- Concept and Choreography
- Jara Serrano
- Concept, Performance
- Helen Burghardt
- Zoe Goldstein
- Noga Abramovitch
- nuasnomar tanz
- Shauna McWilliams
- Cilgia Carla Gadola
- Alexandra Hennig
- Gabi Beier
- Christina Wüstenhagen
- Pelle Ask
Jara Serrano: Ghost Insect
Its presence evokes absence!
Welcome to 15 minutes of stage panic and defense mechanisms! Watch a ghost insect trying to avoid unwanted attention, from predatory spectators like yourself, by blending into its surroundings and pretending not to be there!
Christina Wüstenhagen works as a dancer, choreographer and dance mediator. She initiates and directs cultural projects in cooperation with theaters, museums and schools (KW - Institute for Contemporary Art; Lab.Bode; cultural agents for creative schools in Berlin) As a team member of TanzTangente she realizes contemporary
dance productions, festivals and community dance projects. Based on her interest in dance, media and the exploration of interactive performance formats, she creates interdisciplinary artistic works in collaboration with the artist networks SuB Kultur e.V. and Dreitausend e.V.
Pelle Ask was born prematurely in Norway in 1978, and studied at L’Ecole Marcel Marceau in Paris from 1997 to 2000. He has since staged his own productions, in addition to working as mime, actor, puppeteer and dancer, in various stage art groups. He is most known for his work with Sirkus Vampyr, Les Elephants Roses, Kattas Figurteaterensemble, De Utvalgte, and Vinge/Müller. In recent years Pelle has worked mainly as choreographer, assistant director or dramaturg, notably with Vegard Vinge, Petter Width Kristiansen, Det Folldalske Teater and Wild Chihuahuas.
Jara Serrano studied modern dance theater at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. She completed her master degree in choreography at HZT Berlin. Her experience as a dancer includes working with choreographers William Forsythe, Pierre Droulers, Colette Sadler and Nadja Raszewski. In addition to working as a dance teacher in various locations in Berlin, Serrano has been working on her own choreographic projects since 2015. At the moment she works as a choreographer and dancer in the performance group Wild Chihuahuas.
Helen Burghardt, Zoe Goldstein & Noga Abramovitch: The Horror Woman
Sitting in a darkened movie theatre, hunched up, limbs knotted, hands over faces, three friends wonder how it is that they happen to be seeing yet another horror movie together. It's that fine, intriguing line between fear-horror-pleasure. This shared visceral experience also raises questions: what’s up with women in horror films? Most of them are beautified helpless victims and sirens with dark powers. Who created them, and through whose eyes are we watching? How do we connect, and to what, when these female “archetypes” bleed across the screen? An unlikely and frightening adventure ensues.
Zoe Goldstein has a background in medical anthropology, which originally directed her attention to the body. She attended the Dance Intensive program at Tanzfabrik Berlin in 2017/18. As a dancer and performer, she explores different forms of physical expression, combining interests in Butoh, Body Weather, contemporary dance, improvisation and physical theatre. She performs her own work, as well as with and for others – including SIGNA (DK), Vegard Vinge-Ida Müller (NO-DE) and Yuko Kaseki (JP-DE), among others – with a commitment to maintaining the passion of the amateur.
Noga Abramovitch is a dancer and choreographer, coming from Israel and based in Berlin. She is an alumna of the Dance Intensive program of Tanzfabrik Berlin, and has a background in classical music. Her work has been presented in Israel, Germany, the Netherlands and Greece, and she has collaborated with different choreographers in Israel and Europe. In her work she explores the connections and paths between intangible things and tangible forms.
Helen Burghardt began her dancing career at Tanzfabrik Berlin, where she also completed the Dance Intensive program. Her dancing practice is influenced by years of training in martial arts and her love for classical music. In addition, she is influenced by her interest and education in visual arts. Helen explores the expression of embodied knowledge and intuition, and how space, body and time relate.
nuasnomar tanz: ich bin so kurz _ am Horizont (I am so short _ on the horizon)
The expansion of horizons begins with the realisation of an infinite amount of realities.
Encounter is their basis on which they create spaces of experience.
Four horizons, each limited in its own way, meet. Thus the realms of experience expand, the horizons expand, touch, overlap, collide.
On the Uferstudios yard the four dancers and the audience are faced with the question: Where does my horizon end so that I can broaden it?
Together we open the space for three impulses:
and symbolic vision.
“If there are no physical borders, I meet my inner limits.“
The collective nuasnomar tanz utilizes dance as a performative access to the expression of matters, that enables the four dancers to exchange with people from different living environments.
Contemporary dance forms the common ground of nuasnomar tanz, among that they are inspired by Capoeira, dances of the Middle East and Latin America, acrobatics and contact improvisation.
Language / sound / music are important influences of their work.
“Our intention is to make art that is poetical and strong, that fondles and provokes.
Everything is a drama, all we can do is dance.”
Shauna McWilliams: restless
This piece is working with the idea of an overworked restless mind. A mind that is constantly worrying, overthinking and analysing. A mind that will not stop working. The consequence of this is a state of restlessness. On edge, irritated, tense and unable to relax. Being stuck in this state for a long time is overwhelming, exhausting and eventually it creates a feeling of hopelessness and despair. The restless mind asks for relief and peace and hope that this struggle is only temporary. Anxiety and its consequences.
Shauna McWilliams is an emerging dancer, performer and choreographer. She comes from Ireland and has been living in Berlin since September 2014. She has just freshly graduated from her dance education with Danceworks Berlin in October 2018 and now she is working on her own choreography projects. Her artistic work consists of dance and movement which is heavily driven by theatrical content. As an aspiring choreographer she wishes to reach people by working with relatable topics that trigger an emotional response.
Alumni.Tanz.Berlin is funded by spartenoffene Förderung der Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.