Photo: Pol Matthé

Roger Sala Reyner, Guillaume Marie and Igor Dobričić

«when it lands will my eyes be closed or open?»

Performative Installation for Tanznacht 2020 

Based on the stage figure of ‘the inconsolable’ – an imaginary character marked by the loss of community, dignity and hope – the artists transform the allegory of the suffering subject into a concrete stage situation in an attempt to reclaim it, to take it away from reactionary politics and religion and back into the sphere of social solidarity and progressive artistic practices. 

For this edition of Tanznacht 2020, overshadowed by ongoing restrictions and emergency conditions, the artists have turned their original stage work, the solo ROGER, into a living installation. The basic setting of the solo – a body trapped in a corner between two walls – is reduced to its constituent elements: the space, the presence of the performer, a single light source. Those elements are then (dis)played inside a new constellation – stripped of their choreographic form – in order to unveil the singularity of their presence and duration.

The solo work ROGER, a source for this installation, will be presented in its full stage form at the second part of Tanznacht in July 2021.

Roger Sala Reyner (Spain, 1981) graduated from the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) and the Institut del Teatre in Barce- lona. He has co-created works with Simon Tanguy and been engaged as a performer in the works of Meg Stuart, Jefta van Dinther, Guillaume Marie a.o. He is founder and a mem- ber of John The Houseband.

Guillaume Marie (b. 1980, France) graduated from the Ballet School of The Paris Opera and the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris. Guillaume has created works with his company «Tazcorp/» since 2006 and started an ongoing collaboration with Igor Dobričić and Roger Sala Reyner in 2011.

Igor Dobričić (Serbia) studied dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and attended a Master of Theatre at DasArts in Amsterdam. He works as a dramaturge for choreographers such as Nicole Beutler, Diego Gil, Alma Sodeberg, Meg Stuart, and as a teacher for institutions including SNDO and K3.

Performative installation based on the choreographic piece “ROGER”. 
Concept: Roger Sala Reyner, Guillaume Marie, Igor Dobričić,
Performing: Roger Sala Reyner, Artistic assistance: Guillaume Marie and Igor Dobričić, With the kind support of Tanznacht Berlin 2020.