Étape Danse: Offenes Studio

Showings | Lina Gómez (Berlin) / EM+ Emanuele Rosa & Maria Focaraccio (Genua/Berlin) / Collectif ÈS (Lyon)  

30 Aug 2024 | Étape DanseArtists in residence

Étape Danse is a trilateral European residency programme that supports three selected new dance productions from France, Germany and Italy each year. In an open studio the fabrik Potsdam presents this year excerpts and works-in-progress by Lina Gómez, Collectif ÈS and EM+ / Emanuele Rosa & Maria Focaraccio.

Lina Gómez (Berlin)

Vasta delves into the immensity of ancestral and fictional heritage and identity, vibrating through the voices and bodies of different women. In collaboration with other artists, Lina Gómez reflects on cultural practices and the persistence of the body in history, drawing inspiration from her background with Afro-Brazilian and Colombian traditions.

Lina Gómez, a Colombian-born, Berlin-based choreographer and dancer, constantly shifts the constellations between the visible and the invisible, between the human and the non-human. By playing with different scenic and physical configurations, she speculates on the possibilities of connection based on differences and changes normative perceptions of time by opening up new worlds of imagination.

Collectif ÈS (Lyon)

Children of the 90s and lulled by the utopia of the European Union, a territory with open borders, Sidonie Duret, Jérémy Martinez and Émilie Szikora witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall. 1989 was also the year the song Lambada dominated the charts in Germany. About Lambada explores the link between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Lambada, an international, social and political phenomenon, questioning its potential to bring bodies and countries together.

Since 2011, Sidonie Duret, Jérémy Martinez and Émilie Szikora have co-written plays exploring utopia, disagreement, plagiarism and popular heritage. Creating live performance means sharing physical and emotional experiences, cultivating physical empathy and exploring the social role of collaboration.

EM+ / Emanuele Rosa & Maria Focaraccio (Genua/Berlin)

Stemming from the Hebrew word "amen", meaning "to be certain", "to be true", amən explores notions of authenticity and appearance, and the blurred boundaries between education, culture and nature. The work navigates between drama and irony, examining identity, gender, and the complexities of masculinity and femininity within one body. Through movement, sound, and video, it invites reflection on gender representation and personal identity.

EM+ founded in 2022 by Emanuele Rosa and Maria Focaraccio, embraces diverse collaborators. Their choreography explores identity, gender, and expression with humor and depth. They delve into the essence of expression, seeking honesty and courage in accepting one's identity through movement, spotlighting the vulnerabilities of each person.


Price info

Admission free of charge.

Registration necessary at etapedanse@fabrikpotsdam.de

Meeting point: 11:00, fabrik Potsdam

Free bus shuttle Berlin/Potsdam/Berlin - Meeting point HAU2
09:30 a.m. Coffee & croissants / 10:00 a.m. Departure
Registration shuttle: etapedanse@fabrikpotsdam.de



Étape Danse is a residency program initiated by Bureau du Théâtre et de la Danse/Institut français Deutschland, in collaboration with fabrik Potsdam, La Briqueterie CDCN Val-de-Marne, and Mosaico Danza - Interplay Festival. With friendly support by the French Ministry of Culture/DGCA, the City of Potsdam, Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo, Lavanderia a Vapore Turin, Torinodanza Festival / Fondazione Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale and EFFEA European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists. In cooperation with Festival Tanz im August.