Ewa Dziarnowska
This resting, patience
January 13
January 14
No language

The performance lasts 180 minutes. The audience can enter and leave the space at their leisure.

Part ghostly repository of unconsumed sensuality, an installative kinetic fadeout, part somatic (strip)tease, This resting, patience addresses attraction, voluntary objectification, proximity and the aesthetics of bareness. Employing an experimental format, it upsets the passivity of installation and the time-delineation and dramaturgical resolution of performance and steps away from the tradition of viewing dance as an alienated spectacle to instead emphasize its immanent sociability. In its devotion to the body, This resting, patience proposes sensuousness and dancing as timeless and democratically available technologies of undoing the world and projecting the continuous present into a future that lasts; forever suspended and unfolding, quintessentially tender, infatuated, attentive.


  • 180 minutes
  • The audience can enter and exit at any time during the performance/installation as they wish.


  • Occasional interactions in spoken English
  • There may be minimal interaction with the audience in spoken English in the form of a casual welcome or instruction.
  • Knowledge of English spoken language is not required to understand what the performers are doing.


  • The floor of the Kantine is covered with an exhibition carpet, which is softer than the regular dance carpet.


  • Loud music is used.


  • Both bright and dark light is used.
  • Flickering light may be used.

Audience area

  • At the beginning of the performance, there are less chairs, which are mainly placed at the edges of the room.
  • The audience is offered different seats during the performance. The performers will rearrange the chairs and add and remove them from the audience, so that they can make more space for the dance.
  • The chairs in front of the walls will most likely not be moved by the performers.
  • Part of the audience will sit or stand in front of the walls (on chairs or on the floor).
  • Part of the audience may voluntarily choose to sit within the performance area and very close to the performers while they dance and move.
  • The performance sometimes addresses themes such as seduction, sensuality and sexuality. In one part of the performance, there may be slow-motion physical contact with the audience. The performers can lean on individual people or place a little body weight on people (e.g. place their head on a person’s foot or lap or gently rest their hips on the side of a person’s shoulder).
  • 2 beanbag seats bookable according to availability
  • 2 wheelchair seats bookable according to 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.


  • Reservations can be made via the ticket telephone at 030 283 52 66, Monday to Friday from 4pm-6pm
  • Via the online ticket shop
  • At the box office

You can also find more information about accessibility here.

Ewa Dziarnowska (PL) is a dancer and choreographer based in Berlin and working internationally. Her latest projects, https://4677684728466.com and Untitled.Solo, engage with the ideologies of improvisatory processes and embodied knowledge in countering the prevailing need for rationality, linearity and sense-making. She is interested in a poetic dimension of dance, its inherent sensuality as well as the pleasure and pain it brings along. Feral, rough and raw, but not devoid of precision and expertise in relation to movement technique(s), her practice challenges ways in which dance circulates within the context of bourgeois theatrical conventions and product-oriented entertainment industry. Ewa is a graduate of SEAD, Salzburg and HZT Berlin and a 2015 DanceWEB scholarship recipient. As a performer, most recently she has worked with Alex Baczyński-Jenkins, Michele Rizzo and Enad Marouf.

By: Ewa Dziarnowska
With: Leah Marojević
Sound: Krzysztof Bagiński
Light: Jacqueline Sobiszewski
Costume: Nico Navarro Rueda, Franziska Acksel
Dramaturgical support: Jette Büchsenschütz
Artistic dialogue: Suvi Kemppainen
With thanks to: Maciej Sado

A production by Ewa Dziarnowska in co-production with Sophiensæle. The 33rd Tanztage Berlin are a production of Sophiensæle. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion and the Capital Cultural Fund (HKF). With the kind support of  Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V., Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte. Media partners: Berlin Art Link, Missy, Siegessäule and taz.