Group piece from the solo (2019)

Taking the point of departure in her well-toured solo ENCAJE, Judith Sánchez Ruíz is now ready to blow up her own creation by projecting her explosive and ever-changing energy out on ten dancers. All women. All under the same powerful spell of constant unpredictability.
ENCAJE was in part originally inspired by the French-Cuban-American feminist writer Anaïs Nin and her prolific diaries (spanning from 1931-74), which have given account to a woman’s deeply explorative voyage of self-discovery. Build on her archive of dance journals, Sánchez Ruíz revives Nin’s legacy by flipping through her pages on different expressions, emotions, and everyday material. This results in a jump-cut effect in the movement language, yet a certain intimacy is preserved.
 Conceptually, JSR choreography relies on layers and subjects switching in volatile ramifications of improvisation —a new way of envisioning choreography. One movement sequence is interrupted by the other – like constantly turning the knob on an old radio, jumping from one station to the next. As a result, the lines of composition become almost labyrinthine. Still, the ten bodies are nevertheless unified – by the disorder and visceral vulnerability.


“ENCAJE FOR TEN” premiered at TRAUMA bar. 24th & 25th of July 2021. Berlin, Germany

Conceived and choreographed: Judith Sánchez Ruíz

Performers: Laura Morales, Eléonore Pinet-Bodin, Aya Toraiwa, Dunya Narli, Charlotte Virgile, Dana Paja, Whitney Casal, Meggie Malou Blankschyn, Wibke Storkan, Lotta Sandborgh

Internship: Marta Tocas Ferreira & Giulia Machado Rossi

Composer: Simone Antonioni

Costume supervission: Don Aretino

Production: TRAUMA BAR

Technical support: Shaly, Rasmus Lauvring, Xavier Perrone



Director and choreographer: Judith Sánchez Ruíz | JSR Company

Music: ARCA

Landscape sound: Clelia Patrono

Performers: Yen-Ching Lin, Taiwan, Laura Morales, Spain, Linn Christine Ragnarsson, Sweden, Paul White, Australia, Aymara Parola, Argentine, Eléonore Pinet-Bodin, France, Johanna Kasperowitsch, Germany, Aya Toraiwa, Japan, Anna Kempin, Germany, Linda Berberich, Germany