Dancing with Violence, Current work-in-progress
a performance in the dark // an immersive audio and psychosomatic experience

Words and Dance Experience by Min Yoon //
Music, Composition and Sonic Landscapes by Wieland Möller //
Words and Production by Rodrigo Zorzanelli

generously supported by // Unterstützt durch das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ - STEPPING OUT, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz.


:: Movement workshop and collaboration

We are looking for one Mover Collaborator to collaborate with us in exploring themes of violence and evolving the perpetrator and victim archetypes.


Workshop Offerings:
August 6th, 14 - 19h :: Perpetrator Archetype
August 7th, 14 - 19h :: Victim Archetype
at Studio laborgras | Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44A, Berlin | 2nd backyard, groundfloor

Week of August 8 :: research with Mover Collaborator

November 12 :: Live Performance TBA

Inspired by the  physical impulses, psychosomatic+emotional+cognitive memories, and story of one mover, we will create an immersive audio and somatic experience for online and live performance offerings.

If you are potentially interested to be the Mover Collaborator in this collaboration... 

... you’re invited to join a 1 day of workshop offering to explore and evolve the archetypes of perpetrator and victim. The workshop methods are inspired by Anna & Daria Halprin’s Life/Art Process and butoh dance.

*** The workshop will be limited to 15 people per day and you will receive a confirmation within the week of your signing-up.
*** This workshop will be a free and open workshop as the facilitation is funded by NPN.
*** We are looking for folx with experience with movement and an openness to sharing their story.
*** We recognize the fluidity and multitude of experiences between the perpetrator and victim archetypes. Although each day has a primary focus, both days will explore both to an extent. Please choose the experience that you resonate more deeply with, in connection to one particular story that is meaningful for you. 
*** This will be a way of seeing whether we would like to work with one another more deeply as the main Mover Collaborator.
*** Then the one main Mover Collaborator will receive compensation for five days of their time, as well as 1:1 somatic facilitation during this research period. 

The format for this piece and creation process values experimenting across the personal, universal, and abstractions toward sharing somatic experiences beyond the stage and in the collective somatic experience.  A new experiment for this performance will be that - the audience will be on stage as well dancing to this audio theater piece - with the intention to create more spaces for more people to experience the multitude of perspectives toward themes of healing and reconciliation or possibly a deeper understanding beyond words without resolve.  In a moment of coming out of isolation and possibly more attuned to our inner feelings, we hope that audio can bring together the inner, outer, and collective experiences in moving together.

*** To register for the workshop, send an Email to dancetotheedge@gmail.com with:
  • a few sentences about your interest in project & theme of violence
  • a few sentences about your experience with movement
  • your choice of August 6 (exploration of the Perpetrator archetype) or August 7 (Victim archetype)
  • portfolio, questions, or anything else you’d like to share (optional)

photography by Haley Jensen