22. - 23.06.2018 | SYMPOSIUM ENERGETIC FORCES AS AESTHETIC INTERVENTIONS: Wahrnehmungspolitiken von Körper/Szenen

The scientific-artistic symposium organized as part of the DFG-research project 'Transgressions: Energetic Processes of Body and Scene' explores historic, contemporary, aesthetic and praxeological approaches to the energetic. The ways in which energies are mobilized, directed and addressed do shape the perceptual politics of performing arts. Energetic processes cross dance, performance art and installations. They transform the body, evoke specific states and, manifesting as choreographic structures, push towards intensities.

With contributions by Sabine Huschka (Berlin), Barbara Gronau (Berlin), Susanne Franco (Venedig), Meghan Quinlan (California), Lucia Ruprecht (Cambridge), Gerald Siegmund (Gießen), Christina Thurner (Bern), Susan Kozel (Malmö) und den Choreographinnen Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir (Reykjavík, Island/Berlin) und Kat Válastur (Berlin)

Conception: PD Dr. Sabine Huschka in Kooperation mit Prof. Dr. Barbara Gronau
Conference languages: English / German


Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT) in den Uferstudios (Studio 11)


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SoDA summer 2018 LECTURES | In English


JUNE 20, 2018 _ 18h
Tanja Ostojić | Crossing Borders and Development of Different Artistic Strategies


I recognise the field of art as a fertile ground for the exploration of different methodologies; and in recent years one has been able to observe visual and performance arts, philosophy and political activism, informing each other and adapting concepts, especially with regard to the use of public and social media. The whole concept of tactical media is rooted in a mutual learning process involving different disciplines.
I have often included myself as a character in performances and use diverse media in my artistic research, thereby examining social configurations and relations of power. I have worked predominantly from the migrant woman’s perspective, while political positioning, humour and ethical involvement of the participants and recipients define approaches in my work. My art practice is sometimes collaborative and most often related to human rights, issues of gender, feminism, critical thinking, issues of social and political justice, migration, economy, xenophobia, racisms, marginalization, emancipation and agency.


Tanja Ostojić is a Berlin based independent performance and interdisciplinary artist and cultural activist. She includes herself as a character in performances and uses diverse media in her artistic researches, thereby examining social configurations and relations of power. She works predominantly from the migrant woman’s perspective, while political positioning and integration of the recipient define approaches in her work. Since 1994 she presented her work in numerous exhibitions, festivals and venues around the world. She has given talks, lectures, seminars and workshops at academic conferences and at art universities around Europe and in the Americas.



JUNE 27, 2018 _ 18h
Igor Dobricic | Body of Data of Body


I desire to address and examine an apparent contradiction contained in the proposed title. My desire stems from a conviction that, without such an examination, understanding of the embodied artistic practice(s) will indefinitely stay `hostage to a fruitless binary argument that was, during last 30 years repeatedly mobilizing critical capacity against the immediate facts of a visceral experience.
Ultimately, my wish would be to approach a vantage point from which this apparent contradiction between body of data (facts) and data of body (sensations) can be reconciled. I believe that, if such a vantage point can be assumed and cultivated, embodied artistic practice(s) would gain capacity to release itself into the conceptual and experiential realm beyond a binary dead end which still threatens to immobilize it.


As history of ideas offers many avenues of approach to the chosen subject, in order to anchor myself in a body of thought that I find resonant with my intellectual interest, in my presentation i will dare to irreverently parasitize on the specific piece of writing by Alain Badiou - Fifteen Theses on Contemporary Art (http://www.lacan.com/issue22).

Igor Dobricic, studied dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, (former) Yugoslavia and attended Master of Theatre at DasArts in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

He is working internationally as a dramaturg and artistic advisor, collaborating with a number of choreographers/makers (Nicole Beutler, Keren Levi, Guillaume Marie, Christina Ciupke, Jeremy Xido, Alma Soderberg, Meg Stuart a/o). In a role of a teacher and a mentor he has a long term engagement with the Amsterdam School for New Dance (SNDO) Amsterdam Master of Choreography (DasDance), Amsterdam Master of Theatre (DasTheatre) and Choreographic Centre Hamburg (K3). From 2010 onwards he is also developing his own performative research project under the title TableTalks. During the last 7 years TableTalks is hosted and presented in Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm, Cairo, Sao Paulo and Vienna. His long standing professional interests lie in the practice based exploration of parameters of a live event that exist in-between different fixed contexts (theatre and visual arts, professional and non professional status, individual and group work, aesthetics and ethics).


JULY 4, 2018 _ 18h

Hannah Hurtzig | The Milieu of the Dead

What you cannot see, you can talk about. What you cannot know, you should definitely talk about. Narrating, fabulating and hallucinating in all appropriate ambiguity: that’s the way to maintain relationships with things and beings that are not present.

Hannah Hurtzig founded the Mobile Academy Berlin in 1999. The MAB invents assemblies, installations and recording techniques for the voices and speech acts of science and non-knowledge. The conversations of these thematic essays are documented under audio-archiv.com. Since 2009, the life sciences have been the subject of many MAB works, such as the congress THE UNDEAD. Life Science and Pulp Fiction in Hamburg 2011, Last Minute Exercise, New Dehli 2014, The Immobilized or Salle des Pas Perdus, 2017 and the ongoing project The Milieu of the Dead, 2017.

Summer 2018_wednesdays_at HZT_Studio 9_Uferstudios Wedding_Uferstraße 23_13587 Berlin | Free admission

Final works maChoreography in June

In June, five students of the Masters degree in Choreography will show their graduation piece[1] . The works deal with power and manipulation, identity loss and estrangement from ones own body, the carrying out of a community building ritual, examining the metaphor of the rope and questioning social norms.


8. + 9. June 2018, 20:30 H, Uferstudios Studio 14
Annelie Andre: Laws of Power

15. + 16. June 2018, 20:30 H, Uferstudios Studio 14
Anna Katalin Németh: Arbeit/Spiel/Muse

19. + 20. June 2018, 19:00 H, Parochialkirche
Shiran Eliaserov: Beyond Control

22. + 23. June 2018, 20:30 H, Uferstudios Studio 14
Antoine Carle: Hollow Matters

23. + 24. June 2018, 20:30 H, bat Studiotheater
Jara Serrano: Art.-Nr. 247Y36


Uferstudios, Uferstr. 8/23  bzw. Badstr. 41a, 13357 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen
Tickets: 4 Euro; no reservation possible, tickets at the box office one hour before the performance | www.uferstudios.com

Parochialkirche, Klosterstr. 67, 10179 Berlin-Mitte     
Tickets: 4 Euro; no reservation possible, tickets at the box office one hour before the performance | www.parochialkirche.de

bat Studiotheater der HfS Ernst Busch, Belforter Str. 15, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Tickets: 10€/erm. 5€; no reservation possible, tickets at the box office one hour before the performance | www.bat-berlin.de

With kind support of the Deutsche Bühnenverein, Landesverband Berlin.

19. + 20. June 19:00 PM Parochialkirche / Final Work maChoreographie | Shiran Eliaserov: Beyond Control

(c)Shiran Eliaserov
>(c)Shiran Eliaserov


Ropes allow people to survive. Ropes bring people together, but also separate them as well. The performance “Beyond Control” interweaves the different symbolic and aesthetic dimensions of ropes, creating space for a contemporary myth.


Choreography: Shiran Eliaserov
Music/Sound: Or Solomon

Dramaturgy & choreographic advisor: Gal Naor
Dramaturgy: Valentin Schmehl
Performer: Egan Chan, Vanessa Cokaric, Jessica Comis, Alma Dolev, Ardian Hartono, Andre Lewski, Volker Sobottke



Klosterstr. 67, 10179 Berlin-Mitte    


Entry: 4 Euro; no reservations possible, tickets only available at the box office from 8pm

22. + 23. June 20:30 Uhr Uferstudios, Studio 14 / Final Work maChoreographie | Antoine Carle: Hollow Matters

(c)annelie andre
>(c)annelie andre


A choreography that itself becomes a sculpture. Using casting techniques as the design principle, the performers embark on an exploration of negative forms. Body sculptures are deconstructed and re-constructed in their materiality. In the confrontation of ones own corporeality with the hard limitations of form, it becomes necessary to question social norms and reformulate the body.


Performance: Hana Tefrati, Camille Käse, Josefine Mühle, Rafi Martin

Choreography:  Antoine Carle / Tchivett

Light: Elliot Blue

Music: Body Fool

Costume: Chaz Aracil

Sculpture: Jeremy Barzic

Text und Protheses: Zoe Lohmann

Dramaturgy: Vanessa Budai

Beratung Bildhauerei: Vasili Berela



Uferstr. 8/23  - Badstr. 41a, 13357 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen


Entry: 4 Euro; no reservations possible, tickets only available at the box office from 8pm

23. + 24. June 20:30 PM bat Studiotheater / Abschlussarbeit maChoreographie | Jara Serrano: Art.-Nr. 247Y36

(c)Jara Serrano
>(c)Jara Serrano


Anonymity diminished her self-esteem and liberated her simultaneously. How often did she want to be something different, and lost herself in the process?

A piece with five dancers and a musician that deals with loss of identity and estrangement from ones own body in public as well as private spheres.


Dancers: Sakurako Awano, Tiziano Portas, Yuri Shimaoka, Laura Signoriello, Ichiro Sugae

Musician: Snorre Sjonost Henriksen  

Scenography: Kjersti Alm Eriksen

Choreography: Jara Serrano


bat Studiotheater der HfS Ernst Busch

Belforter Str. 15, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg



Entry: 10 € / red. 5 €; no reservations possible, tickets only available at the box office from 7:30pm

Summer projects maChoreography 

26. + 27. June 2018, 21 H

Niels Weijer: the/Life/of/Fine/Lines
Sankt Canisius Kirche, Witzlebenstr. 30, 14057 Berlin-Charlottenburg.

Tickets at the bis office before the performance


28. + 29. June 2018, 18:30 / 20:00 / 21:30 H

Katrina E. Bastian: Notions of Progress
Noize Fabrik Berlin, Elsenstraße 52, 12059 Berlin-Neukölln

Reservation needed: tickets@hzt-berlin.de


30. June + 1. July 2018, 20 H

Svea Schneider: the spaces|          |in between

Großer Wasserspeicher

Belforter Straße, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

Reservation needed: tickets@hzt-berlin.de


4. + 5. July 2018, 20 H

Ashkan Afsharian: F e m t o s e k u n d e

Uferstudios, Uferstr. 8/23  bzw. Badstr. 41a, 13357 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen

Reservation needed: tickets@hzt-berlin.de


7. + 8. July 2018, 20 H

Maria Rutanen: Unendlich

Kleiner Wasserspeicher, Diedenhofer Str. 2-5, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

Tickets at the bis office before the performance


11. + 12. July 2018, 20 H

Dina Sennhauser: Hysteria Tutorial

Artistania, Neckarstraße 19, 12053 Berlin-Neukölln

Membership fee: 3 Euro

Reservation needed: tickets@hzt-berlin.de


14. + 15. July 2018, 21 H

Jasminka Stenz: may/be bodies - eine choreographische Tanzperformance

PARMA di Vinibenedetti, Utrechter Straße 31, 13347 Berlin-Wedding

Tickets at the bis office before the performance

Free admission at all venues but at Aristania.

26. + 27. June 9 PM Sankt Canicius Kirche / summer project maChoreographie | Niels Weijer: the/Life/of/Fine/Lines 

©Dina Sennhauser
>©Dina Sennhauser


The sounds are muffled. The choreography uses the geometric architecture of the exterior of the St. Cassius-Church as a score for a game with light and reflection. Moving bodies and objects relate to the architectural space. What occurs will allow lines and perspectives to be discovered in extraordinary ways.

Concept + Choreography: Niels Weijer

Dramaturgy: Mike O'Conner

Performers: Charlotte Brohmeyer, Magdalena Dzeco, Laura Giuntoli, Manuel Meza 


Sankt Canisius Kirche

Witzlebenstr. 30, 14057 Berlin-Charlottenburg

Free admission, Tickets only available at the box office 30 minutes before the performance begins.

The performance will take place regardless of weather conditions.

28. + 29. June 6:30, 8 und 9:30 PM Noize Fabrik Berlin / summer projects maChoreographie | Katrina E. Bastian: Notions of Progress

©Svea Schneider
>©Svea Schneider


You go up five floors, 68 steps, the door is opened by a young blonde woman. Welcome to a world of projections and a sea of plastic! Notions of Progress is a three dimensional installation of bodies, plastic and video projections that oscillate between active and passive plasticity. With regards to the material itself, plastic reflects our idea of progress: examining the plasticity of our own habits.


Alice Botelho (Performance)

Lisa Homburger (Dramaturgy)

Dylan Gephart (Video & Sound)

Jan Lorys (Performance)

Melanie Müller (Performance)

Sunayana Shetty (Performance)

Katrina Elizabeth Bastian (Choreography, Concept & Text)


Noize Fabrik Berlin

Elsenstraße 52, 12059 Berlin-Neukölln

Free admission, reservations necessary: tickets@hzt-berlin.de

30. June + 01. July 8 PM Großer Wasserspeicher / Summer projects maChoreographie | Svea Schneider: the spaces|          |in between

©Svea Schneider
>©Svea Schneider

It’s cold and dark. You dive into your own world of oppression and resistance. Spaces for action open and close themselves. You follow the immersive performance through the labyrinth of the old cistern and lose your bearings. Eleven performers, live sound, projections and a variety of materials immerse you in the different facets of a totalitarian system. What makes people resist? Where does the threshold between obedience and disobedience, between powerlessness and action, lie?

Choreography + Concept: Svea Schneider in collaboration with the performers

Choreographic Assistance: Isabel Antoniani

Performers: Amit Abend, Candas Bas, Claire Bathgate-Peterson, Giusy Cirillo, Dakota Comin, Tasha Hess-Neustadt, Veronica Lillo, Manuel Meza, Yannis Mitsos, Sabina Smith-Moreland, Ricardo Vera Afanador

“spaces|          |in between” was developed with the support of a 2017-18 CUNY Dance Initiative Residency at Queens College, Kupferberg Center for the Arts, New York City.  

With heartfelt thanks to the funding body e. V. Kulturbüro and to Kauf Dich Glücklich.

Großer Wasserspeicher

Belforter Straße, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Free admission, Reservations necessary: tickets@hzt-berlin.de

04. + 05. July 8 + 9:30 PM Uferstudios / summer projects maChoreographie | Ashkan Afsharian: F e m t o s e k u n d e

©Ashkan Afsharian
>©Ashkan Afsharian


I identify myself by my language.

You identify me by …

He/she/it identifies him/her/its self by his/her gender.

We identify ourselves by our bodies.

You identify yourselves by…

They identify themselves by their occupation.

An Iranian choreographer invites you to an evening on borders and identity.

Dancers: Iris Gonzalez Crespo, Marcell Proske

Assistant: Irene Joa

Musician: Oliver Doerell

Stage and Costume Design: Shahrzad Rahmani

Choreography: Ashkan Afsharian


Uferstr. 8/23  - Badstr. 41a, 13357 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen

Free admission, Reservations necessary: tickets@hzt-berlin.de

7. + 8. July 8 PM Kleiner Wasserspeicher / summer project maChoreographie | Maria Rutanen: Unendlich

©Maria Rutanen
>©Maria Rutanen


If life never flows straight ahead, can I get through life without looking in a singular direction?
The circle is a geometric form that exists in everything. The cycle of natural life is an endless circle. Things are born, they live, they die, they repeat themselves.
In an old cistern, dance, sound and light reflect what it means to go round in a circle.

Please bring warm clothing as it is cold in the cistern.

Choreography and Concept: Maria Rutanen
Dancers: Sara Paternesi, Anni Lattunen, Sami Similä
Sound Artist: Marcello Lussana

Kleiner Wasserspeicher
Diedenhofer Str. 2-5, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Free admission, Tickets only available at the box office 30 minutes before the performance begins.

11. + 12. July 8 PM Artistania / summer project maChoreographie |
Dina Sennhauser: Hysteria Tutorial

©Dina Sennhauser
>©Dina Sennhauser


Hysteria as a symbol of oppression. A deficit of attention as a cause. “Hysteria Tutorial” makes it possible to nourish on these deficits in a timely manner and to experience a guide to Hysteria. A guide will be created during the performance with which we will show how, through the means of hysteria, we can free ourselves from social oppression. Real. Efficient. Success guaranteed.

Please note that the performance will be recoded and published online.

Choreography/Concept: Dina Sennhauser

Performer: Amit Abend, Audrey Burden, Yannis Mitsos


Neckarstraße 19, 12053 Berlin-Neukölln

Membership Fee 3 Euro

Reservation necessary: tickets@hzt-berlin.de

14. + 15. July 9PM PARMA di Vinibenedetti / summer project maChoreographie | Jasminka Stenz: may/be bodies

©Jasminka Stenz
>©Jasminka Stenz


Come and confront me

People become objects through interest



Do you see yourself?





Perhaps it is gone in the moment it happened.

Eaten. Enraptured. Melted away.

Like magic: untouchable, but there.


We confront ourselves



The choreography invites you to linger at a bar and experience performers who, in the fragile struggle between humanity and objectivity, descend into humorous alienation.


Outside and in every weather, fun for all the family.


Choreography/Concept: Jasminka Stenz

Performance: Marcelo Bizarri, Rowan Blockey, Maud Buckenmeyer, Amy Pender, Antonio Savoia

Other Performers: Leni Benedetti, Anna-Barbara Lehmann, Duncan Roth, Deva Schubert, Jonas Wendritt

Music/Sound: Andi Stecher

Dramaturgical Consultation: Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez


With the support of PARMA di vini benedetti, Kulturen im Kiez, Bastian Schlickeisen


PARMA di Vinibenedetti

Utrechter Straße 31, 13347 Berlin-Wedding

Free Admission