Guido Weiß | Sebastian Matthias
EXPERIENCING THE GROOVE
Every week, visitors flock to clubs featuring with electronic dance music in search of an intense collective rhythmic experience: the groove sensation. But what really is the groove? How do linked synchronisation processes – on the club dance floor, as well as in contemporary theatrical dance – guide dancers’ movements? In his dissertation Gefühlter Groove, which will be appearing this spring, Sebastian Matthias outlines a range of categories to record group dynamics, based on his own artistic research.
Together with DJ MAD, whose has so far spent his life searching for the perfect groove, he sets out on a theoretical and practical journey with everyone present to explore both the choreographic and musical groove.
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(aka DJ MAD) is a DJ, producer and director of music videos. Over the last 15 years, he is also part of the Hamburg band Beginner together with Jan Delay and Denyo. In addition, he also presents the radio show Soundfiles HipHop at N-Joy and organizes roller skate discos.
works as a choreographer at venues such as Kampnagel, Tanzhaus NRW, Luzerner Theater, Festival Tokyo and Corpus/Royal Danish Ballet. He received his doctorate from the HafenCity University Hamburg and developed his artistic-academic research practice as an associated K3 artist as part of the Assembly and Participation post-graduate program.