Residency Judith State at Uferstudios Berlin

Residency Judith State at Uferstudios Berlin

In the frame of the Creative Crossroad activity, Judith State was selected by 4 Culture to receive a 2 years structural support by the LLB network to work amongst others on her production "Ember".

This support includes a co-production support by 4Culture and residencies at Veem House Amsterdam and Uferstudios Berlin.



"Something from childhood and something from playing, something from the seriousness and anxiety of adulthood, a little bit of how we love at different ages and how we sometimes wish we could stop time. Memories. Images that our minds randomly decide to keep and project over and over again.

A small capsule for future intelligence.

Ember means human."


Residency at Uferstudios Berlin – August 2022

Uferstudios offered a technical residency to Creative Crossroads Artist Judith State, chosen artist of 4Culture Bukarest, Rumania. Judith State will be hosted in a fully equipped studio during the period 01.08. – 14.08.2022 and be assisted by Uferstudios team on all necessary requests. Since this period of time Uferstudios also hosts an arrange of other residencies with artists from Sweden and Luxemburg and Australia (hosted by ada Studio on the same premise) an exchange and between all researching parties will be organized (get to know meetings, studio visits, feedback). This will allow Judith State not only to profit from new contacts within the Berlin dance scene, but extends this possibility to artists from a wider European- and non European context.

Artists involved: Judith State, István Téglás, Radu Dumitriu,

Romanian Choreographer Judith State was invited for a research residency to Uferstudios, Berlin. Being the Cycle 2 Creative Crossroads Artists send by WASP it State and her collaborators István Téglás and musician Radu Dumitriu intensively worked on their new production EMBER, which shall premier in late October 2022 at WASP Bucharest. Since State had been in residency at VEEM little earlier, the artists used the chance in Berlin to condense theirs first findings and concentrate on the variation of physical movement material and scores developed at an earlier stage. Their concentrated physical action was immersed in experimental electronic musical tryout by Radu Dumitriu, evoking seemingly known and unknown Hungarian folk music. Infact, Ember (how the work might be called) is a research dealing with the processes of remembering and traveling back in time: images, songs and sound brought the viewer back to very personal layers of an imaginary childhood and Judith State’s half Hungarian roots, while raising questions on the parallelism of intercultural background and waving personalities. It was striking on how States tryouts of pedestrian, quotidian movement brought back a very sincere, transparent and permeable body, transmitting a window in time towards the past, when her own professional body was not yet taken up and trained by technique and other outer practices.

Besides specific sound equipment and some try outs with light atmosphere no major technical assistance was needed. The very intense work on physical scores though seemed to bring State and her creative partners to a good point of entering the next stage of production.

Judith State – Ember

04.11.22 - 05.11.22

WASP Bucharest (RO)


Premiere Judith State – Ember

21.10.22 - 22.10.22

WASP Bucharest


Residency Judith State at Uferstudios Berlin

01.08.22 - 14.08.22

Uferstudios Berlin (DE)


Residency Judith State at Veem House Amsterdam

26.06.22 - 10.07.22

Veem House Amsterdam


Judith State – Hardrive – Deep inside, Ember

17.10.20 - 17.10.20

Bucharest (RO)

supported/organized by Uferstudios