Maren Strack

Berlin, Germany

Maren Strack was born in Hamburg in 1967 and lives and works in Berlin. The sculptor, choreographer, musician and dancer studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Working between the two elements of sculpting and movement/dance she has developed mainly solo installations and performances since 1995. She was awarded, among others, the special award Best German Dance Solo at the euro-scene Leipzig in 1998. Presently she is a visiting professor at the School of Art and Design in Weißensee, Berlin.

Crunching and squeaking – a dancer in a skin-tight, silver-grey latex dress presents steps and movements between flamenco, expressive dance and disco. But the hem of her dress is fixed to the floor. She can keep her balance only because she is tied by her hair to a counter-weight: an electrical sewing machine hanging from a wire rope rhythmically lifting and lowering. Latex is a danced study of materials and a strange tensile test in the battle against physics. Not only is a very unconventional costume being strained and tested, but also the correlations between the flexibility of the human being and the movability of material, under very restricted circumstances.

Supported by: Kulturreferat der LH München, Akademie Schloss Solitude

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Choreography and Dance: Maren Strack
Special Effects: Johan Lorbeer

When: Nov. 05th 2011, 07:30 & 08:15 p. m.
Where: Waschhaus Arena, Schiffbauergasse 5
Entrance fee: Price category B (Limited seating)
Duration: 20 min
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This performance is supported by NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ in the framework of guest performance furtherance Dance from the public purse of the Federal Government delegate for culture and media as well as the governmental departments of culture and arts of the federal states.

Generously supported by Waschhaus Potsdam.


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