After the opening weekend it's time for the first week of Tanz im August. The opening with productions by Emanuel Gat / Awir Leon, Eszter Salamon with Christophe Wavelet, MOTUS, Peeping Tom and Sebastian Matthias is over, the festival moves into full swing with world and German premieres and the return of Avantgarde legends.
It’s been a long time since the avant-garde ensemble VA Wölfl / NEUER TANZ
has made an appearance in Berlin, but now they are back to present their promising new piece “von mit nach t: No 2”
. As always, nothing is to be expected from their most recent creation: guns, wedding dresses and once again CHA CHA CHA.
Two world premieres await the audience in this week: In MONUMENT 0.2: Valda & Gus
by Eszter Salamon & Christophe Wavelet
welcomes the return of two legendary performers, Valda Setterfield (82) and Gus Solomons jr. (73) at the Akademie der Künste. The performative installation revolves around the construction of memory, and poses questions about archiving, documentation and transmission of art. Second world premiere sees the DANCE ON ENSEMBLE
stage the newest choreography by Kat Válastur at HAU1. In Those specks of dust
the dancers find themselves in a kind of contemporary ritual.
A German premiere is set at HAU2: In Claire Cunningham'sGive Me A Reason To Live
the choreographer draws upon imagery of disabled people in the apocalyptic paintings of Hieronymous Bosch. Another German premiere will take place at HAU3. The Canadian dancer and choreographer Dana Michel
brings her new solo performance Mercurial George
Full programme of the week can be seen on the right side.