We all possess habits and memories that we hold dear, as well as others that we would rather change or forget. In her solo work Rückwärts (Backwards), Renate Graziadei examines memories from the last ten years of her artistic career. She returns to situations that have formed her style of movement and her body memory, and that have left clear traces in the aesthetic of her movement language. Graziadei interprets old habits and intense corporeal experiences in a new light. She creates situations that place her in unfamiliar physical states. The audience is invited to experience these with her.

Concept/Dance/Choreography: Renate Graziadei
Dramaturgy: Arthur Stäldi
Music: Ralf Krause
Lighting Design: Lutz Deppe
Costume Design: Margaretha Heller

Pictures: Sebastian Bolesch
Camera: Virgis Puodziunas
Editing: laborgras

World premiere
August 28th 2009

Venue: Radialsytem V
Holzmarktstr. 33
10243 Berlin

The premiere was presented by Sasha Waltz & Guests as part of the festival Tanz im August – Internationales Tanzfest Berlin 2009 at Radialsytem V.

Rückwärts is produced by Sasha Waltz & Guests and laborgras with funding from the “Choreographen der Zukunft” program to promote young choreographers, the chief sponsor of which is BASF SE.

Tip Berlin
Mannheimer Morgen
Die ästhetische Energie des Einfachen

Video Documentation: Tanzforum Berlin