Claire Vivianne Sobottke: STRANGE SONGS


Claire Vivianne Sobottke:

Strange Songs


SAT 11.11.2017 at 19:00


Turunlinnantie 1, Helsinki








Sinister singing angels and seductive sirens: Strange Songs is an excessive voicing act created through the playful treatment of language and voice. In search for the unknown, strange songs reveal themselves, resulting in a series of bizarre dances, situations and characters. The voice oscillates between the personal and the political, between prosody and whistle-blowing, love and terror to form a sensual monologue in which the monstrous and the marvelous equally share the same space.

Claire Vivianne Sobottke (DE/FR) defines her work as a a place of resistance and undoing, where norms of thinking and seeing can be challenged or changed. She is intrigued with the becoming of body and mind in sensual choreographic processes. Sobottke has collaborated with Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, Tino Sehgal, Christoph Winkler, and Gaetan Rusquet.

In Tian Rotteveel’s work, sound and movement in his work are processes what can materialize into meaning but as well into mere sensation, embracing the sensible body. He has collaborated both as composer and performer with David Hernandez, Jeremy Wade, Tino Sehgal, Martin Nachbar, Willy Prager, Herman Heisig, Christoph Winkler, Lea Martini, Karol Tyminski, and others.




Choreography, Performance, Concept: Claire Vivianne Sobottke

Music: Tian Rotteveel

Production: ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture.

Produced by Claire Vivianne Sobottke in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE.

Funded by the City of Berlin – Department for Culture and Europe.

Supported by Pact Zollverein, Tanzhaus Zürich and HZT Berlin


Duration: 1 hour


Photo: Tian Rotteveel



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Single tickets 25/15 € from Lippupiste or at the door, if available.


This performance is included in the festival pass.