Patricia Carolin Mai
Patricia Carolin Mai had actually finished her research of many years about bodies in extreme states.
After HAMONIM, with 70 people on stage, and KONTROL, which took the bare path of the solo, this time the Hamburg choreographer's gaze was to be directed to the cultural attributions and inscriptions of human bodies.
To explore the history of exposed bodies Patricia Carolin Mai and her team chose the Museum MARKK - Kulturen und Künste der Welt rather than the stages at Kampnagel. Because when Patrica Carolin Mai is not dancing herself, her artistic interest is directed at dancing people who are not active in the performing arts and therefore bring in other questions to bodily mechanisms of representation.
MANIA was supposed to be a group piece with 17 people of all ages from Hamburg: they are still 17, but no longer a group. They are 17 of very many withdrawn bodies, who direct their gaze to themselves, no trace of exposed bodies anymore. What remains of a human body when it no longer relates to others, no longer moves with them, no longer exposes itself to them? Bodies in extreme states have not been explored to the end, and in Patrica Carolin Mai's new work MANIA, 17 isolated, filmed bodies recall the access and circumstances of past crowds.
The MANIA film will be on display in the MARKK's interstitial space when it reopens.
Dance and co-creation: Andrea Sander, Charlotte Höflich, Christina Rohde, Cina Bockstahler, David Mauer, Dorothea Derksen, Evelina Dineva, Katharina Stier, Kora Hamm, Lisa Dilger, Louise Biehl, Melanie Schorsch, Nadine Kribbe, Norbert Dorow, Ronja Lüdemann, Sina Luig & Susanne Wehowsky
Artistic direction, concept, choreography: Patricia Carolin Mai
Videographic conception, DoP: David Czinczoll
Editing: Daniel Takla Zehrfeld
Chreographic collaboration: Lotta Janina Timm
Dramaturgy: Anne Kersting, Kirsten Bremehr
Costume: Felina Levits, Hanna Scherwinski
Musical concept and composition: Fanis Gioles
Assistance sound: Tam Pham
Mediation and production aesthetics: Kirsten Bremehr
Scientific consulting and communication: Britta Lübke
Artistis and technical project design: Julika Schlegel
Videographic consulting, camera assistance: Julika Schlegel
Lighting design consulting: Jana Köster
Video mapping and set support: Christopher Dippert
Photography and set support: Hanna Naske
Graphic: Si-Ying Fung
Production and press: Stückliesel
Special thanks to the whole K3-Team, the team from MARKK, Kampnagel Hamburg, Marian Regdosz, Holger Duwe, Sirwan Ali, Jiv Wagner, Rolf Schwarz, André Huppertz-Teja, EU-Dance-Research-Project Empowering Dance.
Supporting program on May 1st:
The stream will be followed by a conversation with Patricia Carolin Mai via Zoom, moderated by Skadi Sarnoch (curator at MARKK)
If you'd like to know more about MANIA, you can find here the podcast MARKKinMotion with Patricia Carolin Mai and Gabriel Schimmeroth:
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Patricia Carolin Mai
Patricia Carolin Mai has lived in Hamburg since 2013 and produces stage performances as a dancer and choreographer at Kampnagel Hamburg, K3 – Centre for Choreography and LOFFT - DAS THEATER Leipzig. She received her education at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerpen and at the SNDO Amsterdam. Furthermore, she got her Master’s degree in Performance Studies at the University of Hamburg.
Her choreographic work focuses on the analysis of the body as a central reservoir for memories. In the years 2016-2019 she developed her trilogy about „Bodies in Extreme States“ including the pieces Ready to Snap (2016), BALAGAN BODY (2018) and HAMONIM (2019). In 2020 she researches the boundaries of her physical efficiency and transformation within the soloistic nine-month self-experiment KONTROL. She thereby questions cultural standardisations of body and gender.
As a dance mediator she regularly teaches at K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg (instructor of the cross-generational dance club ALL*IN), at TuT Hannover, at the Institute of Human Movement Science at University Hamburg within college sports and in TUSCH projects at the LICHTHOF Theater, Ernst-Deutsch-Theater and Junge Schauspielhaus, among others.
For the upcoming years (2020-2023) Patricia Carolin Mai has received the three-year funding by the city of Hamburg and continues her work with INTEAM at K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg on the topic of community practices.