Silent Trio, Epilogue is the final chapter of the first major collaboration between Christina Ciupke and Darko Dragičević. The project started in January 2020 and unfolded in seven chapters. In their long-term research, the artists explore the forces of growth and decay in nature and man-made constructions. Their research led them to engage with the intricate life cycles of trees, the legacy of the Spomenik monuments in former Yugoslavia, and urban ruins that once had a function in the political landscape of Berlin.
How can the physical experience of these spaces be recreated and transmitted through different media?
Christina and Darko invite the audience into an immersive space in which the elements of their collected archive will flow in and come together.
Please arrive 1/2 hour before the performance starts.
↪ Required is a proof of a negative rapid test (24 hours citizen test) or proof of a complete vaccination (at least 14 days ago) or an official proof of having recovered from a corona infection (the illness must not have been more than 6 months ago).
↪ FFP-2 masks mandatory during performance.
A production by: A lot of body GbR. Coproduced by: Tanzfabrik Berlin. Funded by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Supported by apap – Performing Europe 2020 cofounded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Concept: Christina Ciupke and Darko Dragičević | Sound Design: Daniel Massey | Costume Design: Karin Rosemann | Light Design: Gretchen Blegen | Text Collaboration: Alan Cunnigham | Collaboration Research: Milica Naumov | Dramaturgical Support: Silke Bake | Production Management: Saskia Schlegel, Barbara Greiner | Press: Anita Goß.
Christina Ciupke is a choreographer and performer based in Berlin. She develops her projects in cross-media collaborations. Within these projects, specific spaces and situations are created where proximity and distance, intimacy, sense of time and the being together of spectator and performer are constantly being re-negotiated. She has worked intensively with the choreographers Nik Haffner, Mart Kangro, Jasna L. Vinovrski and Ayse Orhon, the composer Boris Hauf, the dramaturg Igor Dobričić. Since 2020, she has been developing the project «Silent Trio» with visual and performance artist Darko Dragičević. www.christinaciupke.com
Darko Dragičević was born in Belgrade and lives in Berlin. He has shown his work internationally since 2003. In terms of an expanded practice of performance, choreography and film, he is involved in interdisciplinary projects and cross-media collaborations. His most recent works include performance projects «Silent Trio» with Christina Ciupke, «Exhaustion and Exhuberance», and «Lie & Theft as Practice» published as a book by Goethe-Institut Serbia. Darko Dragičević teaches at institutions such as DOCH/Stockholm University of the Arts, ZZT/HfmT Köln, Folkwang Universität Essen, Y-Institut/Hochschule der Künste Bern and Tanzquartier Wien. www.darkodragicevic.com