn on the radio and there it is – the song that you know backwards and forwards, that directly brings about a whole slew of feelings, whose rhythm makes your toes start tapping immediately. How does music have that power and will the effect remain when we consciously translate it into move- ment, light and scenography? In »Song«, two musicians deconstruct a famous song, dissecting its elements and rendering them into movement in order to re- build and create a new song. »Song« is a hybrid between concert and dance performance and an unconventional exploration of the artistic potential of the two formats.
Concept, direction, set design: Maik Riebort | Artistic development, music, performance: Eva Pfitzenmaier | Music, drums: Øyvind Hegg-Lunde | Light design: Thomas Bruvik | Costume: Lea Kieffer | Production: Hjørdis Steinsvik | Coproduction: BIT Teatergarasjen, Tanzfabrik Berlin | Supported by Kulturrådet, Fond for lyd og bilde, Bergen kommune, Bergen Dansesenter.
Maik Riebort choreographs, performs, dances and teaches. In 2009 Riebort received an individual scholarship from the Berlin Senate. Collaborations have taken place with artists such as Bahar Temiz, Felix Ott, Keith Hennessy, Ismael Ivo, Prof. Ingo Reulecke, Elisa Müller/ Tom Stromberg and Tino Sehgal. Riebort has been a guest lecturer at the HZT, the Dance Intensive Programme at Tanzfabrik Berlin 2009-2013 and at the UDK Berlin.
Eva Pfitzenmaier studied music/singing at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and since graduating she has specialised in singing (experimental vocal use with jazz, blues, pop and styles related to traditional music), improvisation and composition. For many years she has also been working interdisciplinary with performance, dance, text, sound installation and video.