Alles Vergängliche

Photo by Claude Hofer

“Everything is gonna be just fine.
Everyone you love is gonna die.”

– Amanda Palmer, The Ride, 2019

“Basically, this was the problem: if art seemed to be talking about thingsW that make the world, then what kinds of things of the world could dance talk about? It did seem to me (when I started choreographing in the late 1980s) that dance did have some problems with its capacity to say. For instance, dance had this eternal flailing, all the time agitating one’s arms, & that did not seem to say anything. At least to me, it said nothing; it did not explain a single thing about the world. Therefore the questions: what can dance say? & what can I say with dance? & how can I make it say more?”
– Vera Mantero, 2009

Trailer on Tanzforum Berlin here.

Article (in German) by Hanna Solms on here.

Short interview about the solo made during Tanzfabrik Berlin’s Open Spaces



Choreography & Performance

David Bloom


Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

With excerpts from Gustav Mahler’s 8th Symphony, Sir Simon Rattle & the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra on EMI Classics.

Special thanks for time, space, childcare, tech support, conceptual and emotional support to Lúthien, Elliot, Federica, Ma, Moss Beynon Juckes, Javier Cura, Jassem Hindi, Alain Franco, Frank Willens, Conny, Maik, and Uferstudios Berlin, Dock11 & EDEN, Gabi Beier & ada Studios, Bogna Jaroslawski, Ludger, Martin, & the Tanzfabrik Team

Co-Production: Tanzfabrik Berlin, Open Spaces – Making It Happen (Artistic director: Ludger Orlok)

Tanzfabrik Berlin’s performance program in supported by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa


February 27 & 28, 2021 // Tanzfabrik Berlin, “Open Spaces: Making it Happen” (online)

June 10-23, 2021 // Tanzfabrik Berlin, “Open Spaces: Making it Happen#2” (online)

July 24, 2021 // SUBMERGE Festival, LAKE Studios Berlin // CANCELLED

September 26, 2021 // LAKE Studios Berlin

November 25-28, 2021 // Dock11 Berlin

February 10-13, 2022 // Dock11 Berlin

May 24, 2023 // VOLKSTATA at Zwitscher Maschine, Berlin (chamber version)