by Asaf Aharonson
»Delight, Part II«is the second part in a trilogy that draws its inspiration from the painting »The Garden of Earthly Delights« by 15th century painter Hieronymus Bosch. Following a recent renewal of enthusiasm for dancing – a dance renaissance – this choreography aims to integrate different dichotomies such as pleasure/pain, predator/prey and heaven/hell. With giddiness and awkwardness, the performers enter ancient mythologies such as the story of Adam and Eve as well as nymph lore in order to seriously consider an aesthetic of delight.
Artistic direction, choreography: Asaf Aharonson
Conceptual collaboration: Maja Zimmermann
Performance: Cécile Bally, Alistair Watts, Louise Trueheart
Music, sound: Alicia Grant
Sound: Fjóla Gautadóttir
Costume: Ivanka Tramp
Stage set: Yoav Admoni
Light Design: Elliott Cennetoglu
The Voice: Caroline Alexander
Metal Workers: Gretchen Blegen und Cajsa Godee
Soundtrack: Frank Ocean, Amelia Hamrick, fragmente from the musical »Into the Woods«, Sailor J, Florence in the Machine, Alicia Keys Text: Anne Carson from »The Gender Of Sound«
Text Support: Layton Lachman
Production: Diethild Meier
Supported by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Dock11 Berlin.
Beyond Constructed Remains
by Shiran Eliaserov
Beyond Constructed Remains is a continuation of Shiran Eliaserov’s research around the potentialities of myth-making through the excavation of metaphor, performative action, and object-centered social relations. In this work, presented in the gym of Hausburgschule, Eliaserov expands her research on rope practices into the realm of sports training, exposing their possible origins as survival techniques, and questioning what can still be learned from them today. Beyond Constructed Remains is a collaborative effort towards a sphere that will host participants and performers in a shared transformative process.i
Choreography and direction / Sound edit / Costume: Shiran Eliaserov
Scenography, Dramaturgical support:
Dramaturgy: Marina Prados with the support of Paula Knüpling
Technical Direction: Michele Piazzi
Production: Sofia Fantuzzi
Performers: Ardian Hartono, Sade Mamedova, Jean Sardou, Kewin Bonono, Volker Sobottke, Alma Goldenberg Dolev
This project has been developped with the support of the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Berlin.
Beyond Constructed Remains
by Shelley Etkin
Nesting offers an environment to journey into internal landscapes. A nest-like structure will inhabit the remaining ruins of the Franziskaner Klosterkirche, hidden in plain sight in the centre of Berlin. A curious space that evokes the imagination through sounds and sensations. Seemingly a basket, cave, womb, nest, or spaceship where one may be lulled into lucid dreaming. In the exchange between outer perceptions and inner experience, Nesting proposes a temporary ground to imaginatively experience oneself as being part of land.
Concept: Shelley Etkin
Sculpture: Yoav Admoni, Layla Klinger
Research & Presence/Performance: Iduna Hegen, Shelley Etkin
Dramaturgical Support: Doreen Markert
Musical counseling: Christiane Hommelsheim, Hilà Lahav
With friendly support by Ponderosa e.V. – Artist Residency in Lunow-Stolzenhagen, Brandenburg and Franziskaner Klosterkirche (Department of Art and Culture, Bezirksamt Mitte von Berlin).