Ninus & Kareth Schaffer: "Bee Dances"
„Bee Dances“ presents the first collaboration by the Indonesian choreographer Ninus and the Berlin-based choreographer Kareth Schaffer. Moving into the digital realm as a livestream at the end of February 2021 for reasons familiar by now, „Bee Dances“ is an embodied exploration of what cultural exchange can mean in postcolonial times.
How are different dance techniques inscribed in the bodies of the six dancers—from Indonesia and Europe—and how do flows of physical knowledge spread around the globe? „Bee Dances“ maps the interconnections between contemporary dance as is often performed in Berlin and traditional Indonesian dance techniques, tracing their interrelations through a series of interventions, interviews, reconstructions, and new choreographies.