Uferstudios 4
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Renae Shadler

Naming it

Time to Meet · Showing + Talk by Renae Shadler, David Bloom
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2017

Naming things not only separates them from one another and gives them identity, but also can bring them into being. Motivated by the generation of meaning in the ‘post-truth’ era, Renae Shadler and David Bloom work with language, movement, sound, and energy to invoke their constantly shifting reality. Working only with what is authentically present, the artists examine the intersections of the personal and political.
“Naming it” includes the showing of a performance duet by Shadler called “And She saw that it was good”, and Blooms research for "The Universe Project’', followed by a discussion with the audience into their shared artistic inquiry.

Concept, performance: Renae Shadler, David Bloom | Sound: Kay Karl | Performance, collaboration: Paweł Dudus, Laura Eva Meuris, David Bloom, Renae Shadler, Mirjam Sögner | Thanks to Nica Berndt-Caccivio.

20.7. “Frei-Raum". Audience format after the performance (in English).

Supported by mapping dance

Renae Shadler

Renae Shadler is an Australian performance artist living and working between Berlin and Melbourne. Her work traverses dance, experimental performance and participatory projects. In 2012 she founded Renae Shadler & Collaborators; a project-based collective that creates work for public spaces, theatres and galleries. As a dancer and actress Renae has worked with Triage Live Art Collective, Blackhole Theatre, Dewy Dell and Maybe_Together, among others. She was the acting coach for ‘Asobi’ by Kaori Ito/Les Ballets C de la B and a DanceWEB 2014 recipient. renaeshadler.com

David Bloom

David Bloom is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, father, filmmaker, pianist, bodyworker, and tea collector. Graduate of the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt and the M.A. Choreography course at HZT Berlin, as well as the Urban Tantra Professional Training Program with Barbara Carellas. He was a member of the dance ensemble at Staatstheater Darmstadt, and has collaborated as a dancer on projects by Tino Sehgal, Marco Santi, Nir de Volff/Total Brutal, Micha Purucker, Ingo Reulecke & Lukas Matthaei, Canan Erek, Friederike Plafki, Barbara Bess, Felix Ruckert, Akemi Nagao, and Martin Nachbar. His dance film trilogy Sex & Space premiered at the Berlin Porn Film Festival between 2013 and 2016 and was screened internationally. David was a 2012 danceWEB scholar and his teaching has included HZT Berlin, Tanzquartier Vienna, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Human Architecture Lab in St. Petersburg, the K3 Center for Choreography in Hamburg, the M.A. of Contemporary Dance Education in Frankfurt, STRETCH Festival Berlin, the Body IQ Festival in Berlin, the Rietveld Academie for Fine Arts & Design in Amsterdam, & the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna. davidbloom.info

Free Admission