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Still of the Production Taking Steps

2010, 3 Dancers

In "Taking Steps", Christoph Winkler takes a closer look at the ‘Lifelong Learning’ program initiated by the Unesco und the OECD and applies it to the daily life of dancers: how does learning take place in dance and where does economical contingency reflect itself in daily practice? Or to carry a common metaphor further: If the body is the instrument of the dancer and we are all human capital, then what’s playing?


Christoph Winkler - Taking Steps - Trailer from Christoph Winkler on Vimeo.


Concept & Direction: Christoph Winkler | By and with: Luke Garwood, Martin Hansen und Christine Joy Ritter | Lighting: André Schulz | Costume Assistant: Lisa Kentner | Production Assistant: Parwanhe Frei | Production-Dramaturgy: ehrliche arbeit - freelance office for culture | Camera: Walter BickmannTanzforum Berlin | Photos: Heiko Marquardt _frischefotos

A Christoph Winkler production, co-produced by Sophiensaele. Funded by the City of Berlin - Department for Cultural Affairs, the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as the Dance-Residency Program of the Goethe-Institute Montréal and Circuit Est. Supported by Phase 7.

Press Excerpts

 [...] a hitherto unknown level of social reflection and astounding self-critique in contemporary dance [...] Winkler has produced a precise, bitter and at times even hilarious portrait of the postmodern working society. The most remarkable thing is that although the piece directly articulates concrete issues, it never falls back into the narrative style of dance theater, but maintains its structuralist quality. […] a striking work of contemporary dance. - Tom Mustroph, neues deutschland


Christoph Winkler - Taking Steps - 2010 - Excerpt1 from Christoph Winkler on Vimeo.

Christoph Winkler - Taking Steps - 2010 - Excerpt2 from Christoph Winkler on Vimeo.