In the frame of "Fold - Ghosts & Demons"
In The Multiplicity of the Other, the Mexican choreographer Ixchel Mendoza Hernández explores a body in constant flux, embodying the alterity within, reflecting upon the construction of the other and self.
Inside a sci-fi sensuous installation space, the body shifts between ambiguity and clarity: A body searching for transformation, seeking to escape and blur definitions to challenge the status quo.
By provoking a contemplative space, the observer's senses get activated. What are the identity positions that emerge? What if the other and self could blend into one(s)? Inside a self(mirrored) observation, the distinction of the other-self becomes inspected, questioned, and multiplied.
In the frame of the ninth fold "Ghosts & Demons" Tanzfabrik Berlin shows works dedicated to the unknown. Inspired by sci-fi models and medieval archetypes, the confrontation with different phantasms enters the bodies of the performers and becomes the motor of their movements.
The Multiplicity of the Other is a production by Ixchel Mendoza Hernández in co-production with Tanzfabrik Berlin | Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste #Take Care with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR (2021) | Residency partner Tanzhaus Zürich and Tanzfabrik Berlin (2021) | Further research was made under the project Through our gaze supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste, and Under your Gaze supported by Distanz-Solo with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR (2023) | Residency partner Radialsystem and Tanzfabrik Berlin (2023).
Concept, Choreography, Text & Performance: Ixchel Mendoza Hernández
Composition, Sound Installation: Hyewon Suk
Light, Light Installation: Annegret Schalke
Sculptures, Set & Visual Design: Dora Đurkesac
Creative Technologies: Warja Rybakova
Costume: Malena Mondéer
Outside eye: Christina Themeli, Elpida Orfanidou and Anna Weißenfels
Ixchel Mendoza Hernández (she/her) is a Mexican freelance choreographer, performer and dancer based in Berlin. She completed her choreography and dance studies at Artez Arnheim in 2007. From 2013 till 2015 she had been engaged at the MA SoDA, HZT in Berlin. Her research is based on a phenomena she calls Visual Ghost, an consciousness of perception that continuously transforms or evolves: Living in a world, in which the materialized and visible is intertwined with the immaterial and the invisible, Visual Ghost explores how the invisible and immaterial can come into presence by experiencing them. Through the means of choreography she explores an awareness or consciousness that materialises in the space, interested in how these invisible phenomena come into the "present" and through what events, social arrangements or circumstances takes place.https://www.ixchelmendoza.com