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July 12, 2021 / 8 pm
Ceren Oran
The Urge


Moves between bed and closet, a classic variation in front of kitchen counter, release on the balcony: home videos from the lockdown in spring 2020. Soloistic. Pandemic. Uploaded to social media. They are all testimonies of the urge of dancers and choreographers to dance and remain visible. Ceren Oran uses these found objects for her performance THE URGE and brings them to the street. THE URGE wanders through Munich from July 11 to 17, occupies the public space and picks up the audience in everyday life.

THE URGE refers directly to our current living environment, which has been defined by the pandemic for over a year now, and focuses on the relationship between collective trauma and individual behavior. The way each individual deals with crises in society as a whole is scrutinized and transformed into choreographic images that captivate through the contrast between powerful common unison phrases and the individual solos that emerge from them. The music by Oran's long-term collaborator Hüseyin Evirgen also plays a major role, helping to determine the dramaturgy of the choreography with rhythmic changes and dynamizations. The electronic music is complemented by the live musician Simon Couratier (saxophone), who intensifies the contrast between collective and individual through the musical level.

The premiere of THE URGE took place simultaneously in Munich, Berlin and Cologne on May 8 as part of the DANCE 2021 festival; due to the pandemic situation not analog, but as a live stream digitally. All the more the choreographer and her team are now happy to bring THE URGE live and analogue into the public space of Munich, because Ceren Oran is keen to bring dance into the social everyday life of the city: "Performing in public space means taking risks and getting in contact with many different people, instead of performing only for a limited elite - it means exposing yourself to a wide spectrum of honest feedback. I believe in the fascinating, contagious and inspiring power of dance: contemporary dance should be accessible to everyone, anytime, anywhere." (Ceren Oran)

Konzept, künstlerische Leitung, Choreografie: Ceren Oran // Choreographische Kollaboration: Maayan Reiter, Rotem Weismann // Tanz: Jin Lee, Uwe Brauns, Laura Manz, Jihun Choi, Lena Klink (München); Maayan Reiter, Margherita Dello Sbarba, Paula Niehoff, Lucas Lopes Pereira, Hayato Yamaguchi (Köln); Rotem Weismann, Lukas Malkowski, Woo-Sang Jeon, Susanna Ylikoski, Ariel Hayoun (Berlin) // Musik: Hüseyin Evirgen (Electronics) Jeannot Salvatori (Saxophon), Jean Baptiste Charlot (Flöte), Simon Couratier (Saxophon) // Dramaturgische Begleitung: Karolina Hejnova // Künstlerische Produktionsleitung: Rat & Tat Kulturbüro // Produktions Assistenz: Caroline Skibinski, Florian Greß // Technische Leitung: Peer Quednau // PR: Simone Lutz

The unison parts of the choreography are based on the Lockdown videos of Phil Hulford, Sofia Pouchtou, Clementine Herveux, Elisa Ruffato, Kamola Rashidova, Renan Martins Oliveira, Anina Labanidze, Rose Ellen Lewis, Jin Lee

Blumenstrasse 7
80331 München

Admission free
Reservation is absolutely necessary: Tickets THE URGE

Further performances
15. July / 9 pm – Import Export
Info + Tickets www.import-export.cc
16. July / 7:30 pm - Werksviertel, Platz vor dem Riesenrad
Info + Tickets www.theater-hochx.de

Eine Produktion von Ceren Oran. Gefördert durch das Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München und das Festival DANCE München. Unterstützt durch das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ - STEPPING OUT, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz. In Kooperation mit HochX Theater und Live Art. Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Teilresidenzprogramms der Tanzfabrik Berlin. Vielen Dank an die Urbane Mitte Am Gleisdreieck - das Stadtquartier von Morgen. Ceren Oran ist Mitglied der Tanztendenz München e.V.

Tanztendenz Munich e.V. is sponsored
by the Munich Department of Arts and Culture