In 2016, Diego Agulló conducted a series of interviews with dance-related artists and practitioners in Berlin, for a project called Measuring the Temperature of Dance in Berlin. One of these interviews was with Peter Pleyer, and it happened in the garden at Ponderosa, on a glorious summer day.
Peter and Diego discussed what it means to be working with dance in Berlin, how community and artistic commitment overlap, what to do with dreams and visions, and much more.
Peter’s upcoming workshop at Ponderosa, Magical Release Ensemble (25.–29. June), will be an investigation of some of the starting-points outlined in this talk. The early-bird deadline for booking a place is 18. May, and Peter describes it, in part, as being grounded in what is left half-hidden in considering dance history.
As he explains, the workshop bases itself on “the foundation laid out by fierce and magical women and queer men in dance-history, for us to grow into unknown shapes and stories — individuals that are not afraid of their differences, and who are willing to risk to share themselves physically in the dance.”
Take a look at the full details, and check out the interview below.
The Ponderosa Blog is an ongoing experiment in putting one foot in front of the other, and one word after another, to transfer ideas in ones and zeroes to minds around the world and beyond. A rumble from a ruined speaker to maybe bring the gov’t. down, one sorry heart at a time. xo