Uferstudios Hof
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

This Is still Not Normal

Performance by Arantxa Martínez , Juan Domínguez

«This Is still Not Normal» reflects upon sexuality, body and intimacy as part of the complex social interactions that shape reality. This work allows intimacy to be practiced, spoken and shared as a way of accessing the political dimension of our sexualities.

Eight performers guide two spectators at a time through a caring and intimate performative journey. The project invites the audience to a series of participatory situations that creates unexpected juxtapositions of bodies, identities, experiences, fantasies and desires.

Please note
People between the ages of 14 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
This performance is not suitable for people under 14.
The project contains nudity.

If you have questions about accessibility, feel free to contact Juan Harcha by email at: harcha@tanzfabrik-berlin.de or by phone: 030-200 592 70.

Arantxa Martínez

Arantxa Martínez is a Berlin based artist, her work focuses on processes of identification, exchange and dependence between the body and its environment and questions performativity in relation to these processes. Some of her recent works are «Avant-Garten» (2017) and «This is Not Normal» (2021) with Juan Domínguez, as well as «Medusa Rise» (2019), and «From Behind All Over» (2022). As a performer she works with artists such as Thiago Granato, Kate McIntosch, Eszter Salamon, Sabine Zahn, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Alice Chauchat, Paz Rojo, Antonia Baehr, Deborah Hay, María Jerez, Petra Sabisch, Cullberg Ballet, Isabelle Schad or Velma, among others. Since 2015 she teaches regularly at the Stockholm University of the Arts  and Madrid (Máster en Práctica Escénica y Cultura Visual).

Juan Domínguez

Juan Domínguez is a conceptual clown, magical cowboy, model-poet, untied narrator and curator of pleasure. As a maker and organizer within the fields of choreography and performing arts his work explores the relationship between different codes and advocates the complete dissolution between fiction and reality. He is also working on the idea of co-authorship between all the agents involved in a live aesthetic experience. Some of his recent works are «My Only Memory» (2018), «Tálamo» (2020), «Between you and me» (2020) with Amalia Fernández, «This is Not Normal» (2021) and «This Is still Not Normal» (2022) with Arantxa Martínez. Over the past two decades, Domínguez has curated various artistic programmes and festivals like In-Presentable (2003-2012), Living Room Festival (2011-2017) Picnic Sessions (2013-2015) among others.
Duration: approx. 90 minutes
In English (with possibility to communicate in German, French or Spanish)
Tickets: Pay as you can (10€ / 15€ / 20€ / 25€)
Concept, Direction: Arantxa Martínez, Juan Domínguez | Artistic companion: Julia Rodríguez | Performer: Daniel Belasco Rogers, Sue Ying del Valle Zabala Romero, Ghyslaine Gau, Sangeeta Lerner, Guillem Mont De Palol, Guilherme Morais, Noa Noelani,  Lola Rubio | Production management: Annika Stadler

This performance is part of Tanznacht Forum 2022.
A Juan Dominguez production, supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance.“ Also supported by Tanznacht Berlin and Radialsystem.
Media partners: trb Magazin | Tanzraum Berlin, taz. die tageszeitung, tip Berlin, ExBerliner and Ask Helmut.


Julia Rodríguez
is a mexican-born artist and lives and works in Berlin. Her work is situated within the performing arts field and unfolds in various environments and constellations as a choreographer, performer and artistic companion. Her work explores how to defamiliarize from the well-known by weaving imaginaries, languages and temporalities where judgement and the politics of expectations don’t fully operate and in which spectatorship can be in a dynamic process. Her latest works «Later» (2018), «By the time you see this it will be gone» (2019) und «T H E B A R» (2020) have been presented in Berlin, Estonia, Copenhagen and Mexico City.

Sue Zabala, is an eclectic performer, who studied Special Education and contemporary dance in Caracas, Venezuela. She is the founder of the pioneer mixed abilities dance group «Transito Danza Integrativa», having also collaborated with Rafaela Rosellini, Jochen Roller, Hajusom, among others. Sue has created and collaborated on projects with an emphasis on integration & inclusion. Recently she has been cooperating with the refuges initiative, Hafenschule «Tanzchor» and «Integration durch Sport» framed in the «Gute Laune Station». Additionally she is a member of the Intercultural Music Center in Kassel, specifically in the «Freier Raum für Tanz und Musik».

Daniel Belasco Rogers is one half of the performance duo plan b which he created with his partner Sophia New. plan b's work encompasses performance, installation, participatory situations, audio, new media and fine art. Daniel and Sophia are working on a lifelong project of recording everywhere they go with GPS. Daniel also regularly collaborates with the choreographer Sabine Zahn and the performance collective She She Pop. He is currently a guest professor at the University of the Arts Berlin. https://planbperformance.net

Ghyslaine Gau
is a dancer and performer. Over the last 10 years, she has worked with many choreographers in Europe. She has developed a practice of bodywork in schools and medical-educational institutions with marginalized groups.  In 2015 she started the work in progress through which she develops a research around the questions of intimacy in relation with the collective from the point of view of her experiences as a black woman artist. In this same decolonial perspective, she co-created the trio «Women part.3» in collaboration with Annabel Guérédrat and Ana Pi in 2021.

Guilherme Morais is a performer, choreographer and pedagogue from Brazil. And a Latin Vogue Pioneer. He is the creator of the cultural platform «This is noT» (2011). In Berlin he has been collaborating with Grupo Oito and Santix Schwarz, with works presented in Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Gropius Bau, Tak-Theater, Humbold Forum... In this moment Guilherme is developing a creation about monsters, that started in Spain with the Iberescena subsidy. And also on tour (Germany) with the performance «Lovers against Lions».

Guillem Mont de Palol
is a dance and performance maker and a dancer / performer. His analogical studies are dedicated to the connection of artistic processes and pedagogical work. In 2002 Guillem went to the SNDO in Amsterdam, where he graduated in 2006 and met Jorge Dutor. Since 2009 they create together. Nowadays Guillem collaborates with creators such as Miguel Pereira, Sonia Gómez, Mette Ingvartsen, Xavier Le Roy, among others.

Noa Noelani is a mountain from Tucumán, Argentina. Her curiosity turned into multidisciplinary art and this is her daily life and her profession. She pours out her knowledge, concerns and desires into the performing arts, seeking to expand her limits. Currently Noa's seismic epicenter is Hamburg, from where she creates works with her artistic collective «Estupefacta». Noa collaborates with TUSCH, Stadtteilschule Eidelstedt and LAFDK Bremen, among others.

Lola Rubio is a multidisciplinary artist based in Berlin, working in the fields of dance, cinema and music. She was born in Madrid and educated in classic and contemporary dance in Spain and France. The center of her interest is how somatic body practice can provide eclectic expressions and languages across many disciplines.