We will start the festival programme with avaried prorgramme! The programme starts with the Canadian choreographers Benoît Lachambre& Sophie Corriveau of the company Par B.L.eux. During their durational performance Fluid Grounds they will transform the KINDL Centre for Contemporary Art into a steadily changing tape installation. Starting simultaneously at the KINDL is Hiroaki Umeda’s two and a half - minute video work Haptic Installation, which is for one visitor at a time. The festival will be formally opened with the two performances Animals on the Beach & my choreographed body … revisited, by Deborah Hay at HAU1, and the video installation Perception Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay’s Dance, at the Akademie der Künste (Pariser Platz). In her piece The Fading of the Marvelous, at HAU2, the Canadian Catherine Gaudetexplores physicality and hidden feelings. In the St. Elisabeth-Kirche the Berlin artist Eszter Salamon examines womanhood and interpersonal relationships together with her mother in MONUMENT 0.7: M/OTHERS. The Australian performer Nicola Gunn looks at a moral dilemma in Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster at HAU3. To the box office
In addition, we are inviting our festival visitors to four exciting audience engagements. On the 9.8 Laurent Pichaud starts with his established Deborah Hay Documentation Center in the Akademie der Künste (Pariser Platz). There, visitors can view original documents from Deborah Hay’s artistic archive until the 11.8 from 3-7pm. On saturday, the 10.8 at 5pm our first On the Sofa Talk: Experimental Dance Criticism, moderated by Astrid Kaminski takes place in the Bibliothek im August. In our Meet the Artist Talk one hour later, at 6pm visitors can find out more about Nicola Gunn the Australian performer of Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster. And on Sunday at 6.15pm, Catherine Gaudet the choreographer of The Fading of the Marvelous answers all our visitor's questions.