-co- Irina Demina



dance performance for children 8+.
Tanzkomplizen, Podewil

in frames of TANZKOMPLIZEN, November 2017 @ Podewil, Berlin
Revival Februar 2019 @ Werkstatt Schillertheater, Berlin


Idee, Konzeption: Irina Demina
Choreographie/Tanz: Anna Fingerhuth, Yuya Fujinami, Irina Demina
Bühnenbild: Ivana Vukovic
Sounddesign: Matthias Erian
Licht: Martin Pilz

_ a poetic dance journey about the phenomenon of water _

Water is a real magician, a master of transformations. It can constantly change its state, becoming ice, liquid or steam. But it keeps being water.
This nature of water inspired a martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Water is so fine that it is impossible to grasp a handful of it; strike it, yet it does not suffer hurt; stab it, and it is not wounded; sever it, yet it is not divided. It has no shape of its own but molds itself to the receptacle that contains it. But it only seems weak. In reality, it could penetrate the hardest substance in the world.
A metaphor for Resilience. Don’t be be in frontal opposition a problem, but control it by swinging with it.
“Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend”


DREAMLAB A Reality Check

dance piece for young audience 13+ @ Theater Strahl
Theater Strahl, Berlin. 2016

idea – Irina Demina
choreography – Irina Demina and dancers
dance – Carlos Aller, Sunghai Cho, Marco Di Nardo, Enrico Paglialunga, Eli Cohen
dramaturgy assistance – Anastasia Ioannidis
sound design – Matthias Erian
video – Roberto Duarte
scenography – Dragan Denda
costumes – Ivana Vukovic
light design – Matthias Jahnke-Schöpe, Volker Voigt
mentoring – Jochen Roller
(HZT/HfS) – Nik Haffner

Cooperation project of HZT Berlin and Theater Strahl. Theater Strahl is funded by the fonds darstellende künste 3 year concept fund.

Who is dreaming me?
Is the dream real in the process of dreaming?
Am I myself when I’m dreaming?
Are you alone in a dream?
Is a fictive story real in the realm of fiction?
How many ways are there to tell a dream?
Dreamlab finds itself on the treshold between reality and imagination.
It’s a wonder cabinet, where dreams are decoded into body language.
It’s an illusions machine investigating the nature of dreams.
What if there is a small split in the common space-time continuum and we could step into it?

Photos: Jörg Metzner