SUNRISE SUNSET / Przemek Kamiński
© Imogen Heath
In his first HAU co-production, the choreographer Przemek Kamiński departs from the scattered archival materials revolving around the life and work of American dancer and choreographer Fred Herko. A member of Judson Dance Theater and frequenter of Andy Warhol’s Factory, he famously ended his life by jumping out of the window during a performance in an apartment in New York.
Performed by Martin Hansen and Kamiński himself, “Sunrise Sunset” goes back to Herko’s incomplete archive and appears as an impressionistic portrait of his life, work, collaborations, and affinities. Through movement, sound, set, light and video, it draws a speculative horizon on which different materials and accounts by his friends and collaborators are brought to life, extended and reimagined. “Sunrise Sunset” revisits Herko’s queer utopian spirit of the unfinished, the too-late and the not-yet-there, all between sunrise and sunset – a stretch of radiant glow.
Choreography: Przemek Kamiński
Performance: Martin Hansen, Przemek Kamiński
Dramaturgical assistance: Tom Engels
Set design: Christopher Füllemann
Light design: Jacqueline Sobiszewski
Costume design: Sarah Effenberger / FOMME
Video: Imogen Heath
Technical direction: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
Production management: Ben Mohai
Production: Przemek Kamiński. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Pawilon, Korporacja Teatralna. Funded by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Supported by: Tanzfabrik Berlin, TATWERK | Performative Forschung.
Premiere: October 3rd 2020 | 7 pm
Further Shows: October 4th | 5 pm, October 5th | 7 pm, October 6th | 7 pm
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