Performance Projects

The performance projects are open for all who are interested in intensive training and a rehearsing process. The aim is to get a clearer insight into artistic research and performing. The contemporary training on Monday and Wednesday is open for everybody. Movement experience required.
 

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    The Ride is You

    Alicia Grant

    I would like to spend time together in a place of emptiness and void, in a place of stimulation and overwhelm. We can be in the middle of the storm.  a place to see ourselves a place to feel ourselves a place to feel ourselves in others a place to enter and exit a place to deal with expectations a place for toughness a place for softness receiving receiving receiving and giving performing with and for each other With a do-it-yourself bedroom mood, we will investigate the texture of being alive with others. I am concerned with creating things that are not immediately decipherable, things that morph and shift. A little bit of crusty rock music, a little bit of motivational trap will accompany us. Inspired by the action of banging on a drum with 1000% of yourself. Fee: 180 € / red: 160 € / professional dancers: 140 € | Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de Additionally you can join the contemporary class: Mo & Wed 18:15-19:45 We will deal with aloneness and togetherness. How can we slide between our inner worlds and outer worlds? Tapping into all available anatomical and imagined anchors, we will dance hard dances, and soft dances. Alone, in partners and as a group. The connection//distance between us will fuel the work that we do. We will ask big and small questions regarding boundaries, limits, expectations, choice-making, togetherness, autonomy, and surprises. We will practice being aware of what is happening, forgetting to do that, and then remembering again. Principles from the dance freak lineage, digital attention spans and kinesthetic whatever will guide our time together. Some things that may happen: hand-clapping for morale, personal dances, hypnotism, power stances, rhythmic breathing, crowd-surfing, free flailing, craniosacral rhythm sailing, cell-shaking, peripheral vision training, dark holes of worry, vibrant shining inner lights and laughing. Bring all of the vigour and tenderness you need to be able to work. Fee: For people joining the performance project: 110 € for the training period during the project / For everybody else: 10x card: 100 € / red.: 90 € / prof.: 75 €
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    Mon + Wed 20:00-22:00 
    Showing: 28.3.2018 / 21:00 
    Registration for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de 
    Phone 030.786 58 61

    Before Things have been Named

    Matteo Marziano Graziano

    In this performance project we work intensely both with our physical bodies and with our energetic bodies. It is at the connections of these two spheres, materiality and energy, that we put our attention. We unravel what lies beneath the surface: of our skin, of our movement, of our cultural norms. We explore the realms of residual movement and of germinal relationships before they come into shape, category, definition. We stay before the definitions. We dig out the raw materials of the body, we decode the patterns, we challenge the beat. We’ll make use of energetic layers scanning, somatic empowerment, network imagination, and peripheral cosmologies. We open to the call of the body in times of active physical presence. We stay in touch with flesh and bones, and our emotions, too. The more we open up, the more the cellular work will get specific. We make sure that dance is shaking the pillars. If you have an interest in exploring the choreographic and human relations that exist between your physicality, your aura and the collective energy of a group: come, commit, let’s transform. I look forwards to having you on board! * Marziano Fee: 180 € / red: 160 € / professional dancers: 140 € | Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de Additionally you can join the contemporary class: Mo & Wed 18:15-19:45 It is a physical and musical class suitable for people in all stages of their dance development. We depart with an undogmatic somatic awakening of our body, in touch with what the group brings into the space. From this, we develop intensity, pace, relationships,. We aim to engage with all layers of our being: our physicality and skills, our persona and creativity, as well as our collective connection. We use an exploratory approach to movement and its sources, with the aim to seek and train the authenticity of our actions, gestures, and of our dance. We flirt, we ride, we sweat, and we get specific. I invite you to join both class and performance project, if you can. It will be a full journey! Fee: For people joining the performance project: 110 € for the training period during the project / For everybody else: 10x card: 100 € / red.: 90 € / prof.: 75 €
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    Showing: 23.5.2018 / 21:00
    Registration for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
    Phone 030.786 58 61

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    Mon + Wed 20:00-22:00
    Showing: 11.7.2018 / 21:00
    Registration for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
    Phone 030.786 58 61

    Threads

    Jenny Ocampo

    This work proposes to relate our inner and outer worlds physically and emotionally and to the different ways we can embody and intertwine them while we explore and improvise. We will work with layers between real and abstract, real and surreal and let those speak and transform into performative material. For that we are going to work concretely with the space and what surround us: architecture, materials, objects and others, allowing that perception to be influenced by imagination and fiction embodying it and composing with it. We gather a collective body filled out with different bodies of imagined possibilities as well as ordinary realities. Fee: 180 € / red: 160 € / professional dancers: 140 € | Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de Additionally you can join the contemporary class: The method of the class is based on improvisation as a strategy to work with images, internal states, physicality and own language of movement. It is based as well on composing instantly with movement, taking awareness of each movement´s presence in space and time. The practice conceives the body as a multisensory body that makes its surrounding a part of it. The extent here expresses itself through movement, which depends on the way one draws space through perception and imagination. The participants have the opportunity to approach and practice the art of composing at the moment. A work whose technique and tools are not based on the aesthetic, but on the kinesthetic and that deepens the relationship of inner and outer worlds into dance and performance. Mo & Wed 18:15-19:45 | Fee: For people joining the performance project: 110 € for the training period during the project / For everybody else: 10x card: 100 € / red.: 90 € / prof.: 75 €
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    Mon + Wed 20:00-22:00
    Showing: 31.10.2018 / 21:00
    Registration for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
    Phone 030.786 58 61

    Desire - on Intimacy in Process and Performance (fully booked)

    David Bloom

    Most daily social interaction between humans takes place in a zone of politeness, never becoming truly intimate on the one hand, or going into open conflict on the other. Art - and the process of making it - can question boundaries, transcend norms, and make patterns transparent. In this performance project, we will work from the inside out, starting from a somatic approach, and moving towards improvisation scores based on both desires and boundaries. We will explore impulses that arise within ourselves, between ourselves and others, and between the group and the the space itself. We will play with the idea of the "authentic". We will allow choreography to emerge that is equal parts active and receptive. It is also a research into transparency around relationships of power, gender, attraction, and repulsion within the structure of artistic projects. It questions the myth of the “project” as a parallel universe in which nothing that happens has any real-world consequences - and hence, the boundaries of those involved are different from those in “real life”. It proposes a holistic approach to making dance that both draws from and affects our personal, social, and political realities. Fee: 180 € / red: 160 € / professional dancers: 140 € | Application for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de Additionally you can join the contemporary class: Pleasure - a Contemporary Technique Class What does it mean to do something with our bodies communally? What can you get from taking a dance class together that you can’t get from any other experience? And what is contemporary dance “technique” in a world where anything goes? For the past couple of years, i’ve been intensely involved with somatic approaches to movement, and this class is an attempt to bring together that self-exploratory and potentially healing process with the more external structure of a contemporary technique class. I believe it is possible to remain aware and embodied even while enacting set exercises and sequences, and that this combination can give the performer a wide variety of options. Dance & choreography can become not just action, but equally non-action: receiving, observing, and listening. Pleasure can become a path to truly embodying given “steps”. The class begins from sensing the body itself somatically, and then brings awareness to the spacetime we are moving through, using a combination of improvisation proposals, technical “exercises”, and set movement sequences. I’m also very interested in the idea of “taking class” itself, what it means to do so and what intentions people bring to the space. We will use the energy of the group present on that particular day, at that particular time, to create a unique experience and a joyful practice. What you practice regularly is always what you become good at, and if you practice the joy of dance, the joy will grow. Mo & Wed 18:15-19:45 | Fee: For people joining the performance project: 110 € for the training period during the project / For everybody else: 10x card: 100 € / red.: 90 € / prof.: 75 €
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    Mon + Wed 20:00-22:00
    Showing: 19.12.2018 / 21:00
    Registration for the project: mueller@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
    Phone 030.786 58 61

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