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“Unheard Of” is online!

Unheard Of premiered June 9th-12th 2016 in Studio 14, Uferstudios Berlin. I am really proud of the cast and crew, and very thankful to Peter Erdmann for taking some great photos of the show: have a look!   Trailer can … Continue reading

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Falsnaes&Schaffer PRESENT: “Ride the Wave”!

I wrote a song with Christian Falsnaes for his performance called “Opening (Kareth Schaffer)” The song is called “Ride the Wave”. Listen to it, share it, heart it, and of course: DANCE to it! Ride the Wave written and produced … Continue reading

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Final Presentation Tanzrecherche #15

Boglarka Börcsök and I will present our findings from our 8 week residency here at the Hans-Peter-Zimmer Stiftung in Düsseldorf. Hope to see you there on the 20th of November at 18:00! Our presentation will examine the translation of foley … Continue reading

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There’s a cloud at the top of the mountain and other notes on the contemporary

Note: This is a blog post I originally wrote as a way of sorting through the thoughts that arose during my participation in the Research Academy for Dance and Choreography 2014, a 10-day intensive programme hosted by the Zürcher Hochschule … Continue reading

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Atelier Photos

Jana Mila Lippitz from PACT Zollverein in Essen took some really great photographs of the dress rehearsal of Closer to Us Than We Are to Ourselves.  More information on the quartet can be found here.  

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‘Closer to Us…’ at PACT Zollverein Essen this Friday, 14th of March!

We will perform a brand-new (shorter and sleeker) version of ‘Closer to Us Than We Are to Ourselves‘ at PACT Zollverein Essen this Friday, March 13th. Anyone in the neighborhood is welcome to come by! The quartet is being danced … Continue reading

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As Easy As 1, 2, 3 now online and on the site

As Easy as 1, 2, 3 explores the bare minimum needed to tell a story on the stage—a minimum amount of light, words, images, movement, and time. Try not to blink, you might miss us: the afterglow should tell you … Continue reading

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Superfluousness and what this might have to do with my Sacre.

Last Friday I premiered a new solo at the HAU 2: OPFER/The Sacrifice of Kareth Schaffer. I performed this piece as part of a platform that asked ten choreographers to do their own take on Le Sacre du Printemps. The … Continue reading

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Gendered Interactions: some thoughts arising at ImPACT ’13 at PACT Zollverein Essen

Two weeks ago, I made my first visit to PACT Zollverein to take part in their yearly interactive symposium, ImPACT. The 2013 edition of this symposium was entitled ‘Someone Missing’, and featured invited artists Walid Raad, Kris Verdonck, and Vlatka … Continue reading

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The Venice Biennale

Yesterday I visited the Venice Biennale, for one day only. We made the mistake of “only” attempting the Giardini and the Arsenale areas, which means that we missed most of the national pavilions that are spread throughout the city, including … Continue reading

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