Archive: Tanztage Berlin 2020
Lois Alexander
Little/No Language

Lois Alexander uses water and its transformational qualities as points of departure to reflect on her position as a woman belonging to a minority: Water has three states – solid, liquid, gas, and it is always in transition. Surrounded by melting blocks of ice, the artist examines the social structures that have affected women of color throughout history, and rewrites the narrative from her own perspective. Through the intersection of dance, visual art and sound, Neptune creates a universe that triggers the imagination to form new modes of existence.

Lois Alexander is a choreographer and dancer living and working in Berlin. She graduated from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in 2014 and worked in traditional German state theater before creating her own work in the independent free theater scene in Amsterdam and Berlin. Her first solo choreography Neptune has toured Europe through the Aerowaves Network. Lois is inspired by what Tina Campt describes as “textured identities” and uses the embodied nature of dance and performance to articulate an in-between, migratory state from black feminist perspectives.

DURATION 45 minutes CONCEPT Lois Alexander, Nina Kay CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Lois Alexander STAGE, LIGHTDESIGN Nina Kay music composition Shannon Sea ARTISTIC ADVICE Suzy Blok, Fernando Belfiore DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT Alexandra Hennig

A production by Lois Alexander in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE and Dansmakers Amsterdam. Supported by the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst as part of the 3Package deal. 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.