mut found its point of departure in conversations with evelina pente regarding elements of jee chan's work harbor. watching recordings of jee's grandmother recounting her memories, evelina pente felt reminded of and began to recollect episodes from her own past.
in mut, evelina shares with us stories of her escape from war as a young child, which in turn translate to our own imaginations, refracted through the lens of our own experiences. fragmentary and dissonant, these landscapes of memory take shape like composite maps mapping meandering topographies of living and dying in a senseless world.
the work finds its form as a long-durational performance installation in which the fluid and cyclical nature of memory is manifested.
concept / choreography / installation : jee chan and stefan pente
in performance with : evelina pente
production management : agnes kern, tanzarchiv berlin
technical assistance : martin pilz
installation assistance : toni flügel
developed in co-production with Tanzfabrik Berlin and Tanzarchiv Berlin | mut is part of the project Archiv-Kompliz*innen – TanzArchive in Bewegung of Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin (ztb) e.V. | Supported by Bureau Ritter/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative, dance assistance program
presented at Tanzfabrik Berlin
as part of FOLD – Intersecting Memories
19 november 2022
mut | Performance | Tanzfabrik (tanzfabrik-berlin.de)
photos: Tanzarchiv Berlin / Dieter Hartwig