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15. bis 18.05.2014 eine Tanzperformance von Minako Seki und Willem Schulz
 
TANZPERFORMANCE 20.30 Uhr im DOCK 11  
  beteiligte Künstler: Minako Seki  

Existence

Existence

Spieltermine im DOCK 11:

Vorstellungen 15., 16., 17. und 18.05.2014, jeweils 20.30 Uhr

 

Existence

"Das Menschsein bewegt sich zwischen zwei Polen: Dem Instinkt zu überleben und der Fähigkeit einen friedlichen Zustand des Seins zu erreichen."

Das Stück „Existence“ ist lebensbestimmenden Themen gewidmet: Angst, Hoffnung, Liebe, Krankheit und Tod. Der Ursprung des Stückes ist eine Hommage an Minako Sekis frühzeitig verstorbenen Bruder und an ihre Schwester, die lange Zeit an ihrer tödlichen Krankheit litt. Im Bezug auf diese Erfahrungen entwickelt Minako Seki (Choreographie und Tanz) gemeinsam mit Willem Schulz (Cello) eine gleichermaßen humorvolle wie tiefgehende, tänzerische Erkundung der gewaltigen Landschaft, die zwischen Leben und Tod, Himmel und Erde liegt. Die metaphorische Bilderwelt des Stückes wurde von einer Begegnung in einem verlassenen Dorf inspiriert:

 Fünf junge Eulen, kurz nachdem sie geschlüpft sind, kauern sich, eine über der anderen, am Boden zusammen. Sie haben kleine, nackte Körper und riesige Köpfe mit großen trüben Augen, die Farbe ihrer Haut ist leuchtend rosa. Diejenige, die ganz oben kauert, schreit instinktiv in krächzendem, stechendem Ton nach Futter. Die Kraft des Überlebens und die extreme Verletzlichkeit des Seins manifestieren sich zur gleichen Zeit.

 „Existence“ ist eine Wanderung auf dem schmalen Grad zwischen den Extremen des Lebens und der menschlichen Kondition. Die Reise führt uns zu einem Einblick ins Sein, welches zwischen Bewusstsein und Unbewusstsein hindurch schimmert.

Tickets: 15,- €/ 10,- € ermäßigt

Choreographie und Tanz: Minako Seki
Cello und Performance: Willem Schulz
Foto: Nils Willers



 
 

Existence

Human kind fights between two poles:
The instinct to survive and the ability to achieve a peaceful state of being.

Minako Seki's “Existence” is dedicated to life-determining issues: fear, hope, love, illness and death. The origin of the piece is a homage to her early deceased brother and her sister enduring for a long time fatal disease. Drawing on this experiences Minako Seki (choreography & dance) develops together with Willem Schulz (cello-performance) an equally humorous as profound dance investigation
 of the vast landscape between life and death, heaven and earth.
The metaphorical imagery of the piece was inspired by an encounter in an abandoned village:
Five young owls, short after they hatched, are crouching on the ground, one on top of the other. They have small, naked bodies and enormous heads with big dusty eyes, the color of their skin bright pink. The one on the very top instinctively screams in a horrible raspy and piercing tone to be fed:
The power of survival and the extreme vulnerability of existence manifest themselves at the same time.

"Existence" is a walk on the sharp edge between the extremes of life and human condition. The journey takes us to an insight of existence, which shimmers between consciousness and the unconscious.


Tickets: 15 € / reduced10 €

Choreography & Dance: Minako Seki

Cello & Performance: Willem Schulz

 

Minako Seki (J/ D)
Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher; founder of the Minako Seki Company; Co-Director of Berlin Post School for Physical Theatre-Dance; founder and director of Re-Enter: Center for Performing Arts & Holistic Creation, which is currently in the process of being established in natural environment close to Berlin. Minako Seki belongs to the third generation of Butoh-Dancer and is one of the pioneers of Butoh in Germany. After the Festival "Rebelion des Körpers" 1986, the first Butoh-Festival in Europe, she founded tatoeba-téâtre danse grotesque in Berlin. Her dance is based on Butoh, physical theatre and comtemporary forms. She named her dance style “Dancing Bewteen“: the between is giving her endless possibilities to create movements. In her pieces she deals with consciousness and the unconscious, describes emotional states of being and the limits of reality and illusion. During the last twenty years Minako Seki improved her own body technique and teaching method and combines both in the SEKI METHOD. She is teaching all over the world and is showing her productions in Europe, USA, South-America, Japan. Collaborations as a choreographer i.a. with HAU Berlin productions of "Showcase - Beat le Mot" and "SheShePop". Teaching assigments i.a. at Institut für angewandte Theaterwissenschaften in Giessen and at Folkwang Hochschule Essen.


Willem Schulz
, Composer and Musician, born 1950 in Hamburg, grew up as a cellist in Vlotho. In the 1960s he came in close contact with the Fluxus- and Happening-Movement. Music studies in Detmold, collective improvisation, New Music, Group NED with G.Stäbler and Max E.Keller. Performances with „Ensemble Musica Negativa“ (Led by R. Riehn and H.-Kl. Metzger) Europe wide. 1976 Founding of the arts centre „Wilde Rose“ in Melle. Diverse Ensembles: i.e. Dekadenz, Das Erste Improvisierende Streichorchester, open string quartet, TATUNTAT. New Music as means of assimilation of past experiences. Eager exchange with musicians and artists of all genres and with “bon vivants” of all kind. Exploration of artistic boundaries. Numerous compositions and projects such as urban symphonies in various cities and musical LandArt (i.e. ting II at Spiekeroog or the 7-year Project tune at Hamburg harbour), Concerts with building machinery (i.e. Expo 2000), installations, performances, dance- and theatre music as well as national and international chamber music. Direction of substantial art projects such as the artist’s caravan „arche nova“1998 and the cross-over Festival für neue Musik Diagonale in Bielefeld since 2004.



 

 

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