Isabelle Schad: Der Bau (The Burrow)

Sunday April 17th, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday April 16th, 2016

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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Los Angeles
Performance | $20-$10 [$16 Member/Student; $10 Calarts Faculty/Staff/Student]

Presented in Association with The Goethe-Institut

The intoxicating dance-theater work Der Bau, created by Berlin-based choreographer Isabelle Schad and French artist Laurent Goldring, is inspired by Franz Kafka’s unfinished novella of the same title. With a mix of lush, ferocious, and sometimes spare movement, performed nude, Schad uses an animal’s burrow as a metaphor for the human body. Kafka’s labyrinth—described as a space derived from the body, and yet still belonging to it— is suggested by a large and commanding sheet of fabric, which is beautifully manipulated to dramatically alter the visual and physical relationship between body and space. Der Bau is the latest in a series of influential visual art collaborations by Schad, a former dancer with the internationally acclaimed company Ultima Vez (Wim Vandekeybus), as well as noted dance innovators Olga Mesa, Felix Ruckert and Eszter Salamon.

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