Archive: Tanztage Berlin 2022
Shiori Tada
A Strategy for the Fragile
January 17, 2022 | 20.00 h
January 18, 2022 | 20.00 h
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The performance of A Strategy for the Fragile will be shown as a double bill with Dandelion II by Rita Mazza.

What does it mean to feel the suffering of another person and to whom does the pain belong? In A Strategy for The Fragile, dancer and choreographer Shiori Tada dances in a full-body costume that also covers her face, in order to investigate how the gaze of the audience relates to an anonymous body. Can dance contribute to the realization of the interpersonal barriers created by current sociopolitical conditions? Between hope and horror, Shiori Tada’s solo poses questions about empathy, explores the boundary between the privileged and the supposedly dispensable life, reminding us of mutual connectedness in the modern world.

A Strategy for the Fragile runs about 40 minutes. It is without speech. It uses rather loud music. Hearing protection will be provided at the entrance. The audience area on the grandstand is seated. There are two wheelchair spaces and one beanbag seat that can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop or at the box office, if available. Admission begins 20-30 minutes prior to show time. We recommend arriving early to select a suitable seat. Please note that the accessibility information is subject to possible changes. It will be updated continuously. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gina Jeske at or 030 27 89 00 35.
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SHIORI TADA is a dancer and choreographer with a deep interest in connections to the self, to others, to space and time and to nature. She began choreographing as a teenager and combined early expressionist dance with Zen practices. Later she studied at the Japan Women’s College of Physical Education of Dance in Tokyo. In 2007 she started a professional dance career in Japan. There her work has been awarded numerous prizes. Since 2012 Shiori Tada has been based in Berlin and works as a choreographer and performer in various projects.

CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Shiori Tada COMPOSITION Keigo Kurematsu Dramaturgical SUPPORT Maxi Wallenhorst

A production by Shiori Tada in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. The 31st edition of Tanztage Berlin is a production of SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the friendly support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V. and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte. Media partners:  Siegessäule, tipBerlin, taz and Berlin Art Link.