NIR DE VOLFF / TOTAL BRUTAL
Premiere: November 28th 2009, 8.30pm
Further Performances: November 29th/30th and December, 4th/5th/6th 2009, 8.30pm
Dock 11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin
Tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org or 030 448 12 22
Are you longing for the beach of your dreams? Enjoying the sun on your body, the sound of the waves going deeper and deeper into your brain, connecting with harmony and nature? Pull yourself together. Come to us, come to the MATKOT-beach. Nir De Volff / TOTAL BRUTAL will guarantee you crying babies, barking dogs and hundreds of beachball players and nacked bodies, coming closer and closer. We provide a daily supply of fresh garbage and the air is filled with the sweet sound of tractors building another luxury hotel just in walking distance.
MATKOT, the Hebrew word for beach ball, explores the social complexity of a day at the beach and our inconsistent behavior as visitors and users of nature. The new dance piece by Nir De Volff / TOTAL BRUTAL is about the need to relax, the moment when a dream falls apart and the process of collecting bits and pieces struggling to construct a new image.
Idea & Concept: Nir De Volff - A collaboration by Johanna Chemnitz, Hyoung-Min Kim and Nir De Volff - Guest: Ido Portal - Artistic Counselling: Tatiana Saphir - Music: jayrope - Stage: Judith Philipp - Costumes: Pieter Bax - Lights: Benjamin Schälike - Graphic Design: Dorit Bialer - Photos: Bernhard Musil - Production & PR: ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture - Choreographic Assistant: Zuhal Toptas - Stage Assistant: Max Johns - Costume Assistant: Veronika Weinhold
Funded by the City of Berlin. Supported by and produced at DOCK 11. Thanks to Hakvutza Jaffo, Tel Aviv Dance Studios.
I am currently pulling off 8-12 hours of physical activity a day, (trying to squeeze out my own training besides working on the project) so sorry for the lack of activity on the blog. I know from the emails I recieved many of you are interested to find out some more details about my experiences here in Berlin, and soon I will share some insights on the amazing experience of creating Matkot. Stay tuned, to be continued...