This Thing I Am (Martin Nachbar)
„This Thing I am“ is a sort of DIY science-fiction, made for a small collective of three dancers as cyborgs, somewhen, somwhere. The piece has approximately the form of a choreographed radioplay, in English and in Dance.
We have always tried to improve our bodies and balance out the shortfalls through technologies: pacemakers and hearing aids, chips and smartphones – you can no longer call this just science fiction. Ultimately within the body of a cyborg the borders between body and technology become blurred: biological and technological materials intermingle. Even dance attempts experiments with body techniques and allows the border between the natural and technological to melt away. This Thing I Am is the search for what we might will have been.
Sophiensæle, Sophienstraße 18, Mitte, 10178 Berlin
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Artistic Direction: Martin Nachbar
Dance & Choreography: Lisa Densem, Sunniva Vikør Egenes, Benjamin Pohlig
Costume: Marion Montel
Lighting Design: Bruno Pocheron
Stage Design: Marion Montel, Martin Nachbar, Jeroen Peeters
Production Management: Susanne Beyer
A production of Martin Nachbar in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Senate Department Department of Culture. In cooperation with Milchhof, Uferstudios Berlin and Höllen-Sprudel. Tanzscout is funded by mapping dance berlin. Thanks to Gabi Altevers and Judith Weber for the graphic support.
Special thanks to Jeroen Peeters.
The Sophiensæle is one of the most important locations for German-speaking independent art-production. Artists from Berlin, as well as the national and international theatre-scene are invited to produce and present their works here. They are selected on the basis of their artis-tic concepts, contents, and working schemes. The theatre is home to cultural discourse and a vast mix of artistic genres – from theatre, dance and music, to performance and visual art - which complement each other and enjoy a productive dialogue. Alongside many young artists searching for new theatrical languages and forms of expression, a number of established artists and companies have longstanding partnerships with the Sophiensæle.