12 September 2015 at 7 p.m.
13 September 2015 at 7 p.m.
Everything vibrates: the stage in Anna Konjetzky’s Chipping is constantly in motion: cubes are moving — sometimes very slowly and hardly noticeable, sometimes faster and seemingly running everything down, changing images and shapes flood the space, breaking it, making it wide or flat. In the middle of it: the body of a dancer that needs to assert itself against, and with, the space; that needs to adjust to constantly new circumstances and that needs to find new ways around.
The body must adjust to new situations constantly, finding its way through the oscillating space: each step is a new balancing act; every movement newly devised; newly counterbalanced; and each way newly found. Even the passive body cannot rest on this stage: the moving space encroaches, deforms and swallows it. The body is driven restlessly to exhaustion and beyond. In my opinion, restlessness is a very exiting aspect for the research of the body and movements. Yet, also the society seems to become faster and faster. Inundated by information, always reachable and available, seemingly limitless self-determination and the dictum of being permanently productive are a societal space that constantly forces — or enables — us to do certain “steps.“ (Anna Konjetzky)
Choreography, stage design: Anna Konjetzky
Dance: Sahra Huby
Music: Brendan Dougherty
Video: Timm Burkhardt
Stage design: Anton Lukas
Technical director: Barbara Westernach
Project manager: Laura Martegani (RAT&TAT kulturbuero)
A choreographer and artist. Anna Konjetzky studied contemporary dance, bodyweather and Jacques Lecoq’s method based dance (the Lassaad school of physical theatre) in Brussels and Berlin. Since 2005 Anna Konjetzky has created dance-pieces and dance-installations where questioning and organization of the space are always very central. Her work has been shown at festivals such as Spielart, Dance, Tanzwerkstatt München, Unidram Potsdam, Tanztage Regensburg, Festival Danse Balsa Marni Bruxelles (and her dance installation Abdrücke was invited in 2012 to the Tanzplattform Germany). From 2005 to 2008 she worked as the assistant of the choreographer Wanda Golonka at Schauspiel in Frankfurt. Konjetzky received numerous prizes and scholarships including (together with Germaine Acogny from Senegal) the dance scholarship from Senate Office Berlin (2006) as well as the dance scholarship of the city of Munich (2011). In 2009 she won the competition Operare organized by the Contemporary Opera Berlin. Also in 2009, during the festival Euro-Scene in Leipzig Elephantengedächtnis, choreographed for the dancer Sahra Huby, won the 1st prize for the best German dance solo. In 2014 Anna Konjetzky received the Förderpreis Tanz der Landeshauptstadt München awarded by the city of Munich. She was also nominated for the George Tabori Preis and between 2012 and 2014 took part in the Global City – Local City project, as one of fifteen European artists. Presently, thanks to a three-year support of the city of Munich, Anna Konjetzky works as an artist-in-residence at the Muffathalle München.