Picture: Babette Mangolte
KATEMA, 1978/2018 by Lucinda Childs / Ty Boomershine
Picture: Babette Mangolte
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Lucinda Childs / Ty Boomershine

KATEMA, 1978/2018

Part of "OUT OF NOW / DANCE ON Festival" 

“I felt that I needed to step outside of the world of objects and materials. I wanted to get back to movement, to simple movement ideas, without depending so much on the manipulation of objects and materials.” (Lucinda Childs).
In establishing the foundations for her mature and original style in the dances from the 1970s, Childs focused on developing choreography that stood on its own terms: movement in time and space devised within mathematically derived structures, with no other elements to distract, embellish, overwhelm, or otherwise demand attention. Hypnotic in the insistence of its repetition along the linear path of a long diagonal, Katema encompasses simple walking patterns, interwoven with turns and half-turns of remarkable precision.
40 years after its premiere in Amsterdam, the piece is now re-staged by Ty Boomershine who has been the Artistic Assistant for Lucinda Childs since 2007 and is a member of the DANCE ON ENSEMBLE.
Current Performances
Thu 01.03.2018, 18:30 / HAU3
18 Min.
Lucinda Childs
Sophia Piepenbrock-Saitz
Ty Boomershine
DANCE ON is an initative of DIEHL+RITTER gUG, funded by The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union as part of DANCE ON, PASS ON, DREAM ON. The DANCE ON Festival is supported by the Capital Cultural Fund in cooperation with HAU Hebbel am Ufer.