that which happens of itself

Eine tänzerische Collage über das Träumen, Fallen, Wachsen und Verwandeln. Eine Fabel über das Sterben und Geborenwerden. Ein Lobgesang an die Natur.

Picture: Lasse Winkler Choreography: Suse Tietjen Dancer: Fiona Zinder

that which happens of itself

Die neue Produktion des Tanzorchesters that which happens of itself befasst sich mit den Kräften der Natur. Fasziniert von dem Chinesischen Begriff Zìrán (Chinesisch: 自然), der wörtlich so-aus-sich-heraus, von-selbst-so bzw. natürlich, spontan bedeutet, verwebt die Choreografin Suse Tietjen Gedanken um die Auseinandersetzung zwischen Mensch und Natur mit Themen aus dem 1865 erschienenen Kinderbuch Alice im Wunderland von Lewis Carroll. In einer Traumwelt zwischen Schwebezustand und Aufprall, Wachstum und Stillstand, erleben die TänzerInnen eine Metamorphose, die nahelegt, dass zuweilen etwas los- und zurückgelassen werden sollte, um neues Leben emporzubringen.

Hamburger Sprechwerk
Freitag, 1. Mai 2015 @ 20:00Uhr
Samstag, 2. Mai 2015 @ 20:00Uhr
Sonntag, 3. Mai 2015 @ 18:00Uhr

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MOTIO – Inaugural Issue

I am excited to announce that MOTIO – the first postgraduate journal for dance practice and research – has chosen Jonas Radtke’s picture of my choreography STIMMEN DER WASSER (2012) as the cover for their inaugural issue.

Dancer: Ann-Leonie Niss

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THE END at Resolution! 2015 at The Place

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New Year’s Resolution! 2015


Ah! A new and shiny year is on our doorsteps and hopefully all those eager RESOLUTIONs for 2015 are ready to fire and flourish. Thus, I am wishing you a smashing night of marvelous transitions, transformations and festivities. May your eve be full of promising newness and your 2015 packed with love and happiness! Before you open that champagne, however, don’t forget to book your tickets for the opening night of RESOLUTION! 2015 at The Place, London. There is no better way than to start your new year with DANCE!

By the way, you will receive lovely discounts when booking three or more Resolution! evenings at the same time:

This is what will await thee on the 8th January 2015 at 8pm at The Place:

Ishimoi by Ishimwa: Niyizi
What if a dress is all you need to express or impress? What if a pair of blue socks is all the make-up you need? Niyizi looks at why we cling on to particular ideas and how they make us feel.

Anders Duckworth: Projected
Two characters seem to have emerged from another world, the world of celluloid. Seeing their projected memories realised unearths questions of what is 2D or 3D, fantasy or reality.

Suse Tietjen: The End Is Important in All Things
The boundaries between human and animal behaviour will coalesce as two short stories become a non-linear arrangement of curious interhuman relations and deathly ways of procreation in the animal kingdom.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas to everyone!
I hope that your festivities are joyful and full of love. Wishing you that some of your dearest wishes will come true. I am looking forward to welcoming you in the new year at Resolution! 2015 Festival at The Place.

Please don’t forget to spread the love and book your tickets for the
8TH JANUARY 2015 at 8PM at THE PLACE to see



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Come one, come all! Please support my beautiful team of dancers at this year’s EMERGE festival at The Space in London. Our piece “The End is Important in All Things” will be shown Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm from the 4th-8th November 2014! It would be lovely to see you there! Please, please, please mention my name when buying tickets <3

Contact The Space
Tel: 020 7515 7799

Pictures by Lauren Van Gijn

The End is Important in All Things

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emerge 2014 A5 flyer

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Tanzorchester Suse Tietjen – Start of Rehearsals

Meanwhile in Germany: The rehearsals for the new show of my Hamburg-based company Tanzorchester Suse Tietjen have started in the beautiful studios of the Erika Klütz Schule. Save the date for our premiere on the 1st of May 2015 in the Hamburger Sprechwerk!

Pictures by André Gerling

Studio Space:

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