performance lab

Every Thursday Night | 18 – 20 h | Mime Centrum Berlin


please note: october 6 2016 is the last session


Our current topic is time.
Duration. Tempo. Timing. Rhythm. Repetition. Phrasing.
Quick or sustained.
Past, present, future.
Time of bones, time of organs, time of blood …
All possible shapes of time.

Performance lab offers space for experimental set-ups in the field of ensemble improvisation with movement, sound, voice and language.

The core of the work is deepening of sensory awareness, interlinking of listening, sensing and seeing and questioning the seeming contradiction between impression and expression.

The lab develops together with its participants. Every session has a special focus or a research isssue; its outputs, experiences and open questions form the basis for upcoming sessions and for common performance projects.

Our basis are i.a.
Action Theater™, an improvisational physical theater training and performance method created by Ruth Zaporah
Applied Anthropology of the Voice developed by Ulrike Sowodniok
Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies

Location: Mime Centrum Berlin – Studio 2 | Kunstquartier Bethanien | Mariannenplatz 2 | Berlin-Kreuzberg
Time: Thursdays 18 – 20 h
tryout session: 5 €
ticket of five: 25 €
drop-in: 10 €

Sessions are facilitated by Jagna Anderson in English and/or German.
No registration required. Please wear comfortable clothing. No street shoes in the studio.

Born in Poland, Jagna is a Berlin-based performer and freelance curator. Coming from university studies in Art History and Philosophy, she shifted her focus to artistic work in 2010, exploring modes of connecting sounding experience and body movement. In 2013/14 Jagna co-founded impro.per.arts – an international platform engaged with improvisation as performance art, hosting workshops, research projects, performances and a bi-annual festival. Since 2014 she is leading the weekly performance lab at Mime Centrum Berlin. 2015 she developed and staged Görli Dreamin’, a research and performance project linking the ideas of acoustic ecology and an ecology of urban movement practices. Currently she is involved in a solo research as well as in collaborative projects with Korhan Erel/ A Garden, with Dodi Helschinger/ Du bist die Ruh, with Aya Mishkelboim/ environments: chromatic fields.