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Body. Memory. Transformation

Finally we can go live again!
tanz*werk Kassel invites you to the Laboratorium Body. Memory. Transformation. which was originally supposed to take place in December last year. To start with, we will listen to two lectures on the topic by the speakers Dr. Bettina Bläsing, neurobiologist at the University of Bielefeld, and Dr. Isa Wortelkamp, dance scientist at the University of Leipzig, on Saturday, 3 July in the morning from 11 am. After the lectures there will be time for questions and discussion. Afterwards, the participants will work practically in small working groups on Saturday afternoon and Sunday on an artistic implementation of the questions raised in the lectures. The results will be shown in a small show on Sunday.

The working groups will be led by Bettina Helmrich, Hannah Breuker and Paula Morè.


Location: SOZO Hall 2, Grüner Weg 15-17
Times: Saturday, 3.07 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 4.07 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Participation is free of charge. Everyone is invited who is interested in a moving realisation of the theme Body. Memory. Transformation.

Registration by June 30th at




"From searching and finding" - an adventurous dance theater piece for people aged 3 and over

There is always something to look for because it has been misplaced or dropped.
If you are looking for something, you will find something - not necessarily what you were looking for, but perhaps something that is urgently needed. Or something that stimulates the imagination and takes you on a journey ... Here it is a "pea" that does not let you find sleep and then gets lost itself.

Saturday 26.6. and Sunday 27.06
at 15:00 h
Kulturhaus Dock 4 Halle
Tickets children: € 5 / adults: € 9

* Please inform yourself about the conditions under which the event can take place at www.



Summer is here! A good opportunity to go on an improvisation walk. On the walk, there will be small improvisation scores at selected locations to explore the place dance-wise. A physical, awareness-raising warm-up will serve as the basis for the improvisations.

Meeting: 11 a.m. at the main entrance of the Kunsthochschule, Menzelstr. 13, Kassel
Date: 10th July
Duration: 11 am - 2 pm
Costs: 40€ / reduced 30€

For all who enjoy movement in the green.

Registration until 07 July : Bettina Helmrich tel. 0561-705 505 85 mail

Direction: Bettina Helmrich studied contemporary dance at the European Dance Development Center (EDDC) of the Hoogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem/NL. She has been a freelance dancer and choreographer since 1998. Between 2000 and 2005 she was a guest at the Staatstheater Kassel. In 2009 she founded Cie. still/motion, a dance company that works across genres. As a lecturer for contemporary dance technique, composition and improvisation, she works at the Kunsthochschule Kassel and the Berufsfachschule für Bühnentanz SOZO vim in Kassel and the Berufsfachschule für Bühnentanz TIP-bewegungsArt Freiburg, among others.



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I would call myself "me.“

I want to be "me."

I will present myself as "me".

I will let the "I" come out in me.

I'm going to make others think I'm „me“ …and you will see.

A hybrid form of self-portrait, examined and reflected over a period of time, which raises a question of intimacy. Which self is shown? It's about revealing something, creating something. The decision to represent oneself can lead to a so-called "state of grace". Thus, protrahere has the feeling of pulling out, self revealing, prolonging or bringing to light.


Concept, Choreography and Performance: Deborah Smith-Wicke

Music: Albrecht Ziepert und Tabea Schrenk / Soundtrack-cut: Deborah Smith-Wicke

Dramaturgy/Staging: Gabrielle Branco

Light design: Iria Arenas

Costume and Stage: Deborah Smith-Wicke / Swing: Michael Wicke


Premiere: 16.07.2021

Further performances 17.07 und 18.07.2021


at: 19:30 Uhr

HALLE 2, Grüner Weg 15-17

34117 Kassel


Seating capacity- 20 seats

Tickets at  

According to self-assessment: 20€ / 10€ (must be pre paid)


Die Veränderung von Zuständen


In „Die Veränderung von Zuständen“ the collaboration of Velia Malika Hahnemann and Bene Schuba continues. After performing at the tanz*werk festival in March 2021 with the piece "Da sind wir dran", they now show their second stage performance in the live stream of the Kulturfabrik Salzmann. This performance was largely created during their joint residency in Kiel. As in their first collaboration, they explore, shift and expand the boundaries between dance, sound and performance. Together they move in a world that is abstractly absurd and offers space for associations. State does not mean standstill.

Date: June 26, 2021
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Online - Kulturfabrik Salzmann

ATTENTION, audience may be allowed, watch for short notice announcements.

Price: 10 euros, reduced: 5 euros
Tickets at:


or: 0561 - 57 25 42


The Salzmann culture factory in exile at the Kupferhammer | Leipziger Strasse 407 | 34123 Kassel | Tel. 0561 - 57 25 42



Mind the Gap Presse 2021 © K-H Mierke-20

about the complexity of empty[...]spaces
A site-specific dance performance

by fine line moves
16 + 17 + 18 June at 7 pm each Galeria.Kollektiva at Schillerstraße 30

Letting time pass until a certain state occurs.
Bridging the gap until something moves on.

In no other situation do we become so aware of time as in moments of waiting.
Waiting is the experience of time.
Waiting is an existential and at the same time so everyday experience. At times completely absurd.
Everyone waits, actually almost always: for the right moment, for something to end, for the bus, the great love or for it to finally be one's turn.
How we perceive the time that passes while we are waiting is completely different - depending on external circumstances, on how and what we are waiting for.

In the site-specific dance performance by the duo fine line moves, the dancers Agnetha Jaunich and Mareike Steffens deal with the complexity of waiting, the passing of time and the spaces that open up in the moments when one has already been and the other is not yet.

A piece about pausing and enduring,
restlessness and immobility,
the unexpected and the repetitive.
A play about the complexity of voids.



Deborah Backspace 2020 © K-H Mierke -125

From NEUSTART KULTUR #Take Care, Deborah Smith-Wicke has received a funding scholarship for her own research.


Terra Incognita - Unknown Land.

A place, a subject, a situation that is unfamiliar to you:

After researching composition and performance work with the 5-Eye practice, I came across the phenomenon of Po Hu in Tai Chi literature. I take this opportunity to focus on this point, Po Hu, to research a new angle.

The least visible and touchable part on our backs is the point between our shoulder blades. In acupuncture, this point is called Po Hu. Po reflects our body's instinctive ability to act immediately, without interference from the intellect. "Hu", meaning "door", explains that this point of the body is the door through which the somatic soul manifests.

A practice will be developed for dancers* to discover and explore this "unknown land". A greater awareness in movement, of self and space is to be generated. Finally, I would like to document and share this.


“Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media”