12 May 2021 / Wednesday / 20:00
CODES Pavilion Square in front of the Centre for Culture in Lublin / 12 Peowiaków Street
Carola SCHAAL – performance, clarinet, composition
Heinrich HORWITZ – performance, choreography, dramaturgy
Rosa WERNECKE – live-video, lighting design
ENCOUNTER / premiere of new version
In their first work “about needs”, Carola Schaal and Heinrich Horwitz dared to attempt to question the gaze of the audience. The main focus stayed on stepping over the fourth wall and being able to touch each other. In a time when these are forbidden and avoided, the bodies remain connected in spirit. The intellectual struggle allows Bonny Crude to travel further than the body can. A journey through time. Rosa Wernecke and Heinrich Horwitz are currently working on a concept that will revive the figure of the Amazon. The two want to transfer this warlike, mythological figure into a today and let her resurrect as a cyber feminist. It can come in many forms and empower us. Bonny Crude meets this Amazon. To the myths and the sound of this Amazon. A dance should emerge from this, which Heinrich Horwitz will choreograph. With a light design by Rosa Wernecke, the room will offer the ideal, utopian setting for this journey through time. The audience can watch both fighters from outside. In the 90 minutes performance, the window becomes a magnifying glass, it shines brightly or becomes so dark that the audience has to get very close, the two disappear in the light and in the fog and then emerge again like two paintings from the darkness. The sound is to be transmitted from attached speakers on the glass and is supported by samples from feminist fighters. “Encounter” was premiered during the Frequenz Festival Kiel in October 2020 with generous support of Theaterhaus Mitte Berlin and gallery Simone Menne Kiel.
Clarinetist Carola Schaal, born 1982 in Tübingen, studied in Darmstadt, Düsseldorf and Hamburg. In 2009 she completed her master’s degree with professor Alexander Bachl at the Hamburg University of Music and Theater. She is currently taking part in performance workshops with, among others, Jennifer Walshe and Doris Uhlich. She is particularly interested in the current encounters in new music and works with performative elements. She moves at the interface between concert and performance; exploring the boundary between music-instrument-body. She is a founding member of the Hamburg based ensemble called Decoder. Carola was a scholarship holder of the DOMS Foundation Basel, the Anni Taube Foundation Hamburg, the Opus XXI scholarship program for contemporary chamber music, most recently at the Cité Internationale des Arts Paris and the Poolhaus-Blankenese Foundation Hamburg. She gave her first master class for clarinet as part of the XIV. Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea in Santiago de Chile. Since 2018 there has been a close artistic collaboration with the choreographer and dramaturge Heinrich Horwitz, which is, amongst others, reflected in her constantly evolving solo project “Bonny Crude”. In autumn 2020 Carola was guest artist at “MOUVOIR/Stephanie Thiersch Cologne”, a collective of dancers and performers as part of the “TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund”. In the project “ARCHIPEL – Ein Spektakel der Vermischungen” (premiere June 2021) by composer Brigitta Muntendorf, choreographer Stephanie Thiersch and architect Sou Fujimoto, Carola Schaal plays a central role as a performative musical body.
Heinrich Horwitz (*1984) is a Choreographer, Director and actor*. They studied Theatre Direction and Choreography at Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch Berlin and HZT Berlin. They realised Production in the free scene, at City Theatres as well as in the contemporary classical music. They pieces has been invited to the Heidelberger Stückemarkt and Autorenfestival Maximierung Mensch in Trier. For the dance piece “Palais ideal” they received the Tanz-und Theaterpreis der Stadt Stuttgart und des Landes Baden-Württemberg. 2017 they choreographed together with the Ballett Rossa at the Opera Halle, the evening Der Ritt der Walküren zur Abschaffung des Feminismus. Since 2017 they workes continously as Choreographer and Dramaturge with the “Decoder Ensemble” in Hamburg and the composers Alexander Schubert, Sarah Nemtsov, Brigitta Muntendorf, Carola Schaal and Leopold Hurt. 2018 they realised “the evening Entitäten with Decoder” for Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Besides that they is working as an Actror* and Performer in Theatre, Movie and TV. They was awarded with the Adolf-Grimme-Preis for the TV series “Bruder Esel”. Since 2016 they is collaborating with the performance group The Agency. The last pieces have been “Quality Time”, “Boys Space” and “Take it like a man”. Upcoming Projects are “Epilog:Abriss” with Andrej Koroliov and Ensemble Lux: “NM”, “Roses for my Funeral” with Sarah Nemtsov at Deutschlandfunk Cologne and “Outernational together” with Elisa Erkelenz at Radialsystem. Since 2016 she has a teaching assignment at Schauspielschule Bühnenstudio Hamburg.
Rosa Wernecke born in 1986, lives and works in Berlin and Frankfurt. She studied Applied Theater Studies in Gießen and Media Arts in Cologne. She is a co-founder of the feminist performance and media collective Swoosh Lieu and the FLINT* network gefährliche arbeit. As a light and video artist, she works in the field of performance, dance, installation and new music, among others with Simone Dede Ayivi, Katharina Pelosi, Heinrich Horwitz, Sarah Nemtsov, Rose Beermann, Iva Sveshtarova, LukasUnd and FuturIIKonjunktiv. In 2013, she spent the year as a research assistant with a focus on scenic work and dramaturgy at the Institute for Theater, Film and Media Studies of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, where she supervised the practical study projects. She has taught lighting design and stage machinery at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Giessen and Performance Studies in Hamburg and has given workshops at the Stückemarkt of the Berlin Theatertreffen and the Berlin Theatertreffen der Jugend. From 2015 to 2016 she worked in the technical production and video department of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company (formerly: The Forsythe Company). In 2018 she received the postgraduate scholarship “Artistic Research” of the Hessian Theater Academy. 2018 was spent as artist in residence at the Villa Kamogawa of the Goethe Institute Kyoto in Japan. She has received a scholarship for the Cultural Academy Tarabya in Istanbul.
*Co-financed by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport from funds of the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the “Music” program, obtained from subsidies established in games subject to state monopoly, in accordance with Art. 80 sec. 1 of the Gambling Act of November 19, 2009, implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance.
*The Society of Authors ZAiKS is a Partner of CODES Festival.
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