edition March/April 2020

Variations On The Theme Of Trust

The NOW! Festival keeps faith with the moment

Now Festival, Birgit Wieger © David Beecroft Now Festival, Birgit Wieger © David Beecroft

Christine Matschke
Dance Journalist

Action Theater’s intense expressiveness and the fleeting potential of physical improvisation are both driven by a passion of acting in the here and now. And both of these spontaneous arts of movement are the focus of the eighth NOW! Festival at Uferstudios. On five evenings, among others a number of personalities from the Berlin dance scene will explore the manifold meanings of the term “trust”: In “Muscles & Lies”, for example, chaos-and-dance researcher ­Stephanie Maher and choreographer Jess ­Curtis meet in an unexpected duet to explore the relationship between body and truth. As “True Believers”, the performers of the Streugut collective commit themselves to an unexpected session with voice, dance and music in “Improvisation #20.1”. Keeping in tune with the theme of the evening, Andrew Morrish performs the solo “Delicate” – enthusiasts of fine physical humor will certainly get their money’s worth. The festival program, which is packed with spontaneously changing situations, will again be directed by Action Theater specialist Sten Rudstrøm in 2020.    

NOW! Festival 2020
April 29 – May 3., 2020

follow us