In “The Impact of Social Media”, Company STEVE explores the influence of social media on people and their relationships. What does the constantly increasing flood of information in social media do to us and our physical being? How does our mental and physical condition change when we permanently reach for our smartphone? With the guiding principle “Get out of the theatre – get to the people!”, the company is currently researching how to locate its art where people are. The socially relevant topic is to be made accessible to everyone through contemporary dance. The lines between stage and auditorium are loosened and the overall scenery becomes part of the Dance Piece.
Company STEVE is a contemporary dance company and was founded in 2020 by choreographer Verena Steffen in Berlin. The artistic work focuses on dance and choreography as an art form. Her works are intended to stimulate (self-) reflection and exchange. Intuition is Verena Steffen’s most important tool in the choreographic process to explore and create new artistic approaches. She leads the choreography into abstraction and leaves space for the spectator to create their own thoughts and interpretations.
Artistic direction/ Concept: Verena Steffen with Sinja J. Völl
Performance: Annekatrin Kiesel, Bianca Dakli, Sinja J. Völl
Video documentation: Hendryk K. Kar
Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the NEUSTART KULTUR programme, DIS-TANZEN aid programme of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.
Foto © Hendryk K.Kar