performance at semper kleine szene, Dresden
18. june 2009
concept, dance, stagedesign, costume / Miriam Welk
performance, singing / Madlen Stange
music / Max Kirstein
phRasen der dressur is a music and dance exchange based on questions about discipline, education, breeding, enlightment and horses. During the process of developing phRasen der dressur we aimed to broaden our research on the mentioned terms and our personal understanding of discipline and how tradition effect the present.
Questions we worked with during the process are:
How do we experience states and methods of dressage and training?
Which goals do different (pedagogical) models and systems of sanctions aim at?
What role does discipline play in different religions? Which rewards and punishments should work as a challenge to reach enlightenment?
What role does discipline have in creative processes?
Is there a chance for success without discipline?
What is the difference between discipline and submission?
How is freedom and individuality defined in various (dance-)techniques?
How can the historical context of transformation from a system of punishment to a system of self-control be understood?
How important is discipline at the present time?
@Breakthrough Believers Centre, Raum 18, Berlin
April 1st 2010
@Tanzwoche Dresden, FriedrichstattZentral e.V.
Sicht/Beton/Ung/Fünf, April 24th 2010
Open Dans Festival 2010, Rotterdam
@June 5th 2010