IS THIS SCHOOL ?

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Pictures: Katharina Christl

Part of the program “BAUHAUS_reloaded”, IS THIS SCHOOL? premiered in March 2019 at the Teatro dell’ Architettura di Mendrizio, Switzerland, as part of the celebrations for the centenary of the Bauhaus school of architecture. This program was further performed at the UFA Fabrik in Berlin and at the Deutsches Hygiene Museum in Dresden.

IS THIS SCHOOL? is a deconstructed, satirical portrayal of different human approaches to tacit knowledge. Because dance is intrinsically dependant on what we know from practice and experience, there comes a challenge in looking at dance (and furthermore art-making) from an academic perspective.

Three performers undergo movement scores and debate, collectively or individually, whether to solely approach them or to aim for the construction of logic. Through disconnected scenes, the piece exaggerates the idea of de-coherence and "not making sense” to make a satire of our impossibility to build logical understanding as artists.

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conception

choreography             JOAO

 

performance              DONIA SBIKA

                               MICHAEL IHNOW

                               ROBERT DÍAZ DÍAZ

sound design             MATÍAS RAMISCH

light design

set design                  SUSANNE AUFFERMANN

produced by               PARADISE IS HERE

                                PALUCCA UNIVERSITY OF DANCE

creative residency        SPAZIO ELLE

                                (Locarno, Switzerland)

Premiered at the Teatro dell' Architettura di Mendrizio in March 2019.

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