Uferstudios 14
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Nellie de Boer

Copernicus Drift

Performance · Premiere · Relaxed Performance by Emmilou Rößling
In the frame of Fold – Die erste Falte

In “Copernicus Drift” four women dance together, evoking a space to contemplate the notion of paradigm shift – an irreversible advancement within a discipline, generating tension between new knowledge and the inevitable coming-to-an-end of established world views.

Sometimes you look up and let your eye travel along the sky and the stars. Eyelids heavy, and body settling into the grass while simultaneously detaching from the ground. There’s a sensation of being closer to the heavenly bodies, orbiting with the earth towards emerging dizziness. Attempts to think of things lost, you cannot remember. Things to come you cannot imagine, but mourn nonetheless. Waking up together, drowsy and damp from the grass. Stiff from the lingering cold before the sun rises again.

«Copernicus Drift» meanders through the private and the cosmic sphere, through intimacy and theory. These overlapping ambiguities, drifting levels of time and space, are linked to sensations of anxiety and grief, paradoxically experienced as a two-fold wishful anticipation of what is yet to come.

This performance takes place as Relaxed Performance. Relaxed Performances would like to welcome all visitors for whom sitting still for a long time in the theatre is a barrier (for example autistic people, people with Tourette's, with learning difficulties or chronic pain). Noises and movements from the audience are welcome. Visitors can leave and return to the auditorium at any time.

16.09. 2022 Haptic Access Tour + Audio description by Jess Curtis / Gravity Access Service (Irene Baumann)
Registration at anmeldung@tanzfabrik-berlin.de or +49 (0)30 / 200 592 70
In collaboration with Gravity Access Service, Tanzfabrik offers selected events with audio description and a so-called Haptic Access Tour (tactile tour). This includes live and recorded audio descriptions for blind and visually impaired visitors* and, in addition, sensory access consultations. For more information, visit the website: www.jesscurtisgravity.org/access

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

Emmilou Rößling

Emmilou Rößling’s work evolves around questions of representation and perception, often exploring different forms of camouflage, and using different media, including dance, performance, textiles, and sculpture, with an interest in occupying zones of indeterminacy. Her recent works, including THE FRATERNITY (2020), FLUFF (2019), WATER COOLER CHAT (2018), have been presented in venues such as Judson Church NYC, Sophiensaele Berlin, Arsenic Lausanne, Beursschouwburg Brussels, Mousonturm FFM and Frankfurter Kunstverein. Emmilou studied choreography in Gießen and at the Amsterdam University of the Arts and fine arts at the Städelschule Frankfurt.  www.emmilouroessling.com
Duration: 3,5 h. Audiences are invited to move in the space and can leave and come back at any time. 
Tickets: pay what you can (10€ / 15€ / 20€ / 25€)
Choreography & Space: Emmilou Rößling | Performance: Amanda Barrio Charmelo, Rachell Bo Clark, Hanako Hayakawa, Emmilou Rößling  | Original Music & Live Music: Mårten Spangberg, Julia Yoo Soon Gröning  | Technical Direction : Maika Knoblich | With dances derived from audio described contributions by Vincent Riebeek, Isabel Lewis, Anna Nowicka, Fia Neises, Tarren Johnson, Alice Heyward | Text & research: Lucas Eigel, Emmilou Rößling
Individual project funding by the Berlin Senate, Kulturamt Frankfurt, Dis-Tanzen Solo | Residency support BUDA Kunstencentrum Kortrijk, Gasthof/Städelschule Frankfurt am Main and Tanzfabrik Berlin.


Amanda Barrio Charmelo is a performer living in Brussels, originally from Lima Peru. She began her dance training in Peru and moved to France in 2010 to continue her studies at the Paris Conservatory. In 2016, Amanda graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. Since then, she has collaborated with various artists including Liza Baliaznaja, DD Dorvillier, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Maud le Pladec, Eszter Salamon, Ula Sickle and Michiel Vandevelde. In addition to her work as a performer, Amanda is continuing her studies in political science at the VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel).

Rachell Bo Clark
is a dancer from Melbourne Australia, living in Berlin. Rachell studied dance at the Victorian College of the Arts before moving to Europe in 2014, where she has established herself as a performer, artist and teacher. Inspired by the connective possibilities of dance, and the friendships, intimacy, and community it builds, Rachell continues to collaborate and perform with choreographers Sebastian Matthias, Ursina Tossi, Emmilou Rößling, Colette Sadler and visual artist Rachel Monosov, among others. In 2017 Rachell was part of DanceWEB scholarship, supported by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation.

Hanako Hayakawa
is a Japanese dancer, performer, and dance maker currently based in Berlin, Tokyo, and Brussels. She received her first dance training from Hakucho ballet academy. She also studied at Tama Art University where she majored in Performing Arts mentored by Saburo Teshigawara. She graduated from P.A.R.T.S. and works with international artists mostly from Europe and Asia such as: Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Michiel Vandevelde, Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe, Tino Sehgal, Miet Warlop, Phoebe Berglund, Nikima Jagudajev, Simon Van Schuylenbergh, Osamu Shikichi, Tetsuya Umeda.

Maika Knoblich is a performance maker and light designer. Since 2009 she has been part of the performance duo Quast & Knoblich with Hendrik Quast, pursuing their common interest of the theatricalization of the banal, grotesque and incidental. She has worked as a light designer and dramaturge since 2010 with choreographers such as Philippe Blanchard, Jeremy Wade, Olympia Bukkakis, Barbara Schmidt-Rohr, Billinger & Schulz, Karol Tyminski and the performance collective Skart. She studied at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Giessen and at DasArts (now DAS) in Amsterdam.

Lucas Eigel (*1990) studied modern languages and maths in Cologne, Tubingen and Oxford. He is currently working on a DPhil thesis on receptions of antiquity around 1900, while teaching maths at a special needs school in Berlin.

Julia Yoo Soon Gröning (*1989 in Daegu/Southkorea) is a german korean violinist. At the age of twelve, she enrolled as a pre- college student at «Julius-Stern Institut» of the University of Arts in Berlin. She studied with renowned musicians such as Kolja Blacher, Latica Honda-Rosenberg and the Artemis Quartett at the UdK Berlin. 2017 Julia Gröning completed her Masters Degree with honors. She participates in regular international concert projects with Kammerakademie Potsdam, Ensemble Resonanz, Rundfunksinfonieorchester Berlin and Deutsche Sinfonieorchester Berlin . As soloist, she performed with orchestras such as the «Orchester des Nationaltheaters Mannheim“. Since 2018 Julia Gröning is a member of the Ensemble Quillo for contemporary music,  supported by drosos Stiftung and Kulturstiftung des Bundes. From 2008-2021 Julia Gröning was a scholarship and grant holder from Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. She currently performs on a French violin from the Workshop of „Gand Frères“ from 1864.