PLAY (outdoors)/ Mirjam Gurtner

48-Stunden-Neukölln Festival 2021, Berlin

18/19/20 June 2021 Thomashöhe 12053 Berlin / Kranoldplatz 12051 Berlin

CREDITS Artistic direction/Choreography: Mirjam Gurtner 

Creation/Performance: Aly Khamees, Diethild Meier, Makisig, Michael Kaddu

Music: Jana Sotzko

Scenography: Lisa Premke

Audiodescription: Xenia Taniko/Sophia Neises (2021/22)

Costumes: Nic Tillein

Dramaturgy: Maya Weinberg

Production: Pascal Moor/Spring Production

Video: ©Saki Tagami

Co-produced by Theater ROXY Birsfelden and 48-Stunden-Neukölln Festival Berlin

Supported by Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL, Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, Pro Helvetia, reso Tanznetzwerk Schweiz, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Jacqueline Spengler Stiftung, Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS, Stiftung Corymbo

The revival 2023 in the frame of Performing Arts Festival Berlin was presented by TATWERK | Performative Forschung.

(Cast: Aly Khamees, Melissa Kieffer, Michael Kaddu, Katy Hewison; Music: Teresa Riemann)

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien in the frame of NEUSTART KULTUR, Pro Helvetia, Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL.

Driven by the powerful sound of a one-woman band, four dancers surprise the audience on their journey through different states of play. Between order and chaos, emergence and disappearance, they compose their bodies in close proximity to the public, challenging our notions of power, intimacy and community. Gravity meets weightlessness, density meets permeability, falling meets flying.

Mirjam Gurtner's latest work combines dance and live music to create an interdisciplinary open-air performance marked by improvisation. Music, bodies and environment blend, the audience and the location are part of the composition. How much regulation and how much freedom does a society need? Can co-existence be rethought in play?

Access: In collaboration with Berlin artists Xenia Taniko and Sophia Neises, PLAY is conceived as an accessible performance, anchoring the creation of access as a creative element in its own right. We offer live audio description and a pick-up service for visually impaired audiences.

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