CW#18 l SEASON 3 l Uncomfortable Utopia
18 October 2023, Wednesday | Season 3, Episode 18
Apartment Project and online
Livestream link: https://youtube.com/live/dx70j59kAA4
Organized by the Apartment Project Berlin and funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe
20:00 Performance by Hannah Juliane Steenbeck and Milena Sundari (Zookunft.Project)
Where does dystopia begin and utopia end? The «Performance Museum» designed by Zookunft.Project collective members and performers Hannah Juliane Steenbeck and Milena Sundari explore these transitions, frictions and transformations as part of «Chromatic Wednesdays’» upcoming event. It invites the audience to experience how harmony becomes disharmony and calm becomes chaos through seeing, smelling, drawing, feeling and listening.
Hannah Juliane Steenbeck started training rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 6 and discovered her interest in combining different dance styles through breaking, popping and hip hop. From 2015 to 2018, she was a scholarship student at HF ZUB in Zurich. Since then, Juliane has worked as a dancer and choreographer in Germany and Switzerland with Grete Pagan, Lin Verleger, Joy Alpuerto Ritter, Giorgio Madia, Shafiki Sseggayi, Lin Verleger, Béatrice Goetz, Merge Dance Collective and Zookunft.Project amongst others. Her choreographic work was supported by Tankstelle Bühne Luzern, DIS-TANZ-SOLO, GVL and awarded at competitions of euroscene Leipzig, LOFFT Theater Leipzig and tanzspeicher Würzburg.
Milena Sundari, based in Berlin, started dancing at a very young age. Since graduating as a contemporary dancer in 2020, she has been exploring honesty in dance. In her pieces she tries to draw real life issues with the pen of mindfulness. She intertwines heavy themes with lightness, such as connecting grief with self-irony in her solo performance «to the graveyard (verb)». Her work has been supported by the Jewish Museum Berlin, DIS-TANZ-SOLO, A.PART, GVL, Fonds Soziokultur/Jonge Kunst and Theater Na de Dam.
The Zookunft.Project collective creates temporary, collective memories through artistic practices and self-propelling installations, in a laboratory-like atmosphere. It sees the future of dance, the arts, and science in process-oriented, long-term projects that create communities, dare to break free from aesthetic constraints, empower self-responsibility, find new forms of communication, and foster shared differences or commonalities rather than differences. The collective sees itself as a platform on which solutions to problems and narratives of our society are developed through interdisciplinary collaboration.
«Chromatic Wednesdays» is a bi-weekly event series bringing together creative thinkers across diverse backgrounds. As part of this interdisciplinary program, the performance will begin at 20.00 Apartment Project (Hertzbergstraße 13, 12055 Berlin) and can also be followed online on Youtube (https://youtube.com/live/dx70j59kAA4).
The space of the Apartment Project is accessible by wheelchair.