YUM YUM @ Open Studio Weekend

A dance performance for the Uferhallen- and the Berlin visual art community during Open Studios/’Frequently asked Questions’ at Uferhallen Kulturwerkstatt.

Dates: September 16 + 17,  2023
Open Studio between 12 -8pm
Shows Saturday + Sunday at 3pm

Whirlpools of packaging waste circulate in the ocean. Feminine sharks glow. Nimble hands fold oversize origami. Ropes become noodles, intestines, ghost nets. Care ballet and slow-food porn meet at the wok campfire of an Asian megacity. In a dance performance, the visual cosmos of a glutamate-soaked fast food world is unleashed. Hard-to-digest realities of life lead into absurd waters. A ritual that sensually questions Eurocentric views.
With the piece »Yum Yum« Haus Sommer investigates the connections between (culinary) cultures, digestive processes and artificial worlds. By reflecting on hydrofeminist approaches, following the idea that we are all “Bodies of Water”, an oscillating projection surface is created for a critical examination of anti-Asian racism.

Haus Sommer is the network label of dancer and choreographer Dasniya Sommer. In changing collaborations with different artists she questions and expands the formal language of classical ballet under the influence of Shibari, Body Art and contemporary performance art.

The process and the performance are created by the actor Michael Schumacher from the inclusive ensemble Meine Damen und Herren, the MMA performer and poet Fungi Fung, the eco feminist dancer Tara Jade Samaya, as well as Yui Kawaguchi, whose dance-choreographic approach moves in the field of tension between tradition, present, East and West.

Dance, choreography, stage
Dasniya Sommer

Dance, co-choreography, performance

Yui Kawaguchi, Tara Jade Samaya, Fungi Fung

Barbara Schmidt Rohr, Marie Baumgarten

Sound Design & Composition

Nguyễn + Transitory

Stage design assistence
Mark Schröppel

Critical companion
Juli Reinartz, Melmun Bajarchuu

Sound assistence
Deniz Khan

A production by Haus Sommer in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost and with the support of Meine Damen und Herren Ensemble. Supported by the process funding of the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR. The Open Studio weekend is supported by Uferhallen e.V. and n.b.k. .