Catalogue des Faux-Pas/Catalogue of false steps
In her search for the next step, for the correct step, Choreographer Jule Flierl meets many interestingly wrong steps, undiplomatic and tricky.
Together with Dancer/Writer Parvathi Ramanathan, Sound Artist Edka Jarząb and choreographer Mariagiulia Serantoni, she researches various techniques of rhythm and foot centered dances and brings them in relation to politicized speech and historic quotes. In the Catalogue of false steps, they search for a percussive rhetoric, that plays between physical and verbal articulation, questioning the interrelation of speech-form and speech-content.
Jule Flierl is an artist from Berlin/Germany who works with choreography and the voice. Using choreography and somatic singing methods, her scores unsettle the relationship between seeing and hearing: what you see is not always what you hear, and what you hear is not always what you see. She revives and continues the legacy of Valeska Gert, avant-garde dancer from 1920's Berlin, who first conceptualized the genre Tontanz: to dance with one's voice.
Jule is fascinated how conceptions of the body change over time and that the voice as a technology of the self always finds new relations to the body.She asks herself how the baroque Bel-Canto voice would inhabit the gestures of romantic ballet (Operation Orpheus 2016), how the anti propaganda of Valeska Gert’s dancing tones in the Weimar Republic would have sounded (Störlaut 2018) and how to choreograph the separation of body image and vocal sound of Katalin Ladik’s avant-garde performances during the Cold War (U.F.O. 2021).
Her work was featured at Impulstanz Vienna 2021/2018/2016, Tanzplattform Munich 2020, Steirischer Herbst Graz 2019, NEXT Valencienne 2018, Legs/La Raffinerie Brussels 2018 and Rencontres Chorégraphiques Paris 2018, La Panacée Montpellier 2016, Tanztage Berlin 2016 amongst others. She worked with Meg Stuart, Tino Sehgal, Martin Nachbar, Gintersdorfer/Klassen and Anna Nowicka a.o. Currently she collaborates with choreographer Antonia Baehr on “Die Hörposaune / the hearing trombone”, which was shown as live performance and as a short film in autumn 2022.
2015 she received the DanceWeb Scholarship for Impulstanz/Vienna. In 2016 she was introduced as “newcomer” and in 2018 she was nominated as “hope for dance” in the German “Tanz” Magazin. In 2019 she received the award for best choreography at the Solo Choreografico Festival Frankfurt am Main for “Dissociation Study”.
Jule graduated from SEAD-Salzburg academy for contemporary dance, holds an MA in choreography at EXERCE Montpellier and continually studies the somatic voice method “Lichtenberger Methode”. She initiated and co-hosts the voice performance series FROM BREATH TO MATTER in Berlin since 2017 and recently co-published a Podcast of interviews with artists who interweave voice and choreography as continuation of the live event series.