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HELENA WALDMANN

REPERTOIRE

WITHKAZUE IKEDA, YOKO TANI, CHIA-YIN LING
CJHOREOGRAPHYHELENA WALDMANN, CHRIS HO CHAU WAH
STAGEHELENA WALDMANN, KARINA SMIGLA-BOBINSKI
VIDEOKARINA SMIGLA-BOBINSKI
MUSIC AND LIVE PERCUSSIONARIK HAYUT
LIGHT DESIGNPETER MüLLER
COUTURE-CLOTHES OUT OF THE PROJECT ‘IL SARTO IMMORTALE’ALBA D'URBANO
SPECIAL CLOTHSNINA LEPILINA
COATSULLA BRENNECKE
VIDEO POST-PRODUCTIONUTE SCHALL
PREMIEREJULY 27, 2000 BERLINER FESTSPIELE
LENGTH OF PERFORMANCE60 MIN
ON STAGE3 FEMALE DANCERS AND ONE MUSICIAN

Inspired by Bret Easton Ellis' novel "Glamourama", in which everything is presentation and hype - the body, the sex, the information, the fashion, the product -
this extremely intimate piece was created for the Berlin Festspiele in the grand
House of German Commerce. From the sexual body to the destruction of the body,
all it takes is a smile. The audience sits at a 16 metre-long table on which 3 female
Asian dancers dance out their erotic fantasies. Even that which is close enough to
touch is illusory. The dancers' bodies bear prints of a naked female body by visual
artist Alba D'Urbano, and their glances are diverted by reflective plates; seducing,
arousing and irritating the audience.

see and be scene
is a project of Berliner Festspiele: Berlin Offene Stadt ‘Spiel-Räume’,
Frankfurt Zweitausend Podewil Berlin;
supported by
Dezernat für Kultur und Freizeit der Stadt Frankfurt am Main;
Senatsverwaltung für Forschung, Wissenschaft und Kultur, Berlin; Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst;
Nassauische Sparkassen Stiftung ‘Initiative und Leistung’

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