Performance Aquarium

Ein Eintauchen in Praktiken zeitgenössischer Kunst


To dive into the water, calmness is necessary. It is a request from the water for us to be in a mental state of concentration and emptiness in order to better dissolve our limits as soon as we come into contact with it. At the same time knowing exactly where we are and not losing our bearings in order to be able to return from the deep journey under water. The result is again a state of calm that permeates the whole and makes it possible to fully grasp the vision of the underwater world and to swim like fish. We will do that. Starting from the observation of the intertwined process of calligraphy and dance, we will be transported by the current and together create a flow of shaking movements that will lead us to the unlimited experience of music.

We look forward to welcoming you to our aquarium from 2.30 p.m. In the afternoon, the doors open for you to visit the live installation and relax in the room. To accompany the entire second part of the event, a warm soup is served from 6 p.m. and the aquarium bar remains open until 10 p.m.

Artists: Dan Su, Saida Makhmudzade und Constant Goddard
Curators: Claire Federica Crescini, Alica Minárová
Collaborators: Lili Pohlmann, Melika Akbari


14:30 - 17:30 

Long durational performance on contemporary dance and calligraphy by Dan Su

18:30 - 19:30
(UN)WOHL – tanz – BEFINDEN (?)
Shaking practice and lecture performance by Saida Makhmudzade and Constant Goddard (looping each 20 min)

From 19:30
Ep release “Peek behind the curtain” 
Concert by Constant Goddard, accompanied by improvisation of Saida Makhmudzade and projections of collages by Matheus Xavier

Admission free
Supported by Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin, Universität der Künste Berlin, Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch, TanzRaumBerlin and Deutschlandstipendium.

Event location: Aquarium | Weichselstraße 48 | 12045Berlin