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Dance in public spaces

Studierende des MA Choreographie / HZT Berlin  

24 – 31 May 2024 | Potsdamer Tanztage 2024Dance / performance

What stories do places tell us outside the conventional stage space? What structures, architectures and landscapes do we find? How do these affect the bodies that enliven them? How do these bodies move their surroundings? Can spaces for interaction and joint creation open through dance and choreography? With imagination, scrutiny, and poetry five choreography students from Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT) invite visitors and passers-by to expand their perception of public space and experience choreography through their work - as diverse as the landscapes that surround us.

 

Bin Landschaft
Felipe Fizkal
Fri 24 May 2024 | 22:00
Sat 25 May 2024 | 22:00
Schiffbauergasse

A landscape of water, wind, earth, grass, fabric, natural and artificial light, paper, plastic and sound.
A body, embodied.
An alien.
The human acts by remodelling natural landscapes to his liking and taking over the habitat of other living beings. This landscape/body has the rhythm of dreams. You can believe it or not, mirror yourself in it or be a reflection of it.
Resonance.

 

Ich bezeuge das alles zum letzten Mal
Vera Shchelkina
Sat 25 May 2024 | 16:30
Wed 29 May 2024 | 17:00
Freundschaftsinsel (Ostspitze)

You can recognise a tango in the first few steps and sounds. But wherever tango appears, all its contexts shimmer through the dancing bodies: stories of migration, displacement, wars, and violence. The two men dancing here bring tango with them from different dictatorships: having fled from Russia and Syria, they find themselves in Potsdam as a tango couple. Can you see the two dancers' stories, can you feel them, when you see them both dancing on the tip of the island?

 

Rhinoceros
Zsombor Szabo
Sat 25 May 2024 | 17:30
Thu 30 May 2024 | 17:00
Freundschaftsinsel (Lange Brücke)

“I am twelve years old. No more classes for today. I start my walk home. I pass by the swimming pool, the housing estate, the cemetery, the roundabout. Finally it’s only six streets left until I get home. I know these places.” The project questions the connection between place and people: how do you build a home in a new place when you are displaced from your familiar habitat? How can you create a sense of connection with a place?

 

Graben
Diana Thielen
Wed 29 May 2024 | 17:45
Fri 31 May 2024 | 17:00
Freundschaftsinsel (Pavillon)

The pavilion on the Freundschaftsinsel becomes a greenhouse. Space, body, and soil pique curiosity about what is being cultivated here. The result is a performance that sows seeds and cultivates plants, turning the pavilion into a place where all those present can shape events together with hoes and shovels. What stories are unearthed when a potato is harvested?

 

Aus dem Auge, in den Sinn
Johanna Jörns 
Thu 30 May 2024 | 18:00
Fri 31 May 2024 | 18:00
Rechenzentrum 

Brushing over, sprucing up, vamping up.
History gone, cracks smoothed out, surfaces plastered over.
What is real, what is fiction?
What place does the individual have in all this?
Two dancers assert themselves in the absurd setting of the Dortustr./Breitestr. intersection and become defiant architects of their reality. Aus dem Auge, in den Sinn tells of alienation and the power of assertion in a poetic and bizarre way and invites the audience to accompany the dancers.

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Entrance free of charge.

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In cooperation with Hochschulübergreifenden Zentrum Tanz Berlin.
Many thanks to Brandenburgischen Kunstverein Potsdam
Photos: Martin Müller