Video: „Kannst du mich umdrehen“
Ciupke, Christina / Haffner, Nik: Kannst du mich umdrehen
As a choreographer and dancer, Christina Ciupke develops projects and specific situations in collaborative processes. She maintains ongoing collaborations with choreographers Nik Haffner, Mart Kangro, filmmaker Lucy Cash, visual artist Lars Ø Ramberg, composer Boris Hauf and dramaturge Igor Dobricic. From 2003 to 2004, Christina Ciupke was guest artist at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe. In 2013 she received her M.A. in Choreography from the Amsterdam School of the Arts.
What we avoid and how we deal with one another, consciously or subconsciously, also influenced earlier duets between Christina Ciupke and both colleagues. She practiced versions of intimacy and loss of control with Nik Haffner, from gentle whispers, blowing at one another and falling – up to the point of crash landings. They force the desire and weight of elementary measures of power to be realised, and mutate into experimental test dummies in the frenzy of storming at and adhering to one another. She shared fitness efforts and the common addiction to endurance, euphoria and physical borderline experiences with Mart Kangro. »wait and see« is the concrete attempt at binding all forces into a unity, at tangling all threads into a knot – and, in the process, humorously declaring their trust in one another.
I am interested in processes of perception and encounters between myself and others. In my work, I develop specific situations to investigate the desire to come closer. Through each piece, the sense of time, intimacy and a specific togetherness with an audience are constantly renegotiated.
2 performers, 60 min, in collaboration with Boris Hauf
»wait and see« (2012)
3 performers, 60 min, in collaboration with Nik Haffner and Mart Kangro
»kannst du mich umdrehen« (2011)
2 performers, 60 min, in collaboration with Nik Haffner
»from the other side« (2010)
solo, 55 min, in collaboration with Lucy Cash
solo, stage 11 x 11 m, 55 min, in collaboration with photographer Gisela Dilchert