SEE AND BE SCENE - video stage for dance performance
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SEE AND BE SCENE - A CATWALK BANQUET

Concept, stage und regie - Helena Waldmann
Live music - Arik Hayut
Choreographie - Helena Waldmann und Chis Ho Chau Wah
Couture - Alba D'Urbano
Video stage - Karina Smigla-Bobinski
On Stage - 3 dancers and a musician







Technical Specifications

description > video stage for dance performance
components > video, DVD player, projectors
dimensions > 6 m long x 2 m wide
premiere > 2000, Berliner Festspiele


Project of Berliner Festspiele and Frankfurt Zweitausend Podewil Berlin

Supported by Dezernat für Kultur und Freizeit der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Senatsverwaltung für Forschung, Wissenschaft und Kultur, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Nassauische Sparkassen



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SEE AND BE SCENE - video stage for dance performance

The whole of the theatre scenery is built on the sandwich principal. The video projection is 6 metres above the stage and spectators. The viewer sits at a 16 metre long catwalk as though sitting to dinner. Upon the table there are five japanese table-dancers who, because of their immediacy to the viewer, dont allow the chance of a distant view. The bodies of the dancers become more intimate, more magnified. the piece was created by helena waldmann and inspired by the cult novel „glamorama“ by Bret Easton Ellis where everything is put on: ones body, the environment. Every detail is uncovered, directly and without shame, every motion exposed. But the apparent openness of the scene lacks in moments of consideration: the novel reader recieves just as little truth as do the viewers here watching the scene on the catwalk. Caught in the headlights of the media, the eye oversees everything, what is actually meant: knowledge and distance. The table dancers are wearing nothing but skin. Not their own skin but that of Alba d`Urbano, who imprinted the costumes with the image of her own body. The piece is accompanied by the percussionist Arik Hayut.

premiere: Berliner Festspiele / 2000;





A project of Berliner Festspiele and Frankfurt Zweitausend Podewil Berlin

supported by Dezernat für Kultur und Freizeit der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Senatsverwaltung für Forschung, Wissenschaft und Kultur, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Nassauische Sparkassen



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