Solo on the Move #1 is under way, with the support of Kulturamt Pankow and travelling towards the performances taking place 11th-13th June at Studio Börne 45, Berlin. Liz Erber, Meltem Nil, Jenny Haack and myself are already engaged in the project of weaving four instant-composition solos together. In parallel, the series of workshops, each…Read more tasks and tools
An evening of performance and reflection organized by zeitgenössischertanzberlin focusing on dance+music collaborations. It happened on March 13th 2015 in Karl Marx Allee 78. Thanks to all the participants for the following words: closed eyes give 100 percent minus 30 percent here is a plus there deconstructed and there the obstacles dance I dig myself…Read more tanzsalon reshuffled
The midnight discussion after the day’s performances at the 100° Festival brought something back to my mind. The fundamental differences between attending a set performance and an improvised performance. (The verb “attend” is fully meant, beyond its more usual meaning of “being present”, to “paying attention” and all the way back to its etymological Middle…Read more instant composition – serving suggestion
(I didn't know what it meant either, I've only just discovered the word!) Saturday 7th February at Laborgrass. The programme: a double bill – a first-time line-up of 3 musicians + 1 dancer and Streugut in a tighter 3-man formation – curated by Impro-Per-Arts. As audience, we enjoyed two very different performances, both of them…Read more allogamy
... asked someone. Why not?, thought I. If the core of the question is “one-hour”, for sure, audiences are more and more used to short formats and our attention is challenged by duration itself. A one-hour performance could merely be a string of shorter performances in succession, but it could also have a different character,…Read more why a one-hour improvised solo?
Improvisation or instant composition is sometimes referred to as a category or genre. As you take a closer look, the richness within this category makes this classification tantamount to putting all scripts or all choreographies or all music scores together. And yet, true, there is something in common about those who are the authors of…Read more improvisation Xchange berlin 2014