One of the most exciting international performance labels – ASPHALT PILOTEN – lands in Berlin and explores the public spaces of the City-West with us in their performance TAPE RIOT. | Urban dance performances on 22 and 23 July at POP KUDAMM and the surrounding area.

Friday evening, Berlin Kurfürstendamm. A place in motion. People on their way to somewhere, strollers on a shopping spree, friends meeting on their way to the café just around the corner, a couple kissing on the steps in front of the Gedächtniskirche, young skateboarders jumping at the fountain. Each on their own and at the same time together, following an invisible path to the vibrating sound of the city. In the midst of this hustle and bustle, a group of dancers moving through the city space. Strange, different, irritating. Two moving bodies that attract our gaze, fascinate. What is happening here? Is it spontaneous or staged? Who is this?

Asphalt Pilots is the label under which artist Anna Anderegg creatively explores public spaces. Her artistic interventions focus on the movements of the body in urban space, interrupting the daily rhythm of the city and transferring dance forms and shapes far from any theatrical stage into the everyday happenings of urban spaces. With her unique sensitivity to people and spaces and her dedication to playful, accidental acts of beauty, Anna Anderegg takes the „high art“ of dance out of the institution and onto the streets, opening it up to the people who fill and animate them.

Anderegg’s urban productions are thereby as much permeated by the city as they are in turn permeated by the city. Surprising happenings that involve the viewers directly in the performances – whether they realise it or not – and create space for imagination and reflection on all that surrounds us. In the here, in the now.

„We are interested in the texture of a bus stop, the smell of a park bench and the fleetingness of a street corner“ is how the Asphalt Pilots describe their approach to the city, to public spaces in which they appear as suddenly and unexpectedly as they disappear again. Spaces that always interest Anderegg anew and inspire him with all their architectural dimensions and social interactions. The Asphalt Pilots do not regard dance as a stationary form, but as a journey that unfolds in space and seduces the audience into their own dreams. And at the same time inspire a personal dialogue with our everyday environments and confront us with the questions: According to which norms do we move through our city? How do shapes, colours, sounds change our perception of places? And how do our bodies interact with others and the space around us?

On 22 and 23 July, Anna Anderegg and the Asphalt Pilots will give a guest performance in Berlin and explore POP KUDAMM and its surroundings in “ TAPE RIOT „. Together with a tape artist, the dancers create associative stage sets of a city that form a temporary backdrop for their performances, in which the dancers and spectators interact with the existing urban space. The unique and fleeting scenario is accompanied by a musician who improvises his own musical sample arrangements live over the existing sounds of our urban space.


Concept: Anna Anderegg | Tape-Art: Herve Thiot | Performance: Adaya Berkovich, Laureline Richard | Sound Art: Anders Ehlin | Management: Nadine Becker

More info about Anna Anderegg  here.

Creative Mornings Berlin

Creative Mornings is the world’s largest face-to-face creative community. CreativeMornings is a global event network organised by volunteers in 223 major cities. Month after month, creative minds gather on a Friday for a free 20-minute breakfast talk under a global monthly theme. In June, the global theme is “WILDERNESS”.

CM Berlin was the 7th CreativeMornings chapter, hosting its first event in August 2011. The talks (in English) are aimed at new creatives in the city, as well as established entrepreneurs. Some of the most popular Berlin speakers were: Joachim Sauter (†), Van Bo Le-Mentzel, Martina Flor, Yang Liu, Sascha Lobo, Kathrin Passig, Adam Fletcher, Susanne Koelbl, Peter Breuer, Lutz Engelke, Erica Wolfe-Murray, Michael Johnsen and Underware.

June’s theme is Wilderness, chosen by Chattanooga CM and illustrated by Hollie Chastain. We travel to the edges of our known world — to wander, to lose ourselves, to commune with the wilderness. Some of us seek enchantment and estrangement here. Some of us call it home.

Special guest will be Olaf Mordelt, who will talk about his „The Star Concept“.

About the Speaker

Olaf Mordelt is passionate about the amusement park and retail industry based on extended family traditions dedicated to the theming industry. He is the founder and CEO of One World Studio, Berlin – the experience design agency. He created a free space, a compilation of passion, competencies, and cultures that forms a highly diverse-minded team. His strong interest in developing synergies among industries, creating spectacular new attractions, immersive experiences, retail opportunities, arts, and destinations has completed astonishing projects worldwide. In his “The Star Concept”, he summarized his passion as the planet-centric vision of developing entertainment-driven experiences for the day after tomorrow.

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