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02. bis 04.08.2018 FAKE Company Performances | Kathleen Hermesdorf
TANZ 19.00 Uhr im DOCK 11  



Vorstellungen im DOCK 11:

am 02., 03., und 04.  August um 19.00 Uhr

DOCK 11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin

Ticketreservierungen: 030-35120312, ticket@dock11-berlin.de  

Tickets: 14.- Euro / 10.- erm.


Die Zeit, in der man zur Rechenschaft gezogen wird
der Balsam, das Tonikum, das Heilmittel

the time when one is called to account for one's actions
the balm, the tonic, the cure


Reckonings + Antidotes 'ist eine strukturierte Improvisations-Performance von FAKE Company. FAKE Company ist eine absichtlich fließende und flexible Gruppe von Performern. Ein Container und Anstifter für künstlerische Freiheit in kreativer Zusammenarbeit, eingebettet in die fortlaufende Improvisationspraktiken in Tanz, Theater, Musik und visueller Kunst. Es besteht aus Performancekünstlern, die in Ponderosa in Stolzenhagen ihre Anziehungskraft zueinander entdeckt haben und von Kathleen Hermesdorf [ALTERNATIVA / San Francisco] ausgewählt wurden.


FAKE Company im DOCK 11 ist -
Agne Auelytė | Nicola Bullock | Bernardo Chatillon | Caitlin Fisher | Kathleen Hermesdorf | David Jensen | Kata Kovács | Ursula Marcussen | Ángela Muñoz Martínez | Tom O’Doherty | Gareth Okan | Cathy Walsh | Hannah Wasielewski

Foto: Tom O'Doherty

'Reckonings + Antidotes' is a structured improvisation performance by FAKE Company, an international array of performers. FAKE Company is an intentionally fluid and flexible group, and a container and instigator for artistic freedom within creative collaboration, embedded and embodied in ongoing practices of improvisation in dance, theater, music and visual art. It is made up of performance artists who discovered their attraction to each other at Ponderosa in Stolzenhagen, Germany, and gathered by Kathleen Hermesdorf of ALTERNATIVA in San Francisco.


FAKE Company at DOCK 11 is -
Agne Auelytė | Nicola Bullock | Bernardo Chatillon | Caitlin Fisher | Kathleen Hermesdorf | David Jensen | Kata Kovács | Ursula Marcussen | Ángela Muñoz Martínez | Tom O’Doherty | Gareth Okan | Cathy Walsh | Hannah Wasielewski



A performing and visual artist, a cook & a yoga teacher, Lithuanian Agnė Auelytė is an interdisciplinarian by nature. After her Contemporary Dance studies in Scotland, Agnė relocated to Berlin in 2013 and have been engaging with ideas of improvisation, space activation, community, embodiment, social experiments as art, food politics and sound making. Currently working on a documentary film with Vagittarius Rising, a feminist art duo with Shelley Etkin, putting together Neer Yoga, a series of waterside yoga sessions in Berlin and getting ready for DRAGONS, a brand new musical solo experience. 

Nicola Bullock is a dancer, choreographer, and performance artist. Trained in New York City and North Carolina, Nicola moved to Berlin in 2016 where she has created work for art events including "Get F*cked" "Witch Rave" and choreographed the 3D film "The Nothing is Coming". Nicola's work investigates the range of human expression as a means to create potent images and meaning. She holds a BA in Psychology and Dance from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Bernardo Chatillon, a Berlin-based performing artist, was trained at Centro Em Movimento (CEM) and the Higher School of Theatre and Cinema (ESTC) in Lisbon, Portugal. From 2012-15, he was a company member of the National Theater D. Maria II in Lisbon and has collaborated on multiple projects with Stephanie Maher at Ponderosa Movement & Discovery since 2016. In his own work, Chatillon uses real-time composition to focus on questions of creative agency as he navigates the link between belief systems and free association. He is currently pursuing his masters in Solo/Dance/Authorship (SoDA) at the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT). Non-linear thinking, intuitive process, continuous writing, bridging esoteric spiritualism the work guides the maker instigating work questions of creative agency/quotidian logic everyday His primary tools are Improvisation and Composition to create spectacles for small and big audiences in theaters, kitchens, parks and bedrooms... (public and private, traditional and nontraditional venues).

Caitlin (C.D.) Fisher is a former pro athlete turned football-activist and performance artist. She is involved in organising around the labour rights of female players and promoting gender justice in sport through movement. She remains committed to the great potential of the world’s most popular game to create community and collective action, to allow for subversive and free bodies, and offer us alternatives beyond our current order. She is co-creator of the Guerreiras Project and the contes/xtingSPORT collective.)

Kathleen Hermesdorf is an international dance artist, educator and producer, and the Director of ALTERNATIVA and FRESH Festival in San Francisco. She has been dancing in the Bay Area since 1991 and teaches, performs, improvises, creates, curates and mentors around the world. Hermesdorf was a member of Bebe Miller Company, Contraband/Sara Shelton Mann and Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. A collaborator at heart, she co-directed Hermesdorf & Wells Dance Company with Scott Wells and Collusion with Stephanie Maher, a partner in PORCH summer/school at Ponderosa in Germany since 2010. Hermesdorf brings over 20 years of experience from the field, studio and stage to her work and holds a BFA and an MFA in Dance Performance + Pedagogy. 

David Jensen (1987) Actor, Danish. Has a BA in Acting from the Norwegian Theater Academy in Fredrikstad 2015. Founding member of the performing arts collective by Proxy, currently artists in residence at Theater Freiburg. Has taught at The National School of Performing arts, Ryslinge Højskole and Rødkilde Teaterhøjskole. Awarded by Körber Studio Junge Regie (2015) and has received the Danish Arts Funds’ working grant for performing artists (2016 & 2017) as well as artist travel grants to Palestine (2015) and Guatemala (2017). Main interests are post-political theatre, social dramaturgies and analog synthesizers.

Kata Kovács is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and arts organiser. After her studies as a contemporary dancer in Budapest, she wound up in Ponderosa in the summer of 2010, as a participant in the first year of P.O.R.C.H. Since 2011, she has lived and worked in Berlin, spending most of her summers at Ponderosa, working as a co-ordinator, facilitator, and curator. She was present at the establishing of FAKE company in 2016 (?) at Ponderosa and has been involved ever since, performing both at Ponderosa and in Berlin. Her own artistic works frequently focus on repetition, combined with elements of slow looking and listening, often putting herself into unusual spatial situations. She is also part of the duo Kovács/O’Doherty, in collaboration with the artist Tom O’Doherty together with whom they presented works in museums and galleries in Europe and in the USA.

Ursula Marlee Marcussen (1988 DK) is a dancing artist, based in Amsterdam. She has a background in theatre, dance, performance and photography and is currently attending the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. She has performed and produced in various collaborations with artists such as Signa, Yoshiko Chuma, Mute Comp. and Baby Skin Collective. Her skills span across many disciplines including photography, painting, video, performance art, poetry and singing.

Ángela Muñoz Martínez is a dancer and performer who plays unorthodox music.
She has collaborated and performed in a good spectrum of performing art pieces, including works by Peaches and Jeremy Wade, Inmaculada Jiménez, Alexandre Achour among others, as well as with her band Nunofyrbeeswax. Ángela holds a B.A. from London Contemporary Dance School and a M.A in Performance Practice and Visual Culture from the University of Castilla La Mancha.

Tom O’Doherty is an artist who lives and works in Berlin. He is one-half of the duo Kovács/O’Doherty, together with Kata Kovács. He also plays in the band Otolitos. 

Gareth Okan was born in Auckland New Zealand a whole 26 and a bit years ago. he has been dancing for 21 of those 26 years, though started taking it somewhat more serious when he went to study at the New Zealand School of dance in 2010 graduating in 2012 as a contemporary major. since then he has dabbled in professionalism by working with the New Zealand Dance Company. SALTED:SINGLET, Christof Winkler, among others. Currently, he has a bittersweet love for ceramics with the decision that he will forever admire them but never make them.

Cathy Walsh is a choreographer, performer, and lighting technician from Cork, based between Ireland and Berlin. She holds a BA in Theatre Studies from University College Cork, an MA in Contemporary Dance from the University of Limerick, and a post-graduate in Ensemble Performance from Queen’s University Belfast. Her work focuses on improvisation, conversation, intimacy, and collaboration with the audience. She is currently interested in Time, Frequencies, and Touch. Cathy has choreographed her own work, as well as work with others such as Cécile Bally, Kareth Schaffer, Melanie-Jame Wolf, Mary Pearson, and Tino Sehgal. She most recently performed The Power of Frau with dance artist Maria Svensson at Cork Midsummer Festival.

Hannah Wasielewski is a dancer, performer, arts organizer, and biodynamic craniosacral therapist based in San Francisco, CA. She performs her own work as a solo artist and in collaborations in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has shown work in Arezzo (Italy), Ponderosa, and Earthdance. Most notably, she has performed in San Francisco for Sara Shelton Mann, Kinetech Arts, and Sara Kraft/KraftyWorks. She has also performed in works by Helen Walkley (Vancouver), David Dorfman (NYC), Seán Curran (NYC), and Leslie Seiters (San Diego).










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