edition January/February 2022

Resisting The Doomsday Mood

Tanztage Berlin 2022 – live and hybrid

© Abdoul Mujyambere

In the past year, Tanztage Berlin could only be seen online, but in January, the festival will be presented live. The festival will showcase many of the works that were invited last year; after a long wait, these will finally see the lights on stage. Last year‘s motto, Hard times call for furious dancing, is still relevant now, perhaps more than ever. And so Cassie Augusta Jørgensen, in a duet with Rory Pilgrim, is giving the middle finger to the ideology of ballet and other exclusionary systems, as the program declares regarding "Debris in a Skin-Tight Corset." In "Cyber Ghosts," Kiana Rezvani will explore the digital space(s) in which she meets up (clandestinely) with her friend Roham Amiri Far, who has remained in Iran. What strategies of resistance are needed to come together despite all odds? In his solo "You Judge", Robert Ssempijja starts from the community in Kampala, Uganda, where he grew up, and asks about norms and the emancipation potential of the body. In a hybrid manner, i.e. live on site and as video-on-demand, Judith Förster will present "Showdown", a performance inspired by Neo-Western and Survivalism between duet and duel. And "DOOM" by Layton Lachman and Samuel Hertz, a drone-metal concert that celebrates the apocalypse and searches for alternatives to the dooms-day mindset, will also be shown in a live and online version. (eph)

Tanztage Berlin 2022
January 6 - 22, 2022
Sophiensæle / online

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