Daina Ashbee

J'ai pleuré avec les chiens – TIME, CREATION, DESTRUCTION

9.–11.8., 20:00 | St. Elisabeth-Kirche

12.8., 18:30 ▲ On the Sofa: Female Indigenous Futures | Bibliothek im August

Duration 80 min

Canadian choreographer Daina Ashbee’s first group piece began with the exploration of a sensation: the solace we feel in the embrace of our dogs, in howling with our canine companions. Between growling, yelps, tears and calls, female and male bodies cross and pile on all fours, passing through trance-like states of pain and submission. In rejecting colonialist and capitalist models of classification, Ashbee creates a space for the fleeting, the transitory and the exposed.


Choreography Daina Ashbee

Rehearsal direction Gabriel Nieto

With Angélica Morga, Irene Martínez, Greys Vecchionnacce, Gabriel Nieto, Élise Vanderborght, Lorena Olguín

Mentor Benoît LaChambre

Music Sean MacPherson, Daina Ashbee, Gabriel Nieto

Texts Nayla Naoufal

Pictures & video Nicolas VanAchter

Technical direction & lighting design Vito Walter

Project management & administration Angélica Morga

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  • Credits

    Coproduction: KVS Brussels Stadstheater, Festival TransAmériques – FTA, Agora de la danse, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, BIT Teatergarasjen, National Arts Centre. Residencies: KVS Brussels Stadstheater, Harbourfront Centre, Montpellier Danse. Funded by: National Art Centre’s National Creation Fund, Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.

    Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada (Embassy of Canada) and the Quebec Government Office.

    In cooperation with the Kultur Büro Elisabeth.

Price: 25 €
Discount: 15 €
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Past dates

Tue 9.8.

from 20:00 to 21:20 St. Elisabeth-Kirche

Wed 10.8.

from 20:00 to 21:20 St. Elisabeth-Kirche

Thu 11.8.

from 20:00 to 21:20 St. Elisabeth-Kirche


St. Elisabeth-Kirche
Invalidenstraße 3, 10115 Berlin

The main hall can be reached by wheel chair from the side ramp