January 12 | With German Audiodescription and haptic access tour starting at 6.30 pm
The performances of NON-PLAYABLE CHARACTER will be shown as a double bill with La Cosa Piel by Juan Pablo Cámara.
NON-PLAYABLE CHARACTER by Julia Plawgo explores the experiential limits and cognitive dissonances of life in digital space. A body, a hybrid between human, AI and computer game character, moves through cyberspace. Seemingly sleepless, never sick or hungry, self-optimizing and highly adaptable, it learns about its own world. Just like in video games, its universe expands as it moves through it. It’s in this endlessness where a subversive potential lies: while we try to find our way in this digital world, we seem to influence the forms that are created before our eyes. NON-PLAYABLE CHARACTER is an attempt to transfer the experience of disembodied life in cyberspace to the living body. And a longing for digital utopias in times when they are urgently needed.
NON-PLAYABLE CHARACTER lasts about 40 minutes. The piece doesn’t use speech. It uses electronic music with intense bass, which is sometimes very loud. There might be flickering light effects as well as both very bright and very dark moments. 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, 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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Julia Plawgo works with dance and choreography as a survival strategy. She studied at HZT Berlin, works mainly with friends and her favourite pop songs are Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) by Crystal Waters and You Keep Me Hangin’ On by Kim Wilde.
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Julia Plawgo LIGHTS Emese Csornai Costume Maldoror DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT Maciej Sado Special thanks Sebastian Ladwig AUDIODESCRIPTION Rike Flämig, Lavinia Knop-Walling, Silja Korn
A production by Julia Plawgo in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. With the support of ada Studio. 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. The audio description is provided in cooperation with Berliner Spielplan Audiodeskription by Förderband e.V. Kulturinitiative Berlin. Media partners: Siegessäule, tipBerlin, taz and Berlin Art Link.