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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
 

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


        
 
   

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

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

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

Sound N.N.    

Production Judith Bodenstein, Raphael Reher




DISPLACEMENT (REPRISE)


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: 16. May starts at 19.00 with MAPPING DANCE BERLIN with Melli Müller followed by the dance production 'DISPLACEMENT' and ends with Mapping Dance Berlin I displacement


Date: 17. May starts at 19.00 with 'Dear me,...' by Melli Müller
followed by the dance production 'DISPLACEMENT' and ends with a Theaterscoutings Berlin Q&A


Date: 18. May starts at 19:00 with 'DISPLACEMENT'
DOCK11, Berlin


Choreography: Ruben Reniers
Dance: Ruben Reniers & Nora Vladiguerova
Stage: Barbara Steinitz
Music: Evelyn Saylor
Dramaturgy: Nicole Kohlmann
Photo: Carlos Collado
Graphic Design: Studio Workshop

Entrance 14/10


Funded & Co-operation Partner:
Mapping Dance Berlin I displacement | Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin / ZTB e.V. | Tanzbüro Berlin
Schloss Bröllin
@PAF 2018
Ruben Reniers / rubarb dance & art
DOCK 11


Supported by:
Theaterscoutings Berlin
Kollektiv Spieltrieb e.V.