Foto © Henry Mex

"Durch den sich Vögel werfen, ist nicht der vertraute Raum, der die Gestalt dir steigert. 

Raum greift aus uns und übersetzt die Dinge: daß dir das Dasein eines Baums gelinge,

wirf Innenraum um ihn, aus jenem Raum, der in dir west." Rainer Maria Rilke

P E R F O R M A N C E S   A R C H I V E

LIQUID SPACES II

performed by GLOBAL WATER DANCES PERFORMANCE-KOLLEKTIV BERLIN on the 15th to 17th of June 2016

Choreography and dance: Eva Blaschke, Sibylle Günther, Antja Kennedy, Heike Kuhlmann,  

Anja Schäplitz; Music: Henry Mex, Christoph Renner; Fotos © René Ritschel

LIQUID SPACES II is a site-specific outdoor performance of dance and life music about water issues at Spreeknie/Platz am Kaisersteg in Berlin. This is a space between extremes with connotations of  industry as well as leisure and recreation.

Five dancers and two musicians deal with the tensions and conflicts inherent in that space and invite the audience to dive into a sensuous journey through different facets of the blue vital watery element.

 


DIS-aPpeAr

performed by PERFORMANCEBÜHNE BERLIN on the 17th of April 2016 at Exploratorium Berlin

Disappear – get lost – go underground (go into hide) – die – escape – vanish –  slip away – turn away - leave (all) behind – dry out – forget – evaporate –          melt away – dissolve – turn up again

 

What happens, if people, things, feelings, memories disappear? How is the emerging gap filled? Does vanishing always means something new will turn up?

 

Concept: DRAGANA CUKAVAC

Performers: Dragana Cukavac, Eva Blaschke, RUTH GEIERSBERGER, BETTINA MAINZ, INGO REULECKE

Music: HENRY MEX, VERONIKA OTTO

 

Foto © Henry Mex



LIQUID POINTS II

performed by GLOBAL WATER DANCES PERFORMANCE GROUP BERLIN on the 19th of March 2016 at PHYNIXtanzt

 

„The fluid presence in our bodies is our fundamental environment: we are moving water brought to land“ (Emilie Conrad)

Without water there is no live. Water means movement of the smallest and biggest parts in the universe and vital parts in the body. The GWD Performance Group Berlin presented impressions of the actual research as a work in process of music and dance improvisation.


Verortungen 1

performed by PERFORMANCEBÜHNE BERLIN on the 19th of July 2015 at exploratorium berlin

The performancebühne berlin is a changing group of artists from different genres that comes together to create sitespecific projects.

For VERORTUNGEN 1 five performers, two musicians and a writer dealt with the place emotions and ideas can inhibit and with the loss of spaces, with loosing one´s roots. This theme can´t be delt with the impressions of current refugee movements happening all over our planet.

 

Performers: Dragana Cukavac (concept) Anna Barth,

Eva Blaschke, Bettina Mainz, Ingo Reulicke

Text: Bettina Debus

Music: Henry Mex, Veronika Otto

Foto © Gerhard F. Ludwig



Corpo Liquido

performed by GLOBAL WATER DANCES PERFORMANCE GROUP BERLIN on the 29th and 30th of March 2012 at Stadtbad Steglitz Berlin

Choreography and dance: Eva Blaschke, Katrin Geller, Sibylle Günther,

Heike Kuhlmann; Music: Henry Mex; Fotos © René Ritschel

The audience in CORPO LIQUIDO was carried off into a bodily circulation machine out of sound, movement and architecture, where inner and outer spaces were  in dialog like in a big fiction of the inside of a body.

Memories of the swimming bath were also present from the time, when it was still filled with water and people came in, got changed and enjoyed their time diving into the wide open world of the water. 

 


bodies in park

Performance at the ceremony of the President of the Federal republic of Germany on the 2nd of July 2010 at Schloß Bellevue Berlin

Concept: Eva Blaschke; Danced by: Eva Blaschke, Modjgan Hashemian, Kerstin Reinhardt

A dance performance built out of moving sculptures leads the audience through the park from one spot to the other unveiling secret corners and romantic places of the beautiful Schloßpark.

You can discover hidden pathways and new perspectives, when the dance elicits the miracles from the different places.


Strings

performed by the Slices ensemble on the 13th of June 2009 at Schloßpark Biesdorf Berlin

Choreography: Eva Blaschke; Composition: Henry Mex; Danced by: Eva Blaschke, Modjgan Hashemian,

Kerstin Reinhardt; Music: Sören Fischer, Florian Juncker, Matthias Müller, Nathan Plante

The performance focuses on the field between connecting, holding together and holding too tied, entangling. In our minds we put strings between the park and nine other places in Marzahn/Hellersdorf, combined them with different keynotes and sent on a journey between the places building melodies on the way and bringing them back to the park with echo. Streched out fabric, strings and ropes completed the stage outdoors and gave borders and friction.

The premier of geomusik Biesdorf was part of the music as well as a revival of “steps in park” for trumpets and trombones. The tones metaphorically were the pathways in the park also with a correlation of nine places there with the keynotes. Out of the length of the dance steps on the pathways the composer extracted the length of tones and a playful combination of instruments.


Dignitate Locum

Landscape-composition for trumpets, double bass and three dancers

Choreography: Eva Blaschke; Composition: Henry Mex; Danced by: Eva Blaschke, Kerstin Reinhardt, Modjgan

Hashemian; Music: Matthias Jann, Florian Juncker, Johannes Urban; Fotos © Lars Hennings

The site-specific production offers new perceptions of the park-architacture created by Albert Brodersen for the visitor of the area. Three dancers “wandered” through the park and asked the audience to join them. Four musicians drew sound-geometries between seven places and the dancers and the audience. Time, Movement and steps structured the different paces of the music.


Nordhimmel

Trapeze dance performance with live music

Trapeze and dance: Eva Blaschke & Petra Teckemeier; Vocals, double bass, bass guitar, electronics: Henry Mex; Fotos © Lars Hennings

The character of the piece is that of dialog between the artistic voices of the three performers. The trio works with direct presentation form without distance to the audience. The special performance places play an active role in building the story.

Through placing the trapezes, loud speaker systems and the audience there is a freshness and directness for all sides.