Retour is concerned with the question: What if…my upper body has a life of its own? …I constantly carry a reflection in me? …I do not speak with words but with my body? …Space is non-existent? …The piece starts at the end? …Power does not exist? …My illusion, the surreal becomes reality? …Two bodies become a whole?
Wheelchair accessible (Information provided by the artists.)
Studio LaborGras, Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44A, Kreuzberg, 10999 Berlin
Idea & Choreography: Renate Graziedei & Arthur Stäldi
Performance: Mariagiulia Serantoni, Renate Graziedei
Composition, Voice & Performance: Phoebe Killdeer
Dramaturgy: Arthur Stäldi
Light Design: Lutz Deppe
Costume Design: Chantal Margiotta
Production: Inge Zysk & Raquel Moreira
A production by laborgras. Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Senate Offices - Cultural Affairs. Made at Studio laborgras.
The laborgras collective was founded by the dancers/choreographers Renate Graziadei and Arthur Stäldi in Hamburg in 1994 and has been based in Berlin since 2000. Their work is anchored in contemporary dance, with a focus on collaboration with artists of different genres, movement research and interdisciplinary experimentation. laborgras continuously investigates dance as an independent art form and language, developing their own artistic signature while remaining open to other artistic currents and aesthetics. This process is made available through an independent, artistic format designed to encourage an ongoing discourse with dance professionals and the public.
Studio LaborGras, located om Berlin Kreuzberg since 2002, operates as a research, production and performance venue for contemporary dance. The studio is used by LaborgGras as well as by national and international guests to develop and present work. Daily open classes on a professional-level and international workshops create regular opportunities for encounters and exchanges. These exchanges are also ac- companied by workshop presentations, open rehearsals and performances. LaborGras recognizes the dialogue between artists and audience as an important necessity for artistic improvement and further development.