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TNDD Studio Round Edition Nr. VII • September 8, 2023 • TENZA Schmiede • The Complete Line Up

TNDD studio round edition nr. VII • September 8, 2023 • TENZA Schmiede • the complete line up

The line up of the upcoming and meanwhile seventh TNDD studio round edition, which will take place on September 8, 2023 as usual starting at 8 p.m. at the TENZA Schmiede, is now online. For this reason, there is also a blog post today, which will be about the artistic contributions of the upcoming TNDD studio round edition. Have fun reading and discovering.

More than ever, visitors to the upcoming TNDD studio round can expect three exciting contributions from very different artists and collectives, which will be presented and discussed with the guests of the evening in our special studio atmosphere. As always, the format is free of charge. New is that one contribution will be shown in cooperation with the Satellite Art Network (SAN). More about this, however, also in the article.

The participants of the upcoming seventh edition are:

  • Daniela Lehmann (Dresden): „LEFT OVER“ – a dance performance based on historical sound recordings“
  • Meggie Blankschyn (Cremingen): „The craftly uncanniness behind the semblance of things“
  • Paco Ladrón de Guevara (Ulm): „How noisy is too noisy?“

Detailed information on the individual contributions to the seventh TNDD studio round will now follow or can be viewed directly on the studio round subpage. There, all information is also available in English. An additional blog post in German is available here.

Daniela Lehmann

Daniela Lehmann (*1979) studied dance, philosophy and choreography in Dresden, Freiburg im Breisgau and Berlin and specialized in instant composing. In 2005 she was awarded the prize for „The Best German Dance Solo“ for her performance „Mina“ at the Festival Euroscene in Leipzig. Her extensive repertoire includes cross-disciplinary stage pieces and site-specific dance compositions. In 2020, she graduated with honors from her master’s degree in choreography at the Palucca University of Dance. In her choreographic work, she explores the tension between fulfilling defined social roles and revealing the pure human self.

„LEFT OVER“ – a dance performance based on historical sound recordings

„LEFT OVER“ is a dance improvisation in which unheard voices and hidden spaces of the past are transferred into the now. Daniela Lehmann works with interviews that are not accessible to the public and in which contemporary witnesses speak about significant events in history. With headphones on her ears, she simultaneously translates voices, spaces and content into dance movements that bear witness to the historical sound recording.
Her present body shares experiences and impressions of previous bodies. Spaces of that time coincide with the present space. The development of this working method is part of the project „Lab of applied history in the arts“ initiated by Barbara Lubich.

Piece length: 20min
Performer: Daniela Lehmann
Photo: Dirk Skiba

Meggie Blankschyn

Meggie Blankschyn was born in Northern Germany and started her dance training at Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V. followed by the Bachelor course at the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy and La Manufacture – Haute école des arts de la scène (direction Thomas Hauert) in Lausanne from where she graduated recently. During her studies she got in touch with various contemporary dance techniques, Hungarian folk dance and Shaolim Kung Fu. She met and worked with several choreographers and dancers, including David Zambrano, Jonathan Burrows, Krisa Parkinson, Shelly Senter (Trisha Brown Company), Horacio Macuacua, Yasmine Hugonnet, Loïc Touzé. For the graduation tour she performed in two creations by Salva Sanchis (Les Noces – Stravinsky) and Alma Söderberg (Piece of Ensemble). She continues working with Judith Sanchez Ruiz (JSR Company), Tomáš Danielis & Radical Empathy (SK), Bloom Bloom Company (CH) and dives into her own creations.

„The craftly uncanniness behind the semblance of things“

“I am terrified by this black thing that sleeps in me, all day I feel its softness, its feathery turnings; its malignity.”
(Sylvia Plath)

»The craftly uncanniness behind the semblance of things is a solo creation based on my Bachelor work at La Manufacture which grounds in the image of pain as a black mass that inhabits, shapes and transforms our bodies. I explore the physicality of darkness and the black mass as the materialisation of the stage in which the ego is confronted with the weight of its earthliness and unlived possibilities, but also with an intimate and deep force, the will to exist in this world.
Darkness quenches everything, absorbs everything: forms and fire, animals and myself, how easily it unites the living! Darkness is a fetus‘ very first stadium and perhaps the last in human life. It contains the magical and is the source of all unknown, demonic powers.
My body is the vessel that holds this fluid in place, it is the battlefield that focuses all my pain and shapes how I am in this life. My body is a space I could never leave. I carry this space and it carries me. My heart revolves around itself, hits always on the same demons.
What does the body do when it expresses itself musically? My body stomps, my body clenches, it explodes, it cuts, it pricks or it stretches, it weaves delicately. Every single movement is connected to a real experience through an unconscious umbilical cord. Imagination is a particularly good memory for the real.«

Length: 16 minutes
Music: Axel Kolb & Caterina de Nicola „MHX Birthdaymix“, Meredith Monk „Cow Song“, Hildegard Knef „Hör’ nicht auf mich“
Supported by: La Manufacture – Haute école des Arts de la Scène & TANZKOOP
Fotos: Gregory Batardon

Paco Ladrón de Guevara Rodríguez

Focusing his artistic research in performance and visual arts, Francisco Ladrón de Guevara uses different languages as installation, drawing or dance to materialize his projects. After practicing acrobats during 8 years and graduating in Fine Art University degree, he travelled to Brussels and Berlin to have an independent formation in dance. Since then, he has worked as a professional dancer in 2 different companies until 2022, when he set himself as a freelance artist. During the last years, Francisco kept running his own transdisciplinary projects in the shape of exhibitions or performances. Finally, it is worth mentioning his teaching labor in workshops of contemporary drawing and movement research.

„How noisy is too noisy?“

Having the theater play “The Public” by Federico García Lorca as a big reference, this solo work dives into the research of how the eye of the other is important to build our own identity. This work stands for a generation full of contradictions, slaves of the aesthetic, the same one that we use to express ourselves and try to be unique, constantly exposing information to thousands of eyes. Information and information… Noise and noise. I want you to look, I need you to notice. The only thing that matters is to shine, even if we become the reflection of thesomeone else’s shine.

Used music:

Thomas Köner: „Substrate (Binaural)“
Raül Refree: „Que te vayas“
Thomas Köner: „Tientos de la Luz 1“

Satellite Art Network (SAN)

Satellite Art Network is an initiative that enables a cross-regional exchange structure for dance practitioners. Through workshops, performances, panel talks and artistic gatherings, existing cultural initiatives and individuals from four different states (Lower Saxony, Saxony, Baden-Wuerttemberg and Hamburg), come together to reflect on sustainable possibilities of creating touring and exchange of activities in the independent dance scene. Over a period of four months, each region will host a 2-days event which is open for other dance practitioners, as well as for the public.

Satellite Art Network (SAN) is a project of the initiative Facing the Dance and is implemented by the agency depart.one in cooperation with TanzLabor Roxy Ulm, Family Production Hamburg, the cooperative TANZKOOP from Braunschweig and TanzNetzDresden.

Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK Impulsförderung Tanz & Theater, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, as well as the Ministries of Culture and the Arts of the federal states and the City of Dresden, Office for Culture and Monument Protection.

We are very much looking forward to the contributions and the subsequent exchange and cordially invite all interested parties to join us on September 8, 2023 from 8 p.m. at the TENZA Schmiede.

All information on the respective pieces of the evening, which can of course be discussed again afterwards, can be found here.

TNDD studio round is a project by TanzNetzDresden. Funded by the Office for Culture and Monument Protection and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. The measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon State Parliament.

Header-Photo: Makhina Dzhuraeva: „Red Herring“, performed at TNDD studio round VI (14.04.2023), TENZA Schmiede

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