Premiere 2.11.2017, 19:00

Further Performances
3.11. + 4.11.2017, 19:00
5.11.2017, 18:00
Kastanienalle 79
10435 Berlin
Tickets 15/10
T 030-35120312
Pictures: Phil Dera
Layout Postcard/Poster: Stefan Gandl (Neubau)

Movement Episodes

is a three-part evening with works by Keith A. Thompson, David Hernandez & Renate Graziadei. The show marks the final chapter of the long-term cycle “The Renaissance of…”

Three episodes
The driving music in Renate Graziadei’s episode foreshadows the volcanic emotions that lie beneath the dance. The dancers act and react, and yet are always on their own. They give into situations and constellations, engrossed by moods, which appear fragmented as in a broken mirror, reflecting an image that can never be complete. Keith A. Thompson’s episode is more harmonious, a subtle melancholy emanating from a longing for closeness, a desire for successful communication that can only be partially fulfilled: time and again, one of the protagonists disappears, turning away to pursue their own agenda. David Hernandez, in turn, examines what happens when things collide. Not necessarily a physical collision, but an interpersonal contradiction driven by the question of whether people simply co-exist or enter into true relationships. “Collision” is an underriding metaphor for human activity and human existence in itself, a phenomenon that begins with the collision of an ovum and sperm cell.

Three choreographers
laborgras shows that dance can be immediately understood without any prior knowledge, and with “Movement Episodes”, offers audiences three different insights into the diversity of contemporary dance. The short pieces are performed by the same cast and individual episodes resonate with one another. This enables the audience to follow the dancers’ transformation throughout the different choreographies, and to directly experience the singularity of each movement language. The choreographers do, however, have one approach in common: they all strive for an economy of movement where nothing is arbitrary. Every step, every gesture, has a motive and leads to consequences.

Concept laborgras (Renate Graziadei & Arthur Stäldi)
Choreography Keith A.Thompson, David Hernandez, Renate Graziadei
Dance Mariagiulia Serantoni, Rosalind Masson, Côme Calmelet, Colas Lucot, Renate Graziadei
Dramaturgy Arthur Stäldi
Lighting Design Lutz Deppe
Costume Design Arianna Fantin
Costume assistant Sandra Tiersch
Make Up & Hair Kati Heiman
Music Olafur Arnalds, Cinematic Orchestra, David Lang, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, Glenn Branca, Guts Pie Earshot and others
Sound Design Andrea Parolin
Press and publicity k3 berlin – Kontor für Kultur und Kommunikation
Production Inge Zysk & Raquel Moreira
Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, with financing from the Berlin Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
Thank you to our media partner: taz
Made at Studio laborgras