herstory I _ unplugged (Eva Baumann & Biliana Voutchkova)
This performance exclusively features works by extraordinary female composers. It approaches the arrangements for solo violin with the joy of discovery, and transports the audience into uncharted sonic realms. Their musical journey leads from the medieval world of Hildegard von Bingen to characteristic Baroque sonorities and on to contemporary compositions by Joanna Bruzdowicz and Ruth Schonthal.
Bootschafft, Grabbeallee 34, Pankow, 13156 Berlin
Note on accessibility: a wide staircase with 10 steps leads to the event location. All rooms on the floor are accessible barrier-free (auditorium, bar, bathroom facilities).
Choreography & Dance: Eva Baumann,
Violin & Performance: Biliana Voutchkova
"herstory I" is a production by eva baumann tanz/produktionen in cooperation with Archiv Frau und Musik Frankfurt/Main, musica femina münchen e.V. , Sophie-Drinker-Institut Bremen, Int. Komponistinnenbibliothek /Sybil-Westendorp-Stiftung Unna, Tanztendenz/schwere reiter Munich and is also supported by the Produktionszentrum Tanz und Performance Stuttgart, kunstort ELEVEN artspace Starzach-Börstingen, Theaterhaus Stuttgart as well as Uferstudios and the mime centrum, Berlin.
Eva Baumann is a freelance dance and choreographer working mainly in interdisciplinary projects connected to visual art, music and new media. Currently, she is working on a series of projects about forgotten female artists in history. herstory I is the prologue to this series.
The musican of herstory I is Biliana Voutchkova. She is a thoroughly engaged composer-performer/interpreter whose work combines regular performances of major solo violin/ensemble works, new works by contemporary composers often written for her and improvisation. Her research as a creative improviser spans the widest possible range of sound/music/movement and extends the sonic and technical capacities of her instrument, evolving into the development of a highly individual musical language. She works as a soloist and collaborates with the Splitter Orchestra, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, Ensemble Modern, Ensembles United Berlin, Mozaik, Zeitkratzer, LUX:NM and Sasha Waltz & Guests, amongst others.
Bootschafft is a new theater in Pankow, located in the conference hall of the former Australian Embassy in East Berlin. Located at Grabbeallee 34 in Berlin Pankow-Niederschönenhausen, the building, along with the garden and tennis court, were completed in 1975. It was the location of the Australian Embassy in East Berlin until 1986. There were plans to tear down the former Australian Embassy in 2015, but the demolition was prevented when the district office of Pankow placed the building under landmark protection. This brought about a restructuring, during which the owner has allowed the interim use of the building as a location for artist studios. Atelierhaus Australische Botschaft (OST) was founded in April 2017 and comprises a group of more than 30 artists working in the fields of visual art, theater, performance, literature, music, photography and dance.