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Dana Yahalomi (Public Movement) 03/2024

“We define dance very broadly and think about choreography in analytical terms. Our choreographies are results of deconstruction and imitation rather than imagination; we rarely invent movements, instead we are analyse existing movements, which we recompose. These movements belong to the public. Therefore the notion of The Choreographer does not exist at Public Movement, there is no authorship regarding these movements. I think that when audiences participate in our performances, they often feel like they are the owners of the movements, and they are right. This creates a different relationship between the spectators and the choreography.” 

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Eine Performance im öffentlichen Raum. Zwei Performer*innen tragen eine weitere Person. Hinter ihnen befindet sich Publikum.

Ayaka Nakama and Ayu Permata Sari 01/2024

“To me, art and the public sphere are always intertwined because I am a part of the public myself. The public is me, as well. I do not see myself as occupying a special position from without the public. “ Ayu Permata Sari

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Zwei weiblich gelesene Tänzer*innen liegen auf der Seite auf dem Boden. Ihre Köpfe haben Sie wie zum Schlafen auf Kartons abgelegt.

Ana Lessing Menjibar und Isabel Gatzke 01/2024

“We created this work in response to the recurrent rise of right-wing movements in Spain, Germany, and elsewhere. We created this work because this political reality confronted us not only with society today, but also with our past. And I had many questions about my family’s experiences during and after the fascist system in Spain and Germany.”

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Tänzerin sitzt auf dem Boden in blauem Licht

Brigitte Huezo 01/2024

“In my artistic endeavours, I consider the body as a form of monstrosity, a concept intricately woven with the integration of my persona into the virtual space. Within these digital realms, the conventional need for body segregation diminishes, allowing for a more fluid and interconnected experience.“

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Das Gesicht eines post-digitalen Tänzer*innenkörpers blickt in Richtung Kamera.

senzenberger|rieck 11/2023

“Routine is connected to effort, to achievement. This taps into the notion that we produce an achievement on stage that is consumed by audiences. The term has a general proximity to commercial dance. Contemporary dance fancies itself as being divorced from the capitalist system.”

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Portraitfoto des Kollektivs Senzenberger|rieck.

Tiran Willemse 11/2023

“I am very much interested in the theatre because I consider it my craft. The theatre is a place built for bodies and it offers the potential for bodies to be seen differently.”

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Portraitfoto des Choreografen und Performers Tiran Willemse.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Meskerem Mees and Jean-Marie Aerts 10/2023

„[...]the relationship between dance and music is very intimate, they are two different ways of dealing with very similar impulses. The difference is that dancing makes one focus entirely on one’s own body, or, in any case, takes one out of one’s head.“ Meskerem Mees

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Eine Gruppe von Performer*innen steht dicht beieinander. Eine transparente Folie, die von blauem Licht angestrahlt wird, bewegt sich wellenförmig über ihren Körpern.

Sorour Darabi 09/2023

“I wonder what's the point in approaching nature and environmental issues with a conservative mindset? You know, nature is queer now! The bourgeois and classic image of nature doesn't exist anymore.”

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Sorour Darabi trägt einen beigen Body und hält mit seinen Händen eine lange, blonde Perücke in die Höhe. Ein Teil der Perücke befindet sich im Mund der*des Performer*in.

Céline Bellut 05/2023

“Gentleness will always find its way.”to

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Céline Bellut trägt einen Pelzmantel und hat den Mund aufgerissen als würde sie schreien.

Ben J. Riepe 05/2023

“I believe that the visual has a much greater power than the spoken word, for example.”

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Portrait von Ben J. Riepe