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Crossing Distance

(2021) performative concert

directing & choreography


Premiere Date 27.011.2021


Schöneberger Südgelände

Prellerweg 47-49

12157 Berlin

The performative choir project Crossing Distance – Wandering Voice was specially composed for the Schöneberger Südgelände Nature Park as an impression of the acoustic experiences on site. The basis for the composition is traditional Eastern European chants and elements of experimental voice work.

The inspiration for the project was the experiences of physical distance in recent months, as well as the Südgelände nature park itself, which in times of lockdown became a place of contemplation and relaxation for many people. Between industrial and technological history on the one hand, and a thoroughly ‘cultural’ nature on the other, the area acts as a heterotopia, as a crossroads of different spaces, energies, and times.


Crossing Distance – Wandering Voice is a performative event that is framed by the soundscape of the natural space and asks about different ways of experiencing and perceiving technology, tradition, and nature in and through distance.

At the same time, the project refers to the acoustic quality of the place between space, body and movement, closeness, and distance. We ask: how can we be with one another through and through the area that surrounds us – also across distance?

Concept Jan-Tage Kühling & Paulina Miu Kühling // Voice Direction & Composition Paulina Miu Kühling // Direction & Choreography Jan-Tage Kühling // Performance Agnieszka Bułacik, Ewa Brokos, Kamila Humienna, Monika Humienna, Martyna Poznańska, Lena Strützke, Maria Romagnani, Ola Zielińska // photography Anna Jaśniak, Martin Rosie // Video Johannes Gottschick

With friendly support of Grün Berlin GmbH

Funded by:

Bezirksamt Tempelhof-Schöneberg im Rahmen von DRAUSSENSTADT

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