To kick off their 25th anniversary season, laborgras presents “Er... Sie... und andere Geschichten” (“Him.. Her... and other stories”), a series of 13 short choreographies. Exploring the vast emotional states of interpersonal constellations and questioning how relationships become what they are: Which gestures connect us, which attitudes elicit loneliness, how do we set boundaries? How do you find harmony, what maintains it and what makes it dissolve? Sometimes quiet and tender, then loud and demanding, alone or as a unit, the dancers unfold the interplay between partnership and individuality.
The dancers Renate Graziadei and Sergey Zhukov act alone or as a pair to lend a unique continuity to the entire performance.
The border between audience and performer is lifted: The dancers are not bound to the stage—individual episodes arise in different spots throughout the entire performance space. Spectators can follow them and create their own perspective on what’s happening, deciding for themselves whether to stay nearby or further away.
Concept: laborgras (Renate Graziadei & Arthur Stäldi)
Choreography: Renate Graziadei in collaboration with Sergey Zhukov
Performance: Renate Graziadei & Sergey Zhukov
Dramaturgy: Arthur Stäldi
Sound Design: Andrea Parolin
Costume Design: Claudia Janitschek
Lighting Design: Lutz Deppe
Music: Micatone, Phoebe Killdeer & The Short Straws, TCC Band, Laurie Anderson, Tom Waits, Sam Cooke, Otros Aires and others
Production Management: Inge Zysk, Raquel Moreira
Press and publicity: k3 berlin
A laborgras production, supported by the "Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe”.
Made at Studio laborgras.
Recording of the premiere on February 21st 2019, at Studio laborgras, Berlin.
Camera and Editing: Walter Bickmann