- Dance + Audience Diskussion
Fr., 26.05.2023, 19:00
Audience Discussion following 'DIVINE'
Butoh dancer Yuko Kaseki and ballet dancer Megumi Eda encounter and embody two tragic female characters from ballet’s „Giselle“ and Japanese Kaidan ghost story „Oiwa“, through their shared female experience emerge DIVINE.
DIVINE is inspired by tragic tales of two wronged and resilient women: ballet’s“Giselle” and the classic Kabuki ghost story “Oiwa.” These two dancers, with their radically different approaches to movement, assume characters plagued with discomfort and instability in unfamiliar, distorted bodies. Following the performance the audience is invited to share their perception, observation and ideas concerning the topic and the embodiment of these two characters.
Tickets: 15 Euro / 10 Euro (Erm)
Language: Englisch, German, Japanese
Duration: 70 Min.
Fr., 26.05.2023, 19:00
Über den Veranstaltungsort
DOCK ART | DOCK 11
DOCK ART, the theater space of DOCK 11, is part of Berlin's diverse dance and performance landscape. As a permanent venue, the theater hall with up to 99 seats exists since 1998. For more than 20 years it presents an excellent weekly changing stage program. Its focus is on dance, but theater, film, performance, literature, visual arts and design are also presented here. Until today, more than 350 artists and companies from Germany and abroad have created and presented their work here. Important festivals include the POOL International Dance Film Festival, MASH Dance Berlin, B12, SoundDance, PLATAFORMA and SpeeDance. Since 2020, the stage is administered by the DOCK ART GmbH (non-profit). From 2020-23, DOCK ART receives concept funding from the Cultural Administration for Culture and Europe in the State of Berlin. https://dock11-berlin.de/en/theater
About the piece
Butoh dancer Yuko Kaseki and ballet-based Megumi Eda present their first collaborative dance work, DIVINE, inspired by tragic tales of two wronged and resilient women: ballet’s 'Giselle' and the classic Kabuki ghost story 'Oiwa.'These two dancers, with their radically different approaches to movement, assume characters plagued with discomfort and instability in unfamiliar, distorted bodies. As these two figures from different worlds meet, they cross paths in sympathy with each other but are filled with confusion and feel the dissonance of their different realities. Their suffering and persistence echo the paths of Giselle and Oiwa and countless other women whose divine spirits have endured objectification, coercion, and violence in images and lives not of their own choosing or making.
Über die Mitwirkenden
Megumi Eda is a dancer and filmmaker. Her career started with the Hamburg Ballet and over the next 15 years she went on to join the Dutch National Ballet and the Rambert Dance Company. In 2004, she moved to New York to work with Armitage Gone! Dance. She has also collaborated with Yoshiko Chuma as a Performer/Filmmaker. Her current focus is on combining dance with film and video to create live online performance art. She moved to Berlin in 2019. 'Please Cry,' presented in Fall 2022, was her first solo performance in Berlin using this hybrid approach.