Newcomer’s Platform
Suitable for international audience

Don't Go For Second Best, Baby! (Ania Nowak)

"Don’t Go For Second Best, Baby!" is a choreography of support and emergence. Backup dancing is about bodies in movement practicing being in relation to the center, do each other and to choreography understood as a shared, spontaneous plan. This dance is made collectively out of many intersecting monologues. Backup dancers generate movement of support on an empty stage as a clear center they could refer to is missing. What does it mean to take care of somebody else’s dance? Or to be with someone through dance? This dance approaches improvisation as a strategy of resistance against the politics of command and hierarchies. Bodies moving in the background insist on dance’s abilityto create formats of being and thinking which don’t have to stay on the periphery.

In the context of Introducing - the Newcomer's Platform of Performing Arts Festival Berlin.

Phone: (030) 283 52 66
Price: 12 €, ermäßigt 8 € (ggf. zzgl. VVK Gebühr)
In a double presentation with "OBNIMASHKI". Visitors interested in the Introducing series can purchased a discounted combination ticket for all performances in the series.
ca. 90 Min.
Sophiensæle, Sophienstraße 18, Mitte, 10178 Berlin
Wheelchair accessible (Information provided by the organisers.)

Rollstuhlfahrende und Gehbehinderte möchten wir bitten, sich im Vorfeld bei uns anzumelden.


Concept and choreography: Ania Nowak
Dance and creative collaboration: Julek Kreutzer, Julia Plawgo
Dramaturgical assistance: Mateusz Szymanówka
Light design: Łukasz Kędzierski / Cathy Walsh
Costume: Melanie Jame Wolf
Remix: Jayson Patterson

A production by Ania Nowak. Funded by the Senatsverwaltung fur Kultur und Europa. Kindly supported by the Polish Institute Berlin and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. Thanks to HZT Berlin. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung
The first version of the piece was produced by Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk in the frame of Solo Projekt Plus 2016. Artistic coaching: Bush Hartshorn.


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