Dance Of Positions
Getting political at the Made in Potsdam festival
This year's Made in Potsdam festival focuses on the question of politics in art. In addition to an exhibition of up and coming designers from the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, two of the four dance pieces presented engage with political questions: David Brandstätter & Malgven Gerbes/shifts initiate a cross-generational dialogue with "Yes No Maybe"; two young Berlin dancers meet Eva Karczag, who worked from 1979-85 with Trisha Brown. Postmodern Dance and Yvonne Rainer's "No Manifesto" are known to be difficult to separate. But did Brown also practice against spectacle and virtuosity? And which approaches from that time still shape the Berlin dance scene today? The body tested as a universal vehicle of communication is explored by the Icelandic choreographer Bára Sigfúsdóttir in her cross-cultural performance "Being" with two Tehran dancers. And a choreographic tour through the Lindenstraße memorial by Jara Serrano complements the politically ambitious program. Also worth seeing: Public in Private/Clément Layes and Laura Heinicke & Company with the Pulsar Trio, as well as a lights and dance theater for kids aged 3 years and up.
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