LOS NINJAS – MATTER OR BLOOD

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LOS NINJAS / MATTER OF BLOOD (2016)

CHOREOGRAFIE, PERFORMANCE: Rocio Marano, Lea Kieffer
PERFORMANCE, BÜHNE: Gaëtan Rusquet
KOSTÜME: Lea Kieffer
DRAMATURGISCHE BEGLEITUNG: Maja Zimmermann
Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Tanzfabrik, ada Studios, Dock 11 Eden und Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.
Special thanks to: Gaëtan Rusquet, Annegret Schalke, Jaseem Hindi, Johanne Merke, Angela Schubot and Ibiza Contact Festival

TANZTAGE BERLIN 2016
KÜNSTLERISCHE LEITUNG: Anna Mülter
PRODUKTIONSLEITUNG: Franziska Schrage
MITARBEIT: Cilgia Gadola
PRODUKTIONSASSISTENZ: Raisa Kröger
DRAMATURGISCHE BEGLEITUNG: Maja Zimmermann
KÜNSTLER_INNENBETREUUNG: Ece Tufan
Die 25. Tanztage Berlin sind eine Produktion der SOPHIENSÆLE

A DRIVE TOWARD EPICNESS. A collision of souls. Los Ninjas are ruling the game. At the edge of the cliff, they search for the ultimate state of presence, with their bodies as weapons, a taste of blood in their mouth, they are ready to kill and heal and trespass. Commitment is in the heart and printed on the skin.

Matter of Blood was born in collaboration with the french dancer and clothes maker Lea Kieffer. In the last 3 years, they have developed together “The ninja Practice”. This practice goes beyond the fictional characters who practice it and their obsession with struggle and risk. Through tasks, scores, habits, tastes, and alternative production strategies, these characters navigate between reality and fiction.

Like in a Tarantino Movie, the ninjas explore a whole range of physical contact, going from tender to aggressive qualities, unfolding the chapters of a non-lineal narrative. It’s the practice of extremes, between artificial modernity and ancient Japanese myths. The ninjas prepare their body-mind for a state of readiness, listening to the performative potential of immediacy and improvisation, giving space for the unexpected. The practice evolves as ninjas continue meeting each other and practice in different situations, constellations and geographic locations.

 

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