Cranky Bodies Dance Reset - Sophiensaele 2017 © Photo Lutz Gregor

2017 Premiere Sophiensaele Berlin

Cranky Bodies Dance Reset

The multigenerational ensemble of Cranky Bodies Dance Reset celebrated a return to the larger choreographic form. Five works by Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, Stephanie Skura, Meg Stuart and Sasha Waltz served as inspiration for the dance research on the post-Judson era between 1982 and 2014. Nine contemporary dancers from Berlin, Warsaw and Budapest formed a living memory that absorbed and updated choreographic and artistic strategies. Cranky Bodies Dance Reset took the shared desire for dance and complex movement as an opportunity to locate choreography between improvisation, structure and dance practices. Through the interplay of set design, music, and dance, a reciprocal composition emerged that was in dialogue with stylistic figures in dance history, their practices, and artistic-political discourses. The piece re-explored contemporary choreographic creation – as inspiration for contemporary dancers and audiences alike.

concept, choreography Peter Pleyer
by and with Tamás Bakó, Aleksandra Borys, Marcio Canabarro, Oliver Connew, Mor Demer, Ivan Ekemark, Ka Rustler, Alistair Watts
costumes, set Michiel Keuper
music Marc Lohr
lighting Chien-Hung Kuo
dramaturgy, research Alexandra Hennig
production management Cilgia Gadola
production assistance Ece Tufan

A production by Peter Pleyer in cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE.
Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
With the kind support of DOCK 11 Berlin.
Special thanks to Peter W. Karg, Lynh Nguyen, Maria Scaroni, Benoît La Chambre, Katarzyna Szugajew, Stephanie Maher, Kirsten Maar, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke.

 Hauptstadtkulturfonds
Cranky Bodies Dance Reset - Sophiensaele 2017 © Photo Lutz Gregor
Photos Martin Sieweke © Photos Martin Sieweke
CRANKY BODIES a/company
Cranky Bodies Dance Reset - Sophiensaele 2017 © Photo Lutz Gregor
Cranky Bodies Dance Reset - Vorschau selection
CRANKY BODIES a/company
Cranky Bodies Dance Reset - Sophiensaele 2017 © Photo Lutz Gregor
Photos Martin Sieweke © Photos Martin Sieweke