Alles Vergängliche
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Basically, this was the problem: if art seemed to be talking about things that make the world, then what kinds of things of the world could dance talk about? It did seem to me (when I started choreographing in the late 1980s) that dance did have some problems with its capacity to say. For instance, dance had this eternal flailing, all the time agitating one's arms, and that did not seem to say anything. At least to me, it said nothing; it did not explain a single thing about the world. Therefore the questions: what can dance say? And what can I say with dance? And how can I make it say more?
Vera Mantero, 2009

Everything is gonna be just fine.
Everyone you love is gonna die.
Amanda Palmer, The Ride, 2019

In our age of unimaginable transformations at a daily pace, the dancing human body always holds an element of powerlessness. Watching someone flail their arms around on stage is a little weird considering everything else that’s going on. The solo project Alles Vergängliche is an effort by one dancer to swallow the world, by engaging with two other attempts to manifest the universe in a single setting: Gustav Mahler’s 8th symphony, which Mahler himself said is intended to contain everything; and daily newscasts, which choose to include certain stories and exclude others, to give the supposedly most complete picture possible of what is going on in the world on any given day. That is no more realistic than dancing by one’s self to Mahler, but David draws upon his experience as Musician, Dancer, and Jewish Mystic, and explores what, if any, generative power lives within the human body itself, in the face of an unprecedented daily confrontation with “everything”.

An interview with David Bloom you can find here.

Supported by Tanzfabrik Berlin.

You will find the link to the video from 10.06.21 here, then continuously available until 23.06.21.


Choreography, Performance, Sound: David Bloom | Composition: Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) | Video: Walter Bickmann /

David Bloom is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, father, filmmaker, pianist, bodyworker, and tea collector. Graduate of the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt and the M.A. Choreography course at HZT Berlin, as well as the Urban Tantra Professional Training Program with Barbara Carellas. He was a member of the dance ensemble at Staatstheater Darmstadt, and has collaborated as a dancer on projects by Tino Sehgal, Marco Santi, Nir de Volff/Total Brutal, Micha Purucker, Ingo Reulecke & Lukas Matthaei, Canan Erek, Friederike Plafki, Barbara Bess, Felix Ruckert, Akemi Nagao, and Martin Nachbar. His dance film trilogy Sex & Space premiered at the Berlin Porn Film Festival between 2013 and 2016 and was screened internationally. David was a 2012 danceWEB scholar and his teaching has included HZT Berlin, Tanzquartier Vienna, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Human Architecture Lab in St. Petersburg, the K3 Center for Choreography in Hamburg, the M.A. of Contemporary Dance Education in Frankfurt, STRETCH Festival Berlin, the Body IQ Festival in Berlin, the Rietveld Academie for Fine Arts & Design in Amsterdam, & the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna.

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