Fire of Unknown Origin (Marcela Giesche & Monica Gentile)
Fire emerges from a small point of friction and excess energy. A catharsis emerges from the weakest point or a chance encounter of two radical elements in a system - leading to a collapse of the totality. From chaos and disorder a new structure or way of perceiving emerges.
Lake Studios Berlin, Scharnweberstrasse 27, Köpenick, 12587 Berlin
The space is only 15 minutes from Ostkreuz with the S-Bahn S3. There is a 10-minute walk after reaching the S-Bahn station.
Choreography, Concept, Performance: Monica Gentile, Marcela Giesche
Anghiari Dance Hub, Lake Studios Berlin
Marcela Giesche and Monica Gentile are Resident Artists at Lake Studios Berlin. Marcela Giesche (1983 – Mainz, Germany): Graduated in 2006 with a BFA in dance from Ohio State University and a certificate from Codarts, Rotterdam. Since then, she has worked as a freelance dancer and choreographer with diverse dance companies and directors across Europe. Danceweb 2010 recipient. Monica Gentile studied theater at the University of Bologna, graduated from the Discipline delle arti, della musica e dello spettacolo (DAMS), in the faculty of literature and philosophy. She has been creating own choreographic works in Italy, Berlin and abroad since 2012.
Lake Studios Berlin is a shared living and dance production space for nine diverse residents (short-term and long-term). They are primarily freelance movement artists working in diverse styles and methods of dance, yet there is a constant reflection that takes place between them daily in the form of dinner conversations, showings/discussions and other methods of exchange. The studios have existed as an artist-run community living and dance space since May of 2013. Along with the two sprung wooden floor studios, there are a variety of facilities alongside one another including a large garden, a wood workshop for set and prop building, sewing machines, a media lab/library, as well as some technical equipment -- such as a projector, theatrical lighting equipment, piano, cameras, mixer, and a sound system. The space is unique because of its calm and concentrated working atmosphere as well as the friendly community of artists supporting the creation of work. Opportunities for showings and performances are organized monthly, as well as professional trainings and curated workshops to support the movement of ideas and choreographic research.