there is something stubborn and awkward about felt, that carries and facilities this dance. about it being the oldest textile in the world. and about the felt’s time being always now, like a teenage punk - it has no future and no past.
the woven fabric on the other hand knows time how we know it, it knows about the past, the present and the future. it knows about saving plans and photo books. unlike the felt it knows about anticipation, reminiscence and regret.
In THE FRATERNITY three women come together in an idle search of suspending time in which dance becomes a smokescreen for an experience that is more like the felt and less like the woven fabric. They offer a texture that one can rest upon a little, that comes with no expectations except for the time that is spent together.
24.10.2020, 19:30 (tbc): Audiodescription before the Performance
Emmilou Rößling is a choreographer based in Berlin. Her work evolves around questions concerning representation and perception, searching for a performance mode beyond the spectacular, striving towards different forms of camouflage. Recent pieces include THE FRATERNITY (2020) FLUFF (2019) Water Cooler Chat (WT) (2018) and CASCADE (2017), presented in different venues such as Uferstudios Berlin, Judson Church NY, Arsenic Lausanne, Mousonturm FFM, Sophiensaele Berlin, Beursshouwburg Brüssel, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Palais de la Porte Dorée Paris. Emmilou works in different constellations with Antonia Baehr, Valérie Castan, Lilach Livne, Rūta Junevičiūtė, Mette Edvardsen, Tom Engels, Xavier Le Roy and others. Born in Berlin, she studied dance and performance in London and Choreography in Gießen and Amsterdam. www.emmilouroessling.com
Choreography: Emmilou Rößling | Performance: Emmilou Rößling, Rachell Bo Clark, Tarren Johnson | Light: Maika Knoblich
Supported by Kulturamt Frankfurt, Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa | Resideny support: workspacebrussels, DAS Choreography.