El Circulo Eterno is the first part of the DanceLab Berlin homage to Harald Kreutzberg, one of the most famous dancer/choreographers of German Expressionist Dance in the 1920s and 1930s, followed by the second part H.K. — Quintett. Ein TANZFONDS ERBE Projekt.
El Circulo Eterno is a dialogue between body knowledge from the past and present. Harald Kreutzberg (1902 – 1968) embodied men’s and women’s roles and delicately played with androgyny. Dealing with gender roles is at the focus of our attention. From the very beginning it was not our aim to reconstruct Kreutzberg's work but to use it as a source of inspiration for a new contemporary dance piece. We started to isolate certain hand and arm gestures from Kreutzberg's famous solo program Der ewige Kreis (The Eternal Circle) and combined them with contemporary step combinations developing a new form of composition. Besides that El Circulo Eterno is a constant dialogue between the two performers about femininity and masculinity including masculine femininity and feminine masculinity mirrored as well in the costumes. Like Kreutzberg we tried to find a certain abstraction in the playful game with gender roles which is adequate to our time. Understanding the essence of the past means to take a look into the future.
Choreographed by Norbert Servos / Jorge Emilio Morro Taborda
Performed by Silvia Ventura and Jorge Morro
Music: Max Richter a.o.
Set and costumes: Norbert Servos/Jorge Morro
Lighting design: Norbert Servos / Asier Solana
Video editing: Norbert Servos
— with generous support of Mime Centrum Berlin
Co-production with Centro Danza Canal and Mime Centrum Berlin.
Presented by Trauma Bar und Kino on 6th & 7th of September 2018, both dates at 8:30 pm. Bar is open from 7:30 pm.
Duration: 60 mins.
Tickets available online from 23rd of July 2018.