Kareth Schaffer
Dancing Against the Far Right
In English

Kareth Schaffer has choreographed a conversation which brings together Berlin activists, politically engaged dance professionals and audience members alike, to discuss how the dance community and civil society can mutually support each other in their fight against the rise of the right. Methods of conflict transformation and playful rules ignite the discussion.

KARETH SCHAFFER is a choreographer and performer living and working in Berlin, Germany. She practices an expanded concept of choreography: so far, her dance pieces have examined prophecies, mud wrestling, thrillers, synchronized swimming, Foley, Angela Merkel, emojis, ancient monastic practices, and conversational formats. Her work has been shown in Berlin (Sophiensæle, Tanzfabrik, HAU, Uferstudios, Ballhaus Ost), Amsterdam (Het Veemtheater), Düsseldorf (tanzhaus NRW), Essen (PACT Zollverein), Malmö, Hamburg (Kampnagel), Denpasar (CushCush Gallery) and Mexico City. Kareth Schaffer was awarded “New Talent 2016” by Jahrbuch Tanz and nominated “Dancer of the Year 2018”. She was also awarded the 2018 Pina Bausch Fellowship in cooperation with the Mekar Bhuana Center in Denpasar, Bali. Schaffer enjoys working with and for other artists* such as deufert&plischke, Tino Sehgal, Stefanie Wenner, Yvon Chabrowski, Christian Falsnaes, Tomomi Adachi, Dragana Bulut, and Barbara Berti.

DURATION 120 Min. CONCEPT Kareth Schaffer GUESTS Jùmoké Adéyanju, Be van Vark, Phil Butland, Rodrigo Garcia Alves, Marcela Giesche, Mateusz Szymanówka