Archive: Tanztage Berlin 2023
Kévin Bonono
A Sensation of a Truth
No language

We recommend wearing an FFP2 mask for the performance visit.

Between seeing and being seen, the real and the virtual, A Sensation of a Truth deals with the perception of oneself in relation to the etiquettes attached to it. Scrutinizing the opacity of people’s gaze, the performance infiltrates their trajectories and explores their distance and immediacy. Their perception becomes an intimate common experience while the invisible is made visible. The performance exposes the way being watched affects our behaviour. It decodes hatred and turns the necessity to identify racism and homophobia into a survival strategy.

If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact Hannah Aldinger at or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that details may change by the day of the event.

General: The performance lasts 60 minutes and does not use any language. Stroboscopes, sometimes very bright and sometimes dimmed lights and projections are used on stage. Sometimes it gets loud. There are moments when the performer comes closer to the audience.

Audience area: The audience sometimes sits in the dark, sometimes in the light. The audience area on the grandstand is seated. There are two wheelchair spaces and two beanbag seats, which can be reserved or purchased at the online ticket shop or box office, depending on availability.

Early Boarding: If, for artistic reasons, the door to the auditorium does not open until very shortly before the performance begins, there is the option of Early Boarding. This is early admission for all people (especially with visible or non-visible disabilities) who want a specific seat or a more relaxed entry.

You can also find more information about accessibility here.

Kévin Bonono, born in 1992 in Amiens, France, subsequently moved to Cameroon, his country of origin, where he lived 12 years. Currently based in Berlin. In 2015 Kévin started his artistic formation, investigating in the field of dance and performing art; collaborating with artists such as Federica Dauri, Stefano Taiuti, Danilo Colonna, Isabel Lewis and many others, while focusing on improving his technical and compositional methodology. His previous works include ENIGMA, investigating the power of rituals and Instinct, analyzing the emotional and physical reaction of the body in the state of emergency. Bonono, in his performative research, investigates and questions himself on his surroundings; a research on his own intimacy and on his interpretation and relationship with the outside world.

Nikita A. Zhukovskiy Trachtenberg is a mixed race Berlin based multimedia and interdisciplinary artists, who works on the intersection of queer theory and digital arts.

Rey KM Domurat is a Polish musician, sound engineer and activist based in Berlin.  

CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Kévin Bonono  Video installation, Live video art and light Nikita A. Zhukovskiy Trachtenberg Live Sound Performance Rey KM Domurat SPECIAL PARTICIPATION BY VOCALIST Aérea Negrot styling Predrag Petrovic 

A production by Kévin Bonono in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by Galerie Wedding and Uferstudios. The 32nd edition of Tanztage Berlin is a production of the SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the friendly support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V., Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte and HZT Berlin. Media partners: Siegessäule, taz and Berlin Art Link.