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Dandelions is a performance project in the crossing points of contemporary dance, performance, journalism and societal research.

While reviewing the great challenges of our time such as environmental mismanagement, climate change, biodiversity loss and other intertwined wicked problems, we participate in the discussion by activating bodies and emotional learning processes. Dandelions immerses in this mindset as a live performance triptych in Berlin in fall 2016.

The scientific knowledge is out there, as are technological and democratic optimisms. Not to dismiss these paths of Dealing With It, we propose to participate in the conversation through an emotional looking glass. With technology bringing the northern lights to the living room, plants as a status symbol and animals dressed as children – how do we define our cultural perceptions of other living things? Collapse awareness sheds the vanity of optimism and the awkwardness of pessimism, yet grieves whole-heartedly the losses of a changing planet. Could an emotional shift define a new progress? Leaning back, observing and feeling the wonders and failures of a human world on the wane.

The Talk Show is a traveling event format that connects the dots between bodies and society. Prototyped at the Arts Printing House in Vilnius in 2014 with a sequel at the Tanztage Festival 2015 at Berlin’s Sophiensaele, it sets up a comfortable lounge to soak up complex societal topics with a splash of entertainment. The Dandelions Talk Shows share and widen choreographic thinking by attaching hooks to other know-how. The two Talk Shows and the choreography are also self-standing events: Welcome to one or all three. And before that, join the discussion!

Vincent Bozek & Simo Vassinen
June 2016, Berlin

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Dandelions is supported by the Berlin Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs (Berliner Senat Einzelprojektförderung 2016)

Visuals by Santtu Laine
Website by Jyrki Vanamo

 

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Dandelions is supported by the Berlin Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs (Berliner Senat Einzelprojektförderung 2016)

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