Strike a Rock

World Premiere

16.–18.8., 18:00 | HAU3

17.8. ▲ On the sofa: Express yourself! Strategies of empowerment for women in urban dance | Bibliothek im August

Duration 90 min

For the third and final year in the ongoing project URBAN FEMINISM, the ten young Berlin-based urban dance-makers selected by Tanz im August present three explosive collaborations at HAU3. Following a series of intensive workshops and mentored rehearsals focusing on lighting design and dance dramaturgy, the female artists merge hip hop, breaking, popping, krump and house among others in a unique evening that marks the grande finale of the programme.

Programme of the evening:

Malika Lamwersiek & Viola Luise Barner
“beschrieben sein, schreiben”

to be imprinted, to imprint. to be regarded, to look at. to be patterned, to pattern. to
be disturbed, to disturb. to be enclosed, to close. to be described, to write abstracts
real experiences that are forgotten behind closed doors. Viola Luise Barner and Malika
Lamwersiek seek a dance expression of how patriarchal family structures are perpetuated
through violent manners.

Iman Gele & Lisa Ennaoui
“Resist to insulate”

Insulation is the material, which is used in buildings to reduce the transmission of heat and
the loss of energy. Using it as the metaphor for interpersonal connections, Iman Gele and
Lisa Ennaoui raise questions about the role of space and borders in social encounters. This
piece combines various urban dance techniques inside a theatrical setting and looks for moments
of euphoria as well as overstraining through the movements of fabric.

Tatjana Mahlke & Elina Kim
“to be found”

“to be found” addresses the importance of cooperation and the imagination of a hopeful activism.
In line with our belief in the goodness of humankind, we negotiate different perspectives
and voices in a social and political movements. What do we need to move forward together and
create space for an honest dialogue? Let’s put our thoughts into action and solve the problems
together, which can’t be solved alone. Inspired by the spirit of house dance and the cypher culture
we found our common language by merging different types of movement and techniques.

“Réquiem X”

A tribute to the dark goddesses, whose characters and power have been turned into something
fearful, scary and evil in the history. Tonight we want to remember that power and
strength and birth a new way of existing. Because from all the times you tried to bury us,
this requiem shall be the last one, for you to realize…that we are (the) seeds.

By & with Johanna Adelsberger, Nicole Adriana, Viola Luise Barner, Rocío Becerra, Alessia D’Isanto, Lisa Ennaoui, Iman Gele, Elina Kim, Malika Lamwersiek, Tatjana Mahlke

Mentoring dance dramaturgy Dandan Liu

Mentoring lighting Sebastian Zamponi

Curator & producer Alina Scheyrer-Lauer

Collaboration production Mmakgosi Kgabi

Family FriendlyWorld Premiere
  • Credits

    Comissioned & produced by: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported by: Stiftung Berliner Sparkasse.

    Photo Credits: © URBANFEMINSIM | © Dajana Lothert, 2022

Price: 15 €
Discount: 10 €
Ticket information

Stroboscopic lights / Darkness / English / German

Past dates

Tue 16.8.

from 18:00 to 19:30 HAU3

Wed 17.8.

from 18:00 to 19:30 HAU3

Thu 18.8.

from 18:00 to 19:30 HAU3


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

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