Join us on Friday, November 23rd for

THE WALL SERIES VOL.4!

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Presenting works by:

BRAD NATH / JOSÉPHINE AUFFRAY / GIORGIA REITANI & FRANCESCA MEROLLA / CAMILLE CHAPON / MASHA FUMENKO & PETR LADEN

Once again we were overwhelmed and overjoyed with the amount of talented artists who sent us applications to perform at PAUL. In our fourth edition we are proud to present the works of five outstanding artists. This bi-monthly performance series invites performers of all disciplines and in all stages of their work to perform amidst our new WALL. We are so lucky to have these artists in our presence. Don't miss this inspiring evening! 

Doors Open: 19:30
Performance: 20:00
Donations: 8-10euro (Sliding Scale) at the door - Please reserve a spot beforehand by clicking the button below!


*TICKETS*: Due to large turnout we ask you to kindly reserve a spot by clicking on our EVENTBRITE link below. This way we won't sell out, and know how many guests to expect. THANK YOU!  

https://www.eventbrite.de/e/the-wall-series-vol4-tickets-52153567725?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR2BD_KU4TsSa08AGsoLkpdHGmjQkUUOd1He_PlcVRjos-7tt3MU9wq6g24

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BRAD NATH

AMPLIFIED BRICKS

Description:
Bricks cast with embedded audio electronics allow the ubiquitous building modules to function as sound objects when amplified. The performance will feature a selection of bricks from a system that is being developed to construct full-scale sonically sensitive architectural environments. Made from a range of materials—concrete, plaster, wax, and silicone—each brick expresses its unique sonic ontology when activated by a performer or stacked upon another, resulting in physical feedback.

Bio:
Brad Nath is working between architectural design and sound art to develop techniques of space-making which are sensitive to the vibrations that occur at audible frequencies. Emerging from the belief that the architect is not only an organizer of space, but also of time, and that likewise the composer is not only an organizer of time, but also of space, he seeks to expand upon the built environment's temporal vocabulary through material research, performance, composition, installation, and built environments. Brad recently moved to Berlin from New York, where he completed a B.Arch thesis titled "Acoustectonics" with advisers from the Architecture and Music Departments at Cornell University.

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JOSÉPHINE AUFFRAY

MIMOWERK

Description:
MIMOWERK is a journey through multiple personas drawing a self-portrait. Always having had an obsessive pleasure in dressing up and acting out as different characters while being in my own environment: my room, I decided to use it as a starting point for research. My room felt like an experimental laboratory far from any fears. Perhaps I had spatial restrictions but certainly no boundaries when it came to dare to push unknown doors. My main tool of work was my video camera, I could analyse my self-image and behaviours by watching the videos made during my journey into defining my different personas. Punk culture has been essential throughout the process as it helped my awakening of my inside scream: ANGER. MIMOWERK is an inside scream loudly extracted to the outside, a confrontation, a manifestation, a denunciation, a call. 
'It makes me believe; it pushes me to experiment with myself and be louder and louder, bringing dreams and nightmares to a fantasy reality.'

Bio:
Joséphine Auffray studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London (2015-2018) for the BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance. In 2017, as part of the Erasmus programme, Joséphine studied at Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen for several months. During her training, Joséphine has been performing works by Merce Cunningham, Alison Curtis Jones, Marina Collard, Heidi Rustgaard, Claude Brumachon and Benjamin Lamarche. Throughout this period, she has been able to experience collaborations with artists such as Ellen Van Schuylenburch, John Richards and Rodolfo Araya. By studing at Laban School, Joséphine achieved and collected choreographic tools, which pushed her to create already two of her own works; KLIMAX and MIMOWERK. Originally from France, Joséphine first studied in the Conservatoire de Nantes with intense ballet training along teachers such as Nathalie Quernet, Maurice Courchay and Marie-Elisabeth Demaille. Deeply attracted to contemporary values, she then followed in the same Conservatoire the contemporary dance Course along teachers such as Rodolfo Araya, Rosine Nadjard and Anne Carrié.

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GIORGIA REITANI & FRANCESCA MEROLLA

CHOPSTICKS

Description:
‘Chopsticks’ is born from a collaboration between the two Italian dancers Francesca Merolla and Giorgia Reitani and the Vietnamese choreographer Khai Ngoc Vu, during the year 2017-2018 in which they worked at the Tanzcompagnie Volkstheatre Rostock. The duet, 15 minutes long, uses movements to voice a desire of union. What does it mean to have a tradition in our society that perpetually forces us to move and start from zero somewhere else? How can we feel at home when the circumstances are hostile and hard? With this tumultuous lifestyle, Where/How do we find peace? Perhaps in the reminiscing of our culture, far away as it may be. Perhaps in a common fight. Or maybe we attempt to conjure up something completely new to draw us back towards that innocent and overflowing state of serenity and play that we experienced so strongly before we got conscious, growing more ravenous and blinded by every failed attempt. Our journey does not really give an answer but it can give us some calmness in the experience of union, collaboration and honesty with the other. When we put our hearts together as part of a unique body, the struggle is easier and the journey morphs into a pleasant succession of moments of freedom and belonging.

Bios:
Between 2013-2016 Italian-born Giorgia Reitani studied at Iwanson International. After the education she worked for Hannes Härtl in the production ‘Bloodlines’, in Munich, Germany. Then she worked for two years at the Tanzcompagnie Volstheater Rostock, being part of different productions of Katja Taranu and the show ’The four seasons’ choreographed from Elias Lazaridis. She is dancing in the piece choreographed by Khai Ngoc Vu “Chopsticks” with Francesca Merolla.

In 2016, after her graduation at the Iwanson International, she started her apprenticeship at the ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble. She was then part of the Tanzcompagnie Volstheater Rostock, performing ‘The four seasons’ choreographed by Elias Lazaridis. She worked for Iván Pérez in the production ‘Island’ in Wrocalw, Poland and she is currently part of B’cause Dance Company in Warsaw. She is dancing in the piece choreographed by Khai Ngoc Vu “Chopsticks” with Giorgia Reitani.

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CAMILLE CHAPON

KOPFSCHMUCK

Description:
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Fictive magicians. Dragon Ball Z. Fantastic animals. 

When a child plays, he is sometimes taken by the desire of creating the sound effects of his own actions. And as he navigates blithely in his imaginary world that protects him from the gaze of others, the sounds naturally come out of his mouth. I play with reminiscences of that state to create a language for improvisation, this time fully exposed.

Bio:
Camille Chapon / Jofe D'mahl, Artist based in Berlin.
Director and Host of the Cabaret for arts and mixed performances called "Carte Blanche".
Member of a performance trio called "Eternuer", together with Bruno Ducret and Tom Bouët.
Invested in pedagogy, teaching improvisation workshop for children and adults.
2014, Master of Fine Art, Ecole supérieure d’art et de design – ESAD-GV, France.
2017, Bachelor dance context and choreography, Hzt Berlin, Germany. 

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MASHA FOMENKO & PETR LADEN

GREAT CIRCUS OF FAILURE

Description:
Great Circus of Failure combines approaches of contemporary music and dance, performance arts, new media art and reworks them in new circumstances. There are two main points for acting: enjoyment of art, equal to enjoyment of life, and the idea of personal memory, keeping unstable (quantum) state of the happening.

Bio:
Great Circus of Failure was formed in spring 2018 by Petr Laden and Masha Fomenko. Masha has background in the field of game development and theory of interaction of computer gaming with spatial performative practices. Petr worked as video and performance artist and curator. 

PAUL HAS A NEW PHONE NUMBER

If you need to contact us for rentals, classes, workshops or any other questions, you can now reach us at: +49 151 541 70245 between the hours of 10:00-18:00. Thank you!

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Dear fellow Dancers, Performers, Musicians…

We are looking forward to our fourth volume of The Wall Series at PAUL Studios Berlin! This bi-monthly performance series gives artists an opportunity to present their works in progress or finished works in an intimate setting for an enthusiastic audience.

For Vol. 4, we are looking for artists who would like to present their work on Friday, November 23rd. We are open to performers of all disciplines interested in sharing their pieces in an intimate venue. All performers will receive 5 hours of free rehearsal time at PAUL Studios Berlin prior to the performance.

Submitted performances must:

  • Be under 20 minutes in length

  • Require minimal tech (we are an intimate space with basic lighting etc.)

To Submit: Please send us a description of your work, a short bio, and a youtube or vimeo link of the work you are submitting. (Applications without a working youtube or vimeo link will not be considered.)

Send All Materials To: paulstudiosberlin@gmail.com

The Deadline For Submissions Is: Friday, October 12th

We look forward to seeing/hearing/reading your submissions!

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR ‘DUST’!

A huge thank you to our artists in residence Erika Mitsubishi & Francesca Frewer for their inspiring work, and their magical transformation of our space. We are looking forward to seeing ‘Dust’ continue to grow in the months that follow. Wishing you both the best and safe travels. Thank you for bringing your work to PAUL!

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THE WALL SERIES VOL. 3!

Another eclectic, inspiring evening of movement at PAUL. Thank you to our amazing performers Lola Lefèvre, Kazuma Motomura, Rina Idota, Darragh Mcloughlin, Siri Salminen & Erik Wong! A big thank you to all who came to enjoy the show, we hope to see you again soon!

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Visiting artists in residence Francesca Frewer and Erika Mitsuhashi will share their work in progress 'DUST' on Thursday, September 20th at 19:00 @ PAUL Studios. Join us in viewing the culmination of a two week residency at PAUL!

Dust is a contemporary performance piece created by Erika Mitsuhashi and Francesca Frewer, and performed by Francesca Frewer. Inspired by poet Anne Carson’s study of female characters who refuse to fit into straightforward understandings of how they should be, with this piece they are exploring ways of embodying the uncanny, with the aim of manifesting the bizarre and unsettling onstage. Using choreographed movement, improvisation, text, and projection, the solo takes place inside a complex set constructed of dynamic and sometimes precarious materials. It is created in collaboration with Adam Asnan (sound) and Nellie Gossen (costume/set design).


JOIN US FOR OUR THIRD VOLUME OF THE WALL SERIES!

Presenting works by:

| Lola Lefèvre | Kazuma Motomura | 
| Darragh Mcgloughlin | Eric Wong & Siri Salminen |


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH @ 20:00

Reserve your place here: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/the-wall-series-vol-3-tickets-49642856119

Tickets are 8-10 Euro Sliding Scale at the Door!

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"Resonances" - Lola Lefèvre

“I will never forget those first instances. Often I only remembered the fist names of these men and women as though, subconsciously, I thought of them as my brothers and sisters. Their distress resonated in me; I thought I could share it, when in fact it was just an echo of my own distress. Absence, void, light. Perhaps just light”

Edouard, Macha, Nicolae, Joseph, Dillia, Valodia, Patrick, Alejandra, Denis, Lucie, Pierre, Davie, Piotr, Niolae, Cristian, Maria, Danielle, Josiane, Vasiliev, Olivier, Rolf, Jean Marc, Patricia, Marcel - Vibrating link in between us and the world, all these names resonate in me since the first moment I saw their faces. Sensible place where I allow myself to fall into, “Resonances” is a moment of sharing. A place where I allow myself to be fully vulnerable, a place where I can be. Call for light. For you Nicolae, and all the others. 

TEASER: https://vimeo.com/266580816

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Lola Lefèvre

Lola Lefèvre is a French dancer and performer. After a high level training in Rhythmic gymnastic, she decided to turn to contemporary dance by passing her Choreographic Diploma in the CRR of Boulogne Billancourt (France), before joining in 2014, the professional school of contemporary dance SEAD in Salzburg (Austria). Under a very poetic artistic line, she combines dance and performance with romanticism, and is particularly interested in interdisciplinary collaboration.


"Boom Boom!" - Kazuma Motomura

Boom Boom! Is a direct reaction of body to the music. Which music? A complex super layered glitchy multi rhythm machine gun composed by musician and beat maker Zozo. How much of the beats and accents can the body catch, all the while reacting to audience and the space around the dancing body? 
Which body? Dance and performance maker Kazuma Glen Motomura tackles the music head on with his body physically composed of memories of dancing around the universe. 
 

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Kazuma Glen Motomura

Half Japanese, half South African. Dances a melange of contemporary and street/club styles. Finalist of Juste Debout 2018 World Championship battles in street dance and winner in the Experimental division in London.

www.bodypoet.info


“Stickman” - Darragh Mcgloughlin

Stickman works extensively with the concept of (re)framing: periodically shifting the conceptual /emotional setting of the work on order to continuously challenge the audiences interpretation of the piece. This is achieved primarily through use of linguistic framing, whereby a TV displays titles /sentences which dramatically shift the focus of what we see age experience. Stickman is more about the the moment of interpretation than what is being interpreted. 

The main content of the work is the result of two years of investigation into object balancing. Balance as a means to force the body into a perpetual state of motion. The body responds out of pure necessity, and through this begins to speak.
TEASER: https://vimeo.com/269454983

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Darragh Mcgloughlin

Darragh was born in Ireland in 1987, son to two chefs. He has a degree in contemporary circus and performance at, yet these days is happy to just call himself a creator and performer without sticking to one genre or another. He is the artistic director of Squarehead Productions, and is currently based in Berlin. Stickman is his 3rd full length creation.


"Duo" - Eric Wong & Siri Salminen

The duo investigate and try to captivate moments with the guitar, movement, and percussive footwork in the manner of improvisation. Delicate and glittery yet with a touch of explosion and punk. The scrap is rolling in the wind.

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Eric Wong

Born 1981 in Minneapolis, grew up in Hong Kong, studied psychology at the University of Minnesota, and subsequently audio production and engineering at the Institute of Production and Recording. He is a composer and sound artist, as well as a guitarist and computer musician. His main focus lies on sound textures, the perception of sound and spatial experience.

Siri Salminen

Born in 1987 in Stockholm. Graduated from the University College of Dance and Circus in Stockholm 2011 with specialisation in flamenco dance, and has since then worked with contemporary flamenco and dance pedagogics in different contexts, mostly in Sweden and Turkey and now also Germany. Her main interest lies in different aspects of absurdity and uningratiating qualities.

 

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Dear Fellow Dancers, Performers, Musicians…

We are looking forward to our third volume of The Wall Series at PAUL Studios Berlin! Our first two installments were filled with moving works and enthusiastic audiences, and we can’t wait to see what Vol. 3 brings!

For Vol. 3, we are looking for artists who would like to present their work on Friday, September 14th. We are open to performers of all disciplines interested in sharing their pieces in an intimate venue. All performers will receive 5 hours of free rehearsal time at PAUL Studios Berlin prior to the performance.

Submitted Performances Must:

  • Be under 20 minutes in length

  • Require minimal tech (we are an intimate space with basic lighting etc.)

To Submit: Please send us a description of your work along with a youtube or vimeo link of the work you are submitting. (Applications without a working youtube or vimeo link will not be considered.)

Send All Materials To: paulstudiosberlin@gmail.com
The Deadline For Submissions Is: Friday, August 10th

We look forward to seeing/hearing/reading your submissions!

 

 

WAS WIR MÖGLICHERWEISE ZUSAMMEN BEENDEN KÖNNTEN

FRIDAY JUNE 8TH 17:00 & 20:00 @ PAUL STUDIOS BERLIN

In What We Could Possibly Finish Together, we visit a space inhabited by four people exploring everyday life. Situations and actions become stuck in loops, while synchronicities build a harmonic togetherness and a total incomprehension. Four people search for spontaneity as a base for an undisguised dialogue, search for playfulness as a livable concept to commit to a transparent togetherness.

The PAUL Collective performs together for the first time ever as a part of The Performing Arts Festival (PAF) 2018! Get your tickets now at:

https://performingarts-festival.tickets.de/de/tour/10777-1

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See You There!

THANK YOU FOR COMING TO THE WALL SERIES VOL.2!

Our second installment of The Wall Series was such a success! We had an amazing audience, and four unforgettable performances. Thank you to all who came out to experience the show, and of course, thank you to our amazing Artists Nicola Bullock, Manon Siv, Eri Watanabe, and the participants of Alberto Cortes' workshop. If you missed this months performance, don't worry there will be more where that came from. Join our mailing list to be the first to know about our next installment of our new bimonthly performance The Wall Series!

JOIN US FOR OUR SECOND VOLUME OF THE WALL SERIES!

Presenting works by:

 Nicola Bullock | Manon Sif | Eri Watanabe

FRIDAY, MAY 18TH @ 20:00

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We were overwhelmed and overjoyed with the amount of talented artists with interest in performing at PAUL. In this edition we are proud to present the works of three outstanding artists: Nikola Bullock, Manon Sif, & Eri Watanabe. This bi-monthly performance series invites performers of all disciplines and in all stages of their work to perform amidst our new WALL. All proceeds of The Wall Series will go towards covering the costs of the new wall which makes this performance series possible! We are so lucky to have these artists in our presence. Don't miss this delightful evening! 

Doors Open: 19:30
Performance: 20:00
Donations: 5-10euro (Sliding Scale) at the door - Please reserve a spot on our Eventbrite Link!


*TICKETS*: We had such a huge turnout at our last show that not all attendees were able to see the show! This time, we ask you to kindly reserve a spot by clicking on our EVENTBRITE link. This way we won't sell out, and know how many guests to expect. THANK YOU!  

https://www.eventbrite.de/e/the-wall-series-vol-2-tickets-45930353925?ref=estw

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SOFT FISTS INSIST

NICOLA BULLOCK

What happens when dreams and reality collide? In "soft fists insist", a woman is confronted with popular images and ideas about how she-young, white, and female- should behave in the world. As she grapples to interpret these ideations, she begins to lose track of her deeper needs and fears. A piece about the space between what we are and what we imagine ourselves to be, "soft fists insist" asks the question, how does the unconscious relate to social constructions such as femininity, aging, and desire?

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ODE TO YOU

 

MANON SIV DUQUESNAY

High-five to the ridiculous effort to escape oneself. A tribute to the impossibility to comprehend. Anyways, the right circumstances will never be there.
Hope for their contributions, the black sheep illuminations. A sensorization of belonging to. An ode to the miseries, talents & imaginations of all those little fires unexpected.

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DESCRIBE

ERI WATANABE

I describe of my feelings, when I expression to something that I use to my body. My feelings is always not fixed, like a wave and electrocardiogram. My image flow into the outside.

OPEN CALL

THE WALL SERIES VOL. 2

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Dear fellow Dancers, Performers, Musicians…

We are very excited for our second volume of The Wall Series at PAUL Studios Berlin! We had a packed audience and received excellent feedback from our first installment, and therefore will be continuing the series on a bi-monthly basis.

For Vol. 2, we are looking for artists who would like to present their work on Friday, May 18th. We are open to performers of all disciplines interested in sharing their pieces in an intimate venue. All performers will receive 5 hours of free rehearsal time at PAUL Studios Berlin prior to the performance.

Submitted performances must:

  • Be under 20 minutes in length

  • Require minimal tech (we are an intimate space with basic lighting etc.)

To Submit: Please send us a description of your work along with a youtube or vimeo link of the work you are submitting. (Applications without a working youtube or vimeo link will not be considered.)

Send All Materials To: paulstudiosberlin@gmail.com

The Deadline For Submissions Is: Friday, April 20th

We look forward to seeing/hearing/reading your submissions!


 

Our first installment of The Wall Series was a huge success! We had a packed house, with a phenomenal audience and three unforgettable performances. Thank you to all who came out to witness, thank you to our hilarious host Ryan James, and of course, thank you to our amazing Artists Greta Salgado, Edegar Starke, and Noemi Luz. If you missed this months performance, don't worry there will be more where that came from. Join our mailing list to be the first to know about our next installment of our new bimonthly performance The Wall Series!

THE WALL SERIES

An Evening of Solo Works

Noemi Luz | Greta Salgado | Edegar Starke

 Friday, March 9th @ 20:00


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Join us for our first installment of The Wall Series at PAUL Studios! We were overwhelmed and overjoyed with the amount of talented artists with interest in performing at PAUL. In this edition we are proud to present the works of three outstanding artists: Noemi Luz, Greta Salgado and Edegar Starke. This bi-monthly performance series invites performers of all disciplines and in all stages of their work to perform amidst our new WALL. All proceeds of The Wall Series will go towards covering the costs of the new wall which makes this performance series possible! We are so lucky to have these artists in our presence. Don't miss this delightful evening! 

Doors Open: 19:30

Performance: 20:00

Donations: 5-10euro (Sliding Scale)


The Ugly Truth

Choreography: Noemí Luz

Composer: José Tomé

Choreographic Advisor: Niurca Márquez

 Photo: Camilla Greenwell

Photo: Camilla Greenwell

The Ugly Truth is a solo project that explores the boundaries between flamenco and dance theatre. Noemí first presented the work in progress at Seville Conservatoire's Semana Cultural in April 2016. She has performed the finished piece at Coetani Festival of Experimental Flamenco in Athens and as part of a/her/my/our/their/no flamenco curated by Canadian artist Rosanna Terracciano at the Cervantes Theatre in London.

The ocean has an extraordinary capacity to transform, purify and recycle. The Ugly Truth asks: Do human beings have the same capacity to recycle themselves? If our consumerist society is having such devastating effects on the planet’s environment then what are the physical, emotional and spiritual effects it is having on us as individuals? Might our endless dumping of rubbish be a reflection of our attitudes towards ourselves? And what cycles of transformation do we go through when we are confronted with ‘truth’ or when we try to hide from it?

NOEMI LUZ

 Photo: Camilla Greenwell

Photo: Camilla Greenwell

Noemí Luz is a multidisciplinary artist who works with flamenco, dance theatre and visual arts. She trained classically at Elmhurst Ballet School and Central School of Ballet and also has an HNC Diploma in Fine Art from Kensington and Chelsea College. Noemí relocated to
Seville in 2007 where she specialized in traditional flamenco and bata de cola under the tutelage of her mentor Yolanda Heredia. Noemí co-founded award-winning dotdotdot dance company along with Magdalena Mannion and Yinka Esi Graves. They most recently performed in Sadler’s Wells ‘Sampled’ festival in February 2017.


SOLVING TORSION ALONE

Choreography: Greta Salgado

Music: "Reptilian" by Converge

Choreographic Advisors: Silvia Ennis, Constanza Ruiz and Alena Shornikova

 Photo: Martin Salgado

Photo: Martin Salgado

Aggressivity seems to be directly linked to violence and aggression, in the daily use of the term. At the same time that aggressivity is seen with a certain distance, respect or even fear, it is very intimate, because the expression and demonstration of it ́s existence in ourselves is at the same time a revelation of an inner dis-balance. Solving Torsion Alone aims to vindicate aggressivity's independent existence; it explores aggressivity as a mobilizing energy that works as an initiator for radiating movement from the inner and to the outside, without a concrete direction and purpose, that only in the moment it gets bundled up into one direction and towards a goal it turns into violence.
For the creation of Solving Torsion Alone Greta Salgado investigated together with the Aikido professional, Yannick Zechner, the concept of torsions. Also, she went into the cologne hardcoremusic scene attending to their concerts and speaking, listening to, observing and interacting with the musicians and followers. With a view on aggressivity as an inner energy that stands for itself without a further sense than the one of existing and reaching it ́s manifestation, this work searches to be a celebration of aggressivity digging into some of it ́s various physical and situational manifestations.

Greta Salgado

 Photo: Martin Salgado

Photo: Martin Salgado

Greta Salgado Kudrass was born 1994 in La Coruña, Spain, and grew up in several countries in South-America. In 2013 she co-founded the Collective „Confundamiento“ in Ecuador, and joined the dance ensemble of the Teatro Nacional Sucre in Quito. In July 2017 she finished her contemporary dance studies in the University for Music and Dance in Cologne, where she worked with choreographers such as Anna Konjetsky, Shumpei Nemoto, Emmanuel Gat, and Rafaelle Giovanola. She is currently working on her own research. In february 2018 she performed the piece `Momentum X-Samples´ from Cocoondance at HAU  Berlin and beginning in March 2018 she will be creating in the frame of the Inkubator residency program at Tanzfaktur Cologne, and presenting her resulting work in September 2018.


The Childhood I Kept to Myself

Choreography: Edegar Starke

Sound: Edegar Starke

Costume: Riccieri Genaro

 Photo: Alessandro Sinyus

Photo: Alessandro Sinyus

"Looking back, the oppositions, the search of belonging and the sense of misfiting were always part of my daily life, wether I could have realized it consciously or not. Divided between getting the world’s acceptance and being honest and true to everything that I was, and that surrounded me, I found myself in plenty of spaces created by me to enable that existence."
The childhood I kept to myself; is a solo moving body project by Edegar Starke that investigates the multiplicity of the being. The piece intents to walk a path towards simplifying, towards understanding that our differences can inhabit the same body, the same world. Interested in the subtleties of the being and in its beautiful capability of exchanging, this research tries to have a kind approach to the constant metamorphosis we are in, so the sense of belonging can expand and reach more than just set groups or communities. It helps in gently listening to our bodies and tries to open a path towards relating other than excluding.

EDEGAR STARKE

 Photo: Alessandro Sinyus

Photo: Alessandro Sinyus

Edegar Starke is a Brazilian born artist, currently based in Berlin. Graduated actor with a very strong physical background, he has developed a series of dance theatre projects in Brazil at public schools with children and teens of very difficult social and economical realities. He has been training butoh since 2013. In 2016 he started co-curating the Moving Bodies Butoh Festival together with Ambra Gatto Bergamasco, with whom he also currently collaborates and develops the project H.O.M.E (Human Organization of Multi-cultural Experiences) in the search and development of a multidisciplinary and intercultural platform for collaboration.


THE WALL SERIES

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Dear fellow Dancers, Performers, Musicians…

We are very excited to launch The Wall Series at PAUL Studios Berlin!  We are looking for artists who would like to perform a finished piece of work, or a work in progress on Friday, March 9th as part of our new ongoing performance series! We are open to performers of all disciplines interested in showing their work in an intimate venue. All performers will receive 5 hours of free rehearsal time at PAUL Studios prior to the performance.

To Submit: Please send us a description of your work along with supporting materials such as: pictures, film, recordings etc. depending on your discipline.

(Don’t worry, you don’t need to send all forms of materials. Choose one or two! We just need to get an idea of what your work will be like.)

Send All Materials To: paulstudiosberlin@gmail.com

The Deadline For Submissions Is: Monday, February 5th

We look forward to seeing/hearing/reading your submissions!

PAUL HAS A NEW WALL!

We did it! We tore down the wall and built an amazing retractable wall in its place! Now we have much more space to move in our classes, performances, and rehearsals. The retractable wall gives us the option to open up our space when needed, and divide the space into two rooms for simultaneous rehearsals or trainings. We are so proud of the new PAUL and hope you can come see it soon!

Here are some photos of our process! Many thanks to the endlessly patient, generous, brainy, and strong Philipp! We definitely couldn't have done any of this without him!

MAKE PAUL GREAT AGAIN: TEAR DOWN THE WALL!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20TH @ 20:00


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Join us for a party to MAKE PAUL GREAT AGAIN! Through our fundraising we are going to TEAR DOWN THE WALL between our two studios at PAUL, and build a retractable wall in its place. This will allow us to have larger class sizes and more space to move while still having the option to use our studios seperately! As we prepare to tear down our wall, we will tear down our metephorical walls at the party through a series of fun HOW TO workshops held throughout the evening!

HOW TO: Slow Dance
HOW TO: Prevent Manspreading
HOW TO: Do Shit Yourself
HOW TO: Sing a Gender Neutral Folk Song
HOW TO: Sit, Stand, and Walk
HOW TO: Communicate Peacfully

Doors Open: 20:00
Workshops Begin: 20:30

 

LETS MAKE PAUL GREAT AGAIN TOGETHER! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

FALL INTO PAUL

A BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY!

Saturday, September 23rd 


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Join us for a back to school party at PAUL studios Berlin!

Try a free class...or three, get a gift bag, and dance your way into fall with us!


19:00- Doors Open

20:00-20:20- Free Trial Class

"MOVE WITH INTENTION" 
with Zahra Banzi

20:30-20:50- Free Trial Class
"CONTEMPORARY PLAYGROUND"
with Jojo Hammer

21:00-21:20- Free Trial Class
"FLAMENCO NOW"
with Vera Köppern

21:30-On- Music & dancing...PARTY TIME! 

*Bring comfortable clothes for dancing!


WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

 

It was such a pleasure to have the inspiring performances of Naïma Ferré, Jessica Gaynor & Quentin Tolimieri at PAUL. Thank you to all who came out to see MOVEMENT + SOUND last week! Good art + good vibes always = good times!