Events / Streaming

Sound of Silence

Date: June 25, 2020
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Screening, DOCK11 / Live Stream online
Sound Of Silence

Online Streaming // Live Videochat

Open Platform III
Sound of Silence

How does your hair sound, and what sound is made when you shrug your shoulder? Sound of Silence is not a performance in the traditional sense, but rather an open experiment exploring the relationship between sight and hearing through working with movements, bodies and sounds. The soundscape in this performance consists only of sounds created or generated on stage by the dancers and their movements. Using different types of microphones and computer programming, every sound you experience is a result of the happenings on stage.

Maria Ulvestad – choreography, performance
Gaute Barlindhaug – composition, performance
Mari Bø – choreography, performance

©Jamie M.Bivard – photo

Do mirrors burn?

Date: June 25, 2020
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Screening, DOCK11 / Live Stream online
Do Mirrors Burn?

Online Streaming // Live Videochat

Open Platform III
Do mirrors burn?

When part of yourself disappears, is set ablaze and burned to ash, the reflection of yourself still exists in it’s mirror image. Even if nothing physical remains, the essence of who you are is not lost… but where does your essence lie?

In Do mirrors burn? two powerful women find themselves in a reflection of their lives and long-time friendship, a product of their current physical and emotional states. Gestural physicality brings images of duality, discovering two sides of the same, and finding self in other.
What does it mean to create – and even more, to co-exist – with someone who knows you so well, they could be your mirror image?

Whitney Casal, Brittany Davis – dance, choreography
David Guy – percussion, composition

©Vitaliy Soroka – Photo


Date: June 26, 2020
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Screening, DOCK11 / Live Stream online

Online Streaming // Live Videochat


Haptics deal with touch and proprioception. But in essence, are also linked with the physical production of sound and aural sensation. We look beyond measured decision making into the traces of our memory and how they reside in our skin, inside our bodies and musculature in collusion with our brains and fervor. We aim to produce something temporal that looks for this place beyond language and learned behavior. And to recreate a kind of sonic and visual amplification, a reverberation of an echo, an invocation from our varied past from memories we don’t even remember and lives we didn’t actually live, but that are vibrating through us into the now.

“…Days I feel like a human being, while other days I feel more like a sound. I touch the world not as myself but as an echo of who I was.” – Ocean Vuong from On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Audrey Chen (Beam Splitter) – voice, electronics
Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø (Beam Splitter) – trombone, electronics
Megumi Eda, Yuko Kaseki – dance, choreography
Beam Splitter – photo

Spazio Rado – Aukio

Date: June 27, 2020
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Screening, DOCK11 / Live Stream online

Online Streaming // Live Videochat

Spazio Rado – Aukio

Spazio Rado – Aukio reflects on the concept of home through different perspectives. An inner space that allows freedom and choice for personal truth, or a space of built security and attachment. A place where our wild nature uncovers its needs, calling for depth, listening and vulnerability. A bright light that emerges from the thick and dark; an open space in the dense woods. Working in a zone of transition where imagination and reality blend, the performers create an intimate landscape of sound, movement and light.

Annukka Hirvonen, Roberta Ricci – dance, choreography
Michael Thieke – clarinet, composition
David Blackbird – Video

©David Blackbird – Photo

Forgot to Remember – Remember to Forget

Date: June 27, 2020
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Screening, DOCK11 / Live Stream online
Forgot To Remember - Remember To Forget

Online Streaming // Live Videochat

Forgot to Remember
Remember to Forget

In today’s over-commodified world, we are free to focus on ourselves exclusively, without obligation to the greater collective. Platforms offered to do so, originating from a desire to connect, morph into means of self-marketing. Even this text is a disguised ad. What happens when you inadvertently turn yourself into a product? When your attempt at self-realization makes you your own shareholder, investing you into a social credit system? How does curating one‘s own narrative affect individual memory? In the age of the individual, where do collective memory and responsibility live? When you are your own ruler, are you actually free?

Evelyn Saylor – composition, sound
Ruben Reniers – choreography, dance
©Carlos Collado – photo

Live Streams

Festival Trailer of video adapted pieces > trailer – soundance festival 2020 YouTube channel

On the YouTube channel soundance festival you can watch many of the live streams of the 2020 festival.

soundance festival berlin 2020

holds a mirror to the current global situation.

Within a very short time, the festival artists have re-worked the pieces they intended to perform live for streaming. Recordings made on the stage, in the city, or in their own homes merge into a kaleidoscope of dance and music – interwoven throughout with live feeds of artistic encounters from cities including Madrid, Istanbul and Tel Aviv.

The current restrictions have compelled artists to forge new paths, develop new ideas and formats, and experiment. Once again, online presentations become a source of friction. Nothing can replace physical presence on stage; nothing can replace directly and physically experiencing dance and sound with the all the senses! But: in editing the recently adapted recordings, new art emerges – as well as an astute and inquiring look at the here and now of artistic work within (urban) society.

Open Platform Improvisations

Photo: Improvisations © Aleks-Slota

Festival Program

soundance festival berlin enters its fourth round! Sounds of the viola combine with street dance, colony garden plots become a stage for a cellist and a dancer, acoustic haptics explore traces of memory. A choreographic miniature explores wandering; the Utopian language Esperanto takes us into a fantasy realm of ethnographic fiction.

Do mirrors burn? What does silence sound like? Find out in the Open Platform!

Festival Program (pdf)

Digitally Adapted

The soundance festival berlin 2020 will take place this year in a digitally adapted version!
Streamed events and subsequent artist talks will be available on the festival website at the specified time.

The festival programme of the respective day will also be shown as part of a walk-in exhibition as a screening at the DOCK11 theatre. Dates:

June 17th – June 21st
June 24th – June 27th
from 15:00 – 19:00

Guests may arrive and leave at any time.
Admission: maximum 10 people at a time.
Advance reservations are not possible.
Admission is free, donations can be made online.
Location: DOCK11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin

To protect visitors and employees, DOCK11 has adopted comprehensive
hygiene and protection measures in accordance with the applicable standards of the State of Berlin.

Dranbleiben! Soundance Festivals 2020 Interviews

In three online interviews, dranbleiben (stay tuned) traces the creative tracks of selected festival artists whose performances could not be shown live during the June 2020 festival, due to the pandemic. The interviewers will ask how they continued to work artistically during this time.
How did the restrictions change their working methods and communication in the creative process?

Soundance Festival 2020 Team

  • Jenny Haack – artistic direction, production
  • Meinrad Kneer – co-curation Open Platform
  • Carla Kienz – co-curation Floating Thursday Residence
  • Helen Suhr – public relations
  • Katja Karouaschan – public relations
  • Fabian Bleisch – light design, technical direction
  • Asier Solana, Naia Burucoa – light design, light board op
  • Roy Carroll – sound
  • Hayley Glickfeld Bielman – translation, editing (English)
  • Emilia Oebel – accessibility assistance
  • Beatrix Joyce – moderation
  • Lena Drießen – layout, graphic design
  • Andrea Keiz, Yoann Trellu – camera and post processing, video documentation
  • Sebastian Klammer – website

soundance festival berlin 2020 is a project of b.arts.u – berlin arts united as a co-production with DOCK ART. soundance festival berlin 2020 is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe

Status: 03.06.2020, subject to change

Berlin Arts United

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