3TanzPerformances: FREE - Hommage PINA - Diaboli (Irina Kowallik - mimedance)
Of the three independent solo dance performances by IrinaKowallik, FREE and Hommage PINA are revivals from the year 2016. This year will be the premiere of Diaboli. In its associative brevity (7 minutes), FREE is both a statementand the question of freedom. Hommage PINA symbolizes thecreative, assimilating, artistic “spirit” of the choreographer Pina Bausch. Diaboli is a dancing game.
Performance: Irina Kowallik
Irina Kowallik began her artistic work with contemporary mime to expand her artistic work in the direction of dance theater. Trained in masque play, contemporary mime and body theatre, she performed mainly on stages of Berlin's independent theatre scene. She has been a theater educator since 1992 and completed her stage experience by studying theater studies (1995-2001), which culminated in an academic paper on the work of choreographer Pina Bausch with Tanztheater Wuppertal. In 2003/2004 she created the solo productions KEIN ZURÜCK and NOCTILUCA. After further years as an actress and director, she produced her third solo in 2016: OPHELIA-Triptychon.
Theaterhaus Berlin provides independent performers with an essential requirement: low-cost rehearsal space. From dusk till dawn, artists rehearse behind close doors creating around 300 new productions and re-stagings every year. Three quarters of these productions are developed for Berlin venues, the remainder are premiered outside the city or are film and TV productions. Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte assists performers with documentation, consultation and technical support enabling them to professionalize their work and benefit from networking opportunities.
Theaterhaus Berlin is a place of intercultural encounters and an important focal point for visiting artists from around the world.