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The Dampfzentrale Bern’s platform for bold choreography offers the opportunity to try out short dance and performance pieces. No matter if the piece is already finished or still in the conceptual stage: it’s about the process of searching and trying out.

Tanzkompanie Caméléon Danse: désir

We all know what it feels like to deeply desire something, someone or some situation. The feeling can significantly influence the way we think, act and see the world around us – in both a good and bad way. Since quite often only a thin line separates pleasure, joy and ecstasy from damage, injury and pain.
Caméléon Danse depicts the feeling of desire through dance. Light serves as the symbol of this intense emotional state. Insect-like beings find themselves in the restless struggle between attraction and remaining unharmed.

Cie. Iglu - danse, objet et plus: Appartement 325

Three figures meet and search for a place to call home with nothing but their dwelling. They experience great emotions, unprecedented ordinariness and minor catastrophes.
«Appartement 35» is a stage production about being at home and being alone. And it is a piece about being on the outside. As a result, it is also a piece about being with others. Together and yet alone, the three figures of the play pursue a single goal – namely to do what they have always wanted to do.

Maximilian Hanisch: The Fog

Destroy all photographs you have access to. This includes family volumes of photographs that family members have. Your family members may or may not be supportive and hand over all of their photographs of you depending upon your situation. Your family could be forced to support your opposition through threat of law or through physical violence. If you destroy all photographs of you, they can’t be shown around gas stations and quick food stops.

Rena Brandenberger: Mary Wigmans Hexentanz – eine Auseinandersetzung

«Without ecstasy no dance – without form no dance». Following in the footsteps of dazzling dance pioneers, Rena Brandenberger deals with Mary Wigman’s Witch Dance in a three-part re-enactment – thereby searching for the essence within the copy before finding her own identity therein.



Photo credits: Yves Klein, Leap into the Void, (IMMA 21) October 1960 5, rue Gentil-Bernard, Fontenay-aux-Roses Artistic action by Yves Klein: © The Estate of Yves Klein, ADAGP, Paris / ProLitteris, Zürich, 2018 Photograph: Shunk-Kender © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2014.R.20)

Caméléon Danse: Tanz: Rahel Kissling, Anja Leber, Annick Uldry, Sabrina Jud. Choreografie: Sabrina Jud. Licht: Daniel Tschanz. Künstlerische und administrative Leitung Caméléon Danse: Annick Uldry, Sabrina Jud, Philipp Mäder. Dank an:  Anneli Binder (dramaturgische Beratung), Irene Moffa (dramaturgische Beratung), Anne Kersting (Coaching).

Cie Iglu: Tänzer*innen: Marion Allon, Maja Brönnimann, Emanuel Ruefenacht. Beratung und Bühnenbild: Markus Schrag.

Maximilian Hanisch: Konzept und Performance: Maximilian Hanisch. E- Gitarre und Soundeffekte: Samuel Toro Pérez. Outside Eye: Johanna Benrath. Musik: „Jupiter Analogs“ von Jorge Sánchez-Chiong (UA 2014). Produktionsleitung: Maxine Devaud

Rena Brandenberger: Konzept und Performance: Rena Brandenberger. Ausstattung: Nathalie Pellon. Sounddesign: Hans-Jakob Mühlethaler. Wissenschaftliche Begleitung: Dr. Julia Wehren. Dramaturgie: Anneli Binder & Irene Moffa. Fotos: Laura Hänni. Maske: Ralf Assmann.

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