As part of Fonds Darstellende Künste’s evaluation of their funding programmes, Sabine Zahn, Alice Chauchat, Ghyslaine Gau and Dan have been asking ourselves what performance and movement work in the urban environment needs in terms of support.
We feel ourselves part of a connected group of artists with similar concerns, a milieu. In September, we invited 12 other artists to present their work and discuss common issues at the Floating
University. The artists invited were: Jason Corff, Paula Kramer, Clément Layes, Sophia New, Katja Münker, Gabi Reuter, Josh Rutter, Karol Tyminski and Siegmar Zacharias.
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
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”