Studio laborgras - Sunday Afternoon Improvisation

March 3rd, 17:00 h

Studio laborgras presents

Sunday Afternoon Improvisation


Dance: Jou Odorujou, Malgven Gerbes, David Brandstätter
Music: Ruth Wiesenfeld, Markus Wettstein
Light: Arhtur Stäldi


Tickets: 10/5 sliding scale


Ticketreservation: 030 69505183

Malgven, Jou and David danced together for the first time in 2006 in Tokyo. Ruth works with Malgven and David on their current solo projects Freedom and Cartographie as music composer. In this encounter, they want to cross the lines between compositon and improvisation in sound and in movement. For this they will combine their resent compositions in different constellations. One point of departure is the composition „Raureif“ for metal objects and melodica by Ruth Wiesenfeld, interpreted by Markus Wettstein.

JOU (Odorujou), dance artist/ performer
Starting life since 23 years old, a director of "Odorujou"-a dance project unit. since 2012, she moved out from Tokyo to Kagoshima, a Southern country side of Japan, creating a new unique statement for artists in  social life in Kagoshima, which has no contemporary dance background yet. The artistic directer of"DAAIC."-the dancing Area and Arts Centre in Kagoshima. The Special Prize for Foreign Choreographer—The 2008 Seoul International Choreography Festival.

Malgven Gerbes studied architecture in Paris in the ENSAAMA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et Métiers d'Arts), and  worked as architect, graduated in  choreography in ArtEZ Arnhem (former EDDC) in the Netherlands. In collaboration with David Brandstätter she founded „shifts - art in movement“ in 2005. Their works have been presented among others at Sophiensaele Berlin, fabrik Potsdam, DANCE 2010 Munich, Les Hivernales d‘Avignon. Malgven has tought Dance and Choreography in various Universities.

David Brandstätter studied applied music science in Hamburg, he started his studies of choreography in Arnhem at the European Dance Development Centre (now called ArtEZ). He concentrated his research on the development of contact improvisation towards choreographic structures, and as a tool to bring conceptual thought and movement desires together. In collaboration with Malgven Gerbes he founded „shifts - art in movement“ in 2005. Their works have been presented among others at Sophiensaele Berlin, fabrik Potsdam, DANCE 2010 Munich, Les Hivernales d‘Avignon. He has tought Dance and Choreography in various Universities.

Ruth Wiesenfeld studied composition with James Fulkerson (Amsterdam) and Joan La Barbara (New York City) as well as contemporary dance and choreography at the European Dance Development Center / Hogeschool voor de kunsten, Arnhem / NL. Ruth holds a PhD in music composition from the University of Plymouth / Dartington College of Arts (UK), subject: Musical Composition focusing on the Quality of Presence in Performance. She has been a lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin since 2001, received commissions from the European Overtone Choir (2011), the Klangkunstfestival Mitte Berlin), the Torbay Symphony Orchestra  and from the collection Rolf Ricke amongst others.