Kadir "Amigo" Memis & Jecko Siompo



In “Cabdance,” choreographers Kadir “Amigo” Memis and Jecko Siompo experiment with dancing in a restricted space. The contrast of the living conditions in their respective places of residence, Berlin and Jakarta, forms the starting point from which to examine the spatial as well as mental limits of human cohabitation. Indonesia’s capital is the epitome of congestion and gridlock, and stands in stark contrast to the sense of freedom and prosperity common to Europeans. In “Cabdance,” modern dance styles meet traditional dances from Turkish and Indonesian culture, creating new patterns of movement. Like the inhabitants of their cities, the dancers struggle with the fear of getting hassled, at the same time longing for exchange and communality.
Rehearsals for "Cabdance" (via youtube)

Produktion: Kadir “Amigo” Memis. Koproduktion: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Goethe-Institut Indonesien. Gefördert durch den Bürgermeister von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten und das Nationale Performance Netz (NPN) Koproduktionsförderung Tanz aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien aufgrund eines Beschlusses des Deutschen Bundestags.


Concept: Kadir “Amigo” Memiş / Choreography: Kadir “Amigo” Memiş / Jecko Siompo / Dance: Laura Böttinger, Ismaera Takeo Ishii, Siti Ajeng Anggrek Fatimah, Yohozua Karma, Nindya Putri Catur Permatasari, Arisma Ranisa, Ichi, Kadir “Amigo“ Memis, Jecko Siompo / Dramaturgy: Jochen Roller / Set design: Christian Necker / Costume design: Judith Adam / Video design: Rain Kencana / Musical direction: Nevzat Akpinar / Light design: Sebastian Zamponi / Production management: Christian Haase / Artistic assistant: Tanja Engel


  • Past
    Tue 24.6.2014, 20:30 / HAU1
    Wed 25.6.2014, 20:30 / HAU1
    Fri 27.6.2014, 20:30 / HAU1


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