Performing New Europe

Christina Ciupke (DEU) & Boris Hauf (DEU)

Life and Death of a Melody

  • SZENE Salzburg
©Tobias Lehmann
©Tobias Lehmann

In Life and Death of a Melody, Christina Ciupke and Boris Hauf explore the fascinating link between sound and movement. The performance space is a vibrating three-dimensional body of sound, allowing the audience to experience proximity and distance on different levels of perception. In her movement research Christina Ciupke’s interest is drawn to details – such as a small shift of a joint resulting in an involuntary chain reaction and adjustment of other parts of the body. As it is taken by gravity, the swing of an arm is trapped and decelerates. Boris Hauf sets the sound complementary to the movement by allowing microscopic loops to interact with elongated, nested phrases. Both artists investigate the deconstruction of repetitions after they have been visually and aurally established.

Christina Ciupke lives as a choreographer and performer in Berlin. In her projects specific areas and situations arise where closeness and distance, intimacy, sense of time and the being together of audience and performers are constantly negotiated. Her work At Close Distance with Ayşe Orhon was shown at PNEU 2018.

Performance & Music: Christina Ciupke & Boris Hauf
Stage & Light: Emma Juliard in collaboration with Andreas Harder
Dramaturgie/PR: Barbara Greiner
Press/PR: Carolin Hartwich
Production: A lot of Body GbR
Coproduction: Tanzfabrik Berlin
Funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa
Supported by apap – Performing Europe 2020, cofunded by Creative Europe Programme of the EuropeanUnion.

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