The intoxicating dance work Der Bau (The Burrow), created by Berlin-based choreographer Isabelle Schad and French artist Laurent Goldring, is inspired by Franz Kafka’s unfinished novella of the same title.
With a mix of lush, ferocious, and sometimes spare movement, performed nude, Schad uses an animal’s burrow as a metaphor for the human body.
Kafka’s labyrinth — described as a space derived from the body, and yet still belonging to it — is suggested by a large and commanding sheet of fabric, which is beautifully manipulated to dramatically alter the visual and physical relationship between body and space.
Der Bau is the latest in a series of influential visual art collaborations by Schad, a former dancer with the internationally acclaimed company Ultima Vez (Wim Vandekeybus), as well as noted dance innovators Olga Mesa, Felix Ruckert and Eszter Salamon.
The event is funded by the European Union.
This show contains nudity. Mature audiences only.
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