Archive: Tanztage Berlin 2020
Suvi Kemppainen + Josefine Mühle
A Child Has Been Beaten
Little/No Language

Two performers disrupt the dualism of dominance and submission, confronting their viewers with intimacy and their own responsibility as an audience. Based on the pleasure principle and inspired by animal sounds, they develop their own hybrid body language and perception, imagining non-human relationships. Between tender touches and dark joyous satisfactions the performers discover another logic of solitude and companionship.

suvi kemppainen is a choreographer and dancer based in helsinki and berlin. their artistic practice is anchored in psychopoetical corporealities, dancers agency and dramaturgy in artistic work and creating more transparent working conditions. josefine mühle is artist and choreographer and works between berlin and föhr. she researches bodies in states of emergency and alternative temporalities and boldly combines different media such as dance, video, painting and sounding, drawing inspiration from psychological studies, fantasy and environmental phenomena.

DURATION 45 minutes CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Suvi Kemppainen, Josefine Mühle GUEST PERFORMANCE Camille Käse LIGHT, VIDEO, STAGE Suvi Kemppainen, Josefine Mühle, David Eckelmann SOUND Suvi Kemppainen, Josefine Mühle, Fjóla Gautadóttir DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT Isabel Gatzke THANK YOU William Wheeler, Sandra Umathum, Sandra Blatterer, Meimei

A production by Suvi Kemppainen + Josefine Mühle in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. The Tanztage Berlin are produced by SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Supportet by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore, mapping dance and Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V. Media partners: taz.die tageszeitung, Zitty, ExBerliner.