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Hagar Tenenbaum - Opening Dance (working title)

maa 17/06/2019 > zon 23/06/2019

Hagar comes this time interested in working with the idea of the mute body. A body that in order to be heard, needs to be looked at. Such a body approaches movement as an elaborated speech. Following this line of thought, she is creating a dance piece focusing on physical humour and inspired by mime techniques, where the body can be more awkward than graceful, more ridiculous than sublime.

"What we find comedic (or just funny) is sensitive to changing contexts. It is sensitive because the funny is always tripping over the not funny, sometimes appearing identical to it". (Lauren Berlant)

Hagar Tenenbaum is a choreographer, illustrator and dancer based in Brussels. Her work derives from self-invented methods based on repetition and rhythm, which weave together movement, speech and drawings in a poetic and humorous way. In her choreographies, Hagar opens up a range of possibilities for sense and non-sense making. By focusing on movement and nuances of expression, she allows her talking-moving body to find new sensorial forms of communication and entertainment.

Dramaturgy: Alma Söderberg
Sound: Hendrik Willekens
Costume: Eran Shanny

Production: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek | Co-production: BUDA | with collaboration of: Workspace Brussels, STUK, Kelim Choreography Center, WpZimmer