Choreographers are invited to produce mobile dance productions with professional dancers in the Rhine-Main region, which leave conventional theatre spaces behind and which can be presented in unusual performance venues, such as e.g. class rooms, community centres, tennis clubs, buses or out in the open countryside. After completion, the mobile piece will ideally tour throughout the region.

The Ensemble Mobil invites dance makers to access new performance spaces and local audiences as artistic working environments beyond the big cities. At the same time, we seek to bring audiences with little or no access to dance in contact with contemporary dance makers – if possible, as early as in the rehearsal and production phase of the mobile production.

The second Ensemble Mobil production:
Canan Erek: Green Move
Japanese scientists have discovered that people, who spend a lot of time in nature, have better immune systems, suffer less from stress and are less likely to be diagnosed with cancer. This has set off a trend (at least in Asia): forest bathing – walking through woodlands, while perceiving nature with all your senses. This fascinates Canan Erek. Her choreography Green Move visited various spa gardens, which have always been places of healing. The dance performance roamed within the different parks and took the audience with it on a stroll. Erek’s piece was the second Ensemble Mobil, initiated by the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main.

Dancer and choreographer Canan Erek lives in Berlin. She was born in Turkey and studied classical dance there, before coming to Germany to study dance with Pina Bausch at the Folkwang University and choreography at the Ernst Busch Academy in Berlin. Her own works have been shown in various theatres and festivals. She is also the initiator and artistic director of “PURPLE – International Dance Festival for Young Audiences” since 2016.

10 – 17 September 2017
in the spa parks in Bad Soden, Bad Vilbel, Bad Nauheim and Bad Homburg

Choreography: Canan Erek
Artistic assitance: Alessandra Defazio
Production management: Larissa Koch, Linda Pilar Brodhag
Dancers: Kihako Narisawa, Robin Rohrmann, Francesca Imoda, Keith Chin, Seraphine Detscher, Julia Kathriner, Alessandra Defazio
Costumes: Nathalie Meyer

© Jörg Baumann

The first Ensemble Mobil production:
Lina Lindheimer: As we are waiting
The waiting room at the job centre is a space in-between – between unemployment and finding a new job, between idleness and movement. Choreographers believe that there is no such thing as true idleness. So Berlin choreographer Lina Lindheimer asked people waiting at Job centers in Frankfurt, Hofheim and Wiesbaden: “What are we really doing, when we do nothing?”.

Concept: Lina Lindheimer
Realization: Katja Dreyer, Mart Kangro, René Liebert, Lina Lindheimer, Lito Walkey
Sound: Nils Weishaupt
Set Design: Anne Kuhn, René Liebert
Performed by Mart Kangro, Lito Walkey, Katja Dreyer
Supported by Jobcenter Frankfurt am Main, Kommunales Jobcenter Wiesbaden and Kreisausschuss des Main-Taunus-Kreises.

Lina Lindheimer is a choreographer based in Berlin. Her work includes performance, choreography and film, frequently linking video to performative elements. Productions often entail an outside perspective on dance. She creates her own and collaborative projects as well as commissioned works and has been active as a mentor and lecturer. Lina Lindheimer studied choreography and performance in Gießen and contemporary dance in Arnhem.

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© Lindheimer
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