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Kjartan Manvelyan

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Mirjam Sögner

Im Rahmen von "The 2019 Expo: A Showcase of Wahlberliner"

RAYS is an immersive experience, dedicated to the latent nervousness that increasingly permeates our existence. It strives to make visible what usually evades our senses: Wi-Fi signals, the electromagnetic fields of our smart phones, computers and power supply systems… 


Working as an antenna, Mirjam Sögner lends her body to these immaterial waves that define the very core of our contemporary existence. Using no other device than her own organic material, she attempts to receive, detect, synchronize with and amplify these omnipresent signals. She becomes vibration. Vibration becomes body. Energy becomes solid. The line between transmitter and receiver blurs. Will the body eventually dissolve? 


Choreography and Performance: Mirjam Sögner (Austria/Germany) 

Composition & Live Music: Jonathan Reiter (Germany)

Lighting & Stage Design: Eva G. Alonso (Spain)

Lighting Design Adapted by Martin Beeretz (Germany)

Movement Research Coaching: Angela Schubot (Germany)

Costume Design: Jana Wieland (Austria)

Acting Coaching: Renae Shadler (Australia) 

Coproduced by Imagetanz / brut Wien

Photography: Kjartan Manvelyan (Norway) 



Funded by the Cultural Departement of Vienna and the Federal Chancellery of Austria. Kindly supported by Tanzfabrik Berlin.

3. Mai 2019

With kindly support of

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English Theatre Berlin

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