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a musical dance performance with moving images by rubarb dance & art




It is the confrontation with the two natural forces of our existence, birth and death, which is placed in the center of this musical dance performance. Based on the collision of two very personal events, the death of his father and the birth of his daughter, dancer and choreographer Ruben Reniers focuses in his current artistic work on phenomena related to death.
As a native Indonesian who grew up in the Netherlands, he is interested in Indonesian as well as European funeral rituals and farewell ceremonies – and how the different concepts of connecting the living and the dead are manifested in the dances, movements, touches and voices of those who mourn. Together with an international team of dancers, musicians and a drawing artist, he embarks on a quest to artistically bring together the different approaches of these cultures and of each one of us.
 
Artistic Direction / Choreography:            Ruben Reniers


Dance, Performance:                               Rebecca Jefferson, Annapaola Leso, Sean Roel Nederlof, Ruben Reniers, Melli Müller


Composition / Live Music:                        Konstantin Heuer, Bilawa Respati, Biliana Voutschkova


Stage / Puppet Theater / Live Drawing:   Barbara Steinitz


Costume:                                                  Carola Volles, Juliane Längin


Light Design:                                             Emese Csornai


Graphic Design:                                        Studio Workshop | Saira Hussain


Artistic Collaboration:                                Melli Müller


Artistic Advise:                                          Inang Lena Simanjuntak


Video:                                                        Marco Baass


Photo:                                                        Carlos Collado
 

Supported by

Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media,

as part of Neustart Kultur, #TakeAction Förderprogramm Tanz


Cooperation partner: Rumah Budaya Indonesia | Haus der Indonesischen Kulturen Berlin, Schloss Bröllin,Theaterscouting, DOCK 11


        
 
   

STADT OHNE LIEBE


In dieser Stadt ist alles grau, es herrschen klare Regeln. Der Regent und sein Stellvertreter haben alles verboten, was Freude bereitet: Lachen, Tanz, Höflichkeit, die Liebe. Zuwiderhandlungen werden mit dem Tod bestraft. Selbst heimlich Verliebte werden durch die zentrale Überwachung aufgespürt. Man hat sich zur Begrüßung zu beleidigen, eine Hasstirade gilt als größte Form der Zuneigung. Aus dieser Stadt ohne Liebe scheint ein Entkommen nicht möglich. Das System ist sicher.

Doch ein dahergelaufener Clown durchkreuzt die geltenden Gesetze und die Tochter des Regenten verliebt sich in ihn. Die Katastrophe nimmt ihren Lauf. Die Utopie einer vollends fröhlichen und liebenden Gesellschaft erscheint möglich.

theater.land inszeniert „Stadt ohne Liebe“ (1965) des russischen Schriftstellers Lew Ustinow (1923 - 2009) als Befragung heutiger Tendenzen. Wir schauen auf die Graubereiche zwischen Dystopie und Utopie, zwischen elitärer Machtphantasie und individueller Freigeisterei, zwischen Technikwahn und Kunstrevolte. Diese „Märchenwelt“ passt in die eigenartige Architektur der Anderen Welt Bühne auf dem Alten Postgelände (ehemalige DDR-Fernmeldezentrale) in Strausberg. Die Inszenierung bewegt sich zwischen Theater, Tanz und Film. Es bleibt ein Märchen unserer Zeit - nur für Erwachsene.


mit:                                        Ruben Reniers, Melli Müller, Andreas Klumpf, Josepha Grünberg, Johanna Paliege, Paul Walther

Regie:                                   Wolfram Scheller

Dramaturgie & Textfassung: Monika Radl

Kostüm:                                 Barbara Schiffner

Bühnenbild:                           Mathias Rümmler

Choreographie:                     Ruben Reniers / Melli Müller

Licht & Ton:                           Paul Klinder

SOLO

Photoproject by Marco Baass

Supported by mo:re


SOLO. ist ein Portraitprojekt, dass sich den performenden Künstlern aller Richtungen widmet. MusikerInnen, TänzerInnen, AkrobatenInnen oder auch DarstellerInnen, die sich entschlossen haben, Ihrer Leidenschaft zu folgen, Abends auf der Bühne zu stehen und den Menschen Unterhaltung, Freude, Drama, und Inspiration zu schenken. Eine Leidenschaft die so stark ist, dass sogar oft prekäre Lebensverhältnisse und eine stets ungewisse Zukunft, diese nicht zu Bremsen vermag. Und gerade jetzt wird diese Situation für viele deutlich verschärft. Die Covid-19 Pandemie trifft die Künstler schwer, aber auch der Gesellschaft an sich fehlen mit Kunst und Kultur wichtige Säulen für das allgemeine Wohlbefinden. Diese Fotoserie soll den portraitierten Künstlern ganz sprichwörtlich wieder etwas Rampenlicht verschaffen. Die Bilder sind bewusst inszeniert wie ein Bühnenauftritt. Im Hintergrund tiefblauer Himmel, eingefärbt durch die kurze Phase in der der Tag in den Abend übergeht und die Vorhänge auf den Bühnen sich öffnen. Nur dass die Bühnen im Moment leere Orte ohne Publikum sind


gamut inc´s OVER THE EDGE CLUB

A superintelligence of the distant future dreams of its predecessors - the discarded high-tech machines and artificial intelligences stored somewhere in its genetic code. They are all gathered here in OVER THE EDGE CLUB and reflect the longings and desires of past generations and species.

According to the Deutsche Bühne review "The initially not-so-obvious intertwining of artificial intelligence and the dream experience overcomes the dualism of man-machine and puts superintelligence in a state of crisis."

"This already makes an impression on one's own screen" - says  taz, die tageszeitung - "At other moments, siren-like sounds also emerge, merging with a flood of images not made by human hands and pointing the way to dream landscapes never before traveled."

The outmoded AIs appear in the form of a human performer avatar, portrayed by dancer and choreographer Ruben Reniers. For example, there's Eugene Goostman, a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy, actually software, who passed a Turing test for the first time. In the test, humans are supposed to judge whether an interlocutor who is not visible to them is human or computer. With this dissociative identity disorder - whether human or software - the boy wanders uncertainly through the dream. There he encounters, for example, "Alpha Go", short-lived world champion* in the game of Go, with its wounded vanity.

The next AI generations will probably no longer be developed by humans, but by other AIs. We are becoming more and more fascinated and doubtful observers. But what will happen to all these AIs when progress overtakes them? The retrofuturistic ensemble gamut inc confronts the GPT-3, currently probably the most complex language AI on the market, with this question and lets it write the libretto without further ado.


OVER THE EDGE CLUB
Video premiere on 12/20/20 at 8pm on  gamutinc.org/over-the-edge-club

GAMUT INC - Marion Wörle, Maciej Sledziecki:
Staging, composition, stage, videos and lighting.
GPT-3 & GAMUT INC: libretto
RUBEN RENIERS: dance, choreography
ANKE BRUNS: costume
PAUL PAULUN: dramaturgy
ROBERT NACKEN: mastering
FLORIAN KRÖCKEL: production management
SARAH ROSENAU: press relations Berlin
VERA FIRMBACH: press relations Cologne
MARION WÖRLE: graphic design
CHRISTOPH VOY: Photos

CAMERA: INPETTO FILMPRODUKTION Uli Aumüller, Sebastian Rausch, gamut inc
FILM EDITING & COLORING: gamut inc

Funded by Landesbüro NRW, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin.

The format streamather is developed in the framework of the RELOAD grant of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.


DISPLACEMENT & »Interactive Displacement Experience«

Sat. 17. Oct. 2020 20:00 Gallus Theater (Frankfurt)

Fr.   20. Nov. 2020 20:00 Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen)


Too tall, too small, too fat, too thin, too light, too dark, too poor, too rich, too square, too hip, too turned in, too turned out, too twisted or too wound up – do you also feel every now and then at the wrong place, in the wrong time, in the wrong body or even all at once? in-place / dis-place / replace, this dance performance by Ruben Reniers, deals with this phenomenon, with a focus on physical enrollment and its changeability.

How far can, will or should one bend to adapt to one's environment? Who determines what is appropriate and inappropriate? And does the individual authenticity perhaps fall by the wayside with all such adjustments?



Choreography: Ruben Reniers

Dance: Nora Vladiguerov & Ruben Reniers

Host »Interactive Displacement Experience «: Melli Müller

Stage: Barbara Steinitz

Live Music: Evelyn Saylor

Dramaturgy & Spoken word: Nicole Kohlmann

Photo: Carlos Collado

Video: Marco Baass

Graphic Design: Studio Workshop

Funded & Co-operation Partner: Mapping Dance | Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin e.V. |

Tanzbüro Berlin | Schloss Bröllin | PAF 2018 | rubarb dance & art | DOCK11 |

Haus der Indonesischen Kulturen - Rumah Budaya Indonesia - Berlin

Forgot to Remember

Remember to Forget



ONLINE STREAM at Soundance Festival Berlinl
Sa. 27. June 2020 at 19:00

STREAMING LINK


Evelyn Saylor (music) | Ruben Reniers / rubarb dance & art (choreography | dance) | 20 mins


In today‘s over-commodified world, we are given license to focus on ourselves exclusively, without obligation to the greater collective. We are offered the platforms to do so - ones which originated from our desire for connection, but morphed into means of self-marketing. Even the text you are reading is a disguised advertisement. What happens when you have inadvertently turned your personhood into a product? When your attempt at self-realization has made you your own shareholder, and invested you into a social credit system? How does the ability to curate one‘s own narrative effect individual memory? In the age of the emancipated individual, where do collective memory and responsibility live? When you are your own ruler, are you actually free?


Date: 28. Sept. 2019 PREMIERE

Live Music & Composition: Evelyn Saylor
Choreography: Ruben Reniers
Dance: Ruben Reniers
Photos: Carlos Collado
Camera: Marco Baass

Video Documentation


Commisioned by KONTAKTE ’19. Biennale für Elektroakustische Musik
Berliner Lautsprecherorchester (II)

In collaboration with Klangzeitort - KlangKunstBühne
Supported by Akademie der Künste, Berlin Loudspeaker Orchestra & Universität der Künste Berlin