"As soon as the dancer pulls her sweatshirt over head at some point, she shows something of the sovereignty of a body that, in its presentation, eludes unaffectivaly the commercial prostitution of the performance world." (Helmut Ploebst)
"With this extremely sensitive performance, she contrasts the intellectuality of the concepts and rationality of presentation so widespread in the performance scene with a work that is powerful in its reduction, captivating with so much grace, sensuality, sensitivity and tenderness and at the same time incredibly touching. What an innocent beauty!" (Rando Hannemann)
"And you danced in this space as if you were part of it. Your slow, controlled motions helped to create it - never have I ever experienced such a focus on the smallest tremor of a hand and the almost unnoticeable shifting of feet." (Lara Cortellini)
NACH DEM AUFSTEHEN VOR DEM LIEGEN (engl. title: After Getting Up and Before Lying Down) is a dance performance that analyses the perception and function of transition phases.
The focus is on the moments in between:
What do you think while you wait?
How do you cross the street?
What is your posture while pouring yourself a glass of water?
What do do you feel shortly after arrival and shortly after departure?
Transition is defined as a connection phase between at least two different states or conditions. A process that includes a change in time, space or state of mind. People are constantly confronted by them -consciously or not- from the moment when passing by transition places, such as airports, stations, waiting rooms to the in- between moments of decision making, the process of searching, the going through a loss, the time of growing.
This performance experiments with such moments of transition by combining the main element of body movement with improvised electronic live sound and an interactive set design. The aim is to give attention to the overlapping moments in time, the displacement in space and highlight the hidden, inconspicuous states of being.