Last weekend Tamandua tying me.
Friday, February 24th
Hours: 12 -16h
Costs: 50 €
Info & registration: email@example.com
Fly high! This workshop answers all your questions on self-suspension technique. After a solid warm up we will look at different harnesses for your personal self-suspension.
The technique varies depending on its function and anatomy. It can be used for performing or simply as rope playing with a partner. We will step by step look at safety principals, breathing, movement sequence, and progressions in the air.
For me self-suspension is a performative tool for self-empowerment or an element in rope play. So when you are in the air, we will pace down, finding your personal rope dance and own inner hero.
Bring comfortable clothes, a snack and ropes if you have, otherwise we provide them.
Where: Institute Sommer, Uferstrasse 8, 13357 Berlin. U8 Pankstrasse, U9 Osloerstrasse
(Enter the gate at the big bus, walk right to the building with the big watch, -> Left and immediately right up the small stairs ‘B6’)
Please take this number in case the door is locked, 0174-3937049
2014 I dropped out of this project initiated by Bernard Garo and Eric Fisher, cause ‘Parsifal’ happened at the same time.
But we made a test shoot in Mallorca, trying to tell about the mythology of Icarus and Cassandra.. The nature was massive!
Most pictures here were taken by Frances d’Ath.
Here you find the whole Newsletter for December 2016.
Markus Öhrn’s new piece the Strindberg drama Ghost Sonata, opening on January 20th at Nowy Teatr in Warsaw.
For this I co-prepared the bondage installation last month. Working with ten of the finest polish actors, and guiding them into self-suspension land. Awesome collaboration!
Saturday November 29th, a fun bondage happening at Münzstudios.
I sadly hung out only the last day at the PFF. Watched the feature film ‘Dark Circus’ by Julia Ostertag. Which tells the story of a young woman entering the underworld, a sort of goth/rituals/hook-suspension/punk community. And makes her first sm/power play experiences.. . A big costume effort, nice lightning, I just wished the acting had been a little less serious! Still I always appreciate the specialised insights and how devoted the films are :) And how uncommercial the whole festival is!
Big thanks to Tamandua, Florian, Frances and the Moose for helping with the exhibition!
Here is the whole November newsletter.
Grenzenlos Kulturfestival Mainz.
Not all performances start easy but still they can be fun! Arriving on Friday and rehearsing into to the night at the Glasshouse of the Staatstheater. What if the dancing bike unexpectedly doesn’t run across the dance floor?
What is wonderful condition for dancers, turned out to be a nightmare for our Silke. Sticking to the ground, rubber wheels on rubber floor, nobody there to help, except Burkhard on the phone with some precious Mac Gyver solution. Like always helping in the last moment. We found a compromise to reduce our frustration.
Our show was to be all about lightness and speedy movement, contrasted with calm bondage. Thats what Silke and I have been exploring for some month. Accompanied by Johannas sound and Florians live guitar.
Including scenes we ritually go through in rehearsals. It had all in it, tying my boy and Silke, and dancing ballet.
The café scene, cause there is much fascinating stuff Silke has to tell, especially when it comes to her experience and life as small states persecutor. But it is not only her size that make things different and challenge me to find bondage alternatives. There are other bodily conditions which on one hand are restrictions, but on the other hand give us unique choreographic possibilities. Like her powerful lower arms, or air bondage with only one suspension chord :)
It was the first time showing this material to the public. Still a bit fragile, but people appreciated the mediative process (some got nervous, but ok ;)
Overall I think it was a good step for us, and against all odds I much look forward to continue!