Isabelle Schad

Premiere: Sat July 21, 2012 at 8.30 pm
Thu July 26, Fri July 27 und Sat July 28, 2012 at 8.30 pm
Sat August 25, 2012 at 1.00 pm in the frame of Tanznacht Berlin

Performance Evening on folds, baroque curves, J.S. Bach and the musical body
Wed July 25 from on 7.30 pm

’A labyrinth is said, etymologically, to be multiple because it contains many folds. The multiple is not only
what has many parts but also what is folded in many ways’, writes Gilles Deleuze in his book ’The Fold’.

In her new choreographic group piece Experience #1, Isabelle Schad takes on reflections around the idea
of the fold, investigates the form of becoming in its manifold transformations. Together with 26 Performers
from 11 countries that she has met in the last few years, she explores the relationships between
embryological developments, its movement pathways, directions, folding patterns and its time-spatial
proportions. Embryology is a study of relationships within a process. In continuous flow and in constant
evolution, movement patterns repeat themselves in its variability and difference till cellular organizations
become an organ. In the group of Experience #1 each person is part of the whole - of the collective body
and work - and in the same time subject of her/his own movement experience ; a social body that allows for
subjectivity. The comparison between forms of becoming and forms of organization in society becomes a
Within 3 weeks of shared practice they develop scores, organize and fold materials into a choreography.
The practice itself is what implies community and togetherness. They look at creative, human, (in)organic,
cultural or musical processes as an interwoven texture. Each presentation of Experience #1 is its own (and
new) manifestation of their materials, their scores and research between form and becoming, sensuality and
structure, excitement and abstraction, embryology and choreography, sound and nature, nature and
culture, self and non-self, pleasure and dance.

Artikulationen is an evening, where different creation processes and different creation places cross-over
and meet. In the form of live-excerpts, the group pieces „Glazba (Praticable)“ (Zagreb 2010) and „Musik
(Praticable)“ (Berlin 2011) are brought into a discursive dialogue, cross paths with a new present and the
production Experience#1, that has been created a.o. with the performers from the 2 former pieces. Different
times, different groups and different research topics fold over another, yet describe a continuous process
that has its own coherence and logic.
The artists involved look at creative, human, (in)organic, cultural or musical processes as an interwoven
texture, considering their visibilties, forms and representations and bring them into the spaces of
Uferstudios which become the place where materials are brought into movement. Those movements
become a movement of exchange with the spectator : conceptually, bodily, musically, vividly.

This special evening begins 19:30h with a lecture-concert by and with Alain Franco followed by a
conversation with the public. Ca. 20:30h there will be a discursive Performance Dialogue with Live-Excerpts
from „Glazba (Praticable)“ (Zagreb 2010), „Musik (Praticable)“ (Berlin 2011) and Experience#1. Further
details to be announced.

Entrance at Badstr. 41a , 13357 Berlin-Wedding
U8 Pankstraße, !U9 Nauener Platz!, S-Bahn Gesundbrunnen

View the trailer here: http://www.tanzforumberlin.de/trailer480.php

Infos and Tickets:
Tickets for all performances 13 EUR and 8 EUR (reduced), pre-sale: www.reservix.de
Informations/Reservations via Susanne Beyer: mail susannebeyer@gmx.de or call 030 233 65 715


Concept, Choreography: Isabelle Schad

Co-Choreography, Performance:
Selma Banich, Nino Bokan, Roberto Bolivar, Moyra Silva Rodriguez, Ivaylo Dimitrov, Jorge Gonçalves, Roni
Katz, Nikolina Komljenović, Vera Knolle, Inna Krasnoper, Nina Kurtela, Martha León, Maja Marjančić, Sarah
Menger, Andrea Ochoa, Eduard Mont de Palol, Sybille Müller, Carlos Maria Romero, Ivana Rončević,
Martina Rösler, Lola Rubio, Karolina Šuša, Martina Tomić, Nils Ulber, Ivana Vratarić, Marysia Zimpel

Artistic collaboration: Alain Franco
Light and technique: Mehdi Toutain-Lopez
Sound advice and -synthesis: Kassian Troyer
PR-Management: Susanne Beyer
Thanks to: Christina Amrhein, Fahri Akdemir, Laurent Goldring, Ana Rocha, Wiesen55 e.V. - und everyone
who helped us with accommodation or by participating at the Open-Practice Sessions

A Production by Isabelle Schad.
Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
With friendly support and in cooperation with:
Arts Station Foundation Poznan, Bulgarian Cultural institute Berlin, Croatian Embassy, Croatian Ministry of
Culture, Ekscena Zagreb, Goethe Institute central office and Goethe Institutes of Bogota, Lima & Sofia,
Instituto Camões, Instituto Cervantes, Jardin d'Europe (with the support of the Culture Programme of the
European Union), Land Kärnten Kultur, Mezzanine, Municipal Office for Education, Culture and Sports
Zagreb, National Cultural Fonds Bulgaria, Portuguese Embassy, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Uferstudios Berlin

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