Blank Check Festival
Communion#1 -12th of March
Acker Stadt Palast
Ackerstr. 169/170, 10115 Berlin
Duration: 70 minutes
Covid-19 2G+ Rule applies
Creation and performance: Lena Klink
Duration: 15 minutes
Schritt is a developed version of the original, a part of Lena’s graduation work in SEAD Salzburg, 2020. Since then, her own movement research grew and took influence on this work. She could deepen her movement research, funded by Dis-Tanzen, NEUSTART KULTUR, Dachverband Tanz Deutschland and by the Commissions of the Federal Government for Culture and Media in 2021. Parts of this research found its inclusion into the creative process of Schritt.
photo: Miriam Budzáková
The solo Schritt combines march and polka dance with Lena’s body parts shifting movement research. Her choreographic works aim to lighten the interstice of contradictions in our everyday life. The movement research unfolds a physical get-together of the uneven and dis-matches of parts within a body and beyond. The political weighted marching dance and its appearance on stages in middle Europe provokes and engages simultaneously; Schritt scratches at the surface of the carnivalesque smile.
Choreography: Rotem Weissman
Co-Creation and Performance: Ariel Hayun, Jin Lee, Raz Mantell, Susanna Ylikoski and Ruby Frances Jones
Dramaturgy: Zuki Ringart
Residency: Tanz Station – Barmer Bahnhof
Duration: 40 minutes
Thank to Lena Klink, Thusnelda Mercy, Pascal Merighi, Tai Rona, Tor Goffer, Shani Froy and Rebea Ter Braak and Tanz Station – Barmer Bahnhof.
photo: Rotem Weissman
AGADA is derived from the Hebrew song Agada Yapanit (Japanese Fable), written by Ehud Manor and composed by Ariel Zilber in 1972. The song describes a pointless tragedy about blind ambition precipitating absurd and unnecessary violence, with an implication that this cycle is inevitable.
Working with materials drawn from improvisation practice, the creation process unfolds as a dialogue between one body/imagination and others through interaction, reaction, and fantasy.
In AGADA, the song is utilized as the guiding thread of both the embodiment of each character, and the structure of the performance as a score, both playing between the mimesis of the song and its dismantling. AGADA emerged as an appeal to empathy: the physiological ability to feel like another, and to make a collective shift.