Still Not Still

Ligia Lewis
Dance & Performance
Ligia
Lewis

Ligia Lewis is a dancer and choreographer. She creates affective choreographies while interrogating the metaphors and social inscriptions of the body. Lewis’s work continues to provoke the nuances of embodiment. Her work has been shown at various venues and festivals, such as Abrons Arts Center / American Realness (New York), Flax / Fahrenheit (Los Angeles), Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and Tanz im August, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin).

Her awards and honors include the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant (2018), a Bessie Award for “Outstanding Production” for minor matter (2017), and ImPulsTanz’s Prix Jardin d’Europe for Sorrow Swag (2015).

Ligia Lewis’ stage works are (co-)produced and represented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer.

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Fri30. 
Apr
Following the performance/
TQW Halle G
Educational

Ligia Lewis

Artist Talk

Educational

+++ Cancelled +++ Following the second show of Still Not Still, choreographer Ligia Lewis will shine some light...

Ligia Lewis
Thu29./
Fri30. 
Apr
19.30 /
TQW Halle G

+++ Performance postponed +++

“Liga Lewis has focused her practice on creating other possibilities for viewing and sensing the world in order to reflect on relation and empathy.” – Frieze Online

Liga Lewis develops a choreography for seven performers, a composition that emerges out of the dark space that is history for black and non-Western subjects. She makes use of the early musical form of a „complainte“  ­– a prolonged lament or musical poem. Through the confluence of comedy and tragedy, Lewis evokes with poetic force a unique theatrical language full of dark humor and surrealist imagery, disrupting any fantasy of historical progress. Thus, Lewis imagines a world out of time, a world at a standstill.

Can a history full of bad faith, gaps and holes, particularly for those that fall outside its purview, be left to the past? Can history then, or a particular form of it, be deadened, exposed as a corpse, and stripped of reason? Given history is fallible and insufficient, and overdetermined by its victors, what might emerge once it is laid to rest?  Still Not Still emerges from these conceptual questions, and, in response, makes an attempt to step to the side of the past.

Credits

Concept, choreography, direction
Ligia Lewis
Performance
Boglárka Börcsök, Darius Dolatyari, Corey-Scott Gilbert, Cassie Augusta Jørgensen, Jolie Ngemi, Justin Kennedy, Damian Rebgetz
Dramaturgy
Maja Zimmermann
Outside eye
Dragana Bulut
Lighting design, technical direction
Joseph Wegmann
Sound design, composition
S. McKenna
Acoustic and Electric Guitar
Joey Gavin
Set design
Claudia Besuch (Gali)
Costume
Marta Martino
Assistant
Lissa-Johanna Volquartz
Production management
Hannes Frey (HAU Hebbel am Ufer)
Production assistant
Vera Laube (HAU Hebbel am Ufer)
Touring, distribution
Nicole Schuchardt (HAU Hebbel am Ufer)
Produced by Ligia Lewis / HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Co-produced by tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf), Arsenic - Centre d'art scénique contemporain (Lausanne), Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna), Black Box teater (Oslo), Arts Centre Vooruit (Ghent), Gessnerallee (Zürich), Dance International Glasgow / Tramway. Funded by Capital Cultural Fund (Berlin).
Ligia
Lewis

Ligia Lewis is a dancer and choreographer. She creates affective choreographies while interrogating the metaphors and social inscriptions of the body. Lewis’s work continues to provoke the nuances of embodiment. Her work has been shown at various venues and festivals, such as Abrons Arts Center / American Realness (New York), Flax / Fahrenheit (Los Angeles), Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and Tanz im August, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin).

Her awards and honors include the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant (2018), a Bessie Award for “Outstanding Production” for minor matter (2017), and ImPulsTanz’s Prix Jardin d’Europe for Sorrow Swag (2015).

Ligia Lewis’ stage works are (co-)produced and represented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer.

ligialewis.com

 
Fri30. 
Apr
Following the performance/
TQW Halle G
Educational

Ligia Lewis

Artist Talk

Educational

+++ Cancelled +++ Following the second show of Still Not Still, choreographer Ligia Lewis will shine some light...

 
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