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Please don’t come too close to me, I am afraid to lose.

What are you afraid of losing?


After three years of research about discrimination and bias, I have begun questioning myself, why don’t I examine the way I judge others. I criticize people. During my research, I had to face that I constantly push some people away and ignoring their pain, because of my ego and insecurity.

a solo piece
duration 20min

direction, choreography and performance: Nagao Akemi

music: Michael Tuttle
costume advice: Federico Polucchi 
stage and light advice: Zahava Rodrigo

supported by Deutschlandstipendium, Ortner & Ortner, HZT Berlin, HfS Ernst Busch Berlin

special thanks to:
Maya M. Carroll, Michiyasu Furutani, Katharina Rösch, Christiane Berger, Wanda Golonka, Ingo Reulecke, Susanne Vincenz, Saida Makhmudzade, Kaisa Nieminen, Maria Rutanen, Niels Weijer, Nik Haffner, Deutschlandstipendium, Ortner & Ortner, Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT), Hochschule für Schauspielkunst “Ernst Busch” Berlin and all maC and HfS Colleagues

premiere: 24. April 2019, at HfS Ernst Busch

documentation by Karsten Dirk Gloger

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