Within the festival the work will be presented as a performance as well as a film by Stella Horta.
Inspired by Monique Wittig’s Le Corps Lesbien and Octavia Butler’s novel Parable of the Sower, showdown episodically presents the encounter and coexistence of two individuals. In a strange and at the same time provisionally hopeful environment, the two dancers Nanna Stigsdatter Mathiassen and Judith Förster find opportunities to meet – from formal handshakes to body collisions. showdown refers to the worlds of Neo-Western and survivalism, blurring the boundaries between duet and duel, collaboration and sabotage.
__________________ knotting /
___________________________________ masking /
_____________ waterfall /
Judith Förster is a choreographer, dancer and set/costume designer living in Berlin. Her work is situated between visual arts and dance. Combining the performative and the somatic, she works very experience-oriented, starting from the body in its political, sensory and image-producing dimensions. The interaction of body and material is at the centre of her research and is constantly finding new forms in collaborations with choreographers, visual artists and dancers.
Stella Horta works as a freelance filmmaker. She develops projects in the fields of experimental film, narrative film and new media. She studied sound, light, representation and directing at the European Film College in Denmark and graduated from the Lisbon based Art School António Arroio in Audiovisual Communication. Frequently she is collaborating with performers and documenting pieces or artistic processes in Berlin.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Judith Förster VIDEO, TECHNICAL DIRECTORStella Horta LIGHT DESIGN, TECHNIK-, PRODUKTIONSASSISTENZ André Uerba
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