I am very happy and excited to be part of this project. “Constructing Collaboration” is an international exchange project that will research modes of collaboration between artists based in Turkey, Germany and Morocco. Thank you A Corner In The World, Tanzhaus NRW & Espace Darja for making this happen!

The first encounter takes place from december 10-20, 2018 in Istanbul.



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Ich will wachsen, um meine Beine ausfahren zu können und dann noch die Arme dazu. Ich will nicht wachsen, weil ich auch mit wenig auskomme. Ich will wachsen und es mittendrin sein lassen…Entgegen der neoliberalen Formel – wachsen, beschleunigen, optimieren – erweitert MASSIVE DREAMS das Handlungsspektrum grenzenloser Körper und plädiert für den Widerspruch: Wachsen, um zu platzen. Akkumulieren, um zu verteilen. Wollen, um zu hadern.

Künstlerische Leitung: Ayla Pierrot Arendt & Antje Velsinger * Konzept, Choreografie, Tanz: Antje Velsinger * Bühne, Video: Ayla Pierrot Arendt * Tanz, Co-Choreografie: Verena Brakonier, Ursina Tossi * Sound: Joaquin Macedo * Kostüm, Bühnenumsetzung: Nina Divitschek * Dramaturgische Beratung: Anne Kersting * Produktionsleitung: Suse Berthold & Sabina Stücker * gefördert durch: Kulturbehörde Hamburg, Kunststiftung NRW, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein- Westfalen, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung * mit freundlicher Unterstützung von: Tanzfaktur Köln, Lichthof Theater Hamburg, Kampnagel Hamburg * eine Produktion von Velsinger/Arendt


Our everyday life is increasingly defined by mobility. We are constantly in motion: HAUS, KEIN HAUS frames an interdisciplinary encounter between choreographer Antje Velsinger, visual artist Janina Arendt, sound artist Katharina Kellermann and the performer Maya Weinberg. Together, they raise questions about the idea of finding somewhere to stay in a world that is so restless and unsettled at the moment. Even though the piece is not illustrating the subject, it definitely opens up very concrete political questions: who has the right to stay – and who is forced to move? Who has the right to enter the HAUS, which has become a choreographic movement machine rather than a stable place. Movement and standstill are no longer contradictory terms. The different media trigger each other and add concrete associations while the two dancers negotiate their relation to movement, sound and space. All co-players are steadily set in motion by each other, transforming the space into a room to negotiate and communicate.


HAUS/ Skizze

Showings: 5 & 6 December 2014,  20h // at Barnes Crossing Cologne.

With “HAUS/ Skizze” the choreographer Antje Velsinger gives a first insight into her K3 residency research project. In her research project she is exploring the relationship between movement and standstill in an age in which mobility is ostensibly both an integral goal and ideal of society: how can lingering/resting be redefined in this context – in what form is it still relevant today?

Tickets: 10 € / reduced 6 €

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Artistic research: Antje Velsinger, Janina Arendt & Katharina Kellermann // Choreography  and Performance: Antje Velsinger // Sound: Katharina Kellermann // Stage and Installation: Janina Arendt // Light: Wolfgang Pütz // Dramaturgy: Igor Dobricic & Matthias Quabbe // A K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg  & Antje Velsinger production // Co-produced by: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm

Funded by: Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW; NRW Landesbüro freie Kultur; Kulturamt der Stadt Köln; Hamburgische Kulturstiftung