Uferstudio 14 – Tanzfabrik Berlin-Wedding
What does it mean to venture on a journey whose direction is as unclear as its destination, in which the reliance upon one another without sextant or compass continually threatens a drifting apart to all four corners of the earth? In a caleidoscopic interplay between stasis and movement, Miriam Jakob, Maija Karhunen and Nir Vidan negotiate the dramaturgic terrain of the stage. With their actions, the performers delve into the im/possibility of circumscribing diversity into unity. The stringent use of minimal gestural intimations and statements transforms the theatre space into a charged field between visualisation and movement, creating a humorous, intimate play about impulse, reaction and technology, all around a picnic blanket.
Those wanting to travel to the four corners of the earth, on all fours or by car, must accept being quartered.
Körper ein Handbuch. Ricardo Domeneck. Verlagshaus J. Frank, Berlin 2013
In her works the ethnologist and choreographer Miriam Jakob from Berlin concentrates on the interface between science and fiction. The performance turns anthropological problems into poetic material. After lectures and solo performances ‘Travelling to the four Corners of the Earth’, is the first piece she choreographed for an ensemble.