The starting point is the exploration of a sensation...

J’ai pleuré avec les chiens (TIME, CREATION, DESTRUCTION)

Daina Ashbee (Gabriola Island/Kanada)  

17 – 18 May 2022 | Potsdamer Tanztage 2022Dance / performance

Naked bodies, animal energy, immediate emotional states – in her first group piece, Daina Ashbee stages a human herd that oscillates between intense physicality and touching tenderness. The nudity exposes the tension of muscles, but also vulnerability, openness, and transformation. The starting point is the exploration of a sensation: Seeking solace in the embrace of one’s dog, howling with this companion species, diving into canine body states. At the same time there emerges a ritual of cohabitation and dissolution of boundaries, transitory, fugitive – a space in which beings and things can constantly change. Daina Ashbee had already fascinated the audience at the Potsdamer Tanztage with her pieces Unrelated and Serpentine. With sober precision, she reveals her unmistakable trademark: the poetics of explosion and the power of trance.

After the Show on Tue 17 and Wed 18 May: Audience discussion

Workshop WS 07: Embodied Meditations: Improvisation and Repertoire
With Daina Ashbee
Wed 11 - Sun 15 May 2022


Price info Ticket

Double ticket with Générations: PRICE GROUP B

Advance booking: 20 € / reduced 9 € 
Box office: 21 € / reduced 9 €

Advance booking: 26 € / reduced 12 € 
Box office: 27 € / reduced 12 €

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Choreography: Daina Ashbee
Rehearsal direction: Gabriel Nieto (Nomad of the South)
Performers:Angélica Morga, Irene Martínez, Gabriel Nieto, Elise Vanderborgth, Lorena Olguin, Greys Vecchionacce
Mentor: Benoît LaChambre
Lighting Design: Vito Walter
Music: Sean MacPherson, Daina Ashbee, Gabriel Nieto
Text (French): Nayla Naoufal
Photo and video: Nicolas VanAchter & Stephanie Paillet
Co-production: KVS Brussels Stadstheater, Festival TransAmériques - FTA, Agora de la danse, Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, BIT Teatergarasjen, National Arts Centre
Residencies: KVS Brussels City Theatre, Harbourfront Centre Toronto, Montpellier Danse.
With the kind support of: National Art Centre's National Creation Fund, Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec
With the kind support of the Quebec Government Office in Berlin
Duration: approx. 65 minutes