Madonna, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus - even with artists who stand for the openness of pop, we find mainly young, healthy, strong bodies in their music videos. Even if artists like Peaches, Adele, Lizzo, Missy Elliott or others counter this - either in their own physicality or through their choice of performers - bodies with disabilities continue to appear as deviations from the norm. This reflects in movement qualities: Movements are fluid or deliberately staccato, most of the times powerful and always controlled by an envisaged image. The bodies are symmetrical, stand upright and stage their own agility and elasticity. In "Contours”, these ideals are questioned by the bodies that inhabit it: bodies with disabilities. Asymmetry and mutual assistance are as much a part of the vocabulary of this video as the jointly celebrated slowness.

Choreography: Juli Reinartz
In collaboration with Ariane Hassan Pour-Razavi, Daria Dominique Dönch, Liz Rosenfeld, Matilda Carlid, Michaela Maxi Schulz, Silja Korn, Simona Schubertchová, Sophia Obermeyer, Tchivett, Teresa Erbach, Xiang Yun Fang

Music: Iftah Gabbai
Lyrics: Juli Reinartz
Cinematography: Imogen Heath
Camera Assistance: Mouna Abo Assali
Stage and costume: Juli Reinartz
Light design: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
Technical assistance: Arnaud Lesage
Make-up and Styling: Nuria Heyck
Make-up Assistance: Sarah Wendt
Administration and PR: Michaela Maxi Schulz
Audio description: Emmilou Rössling
In collaboration with Silja Korn
Music description: Iftah Gabbai

With support from the Impact funding of Senate Department of Culture Berlin, Uferstudios and PSR / Heizhaus.
Konturen/Contours got developed in the frame of Netzwerk MAKING A DIFFERENCE: SOPHIENSÆLE, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Uferstudios, tanzfähig, Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin, TanzZeit, Diversity.Arts.Culture and Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin. MAKING A DIFFERENCE is funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund paid from funds of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media and Senate Department of Culture Berlin / Co-financing fund

October 2020 Release


31st October 2020
5 & 7 pm
Heizhaus Uferstudios

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