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Blind Date

apap production studio Berlin · Performance · Premiere by Christina Ciupke, Igor Dobričić, Clément Layes, Ayşe Orhon, Jasna L. Vinovrški, Litó Walkey
In the frame of Open Spaces - Herbst

Only a part, not the whole.

»Dears, by chance I opened the Oblique Strategies app on my phone. The first strategy that came up resonates with our project: Only a part, not the whole. It concerns a notion of blindness as a functional lack of comprehensive view and a logic of a 'chance' encounter favoring coexisting plurality of perspective...«
»Blind Date« is an endeavor in which the fabric of collaboration, woven out of interactions between the artists, will become both a working method and a theme. The way in which the performers design their internal relations will determine what they will share with the audience.

By & with Ayse Orhon, Christina Ciupke, Clément Layes, Igor Dobricic, Jasna L. Vinovrški, Litó Walkey | Light, sound: Catalina Fernandez I Production management, PR: Barbara Greiner | Production: A lot of body GbR | Co-production: Tanzfabrik Berlin | Supported by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and apap-Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by Creative Europe Programm of the European Union.

Christina Ciupke

Christina Ciupke is a choreographer and performer based in Berlin. She develops her projects in cross-media collaborations. Within these projects, specific spaces and situations are created where proximity and distance, intimacy, sense of time and the being together of spectator and performer are constantly being re-negotiated. She has worked intensively with the choreographers Nik Haffner, Mart Kangro, Jasna L. Vinovrški and Ayşe Orhon, the composer Boris Hauf and the dramaturg Igor Dobričić. Since 2020, she has been developing the project «Silent Trio» with visual and performance artist Darko Dragičević. www.christinaciupke.com

Igor Dobričić

Igor Dobričić, studied dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, (former) Yugoslavia and attended a Master of Theatre at DasArts in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He shares his life between Berlin and Amsterdam and is working internationally as a dramaturg and artistic advisor, collaborating with several choreographers/makers (Nicole Beutler, Keren Levi, Christina Ciupke, Alma Sodeberg, Meg Stuart, Arkadi Zaides a/o). In a role of a professor and mentor he has a long-term engagement with the School for New Dance (SNDO) in Amsterdam and K3 Choreographic Center in Hamburg. From 2010 onwards he is also developing his own performative research project under the title TableTalks. During the last 7 years TableTalks is hosted and presented in a number of different cultural contexts : from Amsterdam to Stockholm, Cairo, Sao Paulo and Vienna. 

Clément Layes

Clément Layes lives and works as a choreographer and performer in Berlin since 2008. Together with Jasna L. Vinovrški, he founded the company Public in Private here (www.publicinprivate.com). Clément's works move at the interface between choreography, visual arts and philosophy. His focus is on observations of everyday life.  His performances - including "Allege"; (2010), "The Green Chair"; (2012), "Things that surround us" (2012), "Dreamed apparatus" (2014) and "TITLE"; (2015) - are shown internationally. In October 2017, the production "Die ewige Wiederkehr" was premiered at the Sophiensælen in Berlin. The group piece is the first choreographic work in a new series in which Layes explores the manifestation and mechanics of rhythm. clementlayes.com

Ayşe Orhon

Ayşe Orhon, Bosnian descent, born in Boston, grew-up in Istanbul, is a performer and choreographer recently based in Berlin. She is a graduate of Artez (HKA) in 2001 and the Master of Choreography program in Amsterdam (AHK) with her research "Permeable Manifestations" in 2013. Orhon performed her works in diverse festivals in Europe ­such as Can You Repeat? (2007), hava (2009), ÇOK (2010), folk (2011), thinging (2013); where the audience members eventually became the only actors of the event.  Recently she has facilitated a project together with Litó Walkey for Houseclub in HAU (Fearless Listening). Open Spaces knows her from her previous collaboration with Christina Ciupke (At Close Distance).  The common interest in her choreographic works and also teaching, is working with collective presences and a practice of creating a perturbation both in perception and action. In other words, as she is working with movement, sound and text, her focus is on zones between familiar and unfamiliar, between knowing and not knowing, creating a sense of expansion of space and time where the borders are blurred, the thin lines not being able to name where one entity ends and the other starts.

Jasna L. Vinovrški

Jasna L. Vinovrški works as a performer, choreographer and curator. She grew up in Zagreb and has lived and worked abroad since the disintegration of Yugoslavia. After moving to Berlin in 2008, she founded Public in Private with her partner Clément Layes. Within this company context, the two artists continue to develop separate choreographic signatures to this day, but support each other in close artistic supervision.  www.publicinprivate.com.
In 2012 Jasna received her MA degree in choreography at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT). She is particularly committed to creating alternative platforms for Berlin-based artists, especially from the dance and performance fields. From 2014 to 2017, Jasna co-hosted and organized a platform for experimental art at Atelierhaus am Flutgraben called 3AM. From 2019-2020, she was co-curator of the Montag Modus Klimata event series at Collegium Hungaricum Berlin and Atelierhaus Flutgraben. Since 2019 Jasna is co-organizer of the artist platform Flutgraben Performances. Last but not least, she is a mother to her two children Calissa (12) and Alva (2).  www.jasnavinovrski.com

Litó Walkey

Litó Walkey is an artist of Canadian and Greek origins, based in Berlin. Her work in the expanded field of choreography engages strategies of collaboration, proliferation and translation to activate alternative ecologies of attention. Recent projects were developed with Weld Company and Fylkingen (Stockholm); BCN and MEZANNINE (Porto); MaerzMusik and Tanzfabrik (Berlin). Following her 9-year teaching position at HZT Berlin, Litó initiated a publication on the entanglement of artistic and pedagogic practices. From 2002 - 2009 she performed and taught internationally with the Chicago-based performance group Goat Island. She teaches at the Arts Universities of Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen and advises choreographic work. litowalkey.org/

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