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Mother - The Arising / Muletas

  • Amelia Emma Forrest & Sara Lu
  • February 25th 2018
  • TATWERK | Berlin

Each segment is being constructed and performed individually leading up to its final premiere presenting the trilogy in full.

Image collage of two photos of the dancers posing © Jochem van Brugen / Dario Spoto


A gender fluid journey of a nurturer in three parts. MOTHER is constructed on a  backwards timeline, "The After" symbolises the individual adventure of finding oneself alone again, "The Aspiring" the adventure of a nurturer  becoming a carer and "The Conception"  symbolises the individuals prenatal adventure. With visuals by London based artist Charis Boon Films and accompanied live by Swedish producer Ampfer. ​ ​ 

The Arising

With all that we are and with all whom we love, I wish only for you to feel safe enough to be your weakest. To be vulnerable and live through all the depths of your emotions.
I stay hopeful that what we are all looking for is connection. From the moment we are snipped from our mother.
A wish...
I hope the connections you make will be without prejudice to those whom are different from you, and that with compassion and patience you will come through any challenges you face.
Reflect on your privileges, do not take for granted what you were perhaps born into, in your time.
Let us be fearless of feeling.
Do not right off what you do not know. The unknown awaits with overwhelming adventures of living.


Concept & performance: Sara Lu
Live music: Noiland

Nietzsche said: No artist tolerates reality - but I do think that, through pain, the artist transforms reality, recreate it, turn it into art. Inspired through a personal tragedy, Sara Lu created a piece of delicate suffering and astonishing softness inside the pain. A dance piece developed through one year of personal research and rehearsals gave birth to Muletas, which in Spanish means „crutches“. 
I move you…
Your broken nerves
Your paralyzed emptiness 
Your immobility 
Your fear of the leaves 
In the end—move the inevitable

A special thank you to Dansmakers Amsterdam for being so generous with their space. 


February 24th - 25th 2018 | 8:30 pm

TATWERK | Berlin


Concept & performance: Amelia Emma Forrest
Live music: Ampfer 
Light Design in collaboration with Jelle Stoffels


Amelia Emma Forrest is a performing artist who began her journey with classical ballet, finishing her training at The Bejart Ballet School. Two years after being taken out of school to begin her career with The Baltic Dance Theatre, Amelia left to pursue a more diverse lifestyle of freelancing. After realising that she had a strong craving to create work she was stumped to find that she had no methodologies or knowledge of where to begin. Amelia moved to Berlin to embark on a journey into butoh in the west. Whilst continuing her personal development she is creating and collaborating, trying to put into practice her new found research and knowledge, which is so generously shared with her by many. 

Sara Lu is a contemporary dancer who graduated in Ballet from Victor Ullate Ballet School. She’s held positions in Bey Proaction Company, Shima Spain Mura Japan, and multiple Chinese venues. She moved to Berlin in 2014 and helped found Chaim Gebber-Open Scene and collaborated there for 2 years in multiple venues. Now she choreographs and dances for Theater Ramba Zamba Berlin and continues with her own research.