Uferstudios 14
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Alix Boillot

Forces of Nature

Performance · Berlinpremiere by Ivana Müller

«Forces of Nature» re-questions the idea of group movements in their physical, social and environmental contexts. How and why are they created, what is their potential and what are their effects on the immediate and distant surroundings? Based on these reflections, «Forces of Nature» follows a movement of an articulate and complex organism composed of five bodies (persons) with different energies and ideas. Their desires might not be the same, but they have a common goal: the construction of a physical and imaginary space that they share. Their negotiations become their movements; their questions become their score. The piece thus becomes a journey through a landscape in permanent transformation, composed of gestures, words and relationships that question the meaning and potential of what we have “in common”, the notion of interdependence, the sustainability of resources, the importance of care, the idea of the effort, the relevance of the individual and collective choices, and the necessity to act.

In english language.

12.10.2021 Artist Talk after the performance, moderated by Peter Stamer

Ivana Müller

Through her choreographic and theatrical work as well as her performances, installations, texts and videos, Ivana Müller explores poetics of language, rethinks  the body, movement, voices and their forms of representations, revisits the place of imagination and the imaginary, and questions the notion of participation. In this, she works to inscribe the collective and the collaboration in the artistic practice exploring the idea of social choreography. Her work is often experimental, radical and formally innovative. The idea of living forms, in perpetual movement remains central to her artistic interest. Although she creates in a variety of media, theater remains the primary context in which she develops and presents her work. Her pieces have been produced and presented in festivals and theaters in Europe, United States, Brazil and Asia over the past 20 years.
Ticket: 15€/red. 10€
Tickets ↪ here
Please arrive 1/2 hour before the performance starts.
Corona regulations:
↪  Required is a proof of a negative rapid test (24 hours citizen test) or proof of a complete vaccination (at least 14 days ago) or an official proof of having recovered from a corona infection (the illness must not have been more than 6 months ago).
 ↪  FFP-2 masks mandatory during performance.
Concept, Text, Choreography, Scenography: Ivana Müller | In collaboration with the performers : Julien Gallée-Ferré, Daphné Koutsafti, Julien Lacroix, Irina Solano, Vincent Weber | Scenography in collaboration with: Alix Boillot | Costumes: Suzanne Veiga Gomes | Artistic collaborators: Anne Lenglet, Jonas Rutgeerts | Lighting design, Technical coordination: Fanny Lacour | Soundscape: Cornelia Friederike Müller.
Production: I’M COMPANY (François Maurisse, Gerco de Vroeg, Suzanne Veiga Gomes) | Coproduction: Schauspiel Leipzig, Residenz, Leipzig (DE) / ménagerie de verre, Paris (FR) / BUDA Kunstencentrum, Kortrijk (BE) / CCN2 - Centre national chorégraphique de Grenoble (FR) / Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE) / Tanzfabrik Berlin (DE) | With thanks to. Théâtre Paris-Villette, Paris (F) | Support: Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d'Île-de-France Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (FR) / APAP - performing europe 2020 (EU) / ACT - Art Climate Transition network (EU).