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summer | main event
running from the 1st to the 30th of july 2023


b12 summer main event

location: eden***** studios & dock11


Ben Wright

former associate-director & choreographer at skånes dansteater | artistic co-director at candoco dance company


this performance project is designed for around 15 people and lasts for 12 days (sunday off). it will be presented alongside two other performance projects at dock 11, a theater in the center of berlin. ben’s performance project runs from 19 - 30 july 2023.

19 july - 21 july: 17:00 - 20:30 at dock 11 studio
22 july: 17:00 - 20:30 at eden studio
23 july: no rehearsal
24 july - 26 july: 17:00 - 20:30 at dock 11 theater
27 july: 18:00 - 21:30 at dock 11 theater
28 july: 16:00 - 19:00 at dock 11 theater
29 july: 12:00 - 13:00 at dock 11 theater / 13:00 - 14:00 at dock 11 studio / 16:00 - 18:00 dress rehearsal at dock 11 theater with all three groups
30 july: 12:00 -13:00 feedback session at dock 11 studio or theater (tbd)

29 july: 19:00 - 20:30 at dock 11 theater
30 july: 16:00 - 17:30 & 19:00 - 20:30 at dock 11 theater

the application deadline is 28 april 2023.

A surrender to small humanness

'all living things are interwoven each with other, the tie is sacred, and nothing or next to nothing, is alien to ought else’ - marcus aurelius. experience is paramount to empathy and perception. wright’s performance project seeks to enliven senses, encouraging the practice of moving together to explore what might be most important - our mutual dependencies and interrelatedness to one another and a wider world that we are a part of. the connection is both ordinary and extraordinary. as a dance artist with over 30 years experience, wright will steer this collaborative project as an opportunity for participants to play, make, discuss ideas, which when interwoven will lead to a new choreographic composition. wright will guide participants through task-driven action and improvisational practices to encourage moving together as a means to configure a felt sense of connectedness to one another, self, and to experience. wright’s choreographic work has been described as poetic and physically sumptuous, placing humanity and storytelling at the heart of his practice. he commits to creating an inclusive, supportive and generous making space for participants, to which they can bring themselves wholly. he works with non-assumptive openness, is transparent in his thinking and observations, and sees questions as guidance.

Wright is a UK based director and choreographer working in dance, opera, theatre and film. He originally trained at Ballet Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and worked as a performer between 1991-2006. He was Artistic co-director with the inclusive ensemble Candoco Dance Company, 2017-2020, and Associate Artistic Director/Choreographer for Skånes Dansteater, 2014–2017. He continues to direct his own project company: bgroup and joined the faculty at Northern School of Contemporary Dance in the UK in 2022. his Recent choreographic work includes Orlando, with Emma Corrin, in London’s West End, The Lost Thing for The Royal Opera House London, Candoco, A space in the Dark for Black Box Dance Theatre, and the film of his production, The Feeling of Going - a fully orchestrated staging of Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi’s album, GO, for Skånes Dansteater. Wright also worked as an intimacy coordinator for the Amazon film My Policeman, and Funny Woman for Sky Atlantic. As a performer, Ben worked for Stan Wont Dance, Adventures in Motion Pictures, Ricochet, London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Richard Alston and Amanda Miller. In 1995 he created the role of the Prince in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake.



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