Each Summer Lake Studios Berlin hosts SUBMERGE FESTIVAL, an intensive series of workshops and performances, dedicated to submerging into specific performance works of our invited dance artists. The workshops are conceived as embodied »re-creative« labs into the making of these pieces. The artists share their creative processes, movement techniques, choreographic / improvisational methods, and conceptual journeys through the crafting of their works. Workshop participants also receive a free ticket to the performance – giving them a full experience from inside to out.

Where: Lake Studios Berlin, Berlin, Germany

When: August 20 – 25, 2018

Early bird deadline: June 15th

2 0 1 8 S U B M E R G E Festival – V.3

Workshop: 20 – 23 August, 10:00-16:00h
Performance: SINK (Variations) 25. August 20H

An intimate solo of rants, dance, and chants by Keith Hennessy
Sink’s approach to current politics waivers between punk and contemplative, transformative and fucked. Loneliness, a lifejacket, a white man, a shadow dance, a long angry sad song, and love, suspended. The performance is an embodied response to the current political, economic, and social shifts that have produced not only Trump and Brexit, Erdogan and Duterte, but also the bombing of a Sufi temple in Sinai, the repeated killing of journalists in Mexico, increased visibility of the neo-fascist right in the US and abroad, and the mass shootings in Charleston, Parkland, and Las Vegas. Sink features poetic texts, contemplative dances, dark satire, plaintive chanting, re-processed nazi music, and an aerial dance. An intimate and confrontational portrait of the current era through the embodied perspective of a middle-aged, white, gay male artist.

“There is something queer about Sink, a political purge in heels, a ritualized communal healing, a street-smart shamanic journey… Sink is unsinkable, heavy in content and reality, buoyantly hopeful in its alchemy.” – David Moreno, Culture Vulture

To register email lakestudiosberlin@gmail.com

Costs for participants

Workshop including performance ticket:
Early bird: (registration and payment by June 15) – 160€
Normal Price: 180€ Supporter Price: 220€
Just Performance Ticket: 12€ reduced /15€ normal

For further information, please visit www.lakestudiosberlin.com

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