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November 22 to 24, 2012 / 6 to 9 pm
news garden / private echoes (Premiere)
-> Immatrikulationshalle der TU München
news garden – a landscape of reporting for six performers and one voice
Micha Purucker‘s third choreographic scuplture:
The public news stations’ idiosyncratic “news-speak”, blended and recontextualised
with the altogether different concentration and affectivity of
The project addresses in abstract form the questionable amalgamation of
world news with our respective local, personal, domestic situations as we all
experience them at the breakfast table, at work, in our cars, as we listen to
the radio, watch TV or read the paper.
The dancers’ emotions and their inwardness produce a stark contrast to the
professional indifference of the news anchor. The dancers and performers
illustrate nothing, they do not recount or service any particular content,
and yet links and cross connections keep emerging between the acoustic
and visual levels. What becomes most interesting then, are the blurred
The discrepancy between a specific textual content and the inherent
openness of the choreographic narrative added to the fact that the two are
perceived on different levels creates a kind of potential for unrest in this
And there emerges a new territory of meaning which oscillates between
acoustic and kinetic elements and information and opens towards an infinite
number of personal interferences.
passing by between 6 and 9 p.m.
With Michael Althauser, Steven Barrett, Ariel Cohen, Gonçalo Cruzinha, Alessandra Defazio, Gabriele Graf, Janne Gregor, Manon Greiner, Michael Kunitsch, Michele Meloni, Robert Merdzo, Manuela Müller, Akemi Nagao,
Ming Poon, Peter Slabon, Davide Sportelli, Josef Weinert, ...
Supported by the Bureau for Cultural Affairs of the State Capital City of Munich and the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance (BLZT)
with funding from the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and Art. Micha Purucker is member of Tanztendenz München e.V.
Immatriculationhall of TU, main entrance
Tanztendenz Munich e.V. is sponsored
by the Munich Department of Arts and Culture