“Asphaltwelten” works on the artistic thesis of a utopia: a group that renounces stability and security, a life without walls, without insurance, without rootedness. Being at home in the body, not in buildings. Independent of origin, orientation and opinion. A throwing together of biographies on public but “neutral” ground. How do we feel and shape our own “artistic shelter”? How far does it extend; does it include only me or others as well? How can I carry it, support it, take it with me and share it?
In this final work, the collective processes and reflects on the discourses on the set themes of shelter, living and creating on the street, bodies in public space and their perception(s) that have emerged and been conducted over the entire project period (2020-2021). The result is a participatory tableau that unifies and illustrates the collected theses, conclusions and findings in all their complexity, diversity and contradictions.
Duration: 1 h 30 min.
Cindy Hammer studied stage dance at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden. She is co-founder and artistic director of the go plastic company.
Susan Schubert studied at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden, graduating with a diploma in dance education, and completed her M.A. in dance studies at the Free University of Berlin. She has been co-director of go plastic since 2012.
Artistic Research/Performance: Douglas Bateman, Caroline Beach, Joao Pedro De Paula, Cat Jimenez, Christian Novopavlovski, Steph Quinci, Esther Schachtenmayr, Rika Yotsumoto
Artistic research and direction: Cindy Hammer, Susan Schubert
Music/Composition: David Le Thai
Material/Set/Costume: Alexandra Börner
Video/Artistic Documentation: Benjamin Schindler
Technical direction: Benjamin Henrichs
Production/Management: Michaela Jarosch
Art Work/Web: Stephan Tautz, Dominik Glöß, Lea Schweinfurth
Distribution: Dirk Förster
Network/Consulting: Frauke Wetzel
PR: Thomas Natzschka
A production of go plastic company in co-production with TANZPAKT Dresden and in cooperation with HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts. The premier in 2021 was supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Aid Program Dance. Funded by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the members of the Saxon State Parliament. Funded by the Office for Culture and Monument Protection Dresden. With the kind support of TENZA and TanzNetzDresden e.V.
The revival of ASPHALTWELTEN in 2022 is based on the production from 2021, supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.