In his first HAU co-production, the choreographer Przemek Kamiński departs from the scattered archival materials revolving around the life and work of American dancer and choreographer Fred Herko. A member of Judson Dance Theater and frequenter of Andy Warhol’s Factory, he famously ended his life by jumping out of the window during a performance in an apartment in New York. Performed by Martin Hansen and Kamiński himself, “Sunrise Sunset” goes back to Herko’s incomplete archive and appears as an impressionistic portrait of his life, work, collaborations, and affinities. Through movement, sound, set, light and video, it draws a speculative horizon on which different materials and accounts by his friends and collaborators are brought to life, extended and reimagined. “Sunrise Sunset” revisits Herko’s queer utopian spirit of the unfinished, the too-late and the not-yet-there, all between sunrise and sunset – a stretch of radiant glow.
Production: Przemek Kamiński. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Pawilon, Korporacja Teatralna. Funded by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Supported by: Tanzfabrik Berlin, TATWERK | Performative Forschung.
October 3rd 2020
October 4th - 6th2020
HAU2 | Berlin
Choreography: Przemek Kamiński
Performance: Martin Hansen, Przemek Kamiński
Dramaturgical assistance: Tom Engels
Set design: Christopher Füllemann
Light design: Jacqueline Sobiszewski
Costume design: Sarah Effenberger / FOMME
Video: Imogen Heath
Technical direction: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
Production management: Ben Mohai
Voice: Melanie Jame Wolf
With poems from: Diane di Prima, “Freddie Poems”, Point Reyes Eidolon Editions, 1974.
Special thanks to: Alice Heyward, Maria Molko, Ania Nowak, Peter Pleyer, Diane di Prima, Sheppard Powell.
Przemek Kamiński is a Polish-born, Berlin-based choreographer and performer.
His practice is based on an expanded approach to choreography and unfolds in different contexts, spatial and temporal dispositions, across various formats and media. In his works, he merges highly defined visualities with in-depth movement studies - as a vehicle to explore the poetics of the body in movement, its sensuality and vulnerability, queer intimacies, pleasures and desires.