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Access to Dance – “encounters”Antje Pfundtner in Gesellschaft: “Taking your place”

Blue lit stage, woman in red costume sits on folding chair
Copyright: Simone Scardovelli

Antje Pfundtner always comes back to social themes in her productions. With her team “Antje Pfundtner in Gesellschaft“, she takes a social collaborative approach and develops formats for artistic sharing alongside her stage works.

Antje Pfundtner always comes back to social themes in her productions. With her team “Antje Pfundtner in Gesellschaft“, she takes a social collaborative approach and develops formats for artistic sharing alongside her stage works.

In her solo work “Taking your place”, the Hamburg-based choreographer examines when it’s worth standing up and when staying seated is the better option. Normally people stand up on stage when the audience takes their seats to watch and listen. Antje Pfundtner prefers not to stand up until she thinks it’s the right moment to do so. Standing up, making space for yourself, taking action, making a stand: who stays that you have to stand up if you want to speak and – in contrast – what does keeping your seat mean?

 

As part of the “encounters” performance series, JOINT ADVENTURES – Walter Heun presents works from a variety of artists at home and abroad who are re-evaluating audience encounters at the intersection with other artistic disciplines.