„Taktstelle“ is a music-and-dance series, connecting Berlin based musicians with extraordinary dancers of different genres, countries and philosophies. Any unition is possible, no combinations are predictable. Philipp Selalmazidis the brain and soul behind „Taktstelle“ has organized 17 editions of this music-and-dance series since 2012 in various Berlin clubs, such as Lido, SO 36, Bi Nuu and Roter Salon at Volksbühne.
Working together with diverse rock, pop, jazz, chanson, punk and electro musicians, a wide variety of dancers presented and presents their artistic performance at these locations.
The beat hammers like the pulse of a pair of lovers on the run from a gang of racist thugs – the sound is manic, but from it speaks a seemingly insurmountable inner strength. This arch of tension is home to Camera. The Berlin band is rightly compared with icons of seventies Krautrock such as Neu! and La Düsseldorf, with a tight and driving sound, yet they are still somehow unpredictable. Hardly any other band understands how to mutate tiny musical nuances into volcanic eruptions like they do.
Camera is a motor running at full throttle, where an explosion could occur at any second. Once you have embarked on this crazy journey, you will be fascinated by the alternating current somewhere between a flash flood and roller coaster running off the rails. The cascades of sound convey a blurry image of a boundless desire to revolt, with each blink of an eye threatening to end in purgatory, yet it is damned near indestructible.[vimeo 20849822 w=620&h=300]
Greg Zuccolo was born in Galt, Ontario, Canada. He was trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He has collaborated with the likes of Stanley Love, Tere O’Connor and Sarah Michelson. He has created and presented his own work, some of which has been supported by YADDO, DIXON PLACE and JACK. Over the course of the last two years he’s worked mostly on plays and films with Ben Speth, Nicholas Elliot, Mike Iveson, Joel Clark and Tina Satter.
He is the Choreographic Consultant Emeritus for Half Straddle. He has worked closely with Michael Laub for the last thirteen years, creating and performing works internationally. His latest collaboration with Laub took place in Cambodia. Other associations include John Jasperse, Ede Thurrell, Parker Lutz, Chrysa Parkinson, Becky Hilton, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Matthew Barney.
Taktstelle w/ Camera + Greg Zuccolo
Friday, 26th August 2016 | 20:30 CET
Bi Nuu | Inside U-Bahn station Schlesisches Tor | 10997 Berlin/Kreuzberg