Subjects of Position is an investigation into the intrinsic dependency we have on one another, beyond named relationships such as friends, lovers, or family members. When we come together we have a better chance of survival. How come dependency has such a bad reputation? Think working parents with a 40-year-old child living under their roof, bosses and employees, husbands and wives, pharmacy and patient, welfare and the freelance economy, a disabled person and their assistants, a pregnant man on paternity leave, taxpayers, and the elderly and the state. But how does dependency function otherwise? The emotional contracts within these relationships, among others, begins with our ability to categorize others and ourselves, which occurs the first moment we set eyes on another person. Subjects of Position offers a context where viewing a dance in the absence of light brings dependency to the foreground. It is a space in which we will inhabit a dance whose final form cannot exist without the participation of everyone in the room.
Suitable for German and English speakers. Accessible for blind, visually impaired, and sighted persons as well as pedestrians and persons who use wheelchairs that have a short backrest or a thin one made of fabric. The performance utilizes audience participation, which involves touching and being touched.
Concept, Choreography: Zwoisy Mears-Clarke
Choreographic Assistance: Louise Trueheart
Performance: Charlotte Hartz, Silja Korn, Sophia Neises, Bernhard Richarz, Louise Trueheart
Sound: Alessio Castellacci
Light Design: Emese Csornai
Dramaturgical Consultation: Maja Zimmermann
A production by tanzfähig und Zwoisy Mears-Clarke. A co-production with Sophiensaele, Tanztage Berlin 2018 and with support from ada Studio & Bühne für zeitgenössischen Tanz.
Review (in German): Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, January 2018