Dance Triennale Tokyo 2012




Martin Nachbar

title『Urheben Aufheben』 (2008)
date&hour 10.11 thu 19:00
      10.12 fri 16:00
venue Goethe-Institut Tokyo
Martin Nachbar
with simultaneous interpretation in Japanese
German Expressionist dance influenced Japan’s Butoh dance from its inception. Dore Hoyer (1911-67) was a dancer who represented that period, along with Rudolf von Laban, Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss, and other masters. In this project Nachbar lectures, and performs, a reconstruction of one of Hoyer’s iconic works, <Affectos Humanos>. One might call it a “meta dance” (a dance about dance), an exploration of how a dancer of the present day might interpret the work of a dancer from an earlier time. The more he endeavors, the more we see that this is not about efforts he put, the more we realize it’s not just a matter of resuscitation. (Tatsuro Ishii, Dance Critic)

Martin Nachbar studied dance at School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam, P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, and some more in New York. In 2010 he finished master course in choreography at Amsterdam School of the Arts (AMCh). He teaches at SNDO, Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT), Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD), P.A.R.T.S., and Laban Centre in London. He has created several works with Jeroen Peeters including <Repeater> and <nach Hause>. Since 2006, he teaches his method of communication between the dramaturgists and choreographers, called <Backtracking>.

Idea, concept, dance: Martin Nachbar
Choreography : Dore Hoyer, Martin Nachbar

Reconstruction : Waltraud Luley, Martin Nachbar

Lighting design : Wassan Ali

Dramaturgy : Florian Feigl

Production manager : Susanne Beyer

Choreography Assistant : Katarina Kleinschmidt

A coproduction with Kampnagel Hamburg, sophiensaele Berlin, brut Wien

Supported by Regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Nationales Performance Netz aus Mitteln des Tanzplans Deutschland der Kulturstiftung des Bundes

With kind support by Tanzfabrik Berlin

Thanks to : Marion Balzer (für Proberaum Frankfurt), Jürgen Ehnes (für Unterbringung Frankfurt), Thomas Plischke (für Erlaubnis, die Idee der Atemaufnahmen aus affects / rework benutzen zu dürfen)

Copyright Affectos Humanos Deutsches Tanzarchiv Köln

The performance in Tokyo is supported by the Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department