Residency April 2021 Choreographer, Dancer and Visual Artist André Uerba

Touch, closeness, togetherness – a choreographic-performative exploration of the practice of touch: During his residency at radialsystem, André Uerba explores the different dimensions of touch – its properties, qualities and complexities. Through movement, ritardando and focus on the body, he and his co-residents test out different forms of becoming acquainted with and sensing one another as a means to uncover the potential of togetherness. He thus continues his examination of the topic of touch, which he embarked upon in 2018. André Uerba studied solo/dance/authorship at HZT Berlin (Inter-University Centre for Dance) and photography at Ar.Co Lisbon. He was awarded early career funding from the Berlin Senate in 2018 for his piece “Burn Time”, which he presented at radialsystem in 2020 and elsewhere. Uerba has been part of the project “Re-Think (Accessibility & Sustainable Mobility)” since 2021.

Videointerview André Uerba

Filmpresentation André Uerba

Photo: Phil Dera

Residency February 2021 Choreographer and Dancer Jee-Ae Lim

Her artistic interest lies in the observation of the body as a moving archive – as a conveyor of cultural experiences and memories in the relationship between tradition and contemporaneity, individual memory and cultural remembrance, mobility and homeland. The impetus for her work is her own experience of diaspora, which she reflects corporeally in dance. Together with co-resident Natsuko Tezuka, she explores the ‘diasporic’ body as a potential new form of cultural practice. Jee-Ae Lim studied traditional Korean dance in Seoul and completed her master’s degree in Solo/Dance/Authorship at HZT Berlin. In 2014 she was voted ‘Hoffnungsträgerin’ (‘Promising Artist’) in the Tanz Magazine Year in Review issue as well as ‘Young Leading Artist 2015’ by Gaeksuk Magazine. Between 2017 and 2020 she received several grants from the Berlin Senate and the Arts Council Korea.

→ Videointerview Jee-Ae Lim and Natsuko Tezuka

→ StudioVisit Jee-Ae Lim and Natsuko Tezuka

Photo: Phil Dera

Residency Novmeber 2020 Choreographer and Dancer Lina Gómez

Lina Gómez’s unique brand of choreography is characterised by uncompromising engagement with the body, a strong sense of form, and the merging of diverse movement traditions stemming from different cultural contexts. The relationship between music and dance that is intricately carved out in her pieces enables a new contemporary view of what ‘music theatre’ could mean beyond the conventions of the genre. The Colombian-born choreographer, dancer and movement teacher studied dance and theatre in Sao Paulo/Brazil and Berlin. Her ensemble piece ‘A Passo di Mulo’ (2018) was awarded funding by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. As a dancer and performer, Lina Gómez works with Tino Sehgal, Yoshiko Chuma, Edson Fernandes and Jorge Garcia, among others.

→ Videointerview Lina Gómez

Photo: Ruppert Bohle