Exchange with ACHTUNG TANZ
TANZstopp (DANCE stop)
a digital – dance interruption of the daily routine
by MS Schrittmacher
Premiere 29.4.2023 in Oderbruch
The digital – dance project TANZstopp takes place directly in the everyday life of the people of the Oderbruch. Through surprising presentations of dance videos produced for the project in rural public spaces, it interrupts daily routines, conveys dance, makes it visible and tangible, and addresses a topic that is highly relevant in the region:
TANZstopp is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the NEUSTART KULTUR program, tanz:digital aid program of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.
In the 25th year of its existence, MS Schrittmacher will continue to make dance and performance visible and experienceable in the Oderbruch region with its project BRUCHSTÜCKE 2023. Learn more about the project, its diverse formats from workshops to guest performances and new productions to youth work, as well as upcoming events and the development of the project on the website and the Instagram and Facebook – appearances of BRUCHSTÜCKE.
Supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR. Aid Program Dance. Supported by the municipality of Letschin.
ACHTUNG TANZ (AT)
The digital/dance project ACHTUNG TANZ (AT) takes place directly in the everyday life of the people of the Oderbruch. By streaming and mapping dance videos produced for the project in rural public spaces, it interrupts daily routines, communicates dance in a low-threshold way, makes it visible and tangible, and deals with the topic of water, which is highly relevant in the region. The sustainable digital implementation enables a permanence over longer periods of time and thus also continuity, repeatability at different locations in the region as well as the perspective option to establish the formats locally and to recharge thematically again and again.
Further information and dates will follow.
Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the NEUSTART KULTUR program, tanz:digital support program of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.
ALLES IM FLUSS
A river, its landscape, its people. Everything in the river, on the river, everything like it in motion, constant, incessant, subject to change and yet shaping, creating, life-giving and death-bringing. This is the theme of the audio walk and bicycle audio drive that MS SCHRITTMACHER want to create together with the artists of STORYDIVE, with whom the group already successfully collaborated in 2021 for their audio walk LETS WALK ALONE. The river is the Oder, the landscape the Oderbruch, the people a melting pot of diverse origins. ALLES IM FLUSS observes the movement of river, landscape and people and establishes the connection, makes it visible and thus experienceable for the walking and cycling listeners of the audio walk/drive.Further information and dates will follow.
Supported by Fonds darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR
398 trillion 236 billion 608 million. A dive
an audio walk of the MS Schrittmacher
Premiere 2.10.2022 Groß Neuendorf
The Audiowalk is available around the clock.
Load the storydive app on your smartphone, bring your headphones and start at the loading tower / bar wagon in 15324 groß neuendorf
The audio walk producers of STORYDIVE together with BRUCHSTÜCKE have created an audio walk that takes the listeners on a dive.
You stand on the shore and look out over the Oder. Imagine you are waiting here for someone. What are you about to do together? What will you talk about? How will your conversation get into the flow?
The audiowalk invites you to look at the Oder together with the voice in your ear from different angles and takes you on an imaginary dive. A declaration of love for the Oder and the place, not forgetting the recent events in the summer of 2022.
Duration: 17 minutes
Project Management BRUCHSTÜCKE: Martin Stiefermann, Hartmut Schrewe
Text: Sophie Burger
Content support: Hartmut Schrewe
Narrator: Sophie Burger
Production management: Marie Golücke
Press / Public Relations: Stefanie Hintzsche
Audiowalk App: Storydive
Supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Aid Program Dance.
tourable: ANITA BERBER Reconstructions – Lecture Performance
In the Lecture Performance “Anita Berber – Rekonstruktionen”, choreographer Martin Stiefermann and dancer Brit Rodemund explain their research journey into the world of the 1920s dancer and choreographer Anita Berber. Along dance-scientific findings and selected solos, the audience is made familiar with the work of Anita Berber in a lively way, accompanied live by pianist David Schwarz.
For the lecture performance, the MS Schrittmacher team has intensively studied the choreographic work of Anita Berber. The focus was on her work beyond the scandals and her often distorted perception by the public. Their research also brought to light a great deal of previously unknown material, which will be presented in the Lecture Performance. A particularly important source within the historiographical work was the descriptions of Anita Berber’s dances by the Czech choreographer Joe Jenčík “Anita Berberová -Studie” from 1930, which was brought out as a German first publication by MS Schrittmacher during the premiere.
“MS Schrittmacher has spent two years researching found objects from Anita Berber’s life that can bring her artistic work to life. One of the most amazing is a dance notation to Chopin’s Grande Valse Brillante: a musical notation with abstract movement signs recorded underneath, which could be used to reconstruct a step-by-step choreography of the dancer. When Brit Rodemund, a dancer shaped by ballet for years, dances this today, it must look different from Anita Berber. Not only the dance, but also the dancing body will be detached from its contemporary historical context.” (Der Freitag)
➔ videolink: ANITA BERBER – Rekonstruktionen – Lectureperformance
tourable: A BETTER LIFE – Performance
The performance A BETTER LIFE is based on the research project LUXUS-WEG, a co-production of the German dance and performance group MS Schrittmacher and the ACT Independent Theater Festival Bulgaria. In the LUXUS-WEG research project, German choreographer Martin Stiefermann and Bulgarian choreographers Willy Prager and Iva Sveshtarova have explored the migration movements between the two countries. The focus was on German seniors in poverty who emigrate to Bulgaria and young Bulgarians who come to Germany to work mainly in the medical and nursing sector. Questions about the motivation, development and significance of these movements were asked intensively during the research.What would one sacrifice for better living conditions and luxury? What does ‘a better life’ even mean today? When are we ready to exchange social capital for material capital?
➔ further information and trailer to the performance HERE
tourable: HEIMATFRONT – Das Desaster lässt grüßen / Domestic Front – the disaster says hello
a dance performance by MS Schrittmacher
In HEIMATFRONT – Das Desaster lässt grüßen (domestic front – The disaster says hello) MS Schrittmacher puts the question, how long we can ignore the exploiting and martial consequences of our lifestyle in the comfort zone of Europe
Rare earths in smartphones, the cheap shirt from the sweatshop factory, the unfairly traded cup of coffee – our daily lifestyle is based on exploitation and creates conflicts and wars. A fact that we are so clear about until we suppress it. For our comfortable lifestyle we wage a war of wealth whose frontlines are spread all over the globe. But the migration of refugees driven by desperation, the brutal escalation of conflicts throughout the world and the increasing of terrorism in Europe make it more and more difficult for us to look away. The disaster that our affluent societies carried out to the world is returning home to its origin.
How will our view and our actions change when the front of our war of wealth is coming closer and becomes a domestic front? What to do when you face the consequences of your wealthy lifestyle and when the possibility to suppress is almost gone? Three performers name the martial and inhuman aspects of our prosperity. They confront themselves and the audience, avoid the unavoidable and are forced to take action. A musician and a video artist record directly the abstruse fight of the performers and produce sound and video sequences out of it which create again and again new contexts and ludicrous spaces. With their eye for the grotesque in the real MS Schrittmacher put their finger on the wound in this absurd fight for prosperity and dignity.
The war which seems to be the war of the others is coming home and turns the comfort zone into the domestic front.
supported by Fonds Doppelpass of Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Here is a link to the HEIMATFRONT trailer
Here is a link to the HEIMATFRONT documentation
tourable: AUSDRUCK-MOBIL – a research installation by MS Schrittmacher
a research installation by MS Schrittmacher about the emigration and the escape of German “Ausdruckstanz” dancers.
In the context of the POST- expressive dance in Israel, Germany and the Butoh-Festival – a two-weeks festival with installations, exhibitions, performances and interactive formats with Gaby Aldor, Maya M. Carroll, Johanna Lemke, Yuko Kaseki, Brit Rodemund, Efrat Stempler, Martin Stiefermann, Albrecht Ziepert, Roy Carroll and many more.
There is a link to the PREZI Documentation/Presentation to our research.