The time of the Dance Gatherings has come! There will be three Dance Gatherings in Schöneberg this month. The first chance to dance is this Sunday 18th June between 6-8pm on Winterfeldtplatz in Schöneberg. Dance Gathering is an invitation to dance together from a menu of social dances proposed by Alice Chauchat.
Hope to see you there!
Dan is taking part in two dance performances initiated by Alice Chauchat.
A Stroll, A Song, A Doubt, An Echo is a one-on-one performance walk in the urban space, with words and silence. Made by Alice Chauchat, Ghyslaine Gau and Dan, who live in Nollendorfkiez, the piece proposes a walk together, discovering how you can meet places with the support of words, song, and dancing. Strolling through the Nollendorfkiez at nightfall, you experience the city as a space of sensorial and imaginary encounters, where intimacy and distance are constantly rearranging. Every evening at 20:45 near Nollendorfplatz in Berlin between 17 April and 3 May. Register through this Eventbrite link.
Dance Gathering is an invitation to dance together from a menu of social dances proposed by Alice Chauchat. Dance Gathering is free and open to all participants and also takes place in Berlin Schöneberg. You can either get involved in preparing for the events as hosts every other week on Tuesdays 11/4, 25/4, 9/5, 23/5 and 6/6 between 7-9pm (register at firstname.lastname@example.org) or just come along to the open air dance parties on 11, 18 and 25 June 6-8pm. Exact location in Schöneberg to be confirmed.
This is Still Not Normal, the choreographic piece about sexuality and intimacy proposed by Juan Domínguez and Arantxa Martínez is revisiting Berlin in February for a special one-off performance as part of the exhibition ‘Skin’ at the Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst at the Zitadelle in Spandau.
There are two performance slots on Saturday 25 February: 15:00 (3pm) and 16:00 (4pm)
The performance is free but you need to book a slot in advance. To do so, please send an email to email@example.com saying what time you would like to attend.
Special tip: The performances are one-on-one. If you came to the 3pm performance, there could be space left on the 4pm performance and you could experience it with another performer.
Performers: Daniel Belasco Rogers, Ghyslaine Gau, Sangeeta Lerner, Guilherme Morais, Noa Noelani, Lola Rubio
Since being invited as a guest artist with She She Pop to develop the inter-generational dance competition ‘Dance Me‘ in Winter 2021/2022, Dan has performed in Kampnagel in Hamburg, Spring in Autumn festival in Utrecht, Mousonturm in Frankfurt and Hellerau in Dresden.
This period of touring for ‘Dance Me’ will finish with a return to where we premiered the piece, in Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin on 16 & 18 March 2023. Check the HAU site for ticket details (on sale now!)
The project promotes a public discourse about intimacy using nakedness, the performer’s own sexual stories, performative encounters and conversations. “Over the course of an intimate journey, the project negotiates situations and encounters that immerse us in unexpected juxtapositions of bodies, identities, experiences, fantasies and desires”
Even though juggling online and presence teaching through our Guest Professorship at the UdK Studium Generale for Interdisciplinary Artistic Practice and Theory, finishing a PhD at Exeter University (Sophia) and teaching still at the HZT, Berlin is taking a lot of time and energy we thought we’d let you know what else we have been up to….
Dan continued his collaboration with Sabine Zahn in August and September with the project Into Dwelling, where they made a site responsive performative study of the area near Alexanderplatz.
Sophia and Ruby took part in a podcast series that Sheena McGrandles initiated called Don’t Mother Me For the upcoming podcast they discussed the video they made together in 2014 called ‘The matter between me and you’ which they then showed as part of an accompanying exhibition taking place during Sheena’s latest performance, Dawn – a Musical on Reproduction at the end of September
Dan is currently rehearsing with She She Pop on their latest production, Dance Me which is currently scheduled to premiere in January 2022 at Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin
Sabine Zahn’s urban movement project Fremdgehen, which premiered last year around Anhalter Bahnhof in Berlin has been invited to be part of Potsdamer Tanztage 2020. Dan once again joins Arantxa Martinez and Joshua Rutter to develop and perform this one-on-one movement piece through the streets of Potsdam. Tickets and further details available through the Fabrik Potsdam site.
Dan is one of the performers and artists you can phone as part of the telephone version of She She Pop’s Kanon. Lines will be open from 8pm on Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May. Details on the Hebbel am Ufer website.
Carrying on from the last post about it being the year of guest appearances, Dan has been invited to be a guest performer in She She Pop’s latest work Kanon, which will premiere in HAU 2 in Berlin on Friday 22 November. He will be performing on Saturday 23, Sunday 24 and Monday 25 November and the last evening is Tuesday 26. See the HAU site for ticket details.
It’s the year of performing in other people’s work this year. After both of us having a wonderful time developing Fremdgehen with Sabine Zahn in the Summer, Dan has been asked to act as an English guide for two of Club Real’s events around their Parliament of Organisms, Beyond Nature. The first event was the opening and first sitting of the Parliament of Organisms in Osloer Str on 9 September and more recently, there was the People’s Judicial Proceedings at Ballhaus Ost on 3 November. Keep an eye out on Club Real’s web site (link above) for forthcoming dates.