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life and death of a melody

by Christina Ciupke and Boris Hauf

In the reworking of the 2016 production Life and Death of a Melody, Christina Ciupke and Boris Hauf explore the link between sound and movement. Supported with lighting design by Emma Juliard the piece unfolds from microscopic sound and movement language to complex sculptures. The performance space is a vibrating three-dimensional body of sound, allowing the audience the experience proximity and distance on different levels of perception. In her movement research Christina Ciupke’s interest is drawn to details - such as a small shift of a joint resulting in an involuntary chain reaction and adjustment of other parts of the body. As it is taken by gravity, the swing of an arm is trapped and decelerates. Two-dimensional images, movement sketches and repetition develop into more spacious and dynamic structures. Boris Hauf sets the sound complementary to the movement interacting microscopic loops with elongated, nested phrases. Together they investigate the deconstruction of repetitions and loops after they have been visually and aurally established.


Performance and Music: Christina Ciupke and Boris Hauf
Artistic Support: Frank Müller (2016)
Light and Stage: Emma Juliard in collaboration with Andreas Harder
Production Dramaturgy: Barbara Greiner
Press: Carolin Hartwich

A production by A lot of Body GbR in coproduction with Tanzfabrik Berlin
Supported by Berlin Department for Culture and Europe in the frame of apap-Performing Europe 2020, cofinance by the Creative Europe Program of the EU

Premiere: 31 March 2016
Further shows 1, 2 and 3 April 2016, Uferstudios Berlin
22  to 24 February 2019, Open Spaces! Festival, Tanzfabrik Berlin