4×4 meters – a box. 2 performers – one couple. “Relationshits” explores the different phases and dynamics of a relationship in a limited space through dance. From the romantic-enthusiastic beginning, to the shared space and the feeling of deep grounding and connectedness, to phases of longing for autonomy, the desire to break out of familiar paths, to leave obligations behind. Also included in the relationship package: betrayal, anger, longing, intimacy, compassion, sex, boredom, surrender and… love. “Relationshifts” takes all these big words that are part of our everyday life together as a couple and declines through the emotional and physical aspects of a relationship in different life situations. The starting point is very personal stories of the artistic team; which the performance translates into global images, using choreography and music as a language in which the audience can discover everyday moments.

„Relationshifts“ takes place as a 50-minute loop five times each evening, and the audience is invited to watch one or more replays. A kind of real-time effect: in the same space, with the same protagonists and the same choreographic sequence, the dancers exhaust themselves, age, lose their temper, give up and start again.

Artistic Direction & Choreography: Ceren Oran
Dance & Choreography: Jin Lee, Uwe Brauns
Music: Magna Pia, Nihan Devecioğlu
Light Design: Dennis Dieter Kopp
Stage and Costume: Sigrid Wurzinger
Dramaturgy: Jean Baptiste Charlot
Creative Producer: Karolina Hejnova
Production Management: Lisa Risch (Rat & Tat Kulturbüro)
PR: Simone Lutz

Christiane Schleifenbaum

11. November 2022 | Einstein Kultur, München

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A production by Ceren Oran & Moving Borders. Funded by Kulturreferat der LH München and BLZT, Bayerischer Landesverband für zeitgenössischen Tanz, with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art. In collaboration with DiR, Dance in Residence Brandenburg) der fabrik Potsdam, TanzWERKSTATT Cottbus, Einstein Kultur and Tanzbüro München. Ceren Oran is a Member of Tanztendenz München e.V.