Termine 2021
30th July 2020
Falling Matters / Gravity Listening Sessions
Detect Classic Festival, Brandenburg
15th & 16th July 2021
Falling Matters / Gravity Listening Sessions
Stiftung Kunst und Natur, Nantesbuch / Bad Heilbrunn
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Stiftung Kunst und Natur, Nantesbuch / Bad Heilbrunn
Termine 2019
Victoria Hauke & Andi Otto
Falling Matters
Gravity Listening Sessions
Premiere: 29. August 2019, 19 Uhr,
Weitere Vorstellungen 30. / 31. August und 22. / 23. Oktober 2019, 
resonanzraum, Hamburg St. Pauli

Falling Matters

Foto: Florian Schmuck

Falling Matters is the result of an intensive research of the choreographer Victoria Hauke and the composer Andi Otto. Their meanwhile 10 years lasting international collaboration kept revovling around the question: What is the relation between dance and music? Is the dance following the music – is the music accompanying the dance? Or…?

With special floor instruments, which also form the stage design, the artistic question of the hen and the egg is resolved in Falling Matters in a dance-filled, electronically resonating space.

Every sound created by three dancing, falling bodies on the wooden floor of the three prepared stages, transforms into tones. Pic-up microphones under the floors pick up the sounds and direct them into the computer. This is the only way to make the composition audible. In the lively triangle between dance, percussion and live sound direction, the music is created, algorithmically generated, with software, specially programmed for this purpose.

Yet neither the composer nor the dance can fully control what exactly is sounding. A sensual space full of attention for the present moment is created.

The title Falling Matters describes the performing bodies as falling matter. Gravity becomes sound. We are falling matters. This matter has special forms of knowledge, learning and memory. The knowledge is in all cells, and not just in the brain.

The withdrawal of energy in the falling movement becomes a dedication to gravity, a dedication to the regenerative moment of letting go, which brings new potential. Falling serves as the beginning of a new cycle, helps with exhaling and swinging. In cyclically structured Gravity Listening Sessions, the artists lead the minimal movement and sound material into ever new forms, celebrate the idea of falling and the principle of regeneration in ever new loops. It's the falling that matters.

Performance Trailer:
Proben Trailer:
By and with:
Victoria Hauke / artistic direction, choreography
Andi Otto / composition, sound design
Robin Rohrmann / dance
Lotta Tim / dance
Ümit Yesilmen / dance
Manuel Chittka / percussion, electronics

Costume: Johanna v. Renner
Light: Henning Eggers
Co-composition: Leo Hofmann
Documentation: Florian Schmuck
Stage: Uwe Sinkemat
Outside Eyes: Jascha Viehstädt, Konstantin Bessonov
Assistant sound design: Luzius Bauer
Graphics: Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Public relations: Ulrike Steffel

Tickets: ww.resonanzraum.club/de/kalender-tickets
VVK 16,00 € / 8,50 €, Abendkasse 17,00 € / 9,00 €
Gefördert durch die Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Behörde für Kultur und Medien 
Gefördert durch die Hamburgische Kulturstiftung
Kooperationspartner: resonanzraum
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