• 24-25/9
  • Doors: 17.30
  • On stage: 18.00-21.00
  • Language: English

One ticket to a performing arts triple-bill supernight! Two worldpremiers by Frédéric Gies played to the tones of a live DJ set by Fiedel and an intermission act by Berlin based Ania Nowak.

Frédéric Gies “Terpsichore in Scorpio - Deposition” & “Hope: Chiron in Aries, Recital #2” Ania Nowak “To the aching parts! (manifesto)”

Frédéric Gies “Terpsichore in Scorpio - Deposition”

“I want to bring to the surface all the traces that these dancers I encountered and the dances I have danced or seen have left in my body. I want to offer my body as a living, somatic archive of 30 years of dance – 30 years of dance that occurred not only on stage or in the studio, but also on the dance floors where I danced for countless hours.”

In this dance piece Frédéric Gies celebrate their 30th anniversary of dance by using the sediment left by movements they have danced or seen. The preserved or decomposing dance material contained in their body becomes the fertile soil for new dances.

Choreography, dance: Frédéric Gies | Dancers: Elise Brewer, Disa Krosness, Maria Naidu, Malin Stattin, Andrea Svensson, Thomas Zamolo | Music: Fiedel | Lighting design: Thomas Zamolo | Costume: Grzegorz Matlag

Ania Nowak “To the aching parts! (manifesto)”

A public speech that dissects the language used by and against queer communities today. Devoid of grammar, the text is subjected to the order and pleasure of rhythm.

Created in the frame of Manifestos for Queer Futures, the performance relies on historic references to militancy by minorities to address the dangers of normativity and the need for embodied intersectionality when forming queer alliances today.

By enjoying the liberty of playing around with the language of resentment and trauma as well as empathy and healing, it proposes to destabilise identities, practices and well known acronyms like LGB or FtM for the sake of a queer future we have yet to envisage.

Idea, text, performance: Ania Nowak | Outside eye: Julia Rodríguez, Justyna Stasiowska Costume: Grzegorz Matląg | Photo: Anu Czerwiński | Produced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer

Frédéric Gies “Hope: Chiron in Aries, Recital #2”

Hope is the second piece in Frédéric Gies’ Chiron in Aries-cycle. After the sacrificial and wounded dances of struggle and resistance in last year’s Warriors, Hope is an attempt to conjure up a new world from the ashes of a past one. To a live set by Fiedel, five dancers engage in ritualistic, made up folk-dances that act as a spell for bringing hope after a disaster. They emphasize the strength of the collective, especially when the collective is not at the expense of individualities.

Choreography: Frédéric Gies | Dance: Samuel Draper, Andreas Haglund, Elizabeth Ward, Declan Whitaker | Music: Fiedel | Lighting design: Thomas Zamolo | Costumes: Grzegorz Matlag