Ackerfestival review in Neues Deutschland

A very nice review by Tom Mustroph also featured a line of praise for ‘Wearing Masks’ by Kyla Kegler and I, and a whole paragraph devoted to the Artist’s Pledge, including some quotes from co-founder Julek Kreutzer–the title of the article, “Freizeit ist Pflicht” (“Leisuretime is obligatory”) is a tongue-in-cheek reference to our campaign.

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Acker’Festival Berlin this Friday and Saturday! Writing pledges AND wearing masks!

Wowwww, this weekend promises cold weather but hot art at the Acker’Festival Berlin

…and I’m involved with two of the events.

First off, the absolutely charming Wearing Masks, conceived by Kyla Avery Kegler but directed (as Ms. Kegler is doing her thang in Buffalo, NY this summer!) by moi:

Wearing Masks

It is going to be really beautiful. The masks are great, the performers even more so: Eva Maria Bakardjiev, Rob Gordon, Boryana Ivanova, Tarren Johnson ….and Kareth Schaffer! Showtime is 18.00 on Saturday, September 21st. Tickets are 6 euros, you can reserve at

Also, all weekend Julek Kreutzer and I will be hosting a ‘Write Your Pledge’ corner at the festival. We will be around to help people write their very own pledges, facilitate conversations about working conditions in the contemporary performing arts scene, and generally lend our political expertise to what promises to be a great weekend. Discussion rounds start on Friday at 14.00!

(By the way, we have a logo now, courtesy of Désirée Meul):


…yeah! All pledges written at Acker Festival will be stamped with our fancypants Artist’s Pledge Stamp. Now if that’s not motivation…!

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NEW NEWS NEWS ‘Closer to Us…’ will be performed at 15.00 on 5th September, NOT 15.30!

CloserToUs_amsterdam_flyerDon’t pay attention to what the flyer says, be at Het Veemtheater at 15.00 on Spetember 5th! Looking forward to seeing you!


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‘Closer to Us…’ is coming to Amsterdam!


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Trailer ‘Closer to Us Than We Are to Ourselves’ now online!

You can watch it right here, in fact:

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‘Closer to Us Than We Are to Ourselves’ premieres next weekend!

INZUCHT FESTIVAL 2013 at Uferstudios, Uferstraße 23 Berlin

STUDIO 11 |  19th April at 21.00 | 20th April at 21.00


Closer to Us Than We Are to Ourselves

gaze proximity and sharing breath

refraction reflection

manifestations of complicity

our bodily and spatial forms are leaky

seeping subtexts and connotations

undercurrents of the sensuous may flow away from what the image tells us to experience

we are converging drifting diving racing chasing hiding seeking

what we look at is often more about what we are choosing not to see

we turn you into the the axis of the space and rotate the room around you

we tie you up in a web and rip it off with tremors

we make you miss us

we make you look away from us

we make you look closer

we count again we share again we search again we fail again we try again we breathe again we never doubt



Choreography  Kareth Schaffer

Dance  Anna Lena Lehr, Tabea Maygar, Iva Radic, Verena Sepp

Developed with  Julek Kreutzer

Mentor  Kat Valastur

Thanks to: Martin, Claudia, Cathy, Igor, Britta, Heike, Marius

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Everyday Dances


I’m getting around to posting the documentation of a lot of work I’ve been doing that I somewhat stupidly forget to announce. Need to work on that. So bits and pieces will come through in the next week, I’m going in chronological order so the first thing are 3 of my everyday dances, scores I wrote and illustrated in early 2012. You can find them under the page “Writings” or here. I would love to find the time to make more of these (I have six already), but maybe that project will stay on the backburner…for now!

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Hello there…

So it would seem I now have a website. I’m still figuring out WordPress, but you can find out more about me on my About page and see some documentation of my most recent works under Performances. Enjoy!

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