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Durch Hilma


Performances: 24.9.21, Kulturraum Rosenhof
01.11.22, Osecky Monastery (CZ),
23.3.23 - 26.3.23, Dock 11 Berlin
Funded by #TakeHeart and GVL Stipendium

The combined and unified artistic visions of the trio of contemporary performance artists Melissa Kieffer (performance and concept), Alica Minar (scenography and dramaturgy) and Breeanne Saxton (choreography, costume, music), draw inspiration from Hilma af Klint - a swedish abstract painter. To a contemporary "solo" dance performance that makes the invisible visible. Hindurch is performed by Melissa Kieffer in a multi-dimensional grid structure of skin-like rubber bands, unfurled by Kieffer throughout the performance. Kieffer appears to be a single female body on stage, but what is revealed throughout the piece is that loneliness and personal disconnection are illusions of limited human perception.
Melissa's connectedness to her environment is represented with the grid structure in three-dimensional space as she tests, questions, and struggles with the duality of her attachments. Concepts of impact, presence, dependence, and interconnectedness are present as the grid designs, reshapes, destroys, and gives birth to new spaces, approaches, and perspectives. The piece questions the neoliberal individualism of the 21st century, which describes the consumer society and its tendency towards spiritual hype and bypassing. Thus the performance addresses the individual as well as the collective level.
Choreography: Breeanne Saxton
Original Idea, Performance: Melissa Kieffer
Dramaturgy, Scenography: Alica Minar
Lightdesign: Raquel Rosildete
Costume: Paz Alvarez Menendez
Sound: Lottie Sebes
Video and Photos: Alicja Hoppel

Performances: End of March 2023 at Dock11, Berlin

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