by Jascha Viehstädt and Raymond Liew

09/06/2017 08:00 pm | @ LOFFT

MERMAID is an attempt at creating a monster. The two Performers develop in a dancing symbiosis the movement potentials of unity and fusion of two bodies functioning as an entity. They investigate the figure of the mermaid considering its partly dark historic roots as well as its relevance in today’s pop culture. A dance piece emerges that connects a refelction of geopolitic questions of the limits of personal freedom with a humoristic movement research and an appeal to a lust for imagination.

credits, vitae
Choreografie & Performance : Raymond LIew
Choreografie & Performance : Jascha Viehstädt

Eine Produktion von Jascha Viehstädt und Raymond Liew in Kooperation mit LOFFT – Das Theater im Rahmen des P-Bodies Festival. Gefördert von der Stadt Leipzig, Kulturamt und dem Sächsischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst. Diese Maßnahme wird mitfinanziert durch Steuermittel auf der Grundlage des von den Abgeordneten des Sächsischen Landtags beschlossenen Haushaltes.

Raymond Liew Jin Pin

A Malaysian German-based freelance choreographer-dancer, founder of TanzposiT as a dance company which collaborating with different artists. Choreographed for companies such as Folkwang Tanz Studio (Germany), Maya Dance Company (Singapore), Aswara Dance Company and DPAC Dance Company(Malaysia). He has danced with Pina Bausch Tanztheater, Theater Bremen, Folkwang Tanz Studio, Tanz Company Gervasi, Kwang Tung Dance Company, Jerome Bél, Henrietta Horn, Samir Akika, Rodolpho Leoni, Mark Sieczkarek and Joseph Gonzales. Graduated his Bachelor and Master in Choreography at Folkwang University in Essen, Germany and Diploma in Dance at ASWARA in Malaysia. He presented his first evening-length premiere in Malaysia with an international cast of dancers for d’Motion International Dance Festival 2014 and ‘Cut the Clouds’ was nominated for the Best Choreographer in a Mixed Bill & won the Best Group Performance, Best Lighting Design and Best Music/Sound Design at the 12th Both Cameronian Arts Awards in Malaysia.

Jascha Viehstädt

MA Choreography at the Inter-Univercity Centre for Dance Berlin / University of Arts Berlin.
Graduated in contemporary dance in Hamburg. Educated in ballet, modern, choreography / composition and improvisation among others by Wanda Golonka, Isabelle Schad, Ingo Reulecke and Reinhild Hoffmann. Starting to concentrate on his own choreographic development since 2011, works has been shown in Uferstudios Berlin, Ballhaus Ost Berlin, FFT Düsseldorf and Kampnagel Hamburg. As dancer he is working with Chikako Kaido (Düsseldorf) and Anna Konjetzky (Munich) and as a Guestdancer he danced for the Staatsballett Hannover and the Municipal Theater of Lübeck. Since 2009 Jascha is a founding member of the Hamburg-based costa compagnie as choreographer and performer. For 2014-2016 the costa compagnie was funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation within the Doppelpass program and toured with their production through Germany, Austria and the USA. Works has been shown at Festivals like OUTNOW! Bremen, Impulse Theatre Festival Düsseldorf, the Performing Art Festival Berlin and was announced by the Goethe Institut NYC. In 2016/17 he achieved the young artist scholarship-award of the Claussen-Simon-Foundation in Hamburg.