soundance festival berlin

GESTI – a trilogy

Imola Nagy & Mirjam – Luise Münzel

GESTI – a trilogy

PROGRAM soundance festival berlin:

Thur, June 15, 2023, 7 pm
GESTI – eine Trilogie [text below]
Imola Nagy & Mirjam – Luise Münzel

Fr, June 16, 2023, 7 pm
Naïma Mazic & Maria Coma

Sat, June 17, 2023, 7 pm
Wind up
Maria Colusi, Roberta Ricci & Edgardo Rudnitzky

Sun, June 18, 2023, 7 pm
As we drove short short horizon-lines
Stalin Blake, Claire Huber, Filipa Bavčević


GESTI – eine Trilogie
Imola Nagy & Mirjam – Luise Münzel
Thur, June 15, 2023, 7 pm

The trilogy GESTI (ital. gestures) is based on the work of the same name by Luciano Berio for alto blockflöte solo (1966). Between the flutist Mirjam-Luise Münzel and the dancer Imola Nagy an intensive dialogue performance develops, which both artists develop hand in hand.

The musical gestures of the piece are given a physical level of expression through the choreography’s intense engagement with the notation and structures of this work. The dancer becomes the second self of the musician and vice versa. The piece plays with the feeling of alienation and falling apart: the individual is so alienated from his or her inner feeling that it can no longer articulate itself clearly and despairs. GESTI is framed by dance movements by J. S. Bach, improvisational transitional moments connect the elements – a triology emerges.

Dance, choreography, improvisation: Imola Nagy
Recorder flutes, artistic concept: Mirjam – Luise Münzel
Photo: Liam Byrne and LUX Studio
Using the following musical compositions:
GESTI for alto recorder solo by Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
Corrente and Sarabande from the Partita BWV 1013 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


The seventh soundance festival berlin from June 15-18, 2023 celebrates fine nuances, unexpected turns and magical moments in the here and now of dance and live music on four evenings. Musical gestures meet choreography, structures of notation connect dance and music, the unfamiliar becomes audible, filigree landscapes open up in the sound of voices.

Our new pilot format soundance expanded in dialogue with international Berlin dancer-choreographers focuses on their artistic collaboration with musicians in their own choreographic works.

On May 12/13, soundance expanded will accompany the German premiere of the duo performance Foreland - Bach and Britten by dancer-choreographer Nitsan Margaliot in collaboration with Amsterdam cellist Isaac Lottman at St. Matthew's Church.

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The soundance festival berlin 2023 is a co-production of b.arts.u - berlin arts united and DOCK ART. DOCK ART is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.