S OR 8 sisyfos or eternity, economy of leisure

by Xenia Taniko Dwertmann

10/06/2017 09:00 pm | @ Kunstkraftwerk

5 dancers perform a contaminating dance of leisure and labor that collides with the stage and its materials, transforming the whole space into a public dance occasion.

We will not just begin / and so we are moving along / in between motifs of joy and / motifs of pain / In the steady movements of / this individual and collective dance / Bodies trying to feel themselves and / one another / looking for sensation / solace / and transformation / The work it takes / to keep the fires burning / trying to make it / work / In the ongoingness of the eternal return of / effort and reward / hope and despair / exaltation and fatigue / leisure and labor / we are driven to the unknown / things getting out of hand / After the Revolution then / who comes to pick up the / garbage on Monday morning

credits, vitae
Konzept, Prozess, Choreographie : Xenia Taniko Dwertmann
Tanz, Kreation : Renen Itzhaki, Johanne Merke, Josefine Mühle, Lyllie Rouviere, Zhenya Salinski
Musik : DJ DATA, Xenia Taniko Dwertmann
Unterstützung Lichtdesign : Gretchen Blegen
Dank an : Roni Katz, HZT Berlin, Siegmar Zacharias, Laurent Chétouane, Agata Siniarska, Kollegen und Freunde

Xenia Taniko Dwertmann lives in Berlin and works as choreographer, performer, writer. In her work she approaches choreography as experimental practice of relation and engages movement, language, objects and audiences to create altered experiences of the everyday on stage. She has worked with and for international colleagues and friends and cultivates a collaborative praxis. Xenia is a member of the friendship-based collective female trouble and co-founder of the infamous artistic platform VULVA CLUB, a public event amplifying feminist & queer perspectives in temporary communities. Xenia has studied philosophy and politics in Leipzig and Paris, and is a 2016 graduate of the program ‘Dance, Context, Choreography’ at HZT Berlin.