SODA LECTURES I On Decision-Making. A lecture and seminar series 

Composing is about decision-making: about strategies and rules, about making-sense and letting go of it again; about raising one’s voice, about the promise of being-together. In artistic processes, it unfolds between determined matters and hidden protocols and questions the elements and conditions that we ground our actions in. 

Next to relying on what seems available and desirable, possible and established, decision-making opens up to what is not yet given, not probable and still unknown. It opens up a process that does not primarily - or not necessarily - aim at fixation, affirmation or rigid form but measures out the relation between bodies, in ever changing formations. 

 

The lecture and seminar series gathers an international and trans-disciplinary group of artists - choreographers, sound and visual artists, filmmakers, and writers - to address the politics and poetics of decision-making. Grounded in their respective artistic and body-centred practices, they explore technical, affective, corporeal and discursive, ethical, political and social elements that drive their compositional choices in both, individual and collaborative work.

 

24.10.2018 I Adham Hafez and Manuel Pelmus I two lectures & a dialogue I  info
24.10.2018 I -cancelled- Dr. Didem Pekün: United Nothing: The ‘inarticulacy’ of Images in Representing Atrocities I info
07.11.2018 I Dr. Tom Tlalim: Noise-Control-Noise: The politics of composition I info

21.11.2018 I Dr. Natasha A. Kelly: Milli’s Awakening. Black Women, Art and Resistance I info

16.01.2019 I Ivana Müller: Body, Text, Collective - Choreographing the Imaginary I info

06.02.2019 I Paz Rojo: Dancing its do I info

 

Curated by Prof. Sandra Noeth (MA SODA) 


The lecture series takes place in english, it is organized by the MA-program SODA (Solo/Dance/Authorship) at the Inter-University-Center for Dance Berlin (HZT); it is free of charge and open for all interested. 

 

Wednesdays 6pm at HZT I Studio 11 I Uferstudios I Wedding Uferstraße 23 I 13357 Berlin

FIRST WORKS I BA Dance, Context, Choreography

In the winter semester 2018/19, a new performance format for the HZT Bachelor's programme "Dance, Context, Choreography" will start with "First Works". Graduates of the programme can create and present their first artistic works during the semester break at the end of their studies. The HZT Berlin supports the graduating students' first "own" artistic works with rehearsal rooms and technical support. The "First Works" are no longer part of the programme and are neither examined nor evaluated. They give the graduates the greatest possible freedom for their first works in order to realize new and innovative ideas.

 

Thursday, 31.1. 2019 I 7-9.30 pm I Studio 1

7 pm I High Diving- Julia Keren Turbahn I info

8 pm I songs to destroy patriarchy  - Camilla Lind & Johanne Merke I info

9 pm I Amphibia - Katerina Delakoura I info

 

Friday, 2.2.2019 I 7-8.30 pm I Studio 1

7 pm I easy - Sunayana Shetty I info

8 pm I This evening’s dance - Aabshaar Wakhloo I info

 

The entrance is free and the tickets will be available half an hour before the first show as we have a limited amount of seats.There will be short breaks in-between each work where you can refresh yourself at the bar.

 

Studio 1 I Uferstraße 23 I 13357 Berlin

Julia Keren Turbahn  I 31.1.2019 I 7pm I Studio 1
High Diving – five sketches

©Julia Keren Turbahn
>©Julia Keren Turbahn

 

The five sketches do not pay attention to the doing and productivity but to the moments before and in between. It is a search for a temporality and tension that indicates a variety of possibilities. 

 

„He sometimes halted without saying anything. Either he had finally nothing to say or while having something to say he finally decided not to say it [...] Other main examples suggest themselves to the mind. Immediate continuous communication with immediate redeparture. Same thing with delayed redeparture. Delayed continuous communication with immediate redeparture. Same thing with delayed redeparture.“Samuel Beckett ‚Enough’

Concept/idea: Julia Keren Turbahn, Simone Gisela Weber

Choreography: Julia Keren Turbahn

Performance: Ziv Frenkel, Vilja Mihalovsky, Simone Gisela Weber

Sound: Felix Römer

Costumes: Jana Donis

Stage design: Hanna Kovács

Tech. support: Nikola Pieper 

Special thanks to: Frauke Havemann, Sigal Zouk, Alice Chauchat, Gabi Beier, Jan Rozman, Tal Alperstein and the blue lady

 

The entrance is free and the tickets will be available half an hour before the first show as we have a limited amount of seats.There will be short breaks in-between each work where you can refresh yourself at the bar.

 

Studio 1 I Uferstraße 23 I 13357 Berlin

Camilla Lind & Johanne Merke I 31.1.2019 I 8pm I Studio 1
songs to destroy patriarchy  

©Camilla Lind/Johanne Merke
>©Camilla Lind/Johanne Merke


Johanne Merke and Camilla Lind work with poetry as a tool to evoke stories that challenge the patriarchy in the intersection between choreography, dance, activism and music


Credits: Nikola Pieper, Amalie Bergstein Nielsen, Oline Marie Andersen, Irma Susanne Von Platten, Quim Bigas Bassart, Suvi Kemppainen, Ida Katinka Fridan Pedersen, Camila Malenchini, Katrine Staub Larsen, Stine Hansen, Sunayana Shetty, Julia Turbahn, Aabshaar Wakhloo, Katerina Delakoura, Ivan Ekemark, Dansatelier, Queer sound production, The Danish National school of Performing Arts, Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin 

 

The entrance is free and the tickets will be available half an hour before the first show as we have a limited amount of seats.There will be short breaks in-between each work where you can refresh yourself at the bar.

 

Studio 1 IUferstraße 23 I 13357 Berlin

Katerina Delakoura I 31.1.2019 I 9pm I Studio 1
AMPHIBIA

©Phivos Thanos
>©Phivos Thanos

Imagination is fluid, it is constantly moving and can constantly transform the reality in which we exist.Landscapes are not passive wrappings, they are active processes that are invisible.
Navigating through everchanging landscapes Amphibia explores the different creatures existing in each body.

 

choreography: Katerina Delakoura

co-choreography/performance: Aabshaar Wakhloo, Nora Fuchs

brainstorming: Yiannis  Selimiotis

technical support: Nikola Pieper 

image: Phivos Thanos

 

a big thank you the people that helped in many different ways

 

The entrance is free and the tickets will be available half an hour before the first show as we have a limited amount of seats.There will be short breaks in-between each work where you can refresh yourself at the bar.

 

Studio 1 I Uferstraße 23 I 13357 Berlin

 

Sunayana Shetty I 2.2.2019 I 7pm I Studio 1
easy 

©Aabshaar Wakhloo
>©Aabshaar Wakhloo

 

A and B at the door:

A- it was very beautiful

B- i wasn't there 


It’s only when the emergency becomes articulate that one can locate the willingness to serve it.


dance & choreography: Sunayana Shetty

conceptual & artistic support: Frauke Havemann, Vincenz Kokot

sound: Sunayana Shetty, Vincenz Kokot

photo by Aabshaar Wakhloo


The entrance is free and the tickets will be available half an hour before the first show as we have a limited amount of seats.There will be short breaks in-between each work where you can refresh yourself at the bar.


Studio 1 I Uferstraße 23 I 13357 Berlin

Aabshaar Wakhloo I 2.2.2019 I 8pm I Studio 1
This evening’s dance

@Aabshaar Wakhloo
>@Aabshaar Wakhloo


All the world's a stage,

And all pigeons uncage

sitting on a window sill

are watching time fly.

This evenings dance is a dance

receiving and exposing personal

narratives

 

Choreographed and performed by Aabshaar Wakhloo

Tech. support from Nikola Pieper

Thank you to my mentor Frauke Havemann, to my musician friend Galen Passen, to my family and friends and HZT community for their feedback and support

 

The entrance is free and the tickets will be available half an hour before the first show as we have a limited amount of seats.There will be short breaks in-between each work where you can refresh yourself at the bar.

 

Studio 1 I Uferstraße 23 I 13357 Berlin

 

SODA LECTURES
Paz Rojo I 6.2.2019 I 6pm
Dancing its do

©Paz Rojo
>©Paz Rojo

In this lecture and seminar, I will discuss the use of scores with a particular focus in dance as the matter-movement of the not-yet. How to commit to the future (what is not yet)? In movement there is nothing to pursue since what one follows responds to a potentiality that is contained already in the present. What is at stake here is a kinetics that lacks perspective. Or a dis-scoring. A way of working with scores, whose main function remains, however, indeterminate. Untraceable. Forgetful. Almost non-documentable. And yet, equivalent to the incorporation of a knowledge, which does not imply a desired end, but rather the opportunity to question, forget and transform the purpose or end to which it is directed at. Let’s say that the moving body could ignore the purposes which it is supposed to serve, demonstrating the potentiality of its function: the body is a living instrument, which although it is more or less obliged to be aware of what it must serve, chooses, however, to serve itself. 


Biography Paz Rojo (Madrid 1974). Choreographer and dancer who is currently a phd candidate at Stockholm University of the Arts, Stockholm (Sweden) with the research project "the decline of choreography and its movement: the subaltern pathway". Investigation in which she seeks for a dance’s mode of subjectivation outside the performance value situated in the current dynamics of immaterial labor and neoliberal logics. With a broad trajectory and linked to various institutions, self-organized contexts, exhibition frameworks, educational programs and independent initiatives in Europe and Latin America, this research includes the solo creation "whatever moving like this" (2011); the collective performance experiments "Inaugural Action" (2011), “The Gerries by Gerry” (2012); the video-essay "DANCISMO" (2014); the essay “what are we talking about when we talk about dancing through a destituent plane of perception? and the performance ECLIPSE : MUNDO (2018). Artistic director of the festival "What can a body do?" (La Casa Encendida, Madrid 2014-2015). She initiates and facilitates the collective research contexts: "ASSIM NÃO, PERO CÓMO?", (LOTE, Sao Paulo, 2017); "[CAMPO # 1] choreographing dissidence" (Teatro Pradillo, Madrid 2014); "What if we let go of being (artists)?" (La Casa Encendida, Madrid 2013); "A piece ... together?" (Barcelona, Sao Paulo, Vienna 2010-2011) and the itinerant laboratory "choreography: a problem to practice" (Madrid, Barcelona,​Sao Paulo, Vienna, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Brussels, Moscow, Stockholm and Mexico City 2011-2017).

 

The lecture takes place in english, it is free of charge and open for all interested. 

 

Studio 11 I Uferstraße 23 I 13357 Berlin