A dance piece about bodies in states of emergency by Patricia Carolin Mai
BALAGAN BODY is a transnational Dance Production between Tel Aviv and Hamburg and deals with the Chaosbody that explores the body as an archive populated with personal and cultural memories. A dancer from Tel Aviv and a dancer from Hamburg will investigate how people process the transition between exceptional conditions and normality in the long term. Interviews with people in Tel Aviv and Hamburg form the basis for the choreographic research. How do people deal with sudden attacks? How do extreme states translate into the body? What distinguishes a body that is exposed to a permanent threat from a body that lives in relative safety? Together with two musicians the four artists enter into a physical and acoustic dialogue and become an unpredictable, at the same time threatened organism – a delicate construction, somewhere between normality and emergency. BALAGAN BODY is a Israel | German Co-Production of Kelim Choreography Center and Kampnagel – Internationales Zentrum für schönere Künste Hamburg.
Supported by: Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung | Coproduction: Kelim Choreography Center Bat-Yam, Kampnagel Hamburg Special Thanks to: K3 Choreography Center|Tanzplan Hamburg and Seoul Dance Center Korea