Departures and Arrivals



2014/12/05 › 2014/12/06
Reinartz, Juli

“Atlantic” performs the never played concert of the Sun Ra album Atlantis. For Sun Ra, the body is full of interstellar potential, a device of the future, and music is an audible science fiction. “Atlantic” speculates on the role of the lead singer in this fictional concert, on the spirit, the physicality and the mobilization of the crowd. It performs the talks between the songs and the physical relationship between audience and singer as a way to touch upon future crowds and identities. The performance investigates two key interests: the empowering potential of a concert and the performative power of language. Who or what do we become in a concert of the Black Atlantic?

Juli Reinartz studied in the Master of Choreography at the University for Dance and Circus in Stockholm and works since then as an independent choreographer in Sweden and Germany. In the past years, she has been involved in projects with Verena Billinger / Sebastian Schulz, Ingri Fiksdal, Tea Tupajic, Angela Schubot, Trajal Harrel as well as the artist collective In the term 2012/13, she has been researching within a one year residency at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm (KKH) on the social capacities of music and its potential of concert formats for the theater space. Her work cycle resulting from this research, including the pieces “We are not in this together yet”, “Atlantic” and “Really Good Music” tour to venues such as MDT, Kiasma (FI), Black Box (NO), Reykjavik Dance Festival (IS), Anti-Festival (FI), Tanzfabrik (DE), Nordic House Torshavn (DK) and MUU Gallery (FI). Currently she is preparing a piece in collaboration with Nora Schlocker for Deutsches Theater Berlin which researches darkness and dark fantasies as concepts of emancipation.

(Choreography/Performance: Juli Reinartz. Lights: Björn Kuajara. Coaching: Alice Chauchat, Sonja Pregrad. Musical support: Billy Bultheel. Produced by: The Festival, Anti-Festival, WASP, 4culture, jardin d'europe, The Swedish Arts Grants Committe, MDT. This presentation is a part of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals, which is co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission.