laborgras Transition


Premiere 4.9.2014, 20:30

Further Performances
5.9. + 6.9.2014, 20:30
7.9.2014, 18:00
Tickets 15/10
T 030-35120312
A laborgras production supported by:
Der Regierende Bürgermeister von Berlin Senatskanzlei - Kulturelle
Made at Studio laborgras.


Transition examines the in-between - that time between before and after. Encounters, events, situations, stories: these neglected in-between spaces exist everywhere and within them, we can tap into curiosity and uncertainty, into letting go and taking hold, into the experience of change.

In Transition, the fleeting present finds its dance. Each emerging moment of change finds its senses and shape. It is the poetry of a journey through time made visible through movement.

Since April 2013, laborgras has been working with three dancers on the Renaissance of contemporary dance, guided by their research into what constitutes an artist's work and person. Transition follows the theme of Retour as the second production within the framework of this project.


Idea & Choreography Renate Graziadei & Arthur Stäldi
Dramaturgy Arthur Stäldi
Performance Arianna Rodeghiero, MariaGiulia Serantoni, Renate Graziadei Rosalind Masson
Composition Phoebe Killdeer & Ole Wulfers
Musicians - Performance Julien Decoret, Ole Wulfers, Phoebe Killdeer & Guests
Costume Chantal Margiotta Claudia Janitschek
Lightdesign Lutz Deppe
Light- Technique Tomek Ness
Production Inge Zysk
Project Assistance Andrea Gordillo Johanna Kasperovitch
Public Relation k3 berlin
A laborgras production supported by: Der Regierende Bürgermeister von Berlin Senatskanzlei - Kulturelle
Angelegenheiten. Made at Studio laborgras.
All photos above by: Andrea Gordillo

Renate Graziadei born in Austria, began her dance training in Switzerland. She then went to New York for three years to study, live and work, most notably as a dancer for the Nina Wiener dance company. Upon her return to Europe, she worked with Rui Horta at the S.O.A.P. Dance Theatre Frankfurt and then moved on to the dance group COAX in Hamburg. In the fall of 1994 she established the LaborGras collective with Arthur Stäldi. In 1997 and 1998 she received a grant from the danceWEB programme during the ‘International Weeks of Dance’ in Vienna. In 1997 she was additionally profiled in the critic’s survey of the magazine ballet international / tanz aktuell as ‘upcoming female dancer’. Since 1996 she has been teaching contemporary technique regularly in various institutions in Germany and internationally. Since summer 2004 she has been working as rehearsal director for Sasha Waltz & Guests for the productions Impromptus, Dialoge 06 – Radiale Systeme, Medea, Romeo & Juliette, Metamorphoses and Continu. Since 2008 she is also dancing with Sasha Waltz & Guests in the projects Jagden and Formen and Metamorphoses. Her longest collaboration has been with the choreographer David Hernandez.

Arianna Rodeghiero was born in Milan. She began her artistic education studying theater with Teatro Officina in Milan. In 2009 she graduated at the D.A.M.S., University for Art, Music and Show in Bologna. At the same time she integrated dance with theater studies with Danilo De Summa, Claudio Morganti, Compagnia Abbondanza-Bertoni, Jeremy Nelson, Kenneth Flak. Afterwards she continued her studies for 2 years at the “Modem Atelier”, run by Compagnia Zappalà Danza, in Catania where she took daily classes of technique and composition with several teachers ( Michael Mualem, Loris Petrillo, Ime Essien, Helge Letonja, Giusi Santagati, Roberto Zappalà, Giovanna Velardi, Samuele Cardini and Marina Giovannini). In 2012  she danced in OA second act, dance produced by Teatrostudiokrypton at the Teatro Studio in Florence, and in Glass trasparenze opalescenti by L’uovo Teatro Stabile dell’Aquila. She also joined as a performer some urban dance festivals in Italy. She attended many stages and classes in Italy and abroad with Elena Fokina, Jerman Jarequi, Eugenio De Mello, Rosita Mariani, Ariella Vidach, Francesco Scavetta, Renate Graziadei , David Hernandez, Jess Curtis . Now she lives in Berlin where she works with laborgras and creates her own work in collaboration with other Artists.

Mariagiulia Serantoni was born in 1987 in Busto Arsizio, Italy. She started dancing at the age of nine at Chorea Studios in Bologna where she first approached Graham and Limòn Techniques. In 2009 she received a Dance-Theatre Postgraduate Diploma in Paolo Grassi School of Drama, Milan, Italy. In the same year she founded the Fattoria Vittadini Dance Company, sprouted from the Paolo Grassi artistic environment. The Company was born with the idea of hosting different artists to work with the established group. Interesting collaborations came out of this concept as My true self, project created in 2010 directed by Maya Weinberg and performed in different international Festivals. In 2012 the company counts another appealing collaboration with Matanicola Company which gave birth to intervention #1, 2, 3 performed in Milano and Les Grand Traversèe Festival in Bordeaux. In 2010 she attended the Modem Atelier Course, a six month professional training at Roberto Zappalà Dance Company in Catania. In the year after she produced a solo called Whatami performed in various Festivals and worked as freelancer for different companies as Samotracia Dance-Theatre and Shuko Company. Keeping her Italian artistic activities, she is currently living in Berlin and involved in the Project (“The Renaissance of…”) with laborers under the direction of Renate Graziadei and Arthur Stäldi.

Rosalind Masson studied at London Contemporary Dance School graduating with a BA (hons) in 2006. She then worked with Scottish based choreographers Rosina Bonsu, Ian Spink and Natasha Gilmore. In 2008, she studied at  Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design obtaining a MSc in Screendance and then went on to work with Edinburgh based Merav Israel and LaNua dance company. After a period of time working in Britain, she travelled to New York to intern at Movement Research. In 2010, Rosalind moved to Berlin where she continued researching movement at Studio LaborGras. Frequently travelling back to the UK, she performed in‘The Birth of Venus’ and ‘Plaza Minuet’ at the ICA by Pablo Bronstein and in The Darktown Cakewalk by Linder Sterling. In film, she has worked with GOAT Media (Katrina Mcphereson)  in ‘The Time it Takes’ and also in the making of  ‘A Force of Nature’,a documentary  featuring Kirstie Simson. Collaborations in music include working with Jan Hendrickse, Hanna Tuulikki, Jer Reid and Aaron Jonah Lewis. Collaborations in dance include research with Giorgia Minisini and Charlotte Jarvis and the development of choreographic work with Fernando Balsera and Jack Webb. Rosalind’s choreography has been shown in the Traverse Theatre, Tramway, The Arches, Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Dancebase, Universal Hall through Bodysurf Scotland,The Robin Howard Theatre, Roehampton University, Dock 11 and Ada studios in Berlin. In 2013 she began working on The Renaissance Project with laborgras.

Phoebe Killdeer was born in Antibes on the Côte d' Azur and lived the first years of her life with her sisters and Australian parents in Aix -en- Provence. The family moved to the UK after 10 years in France, Upon her return to London from Africa where she was exposed to Hip Hop during her travels in Zimbabwe and South Africa, Phoebe began her musical career at age 20 and with the support of her sister Chloe, she has performed her own music and lyrics in London clubs. Warner Brothers offered Phoebe a record deal but she refused the offer and continued on with her work as a sound engineer and live performer in London clubs. The first major appearance was in 2003 as a guest voice on the Basement Jaxx - album " Kish Kash". In time their management sent a demo CD to Marc Collin the creator of Nouvelle Vague who was looking for new singers. Phoebe has performed with Nouvelle Vague for since 2005. Phoebe lives in Berlin and has lived in Paris, Zimbabwe, London, Barcelona, "and that's the most important thing for an artist: inspiration to seek out new experiences, meet new people, to understand new cultures," she says. "The world has opened up to me. That is where my songs come from. "The album "Innerquake" is the second album Phoebe has recorded with her band The Short Straws. It feeds on all the types of rock and roll: from Stooges -like Detroit Punk, Rockabilly and David Lynch psycho blues. The Short Straws are Cedric Le Roux (guitar), Raphael Seguinier (drums) and Alexandre Maillard (bass), three musicians who came together at various sessions in studios and rehearsal rooms of Paris in 2007.,,

Ole Wulfers

Ole Wulfers studied architecture and visual arts at Hochschule für Künste in Bremen. Beside his solo exhibitions, participations at group exhibitions and performances he founded the mandolin orchestra Kapaikos and the music production Felsenbein soundtracks. Today he is living in Berlin as musician, composer, performer and visual artist and particpates in national and international performance and exhibition projects. Beside that he collaborates with the performance group

Julien Decoret is a musician with many facets.  After inhabiting the Punk Rock scene, he studied classical music at the Conservatory (1994/2004) and was awarded first prize in classical bass.  In parallel he is interested in electronic music and the first Maxi-House under the name “leetche & naranja” on the Label “Grapefruit Record” (1998/2000). He undertakes several Electro projects, on which he worked as a composer (Trip Do West) on the label Rythmics (Art of Disco) on the Yellow Production label, ect ....  He has released his first EP in 2009 of the “Opium Factory” Sinister Boogie on the label, the title (Rainbeaux) will subsequently be compiled on the (counter cultural Rought Trade 08) and will be invited into the trampled to perform live London in the  “Rought Trade shop.”  The taste for teaching lead him to produce and direct the 2003 “KIT Chorale 21” related to Arts and Sustainable Development project for schools and still distributed by “MDI NATHAN”.  He joined the group “Nouvelle Vague” in 2004 as a bass player, and tours around the world with them for over 10 years.  In 2012 he founded the group “Accident in Paradise” alongside Elsa Fourlon and realized in collaboration with the group “Remote” the first album entitled “GO”. Recently he co-directed the last album “Florent Marchet” (Bamby Galaxy) which he will tour on stage throughout 2014.