Jasmin İhraç

In the vastness of the sea, the infinty of the universe we are no more nor less than stardust in the void. Centrifugal force, gravitation, permeability, constant change and well-ordered chaos – in her new work Jasmin İhraç deals together with dancers David Mendez, Abel Navarro and musician RENU with potentially infinite movements. How do processes and movements that have a starting but no ending point, that are repetitive and periodic, articulate themselves? Does repetition mean reapparition of the same or constant change?

The dancers meander through different states of aggregation, while citing gestures of different dance languages, forgotten and unacknowledged pioneers, extinct organisms of the past, present and future. They slide, seemingly almost free of gravity, over mirroring landscapes into changing fields of gravitation and soundscapes that; carried by tabla, cajón and buchla, generate rhythms of circularity.

*The Chinese sign 流 „liú“ – water (氵), cloud (云), stream (川) stands originally for the constant floating of water and the being-in-motion of things. The stream and cycle through which everything is connected refers to processes in nature and human life.

Idea/Choreography/Dance: Jasmin İhraç
Choreography/Dance: David Mendez, Abel Navarro
Live-Music/Composition: RENU
Dramaturgy: Lidy Mouw
Artistic Advice: Ayşe Orhon
Lichting Design: Catalina Fernández
Stage: Cristina Nyffeler
Costume Advice: Franziska Sauer
Aerial Dance Movement Coaching/Rigging/Equipment: Abel Navarro
Production Management: Francesca Spisto
Camera: Smina Bluth, Silke Briel
Editing; Noam Gorbat
Sound: Janis Klinkhammer
Sound Recording and Mix: Jan Brauer

Thanks to: Melih Kıraç, Thiago Granato, Mbegne Kassé (Ben-J), Juan Corres Benito, Devid Guanlandris, M. Jiang, Annette Becker, Timo Schmidt, Technik HAU3 and Uferstudios

A production by Jasmin İhraç, co-produced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin.
Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Ministry for Families, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of the State of North Rine-Westphalia. Supported by QSpace

picture1: Frame from an animation by Paul Wiegert depicting the orbit of Jupiter and asteroids known as trojans around the sun (C) 2017 Western University/Athabasca University/Large Binocular Telescope Observatory
further pictures: Harald Hoffmann, Ute Langkafel, Maifoto

Premiere (streaming): Berlin, HAU4, Hebbel am Ufer, March 15, 2021
Berlin, HAU4, Hebbel am Ufer, March, 16-19, 2021
Berlin, HAU4, Hebbel am Ufer, in the frame of PAF, May, 25-29, 2021