Sunrise Sunset departs from the scattered archival materials revolving around the life and work of American dancer and choreographer Fred Herko. A forgotten member of Judson Dance Theater and an amphetamine-driven frequenter of Andy Warhol’s Factory, he famously ended his life with a flamboyant grand jete out the window of an apartment in Greenwich Village, New York.

Performed by Martin Hansen and Przemek Kamiński, Sunrise Sunset revisits Herko’s forgotten and incomplete archive and body of work that sat between the theatrical and the quotidian, between the balletic and the unfinished. Yet, it always carried the excessive, the campy and the neo-romantic at its core.

Sunrise Sunset draws a speculative horizon on which different materials, references and accounts by his peers like Andy Warhol, Jill Johnston, Elaine Summers, Diane di Prima and Herko himself are brought to life, extended and reimagined. Together they form an impressionistic portrait that revisits Herko’s queer utopian spirit of the unfinished, the too-late and the not-yet-there, all between sunrise and sunset – a stretch of radiant glow.

Przemek Kamiński „Sunrise Sunset“


Choreography  Przemek Kamiński
Performance  Martin Hansen, Przemek Kamiński
Dramaturgical Assistance  Tom Engels
Set Design  Christopher Füllemann
Sound  HAUT
Light Design  Jacqueline Sobiszewski
Costumes  Sarah Effenberger / FOMME
Video  Imogen Heath
Voice  Melanie Jame Wolf
Technical Direction  Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
Production Management  Ben Mohai
Production  Przemek Kamiński
Co-production  HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Pawilon, Korporacja Teatralna
Funded by  Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe
Support  Tanzfabrik Berlin, TATWERK | Performative Forschung


2020  HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin


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Photos  Dorothea Tuch