Aloali'i Tapu | Enad Marouf | Kai Er Eng
In March, K3 presents the world premieres of the three choreographers in residence Eng Kai Er, Enad Marouf and Aloali'i Tapu on one festival weekend as part of TanzHochDrei. At the end of their eight-month residency, all those curious and interested in dance will have the opportunity to see their pieces created during the residency. The performances will be accompanied by a programme of workshops and warm-ups, lectures and discussions, audience talks and introductions that will provide insights into the topics and working methods of the artistic researches and the pieces.
detailed information about the festival will be published in January 2023.
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is a Samoan stage, design and dance artist from New Zealand. As a mentor and youth worker, he was involved in the street dance community and did community work. He studied contemporary dance at UNITEC (NZ). Tapus collaboration with Berlin-based choreographer Christoph Winkler lead to the win in the category of “Best dancer” at the “Faust” award for their bio-pic solo Urban Soul Café. He is a co-founder of Ta'alili Dance Company, which has had a profound impact on the perception of contemporary dance in New Zealand. Within his own productions he collaborates with Pacific artists with street and Island dance expertise.
During the K3 residency (season 22/23), Aloali'i Tapu will explore and deconstruct his identity within the dance scene. His interest lies in continueing his research about being described as “other” due his upbringing in a samoan home, his appearance and his language within the dance community. In Hamburg his work will revolve around connecting diasporic communities that fall under that same judgement.
is a Syrian/ German performance and video artist based in Berlin. He has a MA in choreography and performance from the institute for Applied Theatre Studies Giessen/ Frankfurt. His solo works and collaborations have been presented in Athens Biennale, Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, Sophiensaele Berlin, Centre culturel Francais de Damas, Tate Modern London, Art institute of Chicago, Shedhalle Zurich a.o.
Marouf’s work occupies itself with queer intimacy, loss and memory. By understanding queer gestures and speech not only as behaviour, but as action, his work revolves around body and text. During his residency at K3 (season 22/23), he aims to develop a practice of fragmentation, with a focus on memory, its temporality and how memories are embodied through text, gesture and image.
Kai Er Eng
is a choreographer and performer from Singapore. In Singapore, she received support from The Substation’s Directors’ Lab, and was Associate Artist at TheatreWorks. She was also the founder and main responsible person for the experimental performance studio Make It Share It . In Giessen she studied MA Choreography and Performance at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies. She is interested in sports, intimacy, and touch.
During the K3 residency (season 22/23), Eng Kai Er will work on her new production Fair Enough. Fair Enough is an attempt to engage with the notion of work. During the research process, Eng Kai Er will historically and autobiographically immerse in the topic. Real perspectives on work and consequences of work are explored and wishful thinking and playful approaches to the concept of work are imagined.