Thesis Uferstudios

Maria Rutanen


Shivering space, where melancholic singing, elated thoughts, monotonic rave, expansion of sound and contraction of muscles either voluntary or involuntary fluctuate like the breath. The pulse throbs in all of us, simultaneously, in different rhythms. We shake in fear or bliss. The friction of motion softens the edges or causes explosions. “Oscillate” searches how the movement of contraction and expansion occurs in individuals, in the masses and in the environment, where fullness and emptiness emerges.

In the last semester of their two-year master's programme, the seven students of the MA Choreography at the HZT Berlin will present their final projects in the Uferstudios and on the stages of the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch. The international students come from Iran, Finland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany and the USA and everyone brings an own artistic signature and approach. The performances conclude a research and rehearsal period lasting several months, during which the students have dealt intensively with their individual questions and themes.

Choreography/Concept: Maria Rutanen
Performance: Adaya Berkovich, Eli Cohen, Maria Gorbunova, Olivia McGregor
Composition/mikrotonale Tuba: Robin Hayward
Light Design: Andreas Harder
Choreographic Assistance: Akemi Nagao
Mentoring: Matan Zamir

Entrance: 4 Euros
Tickets at the box office, no reservation possible

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