“NAH DRAN” is a performance series for Berlin based emerging choreographers. It provides an opportunity to present new pieces, finished or in process. The format assembles pieces by different young artists in one performance evening. “NAH DRAN” (“close to”) means that there is literally no gap between performers and audience, which offers an intimate setting for sharing the work.
“NAH DRAN extended” means that the works were selected under a specific curatorial aspect. This edition brings together BA students from the Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin whose works focus on various aspects of beginnings. This can refer to a movement research that examines the starting points of certain movements and condenses them into a piece; this can be considered in terms of content: What are beginnings? What are their characteristics, for example in contrast to ends? And this can be thought in structural terms: how does a piece begin? Perhaps the pandemic situation that the whole world is currently facing is a special breeding ground for thinking about new beginnings. Derin Cankaya & Daria Belous, Therese Bendjus & Aleksandra Petrushevska, Maria Ladopoulos & Liisi Hint, Thiago Rosa & Gareth Okan, and Johanna Ryynänen/Asya Ashman/Miguel Witzke Pereira/Zuki Ringart, students in the 1st year of the BA program “Dance, Context, Choreography”, are undertaking this adventure. The outcome is uncertain, but in any case the young artists would like to share their journey with the audience. How? Let yourself be surprised and visit www.ada-studio.de from time to time.
Derin Cankaya & Daria Belous
Imagine there is a second life where the self is not defined by the face. We are (de)coded humans without our existing identity. What would life look like?
We invite you to experience an alternative space and to share it with others.
Aleksandra Petrushevska & Therese Bendjus
I am here.
It is me who writes.
Could I be a cloud for you?
How will you see me without seeing me?
I am with you.
Liisi Hint & Maria Ladopoulos
My - Your - Our connotations of beginning: We are gathering thoughts from each other and people around, in an attempt to understand what happened to beginning. Is there even such a thing?
Thiago Rosa & Gareth Okan
First, you have to follow the rules.
It’s a game.
No one wins.
Today’s match is brought to you by your screen.
Johanna Ryynänen/Asya Ashman/Miguel Witzke Pereira/Zuki Ringart
We are far and we miss each other.
We have been rehearsing commitments and physical telepathy.
We disappeared but eventually we will get back to the sweet feeling of skin to skin.
Circles don’t have an end, neither a beginning.
The stream for this event will be available from 2-5 July at www.ada-studio.de.
Derin Cankaya & Daria Belous, Aleksandra Petrushevska & Therese Bendjus, Liisi Hint & Maria Ladopoulos, Thiago Rosa & Gareth Okan, Johanna Ryynänen/Asya Ashman/Miguel Witzke Pereira/Zuki Ringart