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Highlights: Tanz Im August (Berlin)

Highlights: Tanz Im August (Berlin)

Tanz Im August kicked off its annual festival on Friday August 10, 2012. It will run from Aug 10 until Aug 25, 2012. Below are Contemporary Performance’s Highlights. The full program can be viewed at the Tanz Im August website.

SNAKESKINS (A FAKE SOLO)
par b.l.eux / Benoit Lachambre
HALLE TANZBÜHNE BERLIN
19. Aug / 21 h
20. Aug / 21 h
21. Aug / 20 h

The charismatic performer Benoît Lachambre transforms on stage like a moulting animal. But is he in a mode of regression, or is this advanced evolution? Or do these terms relate more to a society that has lost any sense of the future? A multimedia, multi-sensory stage object, »Snakeskins« explores the skin as a surface of resistance with the rigidity of constructed definitions: a visceral and vital manifesto about the multiplicity of the being. With live music by Hahn Rowe who, like Lachambre, has collaborated regularly with Meg Stuart in the past.


NO TIME TO FLY
Deborah Hay
HAU 2
24. Aug / 20 h
25. Aug / 20 h

“If I can manage my perception of time and space to inform my body, then I do not have to think about what movement to do next. What I mean by my perception of time is that it is passing. And what I mean by my perception of space is that I include it in my dancing so that I am not seduced by the intelligence, past experiences, patterns, limitations and /or sensuality of my moving body.” – Deborah Hay


CORPS DE WALK
CARTE BLANCHE / SHARON EYAL & GAI BEHAR
VOLKSBÜHNE AM ROSA-LUXEMBURG-PLATZ
23. Aug / 20 h
24. Aug / 20 h
23. Aug / 18.30 h/ Introduction by Maren Witte/ more information: www.tanzscoutberlin.de
23. Aug /  / talk with the artists after the show in English hosted by Claudia Henne

In her second piece for the Norwegian company Carte Blanche, Sharon Eyal merges mechanical precision and organic sensuality. “In recent works I have used a system of walks. For me walks are the new dance. Walks with a combination of sketched technique create a kind of high-tech building in which I see beating hearts of gold (and) emotional forms.” (Sharon Eyal)

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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