“Grrr, I’m dancing” Universe of a dancing bear

Mathis Kleinschnittger“Grrr, I’m dancing” Universe of a dancing bear

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How much do you have to do things you didn't chose for yourself? Do we really have to grow up? In this charming solo, Mathis Kleinschnittger questions the modern loss of liberty and repression of wildness through the figure of the bear. Expect some serious growling and teddy bears hugging.

Choreography/Performance: Mathis Kleinschnittger
Dramaturgical assistance: Jessica Huber

With the support of Dock 11, the Arbeitsstipendium im Künstlerhaus Lukas (funded from Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) and Einstiegsförderung 2015“ (Senatskanzlei für kulturelle Angelegenheiten Berlin).

Many thanks to: Jessica Huber, Karoline Kähler, Maria Walser, Mimi Jeong, Julien Brun, Benjamin Dittrich, Anne Deuter, Kerstin Ahlrichs, Team Dock 11,  Theaterhaus Mitte, Kathrin Müller, Sara Franke, Matthias Herzfeld, Anne Strauß, Künstlerhaus Lukas, Breg Horemans, Simone Detig, Christian Schwaan, Mirjana Vrbaski, Asier Solana, Yina Mora.

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Mathis Kleinschnittger studied contemporary dance at the university for performing arts in Frankfurt/Main and cultural studies in Potsdam. Choreographers and directors he has worked with recently include Isabelle Schad, Jessica Huber, Armin Petras, Philipp Saire and Kathrin Mayr.

Since 2012 he has developed his own choreographic work and received residencies including the entrance-funding of the City Berlin in 2015 and the Mentoring-program of LAFT Berlin (PAP).

His work begins with questions, examining the driving forces behind human beings. He takes familiar images and turns them into unexpected possibilities, inviting audiences to look differently at a world of assumptions and familiarities.