maC Masterprojects 2020

The digital semester has also stirred up plans for the maChoreography final projects. The project "Unsere INSEL" by David Lima was initially planned as a joint dance project with residents* of the Mierendorff-Island in Berlin-Charlottenburg. In the course of the corona restrictions in spring 2020 the project was moved to the net - and the image of the island got a completely different meaning. You can see the resulting film on the project page. At the end of the semester, Jadi Carboni's final master project will follow. Her film "Dancing my Hero - Rebel of Peace" contains six solos about the transformational renewal of the body. Last but not least, maC Alumni Jenni Ramsperger presents "Blind Clouds", a work about the dynamics of movement, choreographing lines, surfaces and states of inner landscapes in the two-dimensional and within painting.


Dancing my Hero

Jadi Carboni

The Heroine dances, my body speaks. My hero, my body, who keeps me alive, unique, and yet part of a whole life cycle. It is an offer to rediscover the inner strength and interconnection of our lives, even when deprived of the possibility of real physical contact. A journey through six interwoven solos, inspired by the sense of gratitude towards life, towards one's body, understood as a continuum of mind-body-spirit, in an infinite cycle of transformation and renewal.


Premiere: 14.07.2020, 20:00 pm

Choreography and Concept: Jadi Carboni

Camera and Cut: Lea Bethke, Jadi Carboni
Composition: Anna Petzer
Music: Turi Agostino
Dramaturgy: Susanne Gruber
Stage Design: Jakob Blazejczak
Performance, Text, Voices: Lisa Zunftmeister,  Edith B. Pedersen, Jadi Carboni, Anna Petzer,  Katharina Rustler, Susanne Gruber, Jakob Blazejczak
Text: Emma Goldman, LuZ.

Many thanks to: Ingo Reulecke, Christiane Berger, Isabelle Schad, Christopher Williams

With the friendly support of Deutscher Bühnenverein/Landesverband Berlin.

Unsere Insel

David Lima

The final project UNSERE INSEL (Our Island) of HZT student David Lima in the MA Choreography was initially planned as a community dance project with residents of the Mierendorff Island in Berlin-Charlottenburg. Topics such as sustainability and personal connections to public places were to be negotiated. In the course of the Corona pandemic restrictions in spring 2020 the project was moved to the internet - the image of the island took on a whole new meaning.  

Seven people from a neighbourhood, together with an eight-member artistic team, they used video conferences to create individual dance solos that together create a film full of shared moments. How can the actual public space of a neighbourhood be intertwined with virtual, imagined and cinematic spaces? And can the intimate act of dancing in one's own private space in front of a camera represent something particularly connecting in times of physical distance?


As of June 21st the dance film can be streamed on the project website, where also the process of the project with all its material is shared

Also planned is an exhibition on the Mierendorff-Insel, presumably starting in october. Further information will follow.

Participants: Dagmar Eichhorn, Gundi Kälber, Joachim Saint-Paul, Yaara Marx, Frank Markowski, Catarina Marcos, Elisabeth Hirsch
Team: David Lima (Choreographic direction), Sofie Neu (Dramaturgy), João Miguel Ferreira (Editing and Website), Anna Petzer (Sound), Diogo deCalle (Drawings), Magdalena Baader (Costume), Thibaud Leroy und Joanna von Essen (Setting)
Counseling: Joanne Parkes, Susanne Vincenz
Mentoring: Lukas Matthaei
Thanks to: Thirza Marx, Tarik Mustafa, Martin Wittau, Andrea Isermann-Kühn, Frank Markowski, Elisabeth Hirsch, Abdullah Ericek, Gabriella Bertin, Maria Hector and all maC-Kolleg*Innen and -Mitarbeiter*Innen

A production within the Masterprgramm Choreography at the HZT Berlin. Supported by Bundesvereinigung Nachhaltigkeit, DorfwerkStadt e.V. , Pulsraum e.V. an the Deutsche Bühnenverein. David Lima is fellow of the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Blind Clouds

Jenni Ramsperger

My starting point is the stop caused by the Corona Pandemic. The work Blind Clouds deals with the dynamics of movement and choreographs lines, surfaces and states of inner landscapes in the two-dimensional and within painting.


Title: Blind Clouds
Choreographer: Jenni Ramsperger

Projectmentor: Ingo Reulecke
Degree:: MA Choreographie
Photos: K. Schrawattke