Merle Gebauer grew up in the south of Germany, where she fell in love with different movement styles and with performing on stage in dance and theatre. In 2017 she moved to Berlin to start her contemporary dance education at DANCEWORKS Berlin, where she graduated in 2020. Currently, she is studying at Berlin Dance Institute. Alongside her studies, she gained experiences as a dancer in various performances and also as a choreographer. In her work, she enjoys exploring the softness of the body and spine and drawing inspiration from stories and emotions, along with playing with the impact of music on her dancing.
Tabea Antonacci is a dancer currently based in Berlin. After graduating, a year of traveling, and a bachelor of sports science, she finally accepted her desire to dance full-time. In 2019 she moved to Palamós, Spain, and started her dance education at Cobosmika. In October 2020, she moved to Berlin, where she is now a student at Tanzfabrik’s Dance Intensive Program. Her first piece, Aber man kann., was created with Marie Hufnagel in 2017. Tabi loves bodies, their uniqueness, and different structures. She loves to move, being moved, and to move others. That’s why she is now interested in working on topics that connect people, raise questions and thoughts, or transport emotions.
Are all fears connected to the desire to be loved?
How does a fearless week look like?
What is the difference between fear and insecurity?
with Julie Peters
Music: We move lightly - Dustin O'Halloran
some things happen behind closed doors
hidden from everyone else to see
covert by a beautiful facade
and yet you blame
the forgotten one
the scared one
the lost one
who has no power
you point your finger
you close the door
What comes to your mind, when you think of fear?
What is your biggest fear?
How does fear feel in your body?
Wenn Sie schimmernd durch die Lüfte fliegen und mit ihrem Glanz die Umgebung verzaubern
Gefüllt mit Fantasien und Träumen
Mit lautem Gelächter und stillen Tränen
So fühl ich mich
Vom Wind getrieben
Durch die Luft getragen
So voll und leer zugleich
Ausgelaugt und tief erfüllt
Angst vor Überforderung
Wo steht mein Kopf
Wo fangen meine Gedanken an
Eine neue Seifenblase zieht vorbei
Schimmernd bricht sich das Licht auf ihrer Oberfläche
Und ich lasse mich mit ihr treiben
let me go
let me fall
I am not scared of crashing
but scared of standing still
let me go
let me disappear
you don´t own me anymore
I am no longer your prisoner