AWAL / BEGINNING
A PERFORMANCE INSTALLATION OF DANCE WITH LIVE MUSIC ABOUT STARTING OVER AND CONTINUING ON
How can we regain hope in the face of personal loss and existential threat? Where do we find new sources of joy and promise for the future? We fall down and pick ourselves back up over and over again. What is this perpetual motion that drives us ever forward?
rubarb dance & art explores these questions through dance, music, and visual art, drawing inspiration from traditional Indonesian music and dance. Working in international collaboration, the ensemble transforms the House of Indonesian Cultures in Berlin into a laboratory of synergies in which visual and sensory experiences overlap. The performance installation unfolds within diverse spaces, opening up new perspectives and auditory experiences.
A Phantasmagoric Gamelan Frenzy / Richard Pettifer
In “AWAL / BEGINNING” created by choreographer Ruben Reniers and collaborators at the Rumah Budaya Indonesia Berlin,
an explosion of performative pedagogy blends traditional and contemporary choreography in a
phantasmagoric performance event taking place over three days from 16 to 18 December 2022.
Dec 16, 2022, 7.30 pm
Dec 17 & 18, 2022, 7.30 pm
Rumah Budaya Indonesia |
Haus der Indonesischen Kulturen
CONCEPT, ARTISTIC DIRECTION,CHOREOGRAPHY
Nora Vladiguerov,Yuya Fujinami, Chia-Ying Chiang, Ruben Reniers
COMPOSITION, LIVE MUSIC
Konstantin Heuer, Bilawa Ade Respati
PAPER ART, PERFORMANCE
REQUIEM | MANGONGKAL HOLI
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
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
FORGOT TO REMEMBER | REMEMBER TO FORGET
Performance for Dance and Loudspeaker Orchestra
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?
In collaboration with Klangzeitort - KlangKunstBühne
Supported by Kontakte Festival 2019, Akademie der Künste, Berlin Loudspeaker Orchestra & Universität der Künste Berlin
Tickets: €5 / €3 ermässigt
KONTAKTE ’19. Biennale für Elektroakustische Musik und Klangkunst
Konzert: Berliner Lautsprecherorchester (II)
18 – 19 Uhr, Halle 3
Premieres by Evelyn Saylor, Hadas Pe'ery und Roberto Fausti. Dance/Choreography: Ruben Reniers.
More Info about the Festival: https://www.adk.de/de/programm/?we_objectID=60132&filter=60136
Forgot to Remember
Remember to Forget
ONLINE STREAM at Soundance Festival Berlinl
Sa. 27. June 2020 at 19:00
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
Commisioned by KONTAKTE ’19. Biennale für Elektroakustische Musik
Berliner Lautsprecherorchester (II)
Photo: Piet Truhlar
Nobody dies in the middle of his life
25th - 27th July 2019 radialsystem.de
With "Nobody dies in the middle of his life", Nico and the Navigators continue their successful format of staged concerts: How do we live with the certainty that we must die? Are there exercises with which we can prepare for this farewell? Should we make death a celebration, as Nietzsche suggested? Or would it be better to dance on the volcano beforehand?
With music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert, Leonard Cohen, Rufus Wainwright, Klaus Nomi and others, quiet and euphoric moments alternate in a lively musical debate - and represent the power of death as the measure of all life.
Artistic direction: Nicola Hümpel
Musical direction: Matan Porat
By and with
Nikolay Borchev (baritone)
Yui Kawaguchi (dance and choreography)
Annedore Kleist (speaker)
Julla von Landsberg (soprano)
Ruben Reniers (dance and choreography)
Ted Schmitz (tenor)
Winfried Holzenkamp (double bass, E-Bass)
Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir (violin)
Philipp Kullen (drums)
Matan Porat (piano)
Room concept Oliver Proske
Light Fabian Bleisch
Costumes Cristina Lelli
Dramaturgy Ann-Christine Mecke
Artistic Assistance Alisa Hecke
Production Judith Bodenstein, Raphael Reher
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 in the wrong place, in the wrong time, in the wrong body or even all at once? Displacement, deals with this phenomenon, with a focus on the physical 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 individual authenticity perhaps fall by the wayside with all such adjustments?
Date: 18. May starts at 19:00 with 'DISPLACEMENT'