Video: „TIM ACY“
Pfundtner, Antje: TIM ACY
Antje Pfundtner graduated from the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in the Netherlands in the field Moderne Theaterdans. Scholarships have taken her to New York and danceWEB Vienna, among other places. She was awarded the Patenschaftfonds of the NRW arts foundation.
In 2001 she moved to Hamburg, where she develops most of her productions, including her solo “eigenSinn”, which was shown at 2004’s GERMAN DANCE PLATFORM. Since then she has been involved in many group projects and collaborations, producing pieces such as “Outlanders” (2006) with Chinese choreographer Wen Hui of the Living Dance Studio in Peking.
Alongside her own artistic work, Antje Pfundtner choreographs theatre and music productions, works as a coach for youth dance projects (including “I like to move it move it”, Linz09) and gives regular international workshops and seminars.
Dance follows question, question follows dance, until word and movement take on an independent formulaic existence, pursued ad absurdum. The question of identity is always an act of communication to Antje Pfundtner. And of negotiation. People like to talk about complicity in contemporary dance. But it is more than that in her case. After all, she is negotiating no less than the art of dance itself; its laws, forms of representation and narrative methods, the friction it creates against personal history, until the dance is at best an assurance of life.
Seven years after the international success of her first solo work, “eigenSinn”, this Hamburg-based dancer and choreographer took on the solo format again with the piece “TIM ACY” in 2010. Integrating the mythical in the everyday, with an impartial and therefore revelatory gaze, animating the inanimate, making a ceremony of repetition, ritualising movement and language – these are all characteristic elements of Antje Pfundtner’s dance theatre.
Another essential element with a positively liberating effect is her humour. Yet she works with extreme precision. And the fact that she has developed over several productive years from a celebrated upcoming young talent to a wonderfully matured dance entertainer is demonstrated not least by her piece “Vertanzt”, a duet with dancer Silke Hundertmark. Once again, the key is in the congenial musical partnership with the Hamburg-based composer Sven Kacirek. Dance, words, voices and song are blended with ease by the two protagonists.
3 performers, stage 10 x 10 m, 55 min
5 performers, stage 10 x 10 m, 60 min
6 performers, stage 10 x 10 m, 55 min
5 performers, stage 11 x 11 m, 55 min
solo, stage 10 x 10 m, 50 min