edition September/October 2021

The Body As Excess And Frenzy

The fall season at Tanzfabrik Berlin

Julian Weber "la isla bonita" © Julian Weber

The Tanzfabrik Berlin is undergoing institutional change: a new management team will be taking over in 2022. Coming this fall, the first innovations in the program will already be underway. Instead of the performance dates being condensed into festivals, there will be an autumn season whose premieres, revivals, and guest performances will extend over four months. In addition, there will be a thematic focus: the “deconstruction of normativity and essentialism”, the body “as diversity, as excess and frenzy”. To kick things off, Julian Weber will play the theatre space as a ready-made stage set – the dancers will fool around with what’s already there, from the technical equipment to the trash containers. How much physicality and group dynamics do states of euphoria have? is the question behind the collision of playfulness with formality. In this context, Weber conceives of destruction as a possibility to allow something new to emerge. Clément Layes & Jasna L. Vinovrški, who will be voting as German citizens for the first time in September, will be creating an inviting and inspiring version of the concept of “Germany” in “Ich bin Tscheud”. And Sophie Guisset will be devoting herself on site to social and physical interactions that take place on a tennis court.    (eph)

Julian Weber
la isla bonita
September 6-9, 2021
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
Clément Layes & Jasna L. Vinovrski
September 9-12, 2021
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
Sophie Guisset
September 22-25, 2021
Tennis-Club Tiergarten e. V.

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