Killjoy

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Killjoy

Duration: 10 min
(Commissioned Work)

In Spring 2011, I drove to Paris to prepare the Salon Qi Festival with my partner Layla. Luckily, we had the chance to visit an exihibition at the National Museum "Jeu de Paume", about the writer and photographer Claude Cahun and her significant other, photographer Marcel Moore. The art and life paths of these artists touched me deeply.

In Spring 2012, I was commissioned to produce a dance performance to be premiered at the exhibition "to dyke_ trans / dis_visualizing re_locating de_silencing", curated by Prof. Dr. Lann Hornscheidt, Humbold University Berlin. The exhibition featured (self)portraits by several artist personalities including Zanele Muholi, Layla Zami, Marcel Moore, Claude Cahun.

I choreographed a performance dedicated to the queer artist couple Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore. My choreographic focus, being myself a queer dancer was to touch upon the essence of their time, their relationship and their art. At the same time I was focusing on positioning myself contemporarily, expressing my impressions about historical descriptions_ inscriptions_ ascriptions produced about Cahun/Moore.

I also had on my side a text by feminist author and professor Sara Ahmed, which I had read at that time and from which I borrowed the powerful title "Killjoy".

 

music record by Oxana Chi (electronic, radio)

 

Tour History includes:


International Symposium Festival Moving Memory @ Freiraum im Studentenwerk, Technical University – Berlin 2016

Flyer Moving Memory Berlin 2016

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MBdance concert GRACE IS HIGH AND LOW, Festival Tisch Summer Residency, NYU Tisch School @ Jack Crystal Theater – New York 2016

Flyer GRACE IS HIGH AND LOW New York 2016

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POETRY MEETS HIP Hop @ Theatre Ballhaus Naunynstrasse – Berlin 2016

Flyer Ballhaus Juni 2016

 

 

Jewish Art Festival DAGESH ON STAGE! @ Theatre Schlosstheater – Rheinsberg 2016

Flyer Schloss Rheinsberg 2016

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Europa-University Viadrina
Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History, Exile and Migration – Frankfurt Oder 2016

University Frankfurt Oder

 

 

Festival & exihibition Trans_forming Politics – Berlin 2012

Trans Kill Joy Berlin 2012

 Katalog to dyke_trans 2012

 

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