Safe Spaces

2019 – Cologne

Concept/ Choreography: Miriam Arnold
Dance: Miriam Arnold, Hrista Panayotova, Maria Sauerland, Katharina Senzenberger
Music: Joel Jaffe, Blank ´n Jones
Light: Marco Wehrspann
Mentoring: Jan Burkhardt
Camera and Film/Trailer: Ramin Aryaie

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The piece SAFE SPACES was created by Miriam Arnold in cooperation with three dancers as part of her bachelor thesis at the Center for Contemporary Dance at the HfMT Cologne in 2019 and is a further development of the research on the themes of body, housing and shelter, investigating not only the material, but also the social and political level of the subject of shelter.
The connection between body and material - between dance and installation - is spatially expanded and made physically tangible for the audience. The relationship between body and material is gradually replaced by an investigation of the relationship between the bodies and the exploration of the shared safe space. The performance is complemented by interview recordings previously made in Istanbul, which provide very personal insights into the different safe spaces of people.