Nina Beier, The Complete Works at Tate Modern, The Tanks
The subject of much of Nina Beier’s work is history and how it can be accessed through performance. Her interests range from popular culture – such as her ‘re-make’ of a Tintin cartoon, The Broken Ear Restored 2012, by ripping it up and piecing it back together as a collage or jigsaw – to ‘higher’ forms of art such as modern choreography.
Beier invites a retired dancer to dance every piece of choreography that they have learnt, enacted in chronological order, simultaneously a recognisable history of a choreographic vocabulary and a personal history of the dancer’s experiences. Beier will work with three dancers from different companies.
Part of the series Performance Year Zero, Nina Beier