Arkadi Zaides


Performance | Work in Progress | Followed by Artist Talk
English, with English subtitles

Duration Performance | Work in Progress approx. 45min

With “NECROPOLIS”, translating from Greek to “city of the dead”, independent choreographer Arkadi Zaides and his team of researchers document the deaths of paperless migrants and asylum seekers that did not manage to reach their final destinations in Europe, alive. After having visited hundreds of graves in various locations, including Berlin, Zaides constructs a growing archive of bodies which have as of yet been left unnoticed. In this online iteration of “NECROPOLIS”, the artistic team will guide the spectators through the project's accumulating virtual database.

From the Magazin im August: “Bodies as Evidence: Arkadi Zaides on his research, people on the move, and brutally closed borders”, Interview by Sandra Noeth

Artist Talk | Arkadi Zaides, Emma Gioia, Igor Dobričić, Virve Sutinen

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  • Cast

    NECROPOLIS (Work in Progress) | Online

    Technical Support

    Toni Bräutigam, Bodo Gottschalk


    Concept & Direction

    Arkadi Zaides


    Arkadi Zaides, Emma Gioia


    Igor Dobričić

    Research Assistant

    Emma Gioia


    Moran Senderovich

    Avatar Animation

    Jean Hubert


    Jan Mergaert

    Grave Location Searchers

    Aktina Stathaki, Amber Maes, Ans Van Gasse, Arkadi Zaides, Benjamin Pohlig, Carolina-Maria Van Thillo, Doreen Kutzke, Elvura Quesada, Emma Gioia, Frédéric Pouillaude, Gabriel Smeets, Giorgia Mirto, Gosia Juszczak, Igor Dobričić, Joris Van Imschoot

    Julia Asperska, Juliane Beck, Maite Zabalza, Maria Sierra Carretero, Mercedes Roldan, Myriam Van Imschoot, Myrto Katsiki, Pepa Torres Perez, Sarah Leo, Simge Gücük, Sunniva Vikør Egenes, Yannick Bosc, Yari Stilo

    Administration & Production

    Simge Gücük / Institut des Croisements

    International Distribution

    Key Performance

  • Credits

    NECROPOLIS | Work in Progress

    A project in the frame of Tanz im August Special Edition 2020. Coproduction: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer.


    Coproduction: Théâtre de la Ville, Montpellier Dance Festival, Charleroi Danse, CCN2 Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble. Residency support: CCN – Ballet de Lorraine, STUK, PACT Zollverein, WP Zimmer, Workspacebrussels, Cie THOR, PimOff, Milan, Co-laBo at Les Ballets C de la B.Support for experimentation: RAMDAM, UN CENTRE D’ART. Arkadi Zaides / Institut des Croisements is supported by French Ministry of Culture – DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Past dates

Wed 26.8.

from 20:30 to 21:30Online/Public Viewing