A solo by David Brandstätter
Based on selected moments, several dialoges and individual experiences David Brandstätter portrays his idea of freedom. Balancing, fluently shifting between language, image, sound and movement he describes being free in a most private way.
by Malgven Gerbes
Malgven Gerbes sets out to measure her own world. A major part of the work consists of finding the unknown in what we believe to be familiar. From the lines of chalk, leading from the known to the unknown, derives a map of experiences, ideas, memories, people, places, wishes and encounters.
TUESDAY, JULY 8th | 9 PM | BIG STAGE
JESS MEETS ANGUS
by Silke Z
Men in their 50’s. The American Jess Curtis and the Scott Angus Balbernie meet each other in order to dance, to fantasize, to keep harping on their aging bodies, the little aches and pains starting to show, on their unused, wishes and hopes not yet fulfilled.
THE PONDEROSA TRILOGY
A solo by Peter Pleyer
The piece consists of combined solo-works that have been conceived and premiered at the performance marathon at ponderosa tanzlandfestival during the past years.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9th | 9 PM | SMALL STAGE
THE JUDSON PROJECT: STEVE PAXTON INTERVIEWED BY NANCY STARK SMITH
Film Screening | 10 PM
Camera: Lisa Nelson, 1981.
With the permission of the Bennington College Dance Archives and the Bennington College Judson Project. Organizers: Wendy Perron and Tony Carruthers. We thank Lucas Marten, a Bennington student, for the video files digitalization.
THURSDAY, JULY 10th | 9 PM | BIG STAGE
EXCERPTS FROM DER BAU
A solo by Isabelle Schad
In 2012 Berlin Choreographer Isabelle Schad and french artist Laurent Goldring create their current successful piece for which Kafka’s unfinished novella Der Bau has been serving as an inspiration source.
CHANNELING JUDSON CHURCH
A solo by Martin Nachbar
Martin Nachbar’s performance attempts to trace his connections to American dance. With the help of his experiences and tools from various projects he will create diagrams and channel the old masters of Judson Church.
FRIDAY, JULY 11th | 9 PM | BIG STAGE
A dance by Lisa Nelson and Scott Smith
Essentially a communication format, the tools of the score allow each player to tune the image, the time and space in order to make meaning for themselves. Their opinions uncover the form as it arises and set the dance in motion.
ANNA HALPRIN, DANCING LIFE / DANSER LA VIE
Since the 1950s, Anna Halprin has been shaking up the field of dance, breaking down barriers between stage and audience, between generations and ethnic communities, and working with illness and with nature.