FernNah (Jana Korb und phyla)
An homage to Marguerite Porète, this performance shows an aerial dance and new music in an interpretation of her The Mirror of the Simple Soul: a dialogue between soul, reason, love, morality and other beings. Her thoughts are dissected into fragments. With electronic editing, we weave text, sound and voice fragments into minimal music: a many-voiced dialogical texture.
The performance is in part barrier-free: on the lawn behind Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.
Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte, Wallstr. 32, Mitte, 10179 Berlin
Concept, Idea, Performance: Jana Korb
Performance: Jana Korb
Music: phyla – Jennie Zimmermann and Gisbert Schürig
Rigging: Armin Sommer
Sound: Dietmar Schmidt
Production: Korb + Stiefel
In Co-operation with Evangelische Stadtkirchengemeinde and City of Eberswalde. Thank you to: Hoppe Hoppinsky, Steigemühlen Stiftung, Verein zur Überwindung der Schwerkraft
In Jana Korb’s artistic research, she searches for and finds outstanding yet forgotten women whose stories she works with using the tools of aerial artistry. Jennie Zimmermann and Gisbert Schürig are phyla. The duo phyla combine minimal music and improvisation to create sound surfaces of lyrical tenderness and archaic force woven from voices between the scarcely audible to rumbling throat singing, supported with electronic sounds.
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