reality warping

“reality warping” questions how we know reality is actually reality and who constructs it. This dynamic evening critiques our current view of creating and maintaining the identity of our contemporary selves. It puts a magnifying glass on the disconnect between reality and perception, as well as our survivalist ability to adapt – all through a lens of playful wonder. The performance project works with dance, music, projections and video looping, social media and augmented reality. It culminates in cross-disciplinary performances that are shown in front of a live audience but can also be experienced from home. In the process, “reality warping” questions the relationship between our digital existence and our analogue selves, the dissonance of the interplay between reality, perception and social construct.

Image description: A naked male read dancer stands on the left side of the picture and holds his head with both hands. His right elbow is stretched upwards. The right half of the picture is black. The dancer is illuminated red from the left.

Director / Choreographer:Jasmine Ellis
Performers: Breeanne Saxton, Woosang Jeon, Adaya Berkovich, Lukas Malkowski
Live Music: Olicía; Anna-Lucia Rupp, Fama M’Boup
Media Artist: Luciano Pinna
Costume Design: Sarah Kaldewey
Set Design: Nanako Oizumi
Rehearsal director: Kim Kohlmann
Director Assistant: Selina Lettenbichler
Artistic Production Management: Rat & Tat Kulturbüro, Sophie Thuma
Lightdesign: Ray Demski, Clemens Krüger
Sound: Dennis Schmidt

Foto: Ray Demski

June 15, 2023, 8pm, HochX Theater und Live Art, Munich

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This project is supported by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich, the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance (BLZT) and in Cooperation with ARGEkultur Salzburg.