Suspended Between the Second and the Third Kiss is a choreography by Beirut-based artist Petra Serhal dealing with the corporal experience of the individual and the collective in moments that oscillate between intimacy and control. The choreography investigates the relations of power in intimate relationships and dance, and experiments with the limits of the body through movement and sound. This opens for a new spatial, choreographic and sonic experience that interrogates how our bodies perceive, absorb, relate, react, and endure these moments.
Petra Serhal is an artist working in live-art and choreography. Her work draws from her ongoing research on the experiential aspect in performance and the role of the audience in the performative and choreographed experience. Her work often deals with language and sound in relation to movement and space, body as archive, fragmentation, absence, physical violence, and embodiment. Serhal received her M.A. Body in Performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London (2015). Her recent works include: LIVE/laiv/, Adagio, Toyota89, Overlooking & Panoramic, and No Blood Included.
CHOREOGRAPHY & PRODUCTION. Petra Serhal
CO-PRODUCTION Sasha Ussef
TECHNICAL DIRECTION & LIGHT DESIGN Gregor Knüppel
PERFORMANCE Petra Serhal, Martin Angiuli
CONTRIBUTING DRAMATURGY Margrit Sengebusch
SOUND Fadi Tabbal (Tunefork-Studios)
ASSISTANCE CHOREOGRAPHY Elisabetta Gareri
ASSISTANCE TECHNIC Daniel Al Choueiry
COORDINATION ON SITE (Bremen) Malin Bassner
CUBUS/CONSTRUCTION Damj Design (Beirut) und bras (Bremen)
COSTUME DESIGN Bshara Atallah
VISUAL DESIGN David Habchy
This project is supported by the International Coproduction Fund of the Goethe-Institute, The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) and Fanak Fund. In collaboration with Schwankhalle(bremen). Partners: Hammana Artist House (Lebanon), Institut Français (Beirut), Amalgam (Beirut).