BERLIN-BASED DUO ‘CHE NE SO’ [JULIA METZGER-TRABER AND DAVIDE DE LILLIS] WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE

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BERLIN-BASED DUO ‘CHE NE SO’ [JULIA METZGER-TRABER AND DAVIDE DE LILLIS] WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE

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BERLIN-BASED PERFORMANCE DUO ‘CHE NE SO’
JULIA METZGER-TRABER AND DAVIDE DE LILLIS
present

Performance:
CLUMSY PRAYING FIST:
A HAUNTING AND PLAYFUL ATTEMPT TO EMBRACE,
INHABIT AND ESCAPE MECHANISMS OF SURVIVAL. 

For only two days.
Friday, March 29th – Saturday, March 30th, 8:00 pm
@ The Garage – 715 Bryant, San Francisco CA 94103

Tickets $10-$20 sliding scale – www.eventbrite.com  

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Workshop:
RISKING PERMEABILITY: A GROUP 
IMPROVISATION LABORATORY
A 2-DAY LABORATORY FOR PERFORMANCE MAKERS

Wednesday, March 27th – Thursday March 28th, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
@ KUNST-STOFF Arts 1 grove Street, SF CA 94102
$80 for all or $40 per session (DRop Ins Welcome)
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Performance

BERLIN-BASED PERFORMANCE DUO ‘CHE NE SO’ JULIA METZGER-TRABER
AND DAVIDE DE LILLIS present

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CLUMSY PRAYING FIST: A HAUNTING AND PLAYFUL ATTEMPT TO EMBRACE, 
INHABIT AND ESCAPE MECHANISMS OF SURVIVAL.

For only two days. Friday, March 29th – Saturday, March 30th, 8:00 pm
@ The Garage – 715 Bryant, San Francisco CA 94103

Tickets $10-$20- sliding scale – clumsyprayingfist.eventbrite.com

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For more info visit www.theoffcenter.org or 715bryant.org

About the Performance: Created in Berlin where the air is thick with collective memory, Clumsy Praying Fist is a performance piece that investigates our responses to traumatic experience—as individuals and societies. The way our brains record a threatening event is an ancient process, crucial to our survival, but at a certain point the mechanisms that are meant to defend us can become the threat themselves. Clumsy Praying Fist is a haunting and playful attempt to embrace, inhabit and escape these mechanisms of survival. [/tab]

Workshop

BERLIN-BASED PERFORMANCE DUO ‘CHE NE SO’ JULIA METZGER-TRABER
AND DAVIDE DE LILLIS present

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RISKING PERMEABILITY: 
A 4-DAY LABORATORY FOR PERFORMANCE MAKERS

Wednesday, March 27th – Thursday March 28th, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
@ KUNST-STOFF Arts 1 grove Street, SF CA 94102 $160 for all 4 days (scholarships available) –

Register by filling this form.

About the Workshop: How do we follow our most honest inner impulses while remaining open and permeable to all the inputs around us? Never alone but always ourselves, we will try to find a common balance, as a group of individuals, outside of each of our center’s of gravity, finding flight in the risk of falling. Striving for a paradox of total commitment with total flexibility, we will explore the limits of our perception and the potential of our reception. As we sharpen our listening utensils we will dig into a collaborative feast of creative possibility. This workshop will culminate in an open performance/showing on the evening of March 28th. [/tab]

Artists Bios

About the Artists

Davide and Julia met while studying physical theater, Butoh and improvisation at the KIM Post School in Berlin. They went on to co-found, along with 5 other artists, the performing arts collective ’77 Stolen Fish’. The collective’s most recent piece, ‘The Game’ was chosen to participate at ‘Diskurs’12 Festival’ in Giessen, Germany, after a run at Ballhaus Ost and Hebbel Am Ufer 3, as part of the 100˚ Festival in Berlin. The two now create, perform and teach together, around Germany, Italy and the US, under the moniker ‘Che Ne So’. Julia Metzger-Traber is a US American performance artist with Jewish and German roots, and a compulsion to interrogate power from all angles. Not bound to a single genre or discipline, she works largely from questions. She studied dance and physical theater in Massachusetts, New York, Oakland, Dublin, and Poland, most notably with Harupin-Ha, Butoh dance company, the remarkable women at the Grotowski Institute, and Anne Bogart’s SITI company. Her degree is in social, political theory, however she found she prefers exploring ideas through bodies and space. She is an improviser at heart. Collaboration is her lifeblood. Davide De Lillis was born in a small town in Italy. Most recently he emerged from the dark room of Tino Sehgal’s ‘This Variation’ which ran for 100 days at Documenta13 in Kassel, Germany. Before that, Davide studied and performed for years as a member of Compagnia Esse p.a. under choreographer Alessandra Luberti and Officine Ouragan for director Claudio Collová, both based in Palermo, Sicily. With them, he toured Italy and under their mentorship he received training from internationally-renowned performers in physical theater, contemporary dance, Butoh, contact improvisation, movement research, and improvisation. He continued his studies in Rome, Freiburg and Berlin. In addition to performing, he now teaches contact improvisation and directs, constantly trying to push the borders of his comfort zone and find honesty through collaborative risk-taking. Berlin-based performance duo ‘Che Ne So’ (Julia Metzger-Traber and Davide De Lillis) will be in residence in the San Francisco Bay Area from March 16th – 30th, co-presented by THEOFFCENTER with support from TheGarage, the newly formed [ABC] Art Building Consortium at KUNST-STOFF arts and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Department of Community Engagement

Julia Metzger-Traber is a US/German artist born in Cambridge, MA. She now lives and works as a director, performer, deviser and facilitator in Berlin. Not bound to a single genre or discipline, she works largely from improvisation, posing questions in space, often creating work that transforms the environment and her body during its evolution. Her work interrogates struggles of power, racism, violence and trauma. Julia’s artistic focus lies with conceptual, process-oriented and collaborative work. Her background is in physical theater, improvisation and dance. She has studied Hip-hop and contemporary dance in Massachusetts and New York, Butoh and Grotowski method in Berlin, Poland, Dublin, and San Francisco. She trained with the SITI company in NYC and performed improvisation in New Mexico, Massachusetts, and Berlin. Facilitating collaborative creation, improvisation and other forms of dialogue is her passion.

Davide De Lillis was born in a small town in Italy. Most recently he emerged from the dark room of Tino Sehgal’s ‘This Variation’ which ran for 100 days at Documenta13 in Kassel, Germany. Before that, Davide studied and performed for years as a member of Compagnia Esse p.a. under choreographer Alessandra Luberti and Officine Ouragan for director Claudio Collová, both based in Palermo, Sicily. With them, he toured Italy and under their mentorship he received training from internationally-renowned performers in physical theater, contemporary dance, Butoh, contact improvisation, movement research, and improvisation. He continued his studies in Rome, Freiburg and Berlin. In addition to his performing, he now teaches contact improvisation and directs, constantly trying to push the borders of his comfort zone and find honesty through collaborative risk-taking. [/tab] 

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