Illustration by Vanesa Zafra, Photos by Anka Mirkin
Netta Weiser (Berlin)
Choreographer and artistic director: Netta Weiser
Radio artist/producer: Lena Kosicova
Historical input: Anna Leon
Dramaturgy: Fransien Van der Putt
Composers/sound artists: Marta Gentilucci, Azadeh Nilchiani, Miriam Schickler
Performers: Tehila Nini Goldstein, Michaela Catranis, Netta Weiser
Somatic research: Mira Hirtz
Production: Shira Tabachnick
9/10 • Saturday • 21:00
Beit Ariela Library • 60 minutes • 80 ILS
Radio-Choreography is a radiophonic archive of dance practices created by female choreographers during times of migration and border crossing.
Through a practice of live broadcasting, we transmit a multiplicity of times and places into the here and now of the radio. It is an intimate but untouchable dance, reaching deep inside from way out there. We meet through the fractures of radio. A transnational and cross-generational sisterhood is fueled by a desire to connect. We move on air, amplify nomadic narratives, inhabit new spaces for dance, and render genealogies based on practices of listening.
Radio-Choreography includes a series of four episodes broadcasted live from dance archives in Berlin, Cologne, Tel Aviv, and Vienna.
The second episode, «Closer Than It Seems», portrays a regional, Middle-Eastern dance history, including sounds from Beirut, voices from Athens and rustles from Jerusalem.
This radio-performance is broadcasted live from the Beit Ariela Dance Archive Tel-Aviv, transmitted by RADIO HALAS, and includes a Public Listening Event at the Center for Digital Art Holon.
A choreographer and performer. In her artistic practice she explores invisible histories with and through the body by publishing waiting manuals, visiting forests that were planted for political purposes, broadcasting radiophonic dances, and practicing qigong. Her works have been presented internationally in art galleries and performing arts venues such as Sophiensaele Berlin, Museum Kleines Klingental Basel, and Tanzfaktur Cologne. Moreover, she develops collaborative research set-us as part of her teaching practice at the Universität der Künste Berlin and Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, as well as in the frame of gesellschaften program at Vierte Welt Berlin. In 2020 Weiser received the NRW KULTURsekretariat Dance Research Award, and in 2021 she is an artist in residence at the Studio for Electroacoustic Music at the Akademie der Künste Berlin.