Every year in March, K3 presents three world premieres by three young international choreographers. As a conclusion of each season´s residency program, K3 offers a unique opportunity for all the curious and cross-border dance-aficionados to see the works created by the choreographers in residence. The performances are accompanied by a dense program of workshops and warm-ups, lectures and discussions, audience discussions and introductions, which provide insight into the themes and working methods of the artistic research and the pieces.
Thus TanzHochDrei forms the conclusion and highlight of the eight-month residency of the three artists, who always begin their research and work phases at K3 in August and in their course give insight into their work in rehearsals, the series Moving Heads, and the atelier format Probebühne Eins.
The world premieres of the current choreographers in residence – Patricia C. Mai, Naïma Mazic, and Reut Shemesh – will be shown from March 21 to April 5 2019 at K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg.
Patricia C. Mai (Hamburg) continues her research on "bodies in extreme states". She researches to HAMONIM (Hebrew for "what moves the crowd") together with 70 people of all ages. Using physical interview techniques, she asks how protective mechanisms can manifest themselves in the body and renegotiate community.
Naïma Mazic (Austria | Belgium) deals with the relationship between dance and jazz music. She examines how rhythm manifests itself in dance and how different rhythms change the quality of movement and what makes movement groovy and swinging.
Reut Shemesh (Israel | Cologne) will look at repetitive physical rituals and social manifestations with questions about the identity of Hasidic women, their gender roles and personal biographies. As part of the process of incorporating such rituals, Reut will use a variety of work tools such as re-enactment, photography and interviewing.