Berlin-based Martin Nachbar’s internationally acclaimed piece Repeater is a duet for himself and his father. Inverting the traditional power dynamic, the son invites the father, through a kinship of movement, to imitate, learn and repeat his physical patterns and improvisation scores. In so doing the father now follows the son.

“Until now my father and I have worked with wood, repaired bikes, harvested cherries and travelled together. But all of this is a while ago. The piece Repeater is a proposal: spending more time together through my inviting my father, the retiree, to join my work. All of this is also about the confrontation of long-borne grudges just as much as it is about the discovery of surprising advantages of the other. But the piece doesn't want to reveal or express this. The project of making a dancepiece together is the focus. The vacuum of the long lasting silence being filled in this way, will become a presence on stage , in which we, father and son, will perform and, hopefully, achieve a readable intensity.“

Martin Nachbar (b. 1971) received his training at SNDO (Amsterdam), at PARTS (Brussels) and in New York. He was a co-founder of the collective B.D.C. and has worked among others with Les Ballets C de la B, Vera Mantero, Meg Stuart, Nicole Beutler, Thomas Lehmen, Jeroen Peeters and Jochen Roller. His pieces are often described as playful approaches to very diverse themes, and are characterized by their combined use of dance, choreography, dramaturgy, text and visual media.

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Choreography Martin Nachbar
Performance Klaus Nachbar, Martin Nachbar
Artistic Collaboration Jeroen Peeters
Scenography Bettina Darmawan
Light Bruno Pocheron
Sound Boris Hauf
Production Martin Nachbar with brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, Sophiensaele (Berlin)
Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds
Photo Fabian Lehmann

The performance has been realized with the support of the Départs network. Départs is funded by the European Commission (Culture Programme).

Duration 55 min.

25/15 €