Soundtracking the Stage

Soundtracking the Stage

  Angespannte Hände und Füße fräsen sich beharrlich in den Tanzteppich. Fünf Körper bearbeiten ihn mit all ihrer Schwere, mit Haut, Schuhsohlen, Kleidungsoberflächen. Es schrammt, jault, schleift, kratzt, röhrt und dröhnt. Die Wucht des anschwellenden Sounds, den...
wir wollen verschwinden

wir wollen verschwinden

We are expected to be identifiable, public and available. Yet at the same time, we want to disappear, disappear into the flora and fauna inhabiting the wild landscape of our material and immaterial identities, diving into collective consciousness. The boundaries...
Reverbs_feiern

Reverbs_feiern

13 women meet. But what does that actually mean: meeting each other? Encounters move us. We move each other. But when do isolated movements become a ‘movement’, also in the political sense, when do randomly meeting people become a group? And what holds...
Reverbs

Reverbs

A dance creates movement, creates rhythm, creates wind: Through the “Reverbs’” echo, choreographer Özlem Alkis molds a moving sculpture, a sound installation or a dance continuing in the audience’s bodies. While three performers in constantly changing constellations...

Dust Devil

Dust Devil is a type of a light whirling wind; a natural phenomenon that in some cultures it is also associated with the spirits of the dead. How could an image, myth, a natural phenomenon, physics transmits into a dance? Alkis examines a weather phenomenon based on...

Camouflage

Towering shapes staggering in the crepuscule, the stage’s back wall turns into a black hole, a piece of fabric seems suspiciously animate, yet it is hard to discern which bodies actually do house a heartbeat. “Camouflage” is an ingenious game of hide-and-seek in which...