Glory – Dancing Disturbia

photos: Dieter Hartwig. 

When does a dance start and when does it end? What movement is beautiful and what would you describe as disturbing? How can the body language translate into a narrative and what will the audience read in it

These are some of the questions posed by the dance piece Glory by Jeremy Wade. This piece had its premiere 12 years ago at the Tanztage festival and is coming back to Sophiensaele this weekend. The powerful duett by Jeremy Wade himself and Sindri Runudde will show you some aspects of dance you might never have seen before. 

Glory is combining questions from queer theory and disability studies. It revolves around the disruption of normativity. Movements that we know from everyday life get distorted to an unrecognizable state and make us question the constructs of our gestures. For me, the biggest irritation and most vulnerable moment started when the two dancers kissed on the stage. Yet the kiss became something that was more resembling suffocation of one another.

If you want to experience some serious goosebumps during this boiling hot weekend Glory is exactly the right piece for you.

photos: Dieter Hartwig


June 21, 22 & 23, 2019, 19:30h

Sophiensaele, Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin-Mitte

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