Lucky Trimmer #17 // 2012

6 – 7 April 2012

Sophiensaele, Berlin

To kick off its 9th year of existence, LUCKY TRIMMER moves to a new home: Berlin’s renowned fringe theater SOPHIENSAELE. This time around, the call for applications attracted 267 choreographers from all over the world from which LUCKY TRIMMER hand-picked eight stellar productions bringing together curious insects, sultry samba, happy loners, die-hard couch potatoes, hidden treasures and of course, dance, dance, dance!


Overhead Project / HeadFeedHands

[How To Be] Almost There

Two men in an atmosphere of breathlessness, of desperation, of silent contortion and hopeless rebellion. A sandstorm desert of chairs in no man’s land. One man who loses himself in the need for company and privacy, for human closeness and distance, and another one who tears these walls down.

Choreography // Anne Hirth, Maya Lipsker, Tim Behren, Florian Patschovsky

Performance // Tim Behren, Florian Patschovsky

Music // Roy Caroll, A Filetta, Kimmo Pohjonen

Costumes // Alexandra Süßmilch

Support // Flottmann-Hallen/Stadt Herne Supported by Theater Kunstdünger Valley and the Belacqua Theater Wasserburg, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V, LAFT BW, Kulturamt Stadt Freiburg, Sparkasse Freiburg nördlicher Breisgau and the Stiftung Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Photo Credit // Daniel Barth

Additional Info // A production of HeadFeedHands & Overhead Project

Howool Baek

NOTHING for Body

The body is the stage, fingers and toes are the dancers.

Choreography // Howool Baek

Performance // Howool Baek, Matthias Erian (live music)

Music // Matthias Erian

Support // Tanz Hotel / Vienna, Austria

Photo Credit // Daniel Barth

Carles Casallachs

Por Sal y Samba

The essence of Samba

Choreography // Carles Casallachs

Performance // Clara Saito, Carles Casallachs

Music // The Carpenters

Costumes // Jos Kwakkel, Concepción Mirosa

Support // Sndo Amsterdam

Photo Credit // Daniel Barth

Gregor Wollny


Of a man who went forth to learn what gravity was..

Choreography // Gregor Wollny

Performance // Gregor Wollny

Music // Tricky

Costumes // Gregor Wollny

Photo Credit // Daniel Barth

Athanasia Kanellopoulou

In (n)ever Loverland

An emotional touching journey into the dangerous no man’s land of passion.

Choreography // Athanasia Kanellopoulou

Performance // Athanasia Kanellopoulou

Music // Cocorosie, Yann Tiersen, Sigur Ros

Photo Credit // Daniel Barth

Ryuzo Fukuhara

Touch the Flow

I take in what surrounds me and answer with my body

Choreography // Ryuzo Fukuhara

Performance // Ryuzo Fukuhara

Music // Rura Urgata

Costumes // Martina F.Štirn

Support // A production of collective Federacija with the support of the Slovenian Ministry of Culture

Photo Credit // Daniel Barth

Claude Weiss

L’homme est le seul oiseau qui porte sa cage

An animation movie on the essence of humanity

Music // Claude Weiss

Support // A production of Sacrebleu Productions

Additional Info // Video // Claude Weiss

Elías Aguirre & Álvaro Esteban


Where insects and humans come together

Choreography // Elías Aguirre, Álvaro Esteban

Performance // Elías Aguirre, Álvaro Esteban

Music // Samuel Aguilar

Photo Credit // Daniel Barth

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