Tanzfabrik
Berlin
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Uferstudios 6
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
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Photo: deufert&plischke

Just in Time – Letters to Dance

Lecture-Performance  / Premiere by deufert&plischke, Miriam Jakob, Kareth Schaffer, Lee Meir
In the frame of 9. Tanznacht Berlin 2016

Ein TANZFONDS ERBE Projekt

Along with other residents of Berlin, some choreographers also wrote letters to Dance for “Just in Time” by deufert&plischke. Before the project moves forward to New York and Tel Aviv and they continue collecting their temporary archive, bringing together entirely diverse experiences and memories of dance, as well as stereotypes and clichés, choreo­graphers Miriam Jakob, Lee Méir and Kareth Schaffer will present their letters to dance in word, image and movement.

Concept and Realization: deufert&plischke | with: Miriam Jakob, Lee Méir, Kareth Schaffer | Stage: Valentina Primavera | Production Management: Luisa Grass & Annett Hardegen | Funded by TANZFONDS ERBE – an initiative of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes. Co-produced by the Goethe Institute.

deufert&plischke

Kattrin Deufert and Thomas Plischke (together the artistwin deufert&plischke) live and work in Berlin. Over the past fourteen years, they have realized several theater projects that deal with situations of artistic production and the complex social dynamics and the logistics of artistic processes. Their works reach beyond the scope of dance and theater and focus on individual participation and daily life in artistic events. These works create different artistic environments that suspend the everyday by comprehensively integrating and processing it into art. www.deufertandplischke.net

Miriam Jakob

In her individual and group works, choreographer Miriam Jakob explores the interfaces between science and fiction. She studied anthropology in Munich, Buenos Aires and in Berlin, then dance and choreography at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT Berlin) and received a Master of Arts from DAS Choreography at the Theaterhochschule Amsterdam. As a performer, dancer and choreographer, she has collaborated with other artists, including deufert&plischke, Zeina Hanna, Ana Laura Lozza, Varinia Canto Vila, Angela Schanelec, Martin Nachbar and Lisa Densem. In 2020/2021 she is a fellow of the Berlin Artistic Research Program.

Kareth Schaffer

Kareth Schaffer is a choreographer and performer: in her "post-postmodern" dance pieces she has so far examined prophecies, mud wrestling, thrillers, synchronised swimming, foley, emoticons and conversation formats, among others. Her most recent works include a diptych about the tragic heroine Kassandra (Cassandra Has Turned 1 + 2, 2018), a fan fiction piece about Angela Merkel (Merkel Dances, 2019) and a comprehensive investigation of foley, the dubbing of sounds in film, as a choreographic tool (Unheard Of, 2016). Schaffer is a Pina Bausch Scholar and was nominated by the Jahrbuch Tanz for the "Dancer of the Year 2018" award.

Lee Meir

Lee Méir is an artist working in choreography and performance between Berlin and Tel-Aviv. Her choreographic works examine states of paradox and the artificiality of the performative situation. Her solo “Translation included“ was awarded first prize at Israel´s Biennale for young choreographers in 2011. She completed Choreography studies at HZT Berlin (2013) and received grants from the Berlin city council, The Israeli ministry of Culture and a danceWEB scholarship in Vienna (2014-2015). She enjoys collaborations with artists including deufert&plischke, Otso Huopaniemi, Maya Weinberg. www.leemeir.com