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Tanzmesse / 2018
Choreographers Karen Bößer (Düsseldorf) and Melanie Maar (New York) present the results of the NRW research programme “TANZRECHERCHE NRW”.
Seemingly unfamiliar movements are inspected and observed in regards to their aesthetic equality. An examination of body specific behaviour, movement patterns and foreign forms of motion.
tanzhaus nrw  /  Studio 3  /  Erkrather Str. 30  /  40233 Düsseldorf
August 31, 6 - 6.20 pm (18:00 – 18:20 Uhr)
Duration: 20min
Contact person: Christoph Rech
Co-Producers: FFT Düsseldorf
Funders and Supporters:
NRW KULTURsekretariat (Tanzrecherche NRW)
Pieces of Manifesto

Words crystallize and take the physical space around them they become text, become textures. They turn into a programmatic object. A manifesto, by definition, concentrates and fixates. Two artists - two manifestos merging into one voice, one dialogue, to a canon of self-analysis, a polyphonia of statements.

No text, no voice, but an installative and interactive manifesto expanding in the space. Karen Bößer looks at the object with a choreographic view and exercises the language of her movement on the seemingly motionless item. At the same time the visual artist Beatrix Szörényi dedicates herself not only to the figurative, but also to her own performance. In Pieces of Manifesto, the two artists correlate performance, object and installation with each other in an exemplary, experimental arrangement. They uncover the specific forms of communication, conventions and models of their disciplines. A performative space installation, which as a hybrid questions the conditions of the artistic creation as well as the limits of the respective genres. Bößer and Szörényi expose the fragments of their manifestos and move gracefully within the manifestations of their creations. Pieces of Manifesto invites the spectator to join them.

Each iteration of the piece presents a new recombining of the various events, in accordance with and reflecting on the givens of each specific performance and audience situation, and presentation context.


25th of September 2018
161A Chrystie Street  /  New York NY 10002  /  PHONE: 001 212 219 0736


19 + 20 of May 2018

1094 Budapest  /  Liliom u. 41  /  Hungary

Ξ Premiere von Pieces of Manifesto am
February 16, 2018 @ 8 pm
FFT Düsseldorf  /  Kasernenstraße 6  /  40213 Düsseldorf  /  Germany

+ February 17, 2018 @ 8 pm
+ February 18, 2018 @ 6 pm
Ξ Excerpts of Pieces of Manifesto
November 2, 2017 @ 7 pm
Lehmbruck Museum / / Plastikbar  /  Friedrich-Wilhelm-Straße 40  /  47051 Duisburg  / 

Art direction, choreography, performance: Karen B
Art direction, mixed-media, performance: Beatrix Sz
Dramaturgy: Lise Brenner
Documentation: Susanne Diesner

Project Management: Anna-Mareen Henke

Management: B
éla Bisom
A production of karen boesser projects

Funded by:
Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Dü
r Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
A co-production with FFT Dü

In cooperation with Lehmbruck Museum
ó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest
Igor Metropol, Budapest
Goethe Institute, Budapest


Plastikbar Lehmbruck Museum
Forum Freies Theater Düsseldorf

TRAFÓ House of contemporary art