In his latest work, the dancer, actor and performer Jan Kress deals with the process of swallowing. Who swallows and why? What do we swallow just like that and what has to be swallowed? Who makes the decisions about it? What do we want to swallow and what not? When does swallowing become choking? With a focus on intensive bodywork, Jan Kress develops his own artistic language that combines sign language and dance. swallow swallow was created following a research residency of the network project Making a Difference at Sophiensæle and is also Jan Kress' first full-length solo.
Making a Difference is dedicated to building a self-empowered community of disabled and deaf artists within the Berlin dance scene. This network includes SOPHIENSÆLE, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Uferstudios, tanzfähig, Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin, TanzZeit, Diversity Arts Culture and Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin.
July 12 | 8 PM | Artist Talk in German sign language (DGS) with translation into German spoken language
Registration starts here on June 18.
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Jan Kress SOUNDDESIGN Tim Schwerdter CHOREOGRAPHIC EDIT Gabriel Galindez Cruz OUTSIDE EYE Jolika Sudermann van den Berg CAMERA, FILM Alexander Lony, Vanessa Nicette PHOTO Vanessa Nicette THANKS TO Sophia Barthelmes.
A production by Jan Kress in co-production with Making a Difference: SOPHIENSÆLE, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Uferstudios, tanzfähig, Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin, TanzZeit, Diversity Arts Culture and Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin. Supported by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, co-financing fund. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung.