swallow me / Josephine Haas
"swallow me" draws upon my own MA research around the storied body, how through movement we can rewrite the history stored in our bodies memory. The storied body refers to the perceptions built upon ones prior experiences. Through the act of movement reliving the experience one can release the old narrative and rewrite a new story.
Through the solo, I explore nature’s resilience in relation to human’s resilience, using nature as a metaphor in rewriting our storied body. As nature destructs to reconstruct, humans can deconstruct preconceived stories/ trauma in the body and rewrite them with empowering narratives. Through the act of allowing the stories of the body to swallow us like the waves of the sea, we release what we no longer need from the narratives, hold onto the power, and rise resiliently wild.
Artistic direction, choreography, performance Josephine Haas Dramaturge advice Judith Sanchez Ruíz Music Alberto Fiorii
Residency support Theater Haus Mitte Funded by Dachverband Tanz Deutschland Distanz Solo
A native New Yorker, Josephine Haas studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and subsequently at the State University of New York, Purchase College and Codarts Hodgeschool Voor de Kunsten in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
2016 Josephine danced with the internationally touring Edge Company at The Place in London, UK. 2018 Collaboration with Cia Denis Santacana in the full-length creation titled "Sharing Home". In Berlin, collaboration with various artists such as Enrico Paglialunga, Judith Sanchez, Allan Fuentes, Wallie Wolfgruber. In 2020 she started working on her own solo work "swallow me"; premiere 2022. Josephine Haas is expanding her movement vocabulary and approach to her movement practice with Stefan Crainic by assisting and teaching at various international workshops.