Studio LaborGras Takstelle - DIE Musiktanzreihe Preview 3

March 8 th, 19:00 h

Studio LaborGras presents

the 3rd Preview of Taktstelle

with
Stella Zannou & Brace/Choir
and
David Bloom & Megg Morales aka RECKLESSREDEMPTION
 
Free Entrance
 
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Taktstelle Performance Event 3

March 15th, 21:00 
David Bloom & Megg Morales aka RECKLESSREDEMPTION
 
March 16th, 21:00 
Stella Zannou & Brace/Choir
 
Venue:
Theaterkapelle
Boxhagener Str. 99
10245 Berlin
 
Tickets: 030-68076314
 
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or Ticket Hotline at KOKA 36:
030 - 611 013 13
 
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cooperation partner:
Takstelle - DIE Musiktanzreihe

Taktstelle - DIE Musiktanzreihe

a cooperation between Studio laborgras, Philipp Selalmazidis (TablaTiger) and Theaterkapelle

 

Taktstelle presents international dancers interacting with live music from the Berlin scene. In collaboration with the laborgras collective, TablaTiger launched this new series of performances in November 2012 at the Theaterkapelle in Friedrichshain.

 

The Performance Series will be held regularly every two months with two bands and dancers, with a preview at Studio LaborGras and a weekend performance at Theaterkapelle.

 

Taktstelle stands for:

Takt (beat) as the common fleeting element of music and dance. Stelle (location), as the place where the two art forms meet. Taktstelle creates an atmosphere in which the artists of both disciplines can engage with each other. The end is left open and is intended to stimulate a discussion.
 

For their collective performance at Taktstelle, the musicians and dancers are given a short period of time to rehearse together. At the preview on March 8th at Studio laborgras, the initial collaborative approaches will be presented to the public. Afterwards, the Studiobar offers an opportunity to exchange ideas in an informal setting.

David Bloom & Megg Morales aka RECKLESSREDEMPTION
 

David Bloom, born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a family from New York, NY. He has been playing the piano professionally for 15 years, including a stint at the bar Marie's Crisis in NYC. Received his dance training mainly at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, where his teachers included Dieter Heitkamp, Marc Spradling, Nora Kimball and José Biondi. Also heavily influenced by workshops with William Forsythe, Kirstie Simson, & Benoit Lachambre. Graduate of Barbara Carellas' "Urban Tantra" Training Program. Was a member of the dance ensemble at the Staatstheater Darmstadt directed by Mei Hong Lin, and has participated in projects by Marco Santi, Michael d'Auzon, Nir de Volff/Total Brutal, Micha Purucker, Ingo Reulecke, Canan Erek, Friederike Plafki & Felix Ruckert. Since graduating from the M.A. Choreography course at HZT Berlin, he has been focusing mainly on his own work, including Die Heilige und die Hure, a solo for Felix Ruckert, and enemy, an interactive sauna dance piece. David is the recipient of a 2012 danceWEB scholarship.

 

Originally from U.S.A , Megg has been a growing model/artist performer musician from Hollywood, California to New York and now residing in Berlin. When Megg first arrived in Berlin 2010, she merged into Performance art. Working with curators for exhibitions, Collaborations with street artist, Performance dancing for night clubs, and her solo performances...where she composes music, makes wearable art pieces and invites you into her Brain of minimal electronic dark dream wave.
Megg Morales aka RECKLESSREDEMPTION
 http://megg-morales.tumblr.com/

 

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Stella Zannou & Brace/Choir

 

Stella Zannou comes from Athens and studied dance and choreography at London College of Dance, London Studio Centre, the American college of Greece (BA) and the Greek state school of Dance. As a dancer, Stella has collaborated amongst others with Johannes Wieland, Maya Lipsker, Clint Lutes, Walter Bickmann, Richard Siegal, Nana Vahla, M.Klien, Yannis Antoniou and Kunst – stoff, Editta Braun, Thomas Mettler, Apostolia Papadamaki and Xaris Mandafounis. In 2006 she founded Smack Dance Company, in Athens. Her company has been invited to perform at festivals such as the 5th and 6th Athens International Dance Festival, “Tanzwelten 2009” and ‘No Ballet Festival’. She is currently working as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher of contemporary dance, based in Berlin and Athens. http://smackdance.org/home

 

Brace/Choir is a trancerock quartet founded in Berlin, Germany in 2006. Musically, the band channels a dark, minimalist psychedelia to resurrect such classic themes as death, birth, rebirth, identity theft and mental illness. Brace/Choir takes turns singing the alternately mantra-like and narrative texts. Band members Alex Samuels, Max Gasmann, Dave Youssef and Christoph Adrian switch instruments with each song (both live and in the studio), allowing each instrument to speak with a different voice. Their shadowy and ecstatic rhythm and blues is continuously recast over shifting organ drones and is reminiscent of such diverse bands as Bongwater, Ride, and Faust. The band has recently contributed a song for the upcoming Le Diable amoureaux compilation put together by Swedish occult publishing house Malört Vörlag. The compilation commemorates the re-printing of the earliest work of Satanic fiction by French author Jacques Cazotte and also features Jarboe, John Zorn, Gavin Friday, and Art Zoyd (amongst others). Having recently played in Berlin's renowned Berghain together with Shrinebuilder, the band is currently finishing up their first long player, mastered by Doug Henderson (Swans, Sigur Ros). Brace/Choir have also played alongside Earth and Electric Wizard at 2012’s Friction Fest and with Kurt Vile in Leipzig. Their debut EP has been dubbed „fucking amazing“ by Kramer (former Shimmy Disc/Noise New York). http://www.bracechoir.com/

 

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Credits & Partners:

Idea & Project Management: Philipp Selalmazidis (TablaTiger)

Artistic Dircetor: Philipp Selalmazidis (TablaTiger) & Renate Graziadei, Arthur Städli (laborgras)

Production Managment Theaterkapelle: Chris Wohlrab

Concept Development & Texts: Carla Pohl

Organizer: TablaTiger, Theaterkapelle, Studio laborgras

Venue: Theaterkapelle & Studio laborgras (Previews)

 

Pictures:
David Bloom: copyright by David Bergé & Stephan Röhl
Megg Moralis: copyright by JAN CAIN
Stella Zannou: copyright by Dimitris Langas & Xaris Akriviadis
Brace/Choir: copyright by Alisa Resnik

 

 

Philipp Selalmazidis (TablaTiger)
TablaTiger was established in 2012 by Philipp Selalmazidis. Philipp Selalmazidis is a freelance event organizer and is using TablaTiger to stage interdisciplinary and alternative events in the Berlin music scene at unconventional venues.

 

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