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Verena Brakonier, Josephine Findeisen, Greta Granderath and Daniel Ernesto Müller

CLASS MATTERS is a meeting that aims at opening a space to share experiences with and knowledge about classism. Throughout the residency of four weeks the choreographers Verena Brakonier, Josephine Findeisen and Daniel Ernesto Müller share and develop political and choreographic tools and practices which build upon similar experiences of being socialized in a so called ‘lower class’ milieu.

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U.F.O. is a collaboration between Slovenian choreographer/singer/philosopher Irena Z. Tomažin and German SoundDance choreographer Jule Flierl. The point of departure is Katalin Ladik's happening, ›U.F.O. Party‹ performed in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia in 1970.

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Karl Van Welden and Frederik Croene

For his residency Karl Van Welden invited Frederik Croene to PACT Zollverein. After the close collaboration with Frederik Croene as pianist and composer for MARS II, a follow-up story will be written with EARTH I.

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Raymond Liew Jin Pin > Maria Cencaru <

"Maria Cencaru is the desire of re-experiencing a childhood memory of my schooldays in Malaysia and results in this dance project, which is about to fight for gay rights and equality; to understand, to change and to raise my voice to against the discrimination from political, religious and law forces in Malaysia; an Islamic country.

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venus x boats

The duo veenus x boats is active not only among different cultures but also between genres: German-born Vietnamese singer Vee aka veenus and producer Bruno aka boats combine alternative R&B and synth-pop, creating their own definition of mainstream.

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Kötter/Israel/Limberg

During the residency of Kötter/Israel/Limberg working on ›landscapes and bodies‹, Daniel Kötter gives insights into the research and rehearsal process concerning the cases ›Water‹ and ›Coltane‹ (in German).

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Meg Stuart

During her residency Meg Stuart talked to us about her new work, the collaboration with the performers and the changes and new perspectives brought about by Covid-19.

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Agata Siniarska

During the time of my residency I was working with the body following the direction of gravity thus following the choreography of 'going down to earth'.

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THE AGENCY

Im Rahmen der PACT Residency schließen wir an unsere Recherche über kommerzielle Leihmutterschaft in Indien an, die wir 2019 als Gäste des Goethe Instituts Bangalore Max Mueller Bhavan durchführen konnten. Die Lektüre von Sophie Lewis “Full Surrogacy Now” führt uns - abgesehen von den Ungleichheiten des globalen Marktes - zur Leihmutter als einer potentiell utopischen Figur: Hier wird das Muttern ("Mothering") als soziale Praxis erdacht, die unabhängig von Blutsverwandtschaft, der Ausstattung durch einen Uterus oder Gender stattfinden kann.