Premiere - 9th of December 2017  
by Grupo Oito  
Choreography Ricardo de Paula
Assistant Choreography Fausta Scarangella
Dramaturgy Marie Yan
Light Design Michal Andrysiak
Stage Design Grupo Oito
Music Fabiano Lima
Video Zé de Paiva
Sound technician  Makoto Inoue
Costume Andreina Vieira dos Santos
Performers Laura Alonso, Caroline Alves, Martina Garbelli, Nasheeka Nedsreal, Zé de Paiva,
Ricardo de Paula, Natalie Riedelsheimer, Miro Wallner


There is something that connects us, could connects us. But do we know our position, our proximity, the forces that wear us down?

One ensemble, many languages, trainings in dance, sexual orientations, social positions. Get Physical is the working method, while dance is the passion. But does that unite us? What happens when we make explicit the heterogeneousness, the predetermined social breaking points that cut right through the ensemble and through the bodies?

Aiming at psychological rehabilitation, Grupo Oito’s ensemble work incorporates questions raised when examining Fanon’s Black SkinWhite MasksUNRESTRICTED CONTACT as a physical engagement against everyday violence.

Produced by Kultursprünge at Ballhaus Naunynstraße gemeinnützige GmbH. Initial production within the festival Republik Repair, funded by the Land Berlin, Senate Department for Culture and Europe, as well as by the
Federal Agency for Civic Education.


„Grupo Oito certainly have powerful voices of their own, but they also leave space for ours, and they exhort us to fill it.“
(David Pallant, Tanzschreiber, Januar 2019)

„Das Tanz-Ensemble Grupo Oito zeigt im Ballhaus Naunynstraße eine scharfe und ergreifende Analyse vorherrschender kolonialer Strukturen und schafft so tänzerische Begegnungsräume“ 
(Alexandra Hennig, tanzraumberlin, Februar 2018)

„Unrestricted Contact“ acted as an uncensored and sincerely unrestrained call for solidarity.“
(Beatrix Joyce, Berlin Art Week, Februar 2018)

„Nicht wegzudenken.“
(Astrid Kaminski, taz, Dezember 2017)

„Starker Abend.“
(Friedhelm Teicke, zitty, Dezember 2017)


 Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin

- February 2020

- January 2019
- April 2018
- February 2018
- December 2017 (Premiere)


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©Wagner Carvalho