Thesis Uferstudios

Mariana Nobre Vieira

Graduation Piece

After two years of artistic and theoretical research at the HZT Berlin, the students of the MA Solo/Dance/Authorship will present their final works at the end of the year. During their master's studies, they dealt with questions of solo (performance), collaborative processes and composition within contemporary art practice.

Congratulations, it’s your graduation!
A graduation can be:
1. the receiving or conferring of an academic degree or diploma.
2. the action of dividing into degrees or other proportionate divisions on a graduated scale.
3. a mark on a container or instrument indicating a degree of quantity.
So what are you graduating from or even into? As a future graduate in Solo Dance Authorship I have set out to curate this moment of doubt and hereby invite you for a celebration of the twilight zone that emerges from questioning dictionary notions of degrees and divisions. Are you ready?

Mariana Nobre V.I could be framed as a former economist who in 2013 took a performative turn into contemporary dance, becoming a founding member of The Rabbit Hole artistic collective and working in the queer nightlife and performing art scenes of Lisbon. This Graduation Piece is a consequence of my interest in generating situations where performativity is also activated by subjectivities other than my own.

Concept: Mariana Nobre V.
Performance: Carrie McILwain, Clay Dresser, Katrine Staub, Lara Anais Martinez, Vilja Mihalovsky, Collective Mineralwasser
Light and Stage Design: André Uerba
Costume and Stage Design: Judith Förster
Sound Design: DJ Marum, Federica Fluxx
Video: Federica Fluxx 
Dramaturgical Support: Diego Agulló
Mentors and tutors: Alice Chauchat, Sandra Noeth, Siegmar Zacharias Special
Thanks to: Rabbit Hole, Maximilian Stelzl, Nikola Pieper, Stephan Kostropetsch, Rhys Martin, all my colleagues of SODA 1 and SODA 2 

Free Admission to SODA WORKS.
Studio 14 I Uferstraße 23 I 13357 Berlin

Event location: Uferstudios | Studio 14 | Uferstr. 23 | 13357Berlin