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Tanzhaus temporär N°5

Dance and Matter
09.06. - 11.06.2023

Feinmechanik | Wilhelmshöher Allee 174, Kassel (Performances)

SOZO Halle 2 | Grüner Weg 15-17, Kassel (Workshop)

Curator: Velia Malika Hahnemann

From 9-11 June, the 5th edition of the Tanzhaus temporär event series will take place, hosted by tanz*werk kassel since September 2022 with changing formats and themes.

Tanzhaus temporär N°5 deals with the theme of Dance and Matter.


In dance, the artwork disappears the moment the performance ends.

At the same time, we live in a society that focuses its gaze on the material.

How do these apparent opposites relate to each other?


Tanzhaus temporär N°5 goes in search of an answer to this question with various performances and workshops. The world is able to touch us internally and externally through the senses and leaves traces in our bodies. The individual performances of Tanzhaus temporär N°5 show in a touching way how dance as a fleeting medium connects with the physical body - matter.


Tanzhaus temporär N°5 promises an exciting and touching programme. This time the performances will take place in a very special place, in the Feinmechanik in the backyard of Wilhelmshöher Allee 174 (low barrier entry). There will also be a workshop again, to which everyone, with or without dance experience, is invited to join. The workshop will take place at SOZO Halle 2 Grüner Weg 15-17.

Tickets at the box office or via our ticket area
Tanzhaus-temporär ticket for 3 events: 38€ | reduced 30€
Single ticket: 16€ | reduced 12€

*Reservations: info (at)


Fr. 09.06.23 | 19:30 | Feinmechanik | Wilhelmshöher Allee 174

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Plastic bag


Femininity is a product. A mass-produced product you can find in a store. Determined to achieve
full-fledged femininity, Yulia Arsen goes to the shop with a plastic bag where she means to purchase
it for a reasonable price.
Ironic, honest and intimate, in this piece Arsen plays with clichés about what it means to be a
woman, and to examine your gender identity.

“Even in 2022, there are still a lot of patriarchal voices and expectations about women's behavior.
With the help of humor, I try to understand what all this leads us to. If it is assumed that a woman
should be someone passive and quiet, and a male should be someone active and not sensitive, then
this forces us to endlessly reproduce the model of the victim and the rapist, and we must find the
strength to break this vicious circle and reassess our views and values. For me, feminist optics are
important not only because they give a voice to a woman, but also because they allow both men and
women to go beyond the patriarchy. With this work, I would like to support people who do not want
to fit into any “normal” framework, who just want to be themselves and develop empathy as the
main value in life.” (Yulia Arsen, the author)

Choreography and performance: Yulia Arsen

Photo: Claudiu Popescu

Single ticket: 16 € | reduced 12€

Duration 40 min


Sat. 10.06.2023 | 10:00-12:30 | SOZO Halle 2 | Grüner Weg 15-17

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Body matters

Dance-Movement Workshop

with Sarantoula Sarantaki

Matter of the moving body....

Matter as physical body material - nature of bones, fluids, skin....

Matter - mater - mother as the origin and source of movement....

What lives in matter and what moves it?


In this workshop we move through a multidimensional web of embodied information that weaves together anatomical information and kinetic imagery to expand our somatic library and experience of the moving body. We engage with different layers and textures of physical matter, moving from subtle and meditative to dynamic states.

With our body as material, but also with other physical materials, we playfully find an authentic and immediate expression through spontaneity.


The workshop is for people with and without dance experience.

Also suitable for people with physical disabilities.

English language, with German translation if needed.

Einzelticket: 16 € | ermäßigt 12€

ATTENTION: The location of the workshop has changed.

It will now take place at SOZO Halle 2 Grüner Weg 15-17.

Sat. 10.06.2023 | 19:30 | Feinmechanik | Wilhelmshöher Allee 174

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Bevor die Zeit zerrinnt…


A dance piece on infinity.

Is then the same as now and later? A condition under which I exist, existed and presumably will exist and from a certain point on slowly dissolve, disintegrate without the conditions changing...? The dancer Angela Elsa Reimuth and the musician Ben McArthur take you into a world of sand, spherical guitar sounds, movement, emergence and decay.

Concept and performance: Angela Elsa Reimuth
Music: Ben McArthur

Visuals: Beatrixé & Angela Elsa Reimuth

Single ticket: 16 € | reduced 12€

Duration 80 min

*After the performance we invite you to celebrate and dance together to the music of McArthur.

*Free admission

Sun. 11.06.23 | 19:30 Uhr | Feinmechanik | Wilhelmshöher Allee 174
Double evening


Im Rausch von 1000 Rauschen


In the video installation and performance, the artist directs our attention to the aesthetics of involuntary movement. How and by what means do surfaces, materials, fabrics and their texture move and change, and how do we perceive this? The short piece tries to find the pulse of the minimal movements in the video also in the dancing body. How does perception in digital, two-dimensional space differ from perception in real, three-dimensional space?

Concept and performance: Marie Simson

Photo: Marie Simson

Duration 20 min.

body of land


body of land is instant composition of dance, light and sound. A duet for two dancers (Sarantaki &
Kubny), and another duet for light and sound (Arenas & Antikainen). The quartet works with the
materials creating a nature, a marketplace. It is an encountering for the first and for the 1000th

The piece is a collection of frames which tell something about the already lived life, about
upcoming longing and about particles of loved ones rinsed into the cells like the sand on the
beach. The work serves as a landscape to delve oneself into. It invites the spectator to join to
create the space together through witnessing and sharing.


Dance: Sarantoula Sarantaki & Rosalie Kubny

Lighting design: Iria Arenas

Sound design: Aura Antikainen

Duration 20 min

Single ticket: 16 € | reduced 12€

20 minutes per performance with a break in between

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