Christoph Winkler (DE)
BAADER – A Choreography of Radicalisation
- Saturday Dec 19 / 7.30 pm, Archa Theatre
Baader is a fascinating dance theater portrait of German terrorist Andreas Baader of the RAF. The German daily Junge Welt describes the performance as “almost revolutionary in its beauty,” and warns that this dance solo will get deep under your skin: We don’t see a deviant terrorist, but an ordinary guy…
For Christoph Winkler, one of Berlin’s most multifaceted artists and dancers, Baader (subtitled A Choreography of Radicalisation) is the second part of his “Evil Bodies” series, which uses dance to explore “evil” characters. Now Christoph Winkler has turned his eyes onto a specific individual: Andreas Baader (1943-1977), an iconic figure in Germany and a solid part of German cultural history. But who was he? A petty criminal with violent tendencies? A spoiled mama’s boy who might easily have become a typical middle-class politician? Or maybe even a charismatic personality?
was born in East Germany and until the fall of the Berlin Wall studied classical ballet and choreography at the prestigious Ernst Busch school. Since 1998, he has been working in Berlin as an independent choreographer. His career breakthrough work was The Last Duet (2006); a year later, Winkler began to work with various forms of modern urban dance (including hip hop), which gave rise to Tales of the Funky, Saal A (2008), and A Taste of Ra (2009). He is also involved in the study of dance and performance art (Eine Geschichte – A Story, 2009), and is frequently invited to foreign workshops and residencies (Canada, Russia, Egypt).
More information at www.christoph-winkler.info
Concept, choreography: Christoph Winkler
Dance: Martin Hansen
Costumes: Lisa Kentner & Vivien Wanneck
Make-Up: Kathleen Kelly
Lights: André Schulz
Management: ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture
Music: CAN “Mother Sky” & Pink Floyd “Be careful with that axe Eugene”
Co-producer: Ballhaus Ost.
Supported by: the City of Berlin, Phase7, Goethe Institut Prag
Copyright of photography: Heiko Marquardt/frischefotos.de
Duration: 60 min.
In German, Czech Subtitles.