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DANCE IS NOT ENOUGH

Christoph Winkler's work explores current social and political events from the specific standpoint of dance. In "The True Face - Dance is Not Enough”, he takes a closer look at how conflicts between nation states and its citizens have been provoked by the crisis of capitalism. Blatant displays of power clash with creative displays of protest to reveal the various aesthetic forms of conflict - both as ‘classical’ street theater, as well as in the political impetus behind contemporary art and art activism. These bear eloquent witness to the emotional state of a generation, who has never known capitalism as anything other than in a constant state of crisis. But every ideological performance also has its gaps and inconsistencies that bear witness to what may have been overlooked. Police versus protestors doesn't necessarily also represent strong versus weak. The "pantomimes” of protest produce a multitude of ambiguous and alternating meanings. So how and under what conditions is it at all possible to formulate protest?


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Winkler, Christoph

Christopher Winkler is one of the most versatile choreographers in Germany. His work covers a wide range of formats and deals with topics both of a very personal nature as well as highly political contributions to current social discourse.

Born in Torgau in the former GDR, he was a multiple Spartakiad winner in the disciplines weightlifting and judo as a teenager. He then studied martial arts and breakdance, before being accepted at the National Ballet School in Berlin. After the fall of the wall, he danced in video productions for MTV and worked as a bodyguard and construction worker. In the early 1990’s, he performed in underground techno clubs. Then he studied choreography for four years at the prestigious School for Drama “Ernst Busch“ and founded Klangkrieg Productions, a platform for experimental music. Under this label, he produce work by numerous acclaimed musicians such as the Venetian Snares or Current Value. At the same time, he also curated the festival AvantPop and organized parties and concerts e.g. for the Fuckparade.

After graduating from the Ernst Busch in 1998, he consciously chose to continue working as an independent choreographer in Berlin. Right from the start, he received much critical acclaim and numerous invitations to festivals for his innovative dance style and minimalist, rigorously composed, discursive dance dramas.

In 2007, he founded the agency BERLIN GOGOS with "ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture” as a way to commercially market contemporary dance and address the economic situation of contemporary dancers today.

His works consistently deal with topics that reference issues currently discussed in society at large, but that also directly pertain to and affect the art form of dance.

  

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DANCE IS NOT ENOUGH - LA DANSE NE SUFFIT PAS

Artistic direction / Conception : Christoph Winkler

Interpretation : Ahmed Soura, Chris Daftsios, Luke Garwood, Luis Rodriguez

Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy : Mirko Winkel

Set design : För Künkel

Text : Ahmed Soura, Chris Daftsios, Luke Garwood, Luis Rodriguez

Costumes : Lisa Kentner

Technical direction : André Schulz

Other collaborations : Vocal: Bernadette La Hengst

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : ehrliche arbeit – bureau culturel indépendant

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