New years vacation, knitting and knotting this and them, developing part of the stage design for ‘The Männy’. On the left suspended a cocoon which gives birth to an adorable rope creature in the piece. The happy side of the cocoon is made of more organic material, flowers, willow cotton, beeswax and compostable left overs. The back is covered in bitumen, an oily and somewhat burned, demolished landscape. ➿
This summer during Norio Sugiura’s workshop in Copenagen, a photographer asked me to tie her. For a long time she had a deep scar in her lower back. And anew she wanted to make friends with it. It was her birthday. We sneaked to the first floor factory hall and had a fun midnight session.
A careful photo documentation of our show Blume Blume at Eurix XV Berlin here by Michaela Stella.
A quick invitation, if you are in Berlin come by tonight and see our performance ‘blume blume’ at Eurix-Holzmarkt.
Yesterday was fleshy fun! :)
24+25 Oktober. Doors open at 7pm, shows start at 8pm, we are on around 9pm.
More info here
Holzmarktstrasse 25 – Säalchen, shows start at 8pm, doors open at 7pm.
Premiere: with Fisherman, 2nd show with Fel in ropes.
blütenblut und wutrinde
staubstummel, laubstücke, blütenstaub
stille im wald
24. October tying with Flo Blondie
is working with foam puppets and dance , theatre and signs
with animals and objects. Worked a lot with other-abled people.
Also Puppetmaker theatres and sometimes film.
25. October tying with Fel
Since about one year Fel attends the Shibari classes in Haus Sommer.
And inspite of his bodysize of 1. 95 meter hight ( and 85 kg weight) the sunnyboy prooved to be surprisingly talented for suspension as a model.
The reason may be in his yoga or surf background or in his other activities which compose his phisicality or in his positiv spirit.
So he made the step from the classes within a single year to the stage and he was nominated from Haus Sommer for this performance.
Tuesday evening classes:
Intermediate level: 6pm – 8.15pm
Beginner level: 8.15pm – 10.15pm
September: 3 +10 + 24 (not on the 17th!)
October: 1 + 8 + 15 + 29 (not on the 22nd!)
November: 5 + 19 (not on the 12th + 26th! )
December 3 (thats the only class in Dec!)
Two precious weeks historic dance research with Juli Reinartzt at PACT Zollverein.
Fond memories of Dennis Seidel’s western drama 10 Meter in den Wilden Westen early this year. A bunch of cowgirls, chochi and a mare living in Dawsons Creek. Revenching my dead fam, and helping me hunt down this sneaky bitch Tatjana Thorns! 🤠
The rope scene didn’t make it to the final, but it was much fun to work it with Solène.
We remount the show in Mainz and Berlin this autumn.
Photos: Simone Scardovelli
Performing again Nun on the Moon at Vivarium Festival in Porto.
30.3.2019, 20.30h at Maus Hábitos.
Photos by Quentin Chevrier.
There was no way I head back to Berlin without meeting the maestre! He didn’t have much time, and I decided to take a private lesson with him and Iroha. Yea, every minute was worth the penny! They were watching a new dvd when I arrived. Discussing how to turn it into a show. It pictured Iroha suspended in a dark shadowed teahouse.. . Vincent, a tall charmig Frechman was there to translate, we talked for a while befor getting on to the ropes.
I should start tying, he said, since never he saw me rigging, only ‘modeling’ for Tam.
Its ok to be nervous, he said, and I went for something simple, a sitting position in the air. He liked the shapes of the legs, and from there it developed into kind of labing session. He took over and transitioned Iroha, adjusting my lines, it was beautiful somehow.
Second part was a ‘third rope’ intensive, feeling a little honoured to work on his partner and his gote, he often interrupted me, took the rope from my hands, interesting somehow.