Choreographies by Xenia Wiest, Nadja Saidakova and Tim Plegge | Music by Henrik Schwarz, Marcel Dettmann & Frank Wiedemann and DIN (Efdemin & Marcel Fengler) | Stage design by Norbert Bisky
Choreographies by Xenia Wiest, Nadja Saidakova and Tim Plegge | Music by Henrik Schwarz, Marcel Dettmann & Frank Wiedemann and DIN (Efdemin & Marcel Fengler) | Stage design by Norbert Bisky.
World premiere on 4th May 2013 in the Halle am Berghain
The premiere of the MASSE project will take place on 4th May 2013 in the “Halle am Berghain”. MASSE is a co-production by the Staatsballett Berlin and the Berghain. The evening consists of three parts: it will feature three different choreographies created by Nadja Saidakova, Xenia Wiest, and Tim Plegge, and performed by thirty dancers from the Staatsballett Berlin. The choreographies are based on three pieces of electronic music especially composed for the evening by the producers Henrik Schwarz, Marcel Dettmann & Frank Wiedemann and DIN (Efdemin & Marcel Fengler). The choreographies engage in different ways with the topic of ‘Masse’, or mass, examining it as both a physical and a social phenomenon.
The stage design has been provided by the renowned contemporary artist Norbert Bisky, who is fascinated by the project. He has created a performance space which acts as a framework for the evening. In his own words, his design is “an artistic engagement with the atmosphere of catastrophe over the past few years as well as with the burgeoning scepticism towards unchecked growth”. The “Halle am Berghain” – whose fundamental element is the industrial appearance of the hall itself, which is underscored through the careful use of lighting – will provide the setting for eleven performances of MASSE.
QUINQUE VIAE – DYNAMICS OF EXISTENCE
Choreography by Xenia Wiest
Music by Efdemin (Phillip Sollmann) & Marcel Fengler
Dancing by Elisa Carrillo Cabrera, Weronika Frodyma, Ilenia Montagnoli, Caroline Bird, Christiane Pegado, Ibrahim Önal, Federico Spallitta, Alexander Korn, Martin Arroyos, Javier Pena Vazquez, Giacomo Bevilacqua, Sacha Males, Sven Seidelmann
Choreography by Nadja Saidakova
Music by Marcel Dettmann & Frank Wiedemann
Dancing by Iana Salenko, Anastasia Kurkova, Iana Balova, Maria Boumpouli, Vladislav Marinov, Dominic Hodal, Kévin Pouzou, Aymeric Mosselmans
Choreography by Tim Plegge
Music by Henrik Schwarz
Dancing by Shoko Nakamura, Krasina Pavlova, Anissa Bruley, Soraya Bruno, Haley Schwan, Michael Banzhaf, Arshak Ghalumyan, David Simic, Alexander Shpak