Camille Jemelen & Sofia Seta

Camille Jemelen (he/they) is a Berlin-based dance and video artist. Some of the works in which they performed involve Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens’ Ecosex Walking Tour at documenta14 in Kassel, Antoine Carle’s Hollow Matters presented as part of the 2019 Berlin Tanztage Festival, as well as Ashley Fure and Lilleth Glimcher’s Hive Rise at CTM Festival in Berlin in 2020. In August 2019, he premiered his solo performance infinite cavalier unfinished at ada studio Berlin. Their new work-in-process it’s all love, blue spectres concerns itself with the entanglement of ancestral legacies and queer life journeys. They hold a MA in Media Studies from Concordia University (2016, Canada), and since October 2020, they are a graduate of the BA in Dance, Context, Choreography at HZT Berlin.

Sofia Seta is a contemporary and hip hop dancer, teacher, and choreographer born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and based in Berlin since 2018. As a dancer, she has studied with various teachers such as Peter Jasko (ESL), Eva Georgitsopoulou (GRE), Jesús Guiraldi (ARG), David Zambrano (VNZ), a.o. She finished a two-year career as an interpreter and choreographer of urban dances at the Dance&Move school in Buenos Aires. She worked as a performer with the theatre dance company Breaking Tango, directed by Ricardo Arauz, and is co-founder and choreographer of an independent dance project called Muta working around feminism and work exploitation, that was performed in several dance festivals. She presented her work Migrants and Transition in Marameo, Let me In Festival, Expedition Metropolis, and Paul Studios Series. In 2020 she joined a self-organized collective, Chaos Emblematic directed by Britt Angus. In the last years, she has focused on improvisation technique, exploring and developing ways to combine urban and contemporary dance, different approaches to relate to music, space, body, and impulses, collaborating with musicians, movers, and readers.

image description: a smartphone photograph featuring a close-up on vivid green thawing tree buds and an added purple caption that reads “so tender so alive”.

NOTES ABOUT SILENCE

the silence becomes dense and drowns

when I want to speak loud

but I can’t

.

the silence intimidates me

when I can’t find the right words

.

the silence fights me

confronts me

with my loneliness

.

the silence makes me breath deeply

takes me to a space of

thoughts and memories

that scares me 

.

when I manage

to overcome

the fear

the silence 

becomes

an underwater sensation

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28.03

in a haze

she saw it

coming

waterproofed and

fresh like an

alibi born

of dust —

miracles

made spring

your eyes

had enough &

mars is almost

done they

said

REBIRTH

i am

drowning

30.03

and then came spring

sheer joy of liveliness

how can it be so easy sometimes

just being

and enjoying it

these fleeting moments

cultivating the more

sun yes

mysteries of life

below the bridge

sparkles

the light