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16 AUG, 21h
by Mette Ingvartsen
Spektakulärer Ausdruck, Bewegungsmuster wie aus dem Rockkonzert, der Oper und dem Zirkus. Mette Ingvartsen versus Yvonne Rainer: Die junge dänische Choreografin antwortet in ihrem Solostück „50/50“ auf das NO-Manifest (1965) der Ikone des postmodernen Tanzes – mit einem YES-Manifest.

Choreography and performance: Mette Ingvartsen, Music: Deep Purple, Leoncavallo, Cornelius, Sound design: Peter Lenaerts, Thanks to Podewil, Berlin, P.A.R.T.S, Hannah Sophie Hohlfeld, Mårten Spångberg and Bojana Cvejic.

Foto: Peter Lenaerts

16 – 2
1 AUG sommer.bar and other venues
BY-PRODUCT 2 (PARASITE) by Manon Santkin, Leslie Mannès and Jennifer Defays


Grafik: Delphine Dupont

16 – 24 AUG sommer.bar and other venues
by Sandy Williams, Andros Zins-Browne and Femke Gyselinck
When they look left you go right

Foto: Sandy Williams

27 + 29 AUG + 01 SEPT, 18h
PROGRAM!: OVER AND OVER with Janez Janša* and Olga Pona, Xavier Le Roy, Meg Stuart, Gisèle Vienne, Alice Chauchat and Felix Ruckert
PROGRAM!: OVER AND OVER deals with the moment in performer’s work in which he recognizes, that he went over his/her limits. How do you work with limits? how do you define it?, what happens after crossing it – do you set new limits?, do you step back?... What are the limits you put: limits in body, timespace, politics, audience relationship, expectations? These questions are going to be asked performers, dancers, choreographers in a form of dialogue demonstrations.

16 AUG, 22h + 17 AUG – 23 AUG, 13h
Concept and performance: Alice Chauchat, Anna Achimovicz, Nino Bokan, Pravdan Devlahović, Oliver Frljić, Zvonimir Kvesić, Ivana Pavlović, Ivana Rončević, Nina Sakić, Una Vizek

whenever I'm alone with you you make me feel like I am home again whenever I'm alone with you you make me feel like I am whole again whenever I'm alone with you you make me feel like I am young again whenever I'm alone with you you make me feel like I am fun again however far away I will always love you however long I stay I will always love you whatever words I say I will always love you I will always love you whenever I'm alone with you you make me feel like I am free again whenever I'm alone with you you make me feel like I am free again however far away I will always love you however long I stay I will always love you whatever words I say I will always love you I will always love you I will always love you I will always love I will always love I will always love I will always love I will always

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Production: Eksperimentalna slobodna scena / Co-production: Student Center – Culture of Change, Zagreb / The project is supported by: French Institut in Zagreb, Goethe Institut in Zagreb, Zagreb City Council, Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Germany and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of France.

TRIATLON (2005– 2007) is a three-year collaborative project in the field of contemporary dance and theatre of movement in which Croatia, France and Germany are participating. It is concieved as an intensive cultural and artistic cooperation between Croatian dance and theatre organizations and invited French and German dance artists and theoreticians in the frame of workshop exchange of dance knowledge and expertise till the final work on the process of future dance and theatre productions of invited authors and Croatian dance and performing artists.

*Janez Janša (also known as Emil Hrvatin)


18 AUG, 23h
THE MUSTS / THE RETURN by Alice Chauchat, Geoffrey Garrison and Peter Lenaerts ('aisikl)
so though my directions are lost
i will keep on stumbling on
my head up though i'm mumbling
is that thunder I hear a-rumbling?

Foto: Yves Mettler

21 AUG, 22h
THE MONSTERS (WE ARE) by this is the hello monster (an avant-pop solo band) / Gerald Kurdian
The concert is: „a shiver between seventies horror movies and domestic plastic trees (in the wind). Using micro-actions and chansons d'amour, it goes ouh ouh, la la la in the darkening night.” G. Kurdian

Gerald Kurdian studied fine arts in Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris-Cergy, before taking part in the EX.E.R.CE 07 contemporary dance program directed by Mathilde Monnier (Le Centre Chorégraphique de Montpellier) and Xavier Le Roy. His performances have been shown in various places such as La Villette, Lelabo, Les Louvrais - Scène Nationale de Cergy, le Théâtre 95, le Cube, la Maison Populaire, l'Abbaye de Maubuisson, Les Subsistances, Centre Chorégraphique de Montpellier and during the festivals Les Numériques, Pelouses Autorisées and Uzès Danse. He is currently working on "1999", a lo-fi performance on space-operas, and composes love songs for the first album of “This Is The Hello Monster”, his avant-pop solo band.

and here are a few of the songs
Bye Bye People Heavy like Stones Quel Dommage Sinking in You

Foto: Gerald Kurdian

24 AUG, 22h
Eszter Salamon and Aranxta Martinez present WITHOUT YOU I AM NOTHING
The piece results from a collaboration between Ramon Pozo and Lucas Minkus and takes the form of an a cappella concert of love songs.

«Without You I Am Nothing», eine Zusammenarbeit zwischen Ramon Pozo / Lucas Minkus, ist ein a cappella Konzert bestehend aus Liebesliedern. Sie singen von Verlangen, Manipulation, Projektion, Freude, Gewalt, der Sehnsucht nach Liebe und dem Verlangen des Zuschauers nach Unterhaltung.

Concept: Lucas Minkus, Directing, Performance: Ramon Pozo, Lucas Minkus, Musical assistent: Christian Garcia, Production: Eszter Salamon, Arantxa Martinez und Tanznacht Berlin 2006. Thanks to Alexandra Wellensiek and Alain Roux.

Foto: Alain Roux

26 AUG, 22h
JONATHAN COVERING by Jonathan Capdevielle
Feeling nostalgic for her nights in Tarbes (close to Lourdes), she recalls her memory of all time hits, and dreams that some day, lost in the nights of Berlin, she will reveal her songs to all...

Jonathan Capdevielle ist Darsteller im Stück „Kindertotenlieder“ von Gisèle Vienne. Das Konzert spielt mit der Erinnerung an die Zeit, als Madonna noch in kleinen Clubs sang. In einer lauen Berliner Nacht werden die Lieder ihren Zauber wieder verbreiten.

Foto: Guillaume Marie

29 AUG, 22h
by Paul Gazzola, Molly Haslund and Cathrine Hoffmann
Eclectic grooves ukulele style. Originals and covers done just like they should be - RAW! Molly, Cathrine and Paul come to rock Berlin with a fever that only four nylon strings can produce. Book now before the rush!

and here are a few of the songs
I want to kill you OHH NO OH OH NO Sweet Man With a Snake

Foto: Molly Haslund

30 AUG, 22h
REMAKE by 'aisikl with Peter Lenaerts, Eszter Salamon, Ephraim Cielen, Youri Van Uffelen, u.a.
„The skill of working in a group is for the members to change while remaining a group”. P. Lenaerts

Die Formation um Peter Lenaerts arbeitet seit 1999 an dem Schnittpunkt zwischen subtiler Wohnzimmermusik und abwechslungsreichem Gitarren-Pop. Songs, neue und alte, Covers, mit melancholischem Unterton. Die Musik drängt sich nicht auf, sondern gräbt sich subtil in das musikalische Gedächtnis.

“They could have made things easier. Or can you see yourself going to the record store and asking for the new album of this wonderful band called "open square bracket, apostrophe, aisikl, close square bracket". Still. You should do it, cos it's worth it. It will be impossible to find music this year that is as beautiful as this veiled guitarpop from ['aisikl]. This album is a small wonder and when everything goes well, your record store will be prepared when you come in asking for them.” Berlin 030

“Homegrown and super good: ['aisikl]. (...) In their own words, the nine songs on this 'Analogue Root' were captured from 10 years of ['aisikl] material, are played by a loosely fixed band and change form constantly and are thus never finished. And yet this album sounds very finished and in one way or the other, very mature, my apologies for this ugly word. The riffs are deliciously melodic and brittle, roll in in layers and are supported where necessary by a strong rhythm section, or better, answering machines with scandinavian women's voices that you could fall in love with instantly. The competition is gonna have to do their best.” Nil Ramos, Rif Raf, Belgian magazine

Foto: Peter Lenaerts

01 SEP, 22h
VOLUME by Vincent Dupont and Thierry Balasse
“Volume” experiments with different kinds of sound material. Each spectator is wearing a headset and will plunge into his own world of sound. A transformation of the imperceptible into hyper realism.

Vincent Dupont (Choreograf) und Thierry Balasse (Musiker) experimentieren in „Volume“ mit unterschiedlichen Soundmaterialien. Die Zuschauer sind eingeladen, mit Kopfhörern in eine Klangwelt einzutauchen, die das Unmerkliche in übersteigerter Form wahrnehmbar macht.


16 AUG – 1 SEPT
HALF A TRAIN by David Bergé and DD Dorvillier
"David Bergé, a Berlin based photographer who works in the performing arts field and DD Dorvillier a choreographer and performer living in New York have a conversation through daily photographs exchanged via e-mail, over the course of several months. The direct, unsubtle and unfading aspects of photography ironically push what started as an intimate conversation, through visual fragments of real private lives, into a public realm."

David Bergé (Fotograf, Berlin/Brüssel) und DD Dorvillier (Choreografin, New York) schickten sich über mehrere Monate hinweg täglich ein Foto per Email. Ein privater Austausch unvergänglicher visueller Fragmente. Der Versuch sich einander zu zeigen.

DD Dorvillier has created experimental and multi-media performances in New York City since 1989, with works commisssioned by venues like The Kitchen, PS122, and Danspace Project. She has collaborated and worked with a variety of artists including: Jennifer Monson, Jennifer Lacey, Yvonne Meier, Sarah Michelson, Karen Finley among others. She has been a certified teacher of Skinner Releasing Technique since 1995, teaching workshops in SRT, improvisation and composition worldwide. She has been Artist in Residence at Movement Research as well as guest co-editor of its Performance Journal, the "Release" double issue, and co-curator of the Movement Research Festival 2004 and 2005. In 2000 she received a NYFA Choreography Fellowship, and in 2003 she was awarded, along with composer David Kean, two Bessies (Dance & Performance Awards) for Choreography and Soundscore of "Dressed for Floating“. She is a 2007 recipient of the prestigious Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award.

David Bergé (Berlin-Brussels) is a photographer in the field of performing arts.  Among others, he has worked with P.A.R.T.S. and ImPulsTanz.  He also photo-edited the publication 'P.A.R.T.S. - Documenting ten years of contemporary dance education' and developed the image policy of the performing arts magazine ETCETERA, where he currently works as image editor. www.papa-razzi.be

Foto: David Bergé / DD Dorvillier


09. AUG – 22. AUG
JUMP DUO a research on the trampoline by Mette Ingvartsen and Jefta van Dinther

Über eine Dauer von zwei Wochen proben Mette Ingvartsen und Jefta van Dinther auf einem Trampolin täglich im Hof des Podewils´schen Palais.
Two people on a trampoline physically investing in the activity of jumping, examining how the body can become visible as body.


16. AUG – 01. SEPT
Mit Dank an alle Beteiligten!

26. AUG – 01. SEPT
A short 'real-live' drama featuring two young girls making their dance.

Dancing in the street - the story behind the video

“One day I was calling with Robert Steijn, my partner in the arts. Robert and I just had started to work on our performance 'Frans Poelstra, his dramaturge and Bach'. During our phone conversation I looked outside the window of my apartment in Amsterdam and I saw two girls rehearsing their dance steps on the street.  I said to Robert I had to film something and I hang up. I didn't know why but somehow I felt a connection between our conversation and the two girls. I did not think of this then, it was more an intuitive decision but later I realized this connection, two older men and two young girls making their dance.

What happened during the filming there below my window came as a total surprise to me. The only thing I told myself during was not to move and to zoom the camera (I did a little), trying to let everything happen within the frame. Later the video ended up in our performance and now for the first time it is shown separately.

As a little bonus you see Robert Steijn with the assistance of Milli Bitterli rehearsing the choreography of the girls. I never met the girls because shortly after I made this video I moved from Amsterdam to Vienna.” Frans Poelstra

More information about Frans Poelstra and Robert Steijn, www.unitedsorry.com

18, 19, 23, 24 AUG, 18h + 26 AUG, 19h
BETWEEN TWO CHAIRS (2006) by Jorge Léon

Film maker Jorge Léon presents in Between two chairs a video portrait based on an interview with the former dancer Ronald Burchi. After training as a modern dancer in the USA, the American Burchi used to live and work in Europe in the early nineties, didn't manage to tie work permits to his actual working situation and ended up with an illegal status - a situation which is actually more common in the dance world than we know or want to admit -, to eventually go through a legalisation procedure in Belgium. Between two chairs sheds light on the many realities of the “Alien Resident”, showing the fragile balance between the artistic visibility of international artists and their social and political rights. In this work, Jorge Léon continues his artistic research on the format of the video interview as a potential portrait.

Jorge Léon studied film at INSAS in Brussels and has been working as a photographer and film maker with a specific interest in the documentary. He has collaborated with many people in the performing arts field, including Eric Pauwels, Wim Vandekeybus, Thierry De Mey, Michèle Anne De Mey, Olga De Soto, Hervé Robbe, Xavier Lukomski, Meg Stuart and Benoît Lachambre. Since 2003 he creates documentary film work, including “de sable et de ciment”, and “U bent hier/Vous êtes ici/You are here”.

Director: Jorge Léon / Production: vzw Niels, Sarma / Co-production: Damaged Goods, Kunst/Werk / Duration: 16’ 25’’ / With the support of the Flemish authorities and the Flemish Community Commission.

Foto: Film Still

18, 19, 23, 24 AUG, 18h + 26 AUG, 19h
MEG STUART’S ALIBI (2001) by Maarten Vanden Abeele

n “Meg Stuart´s Alibi“ schafft der Belgische Fotograf eine visuelle Reflektion über Tanz, Wort, Bild und Bewegung in Stuarts Stück.

In 2001 the Belgian photographer Maarten Vanden Abeele was commissioned by Damaged Goods to make the digital film 'Meg Stuart's Alibi', in which he recreates 'ALIBI', a work by choreographer Meg Stuart and her company Damaged Goods, into a visual reflection about dance, word, image and movement. In 'ALIBI' (2001) Meg Stuart creates a theatrical environment in which a physical and a virtual presence are confronted. The desire for the real clashes with a reality that has become a spectacle.

Foto: Film Still

A film by:Maarten Vanden Abeele, based on ‘ALIBI’, a concept & direction by Meg Stuart / With: Simone Aughterlony, Joséphine Evrard, Davis Freeman, Andreas Müller, Vania Rovisco, Valéry Volf, Thomas Wodianka / Scenography & Costumes: Anna Viebrock / Dramaturgy: Bettina Masuch / Video: Chris Kondek / Music: Paul Lemp / Text: Tim Etchells, David Wojnarowicz, Katharine Jones, Damaged Goods / Light: Gunnar Tippmann, Anna Viebrock / Duration: 24 minutes / Production: Damaged Goods/ Co-production: Schauspielhaus Zürich (Zurich), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse)

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods is supported by the Flemish authorities and the Flemish Community Commission


16 AUG ab 21h
Opening of the sommer.bar / kick off
Künstler / Freunde des Festivals legen auf, u.a. mit: Christoph Winkler, Peter Pleyer, Laurie Young

23 AUG ab 23h
Party mit Lucky Trimmer

AUG 31 ab 22h
Abschlussparty Tanz im August // Tanz im August closing event
with the masters of domination dj team tanzgarantie + atomic dog

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