The piece addresses the necessity to talk about the paranoia and fear of violence to which we are constantly subjected and format our bodies and actions. The piece starts from a personal memory of the author and develop in an imaginary world of woman and bird, dancing newspaper sculptures that performs a lonely attack and is attacked at the same time. Is the violence only coming from the outside world, from the constantly bloody news? How much it can be present in our own soul? Do we create for ourselves the paranoia? Which tonus does this body develop? The experience of living in a big metropolis – São Paulo, Brazil – finds expression and echo in Berlin, where the creation of the piece ends: urban spaces, train stations, open squares, where one is confronted with another and with itself.
The performance was presented in alternative spaces (Transformance Festival, Crack Punkt Tanz Festival and Ausufern, Staatsgericht Moabit – Berlin/DE) and as a stage production (Festival Nômade de Dança – SãoPaulo/BR).
Thanks to: KIM Post School, Carolina Nóbrega, Rodrigo Caffer, 77StolenFish, Barbara Freitas, Tanzbasis.
Hommage, reverse anthropophagy, transformation. In search of cultural images the artist Andrea Krohn got inspired by the traditional history of the “Boi Bumba” and particularly with the situation of the original inhabitants of Brazil. For the natives, the identity is deeply connected with their physical territory. The artist questions the expectations that arises from her body image and performs a ritual based on the text “The ox and his herdsman” in which the Chan Master Guoan Shiyuan describes through haikus a way “to become yourself”.
The performance was presented in BERLIN (Ada Studio, Theaterhof Naunynstraße, AckerStadtPalast) FRANKFURT (Sommerwerft Festival) HAMBURGO (Sprechwerk Theater) FRANCE – ST ERME (Performing Arts Forum) and in BRAZIL (Porto Alegre, São Paulo and Belo Horizonte)
Thanks to: Coletivo Grupo 8, Movedanta, Jens Baudisch, Tanzbasis
Photo Henryk Weiffenbach
Watch out! Women Stereotypes: Breath in, Breath out!
Are there any traces or signs in the history of dance that could tell us which women was the first one to be recognized as a maker? The majority of the dance teachers are nowadays women and the dance halls are full of girls. The “Dance Art World” seems the most feminine one, a world in which women finally have more power, unlike other art forms. But is that really true?
The performance is built up from various perspective points: First the breathing as the origin of movement. Second the several interviews with dancers as soundscape and thirdly an intensive examination of the history of dance and images of famous dancers / choreographers. This research employs Andrea Krohn as a performer and choreographer and Carolina Nóbrega, artistic consultancy of the project.The aim of this performance is to question the physicality of power and femininity in dance and dance history.
The piece was presented in Ada Studio Reihe 6X10/Berlin, Unfinished Fridays Lake Studios/Berlin, Hoffest English Theater/Berlin and Eschschloraque/Berlin.
Thanks to: Carolina Nóbrega, Luciana Fazan, all the interviewed people, Performance Studies Hamburg, Maria Gomes, Mab Cardoso.