Photo: Diego Agulló

At Close Distance

Christina Ciupke, Ayşe Orhon

When you come closer, all my senses are caught by the intensity of your physical presence. When you retreat, the impact of our encounter remains. As the distance between us increases, my focus shifts from looking to imagining. The attention is bridging the space between us.

With At Close Distance, we excavate the impossible past of a physical encounter. The performance takes its point of departure from the duet kannst du mich umdrehen which Christina Ciupke and Nik Haffner developed in 2011. The two duets, both performed by Christina Ciupke and Ayşe Orhon, are presented in a double bill. The new work, in which two individuals are on a journey back and forth through their kinesthetic memories, is accompanied by the previous work, which is a physical confrontation of two entities working in intense proximity.

Performance: Christina Ciupke, Ayse Orhon | Artistic advice: Nik Haffner | Outside Eye: Felix Marchand | Light: Martin Beeretz | Production dramaturgy: Barbara Greiner | Press/PR: Lilly Schofield | Production: A lot of body GbR | Coproduction: Tanzfabrik Berlin, funded by Senatsverwaltung Kultur und Europa. In the frame of apap - Performing Europe 2016-2020, co-funded by Creative Europe Programme der EU.

In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz

13 July 2017 Premiere at Tanzfabrik Uferstudio 14, Berlin.


14, 15, 16 Juy 2017 Tanzfabrik Uferstudio 14, Berlin.

16, 17 January 2018 Performing New Europe PNEU,  Salzburg .


Credits: Performance: Christina Ciupke and Ayşe Orhon | Artistic Advice: Nik Haffner | Outside Eye: Felix Marchand | Light: Martin Beeretz | Sound Advice: Boris Hauf | Knitting Design: NITTO Studio | Press/PR: Lilly Schofield | Production Dramaturgy: Barbara Greiner |

A production of A lot of body GbR in co-production with Tanzfabrik Berlin. Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe 2020, co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. | apap production, studio berlin. | Special Thanks to Meral Erten, Ibrahim Quraishi, Tobias Lehmann, Gülsün Orhon, Uferstudios.

Credits: kannst du mich umdrehen (2011)
Performance by: Christina Ciupke, Nik Haffner / Performed by: Christina Ciupke, Ayşe Orhon (2017) / Light: Andreas Harder / Production Management: Susanne Beyer / A production by Christina Ciupke / Funded by the Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department.

Photo:  Diego Agulló