Mayra Wallraff
Fr, 21/10/2022, 19:30 Uhr
Konzert / Performance

Company Christoph Winkler: Radical Minimal

With "Radical Minimal", the Berlin-based Company Christoph Winkler explores the radical potential of minimal music and contemporary dance. In three choreographies, the team reinterprets three well-known pieces of minimal music: "Come Out" by Steve Reich, "Coming Together" by Frederic Rzewski and "Stay on it" by Julius Eastman. For each piece of music, a unique choreographic language is developed, through which the reception history of the pieces in music and dance as well as their respective connection to the U.S. civil rights movement becomes visible. Together with the Zafraan Ensemble and other international guest musicians, Company Christoph Winkler will present the three new interpretations in a joint live performance.

The approach is particularly impressive in the example of Steve Reich's "Come out". The piece alienates the testimony of a young, African-American man who was arrested in the course of the Harlem riots in 1964, becoming a victim of police violence. The composition further alienates his voice through progressive sound layering; thus also anticipating the media propagation of racial violence cases, which is known, from the context of Black Lives Matters, among others. In "Radical Minimal", the original context now becomes visible through a choreographic exploration by Adebajo Oluwafemi Israel and Rasheed Ridwan (The Future of Dance Company).

  • Steve Reich: »Come Out«
  • Julius Eastman: »Stay on it«
  • Frederic Rzewski: »Coming Together«

Zafraan Ensemble

Liam Mallett, Flöte
Martin Posegga, Saxophon
Miguel Pérez Iñesta, Klarinette
Daniel Eichholz, Perkussion
Clemens Hund-Göschel, Klavier
Emmanuelle Bernard, Violine
Josa Gerhard, Viola
Martin Smith, Violincello

Die Company Christoph Winkler interpretiert gemeinsam mit dem Zafraan Ensemble und weiteren internationalen Gastmusiker*innen drei bekannte Stücke der Minimal Music neu und entwickelt für jedes Musikstück eine eigene Choreografie.

  • Dauer: 90h
  • Sophiensaele
  • Sophienstraße 18, Berlin
  • Bemerkungen zum Ort: Die Veranstaltung findet im Kühlhaus Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 3 statt.
  • Barrierefreiheit: motorische Einschränkungen
  • Ticketpreis: 15/10 €
  • Kartenvorbestellung: 030-283 52 66
  • Ticketverkauf