Dance Performance 
Premiére 13th of April 2015
   
Concept & Choreography: Ricardo de Paula
Performers: Laura Alonso, Martina Garbelli, Zé de Paiva, Ricardo de Paula, Natalie Riedelsheimer, Miro Wallner
Dramaturgy: Iury Trojaborg
Light design: Irene Selka
Sounddesign: Jacobo Blasco
Costums: Sofia Vannini
Produced by: Kultursprünge at Ballhaus Naunynstraße gemeinnützige GmbH, funded by the Individual Project Funding of the Land Berlin.
 

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

Thanks to smart phones and laptops we can work from anywhere, watch movies on the subway, book our tickets online or conveniently let the GPS show us the way. Since the secret service documents of various institutions have become public, we have become aware of the downside of this mobility – at least in theory. After all it’s not only the omnipresent cameras in supermarkets and public buildings but also the digital traces we leave behind in our everyday life that make our lives completely open to scrutiny. Surveillance is no longer controlled by a clearly defined apparatus but become part of us. But this hardly seems to trouble many.

In their latest production, the dancers of Grupo Oito approach the topic of the subtle process of an increasing surveillance and control and the effects this has on our bodies and our perception of space. They trace it, make it visible and perceptible. Part of You wants to make tangible the inconceivable digital, the seemingly non-physical. What are our freedoms made of and are we prepared to give them up? What do we have under control and how much control are we prepared to relinquish? As in previous productions the group focuses on the politics of the body and enquires how our bodies and our movements change due to the constant presence of an undefined other.

Grupo Oito was founded by Ricardo de Paula in Berlin in 2006 and is comprised of a collective of independent artists who from different perspectives combine various elements of contemporary dance, capoeira and contact improvisation to form the Get Physical Process developed by Ricardo de Paula, to establish resistance, strength and awareness.

 

SHOW PLACES

February 2017 Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin
November 2016 Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin
October 2016 Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin
February 2016 Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin
October 2015 Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin
April 2015 Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin