Expressive dance, one of the fundamental movements in contemporary dance history, is seen from today's perspective mainly as a woman's thing. In contrast, Johanna Lemke and the actors investigate this historical level in an all-male laboratory. You ask the question “Is there a female form of movement that can be recognized as such and what happens to the sexual energy that dance releases when it is created from a female body and meets the male body that dances?” The working conditions the dancers in the 20s were very special.
After they had pursued their liberating artistic work and research, they found themselves in everyday family, social and political life. “The deep black hole into which I fall” was what Judith Ornstein called it in 1936. How are these conditions with today's times, contemporary artists, masculine
to compare contemporary artists? What happens to a language that cannot be recycled or written down?
WITH: Johanna Lemke, Jacob Stoy, Therese Witt, Kirsten Seeligmüller, Wolfgang Häntsch, Steven Paul, Nile Koetting, Daniel Drabek and Asier Solana
PERFORMED: 4. – 5. November 2015
LOCATION: Dock11, Berlin