VIVARIUM / double bill by Pamela Moraga and Gigi DiGirolamo
SUSPENDED EARTH by Pamela Moraga // I DONT WANT YOU TO LIKE IT by Gigi DiGirolamo
SUSPENDED EARTH- 35mins
(small 15 mins break)
I DONT WANT YOU TO LIKE IT- 30mins
Suspended earth is a dance solo piece that deals with the experience of migration, from Sudamerica to Europe; and the impression that in order to adapt to the change one must create a space in the brain to mix-match and understand both cultures, while going under the process of living and re-living memories, learning a new language, getting new habits, but also selecting what are the things that will stay in this new identity to continue the adaptation and integration process. Concepts like resistance, instability and home are placed on the stage as triggers to open up wayd to intimately create this floating space or suspended earth.
By and with Pamela Moraga
Visual, Light Design, Produktion and Dramaturgy assistance Tomoya Kawamura sound design Cristobal Ruffo Audiovisual material and support AKB e.V Lukas Hamm
I DONT WANT YOU TO LIKE IT
I Don’t Want You To Like It reflects on the hyper-sexualization of the femenine body. You’re give the opportunity to watch and to observe.
You’re invited to feel uncomfortable, and to question your thoughts and the opinions you form. I’m not giving you what you want… or maybe I am? I like to play with your expectations. It’s hard to know if it’s conscious or not. I self objectify so you don’t have the power to do it to me. I’m discovering and rediscovering my body. But does it actually give me the power? There is no solution, just an unfortunate truth.
Choreography, Direction, Performance Gigi DiGirolamo
Music Misty, Lesley Gore, Little Girl Go Home, Lesley Gore, Take a good Care of My Baby, Bobby Vee, Unchained Melody, The righteous Brothers, Wildflowers, Nicolas Jaar
Music arranged by Léon Barande*
Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the programme NEUSTART KULTUR, Hilfsprogramm DIS-TANZEN des Dachverband Tanz Deutschland
Pamela Moraga (Chile) is a professional dancer, and choreographer based in Berlin. Her work is related to human interaction on a physical level in the field of movement. Guided by collaborative methodologies, she develops and presents dance performances working in collaboration with other artists. 2016 she finished her Bacherlor’s Degree of Dance in Santiago de Chile and deepened her studies in Israel (Dance program KCDC 2017). Her work in Europe include collaborations with Asphalt Kollektiv Berlin e.V. since 2019, Tanz den Widerstand since 2020 and several independent artists. 2019 she premiered “To take the Leap” in Berlin, 2020 and 2021 “Point of no Return/ The Revolution of the beasts”. On 2022 she’s been developing her solo work called “Suspended Earth” which premiered in Hosek Contemporary on June; Projekt funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR, aid programm DIS-TANZEN by the Dachverban Tanz Deutschland.
Gigi DiGirolamo (USA) is a freelance dancer, choreographer and performance artist based in Berlin, Germany. She graduated magna cum laude from the dance conservatory of SUNY Purchase College. She has performed works by animi motus, Anton Lachky, The Progressice Wave, Jon Ole Olstad, VALLETO, and GreyZone. She has also been a collaborator in the Chaos Emblematic collective and has worked on video productions for ECCO, Halestorm, Kleida, Leon the Singer and Bosley. Gigi is currently working on projects with Aaron Llewellyn and Leon the Singer, in addition to choreographing and producing her own solo production, funded by the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.