Das Gute am Sommer, wenn kein Sommer ist: Es gibt ganz neue Optionen! An die Stelle von See, Federball und Sonnenbrand rücken in diesen kaltnassen „Sommer“-Tagen: endlich mal den Péter Nádas lesen (indoors!), Toni Erdmann im Neuen Off schauen, mit Googles Algorithmus DeepDream rumexperimentieren (siehe Foto), Angela Merkel und Christoph Schlingensief in Der heiße Stuhl von 1992 anschauen und – die Bühnen dieser Stadt!
The bleak shotcrete interior of a typical late sixties West German church provides the setting for New York choreographer Trajal Harrell’s piece Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem (Made-to-Measure)/Twenty looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church (M2M), most definitively one of the highlights of this year’s Tanz im August program. The former place of worship doesn’t just allow an absolute focus on the three performers, it also alludes to the historical role of Judson Church. In the Sixties this congregation as well as art space in Greenwich Village opened up its doors to artists from various genres, offering them a space for their art and freeing them from financial and/or political constraints. The resulting Judson Dance Theatre turned into the cradle of post-modern dance, with contributions by dance icons such as Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, Steve Paxton and Yvonne Rainer. Ever since its first performance in 1962 the company played a major role in revolutionizing the world of dance.