Judith Förster
showdown
Videoinstallation/Performance
JANUARY 06–09 | 6–8 PM | VIDEO INSTALLATION
FREE ENTRANCE

JANUARY 10 | 8 PM | PERFORMANCE
JANUARY 11 12 | 6 PM | PERFORMANCE
Festsaal-Foyer
15/10 €
In English/no language

As part of Tanztage Berlin 2022, the world of showdown will inhabit the space of the Festsaalfoyer for one week. In an installative setting, a new adaptation of the film showdown AV by Stella Horta and Judith Förster will be presented from January 06 to 09, followed by the live performance showdown from January 10 to 12. Additionally, the film showdown AV can be streamed as video on demand in English with German audiodescription in the online program on this website from January 17-22.

JanuarY 11 | PERFORMANCE WITH GERMAN AudiodesCription (HAPTIC ACCESS TOUR AT 4.45 PM)

Inspired by Monique Wittig’s Le Corps Lesbien and Octavia Butler’s novel Parable of the Sower, showdown episodically presents the encounter and coexistence of two individuals. In a strange and at the same time provisionally hopeful environment, the two dancers Nanna Stigsdatter Mathiassen and Judith Förster find opportunities to meet – from formal handshakes to body collisions. showdown refers to the worlds of Neo-Western and survivalism, blurring the boundaries between duet and duel, collaboration and sabotage.

paragliding /
______________
__________________ knotting /
___________________________________ masking /
_____________ waterfall /

The performance of showdown runs about 45 minutes and is without language. There will be colorful light effects. There are two wheelchair spaces that can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop or at the box office, if available. If you need a specific seat due to mobility restrictions or other visible or non-visible disabilities, we recommend to arrive early to be able to choose a seat that suits you. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gina Jeske at or 030 27 89 00 35.
Click HERE to find information about our performance spaces and pathways, accessible restrooms, parking, directions to the theater, a 360° video tour of the building, and more. 

Judith Förster is a choreographer, dancer and set/costume designer living in Berlin. Her work is situated between visual arts and dance. Combining the performative and the somatic, she works very experience-oriented, starting from the body in its political, sensory and image-producing dimensions. The interaction of body and material is at the centre of her research and is constantly finding new forms in collaborations with choreographers, visual artists and dancers.

Stella Horta works as a freelance filmmaker. She develops projects in the fields of experimental film, narrative film and new media. She studied sound, light, representation and directing at the European Film College in Denmark and graduated from the Lisbon based Art School António Arroio in Audiovisual Communication. Frequently she is collaborating with performers and documenting pieces or artistic processes in Berlin.

Audio description + stage tour for blind and visually-impaired persons January 11

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Judith Förster DANCE Judith Förster, Nanna Sigsdatter Mathiassen COSTUME Martin Sieweke STAGE Julian Weber SOUND Fjóla Gautadóttir LIGHT DESIGN, TECHNICAL, PRODUCTION ASSISTANce André Uerba DRAMATURGY Isabel Gatzke AUDIODEScRIPTION Isabel Gatzke

A production by Judith Förster. Funded by Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The 31st 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. and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte. Media partners:  Siegessäule, tipBerlin, taz and Berlin Art Link.