What does it mean to feel the suffering of another person and to whom does the pain belong? In A strategy for the fragile, dancer and choreographer Shiori Tada dances in a full-body costume that also covers her face, in order to investigate how the gaze of the audience relates to an anonymous body. Can dance as a survival strategy contribute to overcoming interpersonal barriers created by current sociopolitical conditions? Between anxiety and ecstasy, hope and horror, Shiori Tada’s solo poses questions about empathy, explores the border between the privileged and the supposedly dispensable life and reminds us of our mutual connectedness in the modern world.
SHIORI TADA is a dancer and choreographer with a deep interest in connections to the self, to others, to space and time and to nature. She began choreographing as a teenager and combined early expressionist dance with Zen practices. Later she studied at the Japan Women’s College of Physical Education of Dance in Tokyo. In 2007 she started a professional dance career in Japan. There her work has been awarded numerous prizes. Since 2012 Shiori Tada has been based in Berlin and works as a choreographer and performer in various projects.
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE, LIGHT DESIGN Shiori Tada COMPOSITION, LIGHT DESIGN Keigo Kurematsu Dramaturgical advice Maxi Wallenhorst
A production by Shiori Tada in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. The 30th edition of Tanztage Berlin is a production of SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the friendly support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V., Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte and Förderband e.V./Berliner Spielplan Audiodeskription. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung