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Claire Vivianne Sobottke

Claire Vivianne Sobottke is based in Berlin and engages in the practice of choreography, performance and dance. She defines her work as place of resistance and undoing, where norms of thinking and seeing can be challenged and changed. She is intrigued with the becoming of body and mind in sensual choreographic processes. 2017 she is awarded as “Hoffnungsträgerin Tanz” by the Magazine “Tanz“ and receives the Fm4 Award at the ImpulsTanz Festival Vienna for her solo “strange songs”. Voice, sound and language can become motors for choreography and content in Claire’s work. She works with the voice in its untamed states but also with different modes of speaking and singing. Coming from this practice she creates “strange songs” in 2016. In 2013, she receives a DanceWeb scholarship at ImpulsTanz Festival Vienna. In 2014, she creates “golden game” in collaboration with Tian Rotteveel. In 2016, she creates “in the woods” as a part of the “Witch Dance Project” at Sophiensæle, Berlin, and in collaboration with Sheena McGrandles she develops “Bounty” (2016) as a part of Tanznacht Berlin. In 2017, she initiates Amazonas, an interdisciplinary platform to support and connect young female artists in Berlin. The initiative supports four artists and their specific research with a grant and encourages the playful encounter and confrontation of gender political limitations, structures and inscriptions. Claire has developed different formats of teaching, among others at PACT Zollverein Essen, ImpulsTanz Vienna, HZT Berlin and Uniarts Helsinki. Currently she is working on her new project “disruptive femininities” (working title) supported by a research grant of Berliner Senat. Together with Silke Bake she hosts the format “a choreographic night of music – songs for love and rage” that will take place during the Tanznacht 2018 in Berlin. In January, her third collaboration with Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, “celestial sorrow”, premiered at Europalia Festival, Brussels.

As of May 2018.

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