Dear Dance Lovers, Love Dancers, etc. etc.,

I hope this finds You fabulous. Or coping. It’s been a slightly, let’s say, unusual year for many of us, and one of the unusual things that happened for me personally was that i made a solo. It’s my first real “choreography” in about 5 years, my first piece for “the stage” in far longer than that, and my first solo… pretty much ever. I’ve been so interested in relationships, desire, boundaries between people for so long that i never understood how to possibly start a solo piece, but in the last two years, several things shifted around that and i actually found (most of) my time alone in the studio incredibly rich, in dialogue with my own history and present as a dancer and as a musician. The solo wrestles with Gustav Mahler’s 8th Symphony and the daily newsfeed, as two attempts to put the whole world into a limited timeframe. It will be one dancer’s attempt to process everything going on and hopefully also a celebration of the day, a performance for these times. Because the text of the day’s news is always incorporated, each performance will be different.

Alles Vergängliche streams as part of Tanzfabrik Berlin’s Open Spaces: Making It Happen on Saturday, February 27, at 18:00 Berlin time (9:00am in Oakland, 2:00am the next day in Tokyo), and on Sunday February 28, 19:00 Berlin time (12 noon in New York, 20:00 in Johannesburg). The link will be here and the videos will be public for 48 hours after the dates. Hope to “see” You “there”!

Lots of love and major respect to everyone at Tanzfabrik Berlin for supporting this project and being a pure delight to work with, as well as everyone who offered tech support, childcare support, conceptual and emotional support. You know who You are!

Sending a hug through the web, dance together soon?

David B.