A solo from David Brandstätter about freedom.
Performance and installation
What is freedom? And what is freedom demanding from us? Is freedom even a task?
Inspired by a selection of moments, dialogues and personnal experience, David Brandstätter portrays his vision of freedom, in a continuing dialog between thoughts, space and body. Balancing, shifting between movement, texts, sound and visual installation, he describes being free as a path of constant questioning, of critical negotiations with oneself, and of liberating ones imagination.
“The performance gives a feeling of pure risk, abstract, conceptual. It takes a long time, with a lot of patience, and allows to feel, through kinesthetic empathy, the tensions of the body, actually very active, that are involving the body of the dancer, negotiating one step, leaning on all fours, standing up, coming to a standstill.”
He was standing at the kitchen window of his apartment, smoking, looking into the nocturnal backyard and came to the decision to make this piece. This has been now about four years ago.
PROJECT, CHOREOGRAPHY David Brandstätter | DRAMATURGIC ADVICE Malgven Gerbes, Howard Katz | TEXTS David Brandstätter in dialogue with Hatto Fischer, David Williams, Alexandros Mistriotis, Gabriele Wittman, Katja Kettner, Martin Clausen | NARRATOR Alexandros Mistriotis | MUSIC David Brandstätter, Ruth Wiesenfeld | LIGHTS Michael Kunitsch, Thomas Achtner | PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Katja Kettner | PRESS Kathrin Schäfer | TOURING Alix Pellet, Clémence Rey | PRODUCTION s h i f t s - art in movement | COPRODUCTION fabrik Potsdam: Artists-in-residence | RESIDENCES Collectif Danse Rennes Métropole, Tanztendenz Munich, Giesinger Banhof Munich | SPONSOR Kahla Porzellan | WITH THE SUPPORT OF Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., BLZT Performing Art Fonds, Kulturreferat München
Muffatwerk Munich | Gdansk Dance Festival | Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf | Festival Made in Postdam | Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis.