Soon you are theirs Festival - A retrospective
Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot have developed their own original and distinct aesthetic and movement language together over the past five years. They are well known in Berlin as well as internationally even beyond the dance scene. With extreme physicality and radicality but at the same time in fragile situations of high intimacy, their works are constantly revolv-ing around the question: How can we co-exist together?
In the retrospective SOON YOU ARE THEIRS, Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot will present their four piece cycle. This will include a marathon day as well as a remix version of the three duets.
The work circulates around the debordering of the body. what they are instead of (2009) searches to exhaust the 'I' in order to make it disappear. is maybe (2011) goes even further by producing a hybrid being, without identity, which emerges from the radical symbiosis of two bodies. Can I escape my self by finding a home in the other through an unconditional togetherness?
The two-part project LES PETITES MORTS (2013) links back to this question, but adds a new dimension to the theme of the dissolution of the self. The first part, i hope you die soon, poses the question of how can we die together? Is it even possible to conceive of this act as a last and final possibility of togetherness? The second part of this work is the trio all my holes are theirs, which was created together with Aleesa Cohene. In this work, both performers attempt to die and disappear by radically and mutually devoting themselves to another.
The retrospective will offer a deeper insight into the artist's world by including small open workshops, performances, installations by affiliated artists, lectures and discussions.
A retrospective by Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot in collaboration with HAU Hebbel am Ufer.
Supported by Regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten.
Hebbel am Ufer Hau 1 and 3 April 2014
„Another important retrospective took place at the Berlin Theater Hebbel am Ufer: Soon You Are Theirs, the symbiotic work of Angela Schubot and Jared Gradinger. For years, they have worked on the physical expression of a suspension of bodies, creating a utopian body beyond the physical conditions of existence. Also in body technique Schubot / Gradinger were hard to beat. Two pieces from their body of work i have seen three times.“
Highlights 2014 - Astrid Kaminski
„A physical-mental marathon in which never-before-seen extreme worlds of intimacy arise.“
Lucerne South Pole, Sat, 31 January 2015