The complete programme in the festival brochure

From 30 October until 13 November 2017 we celebrated for the first time ever the Tanzfestival Rhein-Main in Darmstadt and Frankfurt. What a great success! Around 4000 visitors from the entire region flocked to the performances, artist talks, parties and bar events – as well as taking to the dance floor themselves in workshops and the tea dance. We are confident that the festival has made a major contribution to bringing the dance-loving Rhine-Main region a bit closer together. And we are already looking forward to the next edition coming up from 16 until 31 October in Wiesbaden, Darmstadt and Frankfurt.

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Upcoming events

Oktober 2017
Mon 16.10.2017 | 17:00 - 20:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur

  • Mon 16.10.2017 | 17:00 - 20:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main,
    Studio 1
  • Eintritt frei!

Ideas are discarded. Plans are cancelled. Projects prove to be unfeasible. In Makulatur Frankfurt director Ksenia Ravvina and choreographer Kristina Veit focus on the artistically peripheral, the creative surplus, which normally lies outside our line of vision. For this, they called upon their artistic colleagues to allow them to use ideas and concepts, which did not make it beyond the bottom drawer. With the help of architect Jan Wind the artist duo are creating an installation – on the basis of the submitted material – in which hidden parts of the creative processes are turned into a spatial experience. On the basis of this installation, they will develop a piece in winter 2017, which will be shown at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Staatstheater Darmstadt.

By and with Sven Gey, Alexander Hadjiev, Ksenia Ravvina, Philipp Schulte, Bernhard Siebert, Kristina Veit, Jan Wind and Susanne Zaun

Mon 16.10.2017 | 19:30
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Bruno Beltrão/Grupo de Rua: INOAH
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Bruno Beltrão/Grupo de Rua: INOAH

  • Mon 16.10.2017 | 19:30
  • Frankfurt LAB, Schmidtstr. 12, 60326 Frankfurt am Main
  • 19 Euro | erm. 9€ Tickets

The tension grows almost unbearable as ten performers from Bruno Beltrão’s Grupo de Rua step onto the stage. Hesitantly, the dancers grope through the darkness until suddenly a whirlwind of jumps, head spins and somersaults break loose. Brazilian choreographer Beltrão is one of the shooting stars of the contemporary dance scene. He has added new aspects to dance by interweaving the movements and attitudes of street dance, breakdance and hip hop with principles of contemporary dance. This has produced expressive choreographies, which captivate audiences worldwide with their physical presence and virtuosity. “INOAH”, the company’s newest piece, takes on an entirely new dimension. Electric like a stormy night, it is also a call for social change – negotiating the irreconcilable differences currently running through Brazilian society. No language skills required

Tue 17.10.2017 | 19:30
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Bruno Beltrão/Grupo de Rua: INOAH
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Bruno Beltrão/Grupo de Rua: INOAH

  • Tue 17.10.2017 | 19:30
  • Frankfurt LAB, Schmidtstr. 12, 60326 Frankfurt am Main
  • 19 Euro | erm. 9€ Tickets

The tension grows almost unbearable as ten performers from Bruno Beltrão’s Grupo de Rua step onto the stage. Hesitantly, the dancers grope through the darkness until suddenly a whirlwind of jumps, head spins and somersaults break loose. Brazilian choreographer Beltrão is one of the shooting stars of the contemporary dance scene. He has added new aspects to dance by interweaving the movements and attitudes of street dance, breakdance and hip hop with principles of contemporary dance. This has produced expressive choreographies, which captivate audiences worldwide with their physical presence and virtuosity. “INOAH”, the company’s newest piece, takes on an entirely new dimension. Electric like a stormy night, it is also a call for social change – negotiating the irreconcilable differences currently running through Brazilian society. No language skills required

Tue 17.10.2017 | 19:30
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Helena Waldmann: Gute Pässe Schlechte Pässe
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Helena Waldmann: Gute Pässe Schlechte Pässe

  • Tue 17.10.2017 | 19:30
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Kleines Haus, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • ab 10 Euro | erm. ab 9,25 Euro Tickets

In “Good Passports Bad Passports”, Helena Waldmann delves into a subject that momentarily moves our society like almost no other: borders. Why can I freely navigate 177 countries with my German passport? And why do people from poorer countries not have this freedom of movement? Whenever we define ourselves as members of a specific group, we invariably exclude others. The dance director translates the wealth represented by a country into two ensembles: a contemporary dance company and a group of nouveau cirque artists. A man-made wall separates the different communities and their values. Citizens of Darmstadt fuel a tumultuous competition between dance and acrobatics and sort good and bad in a world that seems to be composed of no more than nations.

Wed 18.10.2017 | 19:00 - 22:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur

  • Wed 18.10.2017 | 19:00 - 22:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main,
    Studio 1
  • Eintritt frei!

Ideas are discarded. Plans are cancelled. Projects prove to be unfeasible. In Makulatur Frankfurt director Ksenia Ravvina and choreographer Kristina Veit focus on the artistically peripheral, the creative surplus, which normally lies outside our line of vision. For this, they called upon their artistic colleagues to allow them to use ideas and concepts, which did not make it beyond the bottom drawer. With the help of architect Jan Wind the artist duo are creating an installation – on the basis of the submitted material – in which hidden parts of the creative processes are turned into a spatial experience. On the basis of this installation, they will develop a piece in winter 2017, which will be shown at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Staatstheater Darmstadt.

By and with Sven Gey, Alexander Hadjiev, Ksenia Ravvina, Philipp Schulte, Bernhard Siebert, Kristina Veit, Jan Wind and Susanne Zaun

Wed 18.10.2017 | 19:30
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Helena Waldmann: Gute Pässe Schlechte Pässe
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Helena Waldmann: Gute Pässe Schlechte Pässe

  • Wed 18.10.2017 | 19:30
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Kleines Haus, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • ab 10 Euro | erm. ab 9,25 Euro Tickets

In “Good Passports Bad Passports”, Helena Waldmann delves into a subject that momentarily moves our society like almost no other: borders. Why can I freely navigate 177 countries with my German passport? And why do people from poorer countries not have this freedom of movement? Whenever we define ourselves as members of a specific group, we invariably exclude others. The dance director translates the wealth represented by a country into two ensembles: a contemporary dance company and a group of nouveau cirque artists. A man-made wall separates the different communities and their values. Citizens of Darmstadt fuel a tumultuous competition between dance and acrobatics and sort good and bad in a world that seems to be composed of no more than nations.

Wed 18.10.2017 | 20:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Olivia Hyunsin Kim: Miss Yellow and Me - I wanna be a Musical
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Olivia Hyunsin Kim: Miss Yellow and Me - I wanna be a Musical

  • Wed 18.10.2017 | 20:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main,
    Studio 1
  • 12 Euro | erm. 6 Euro Tickets

Olivia Hyunsin Kim delights in rubbing artistic genres and physical techniques the wrong way. Be it postmodern dance, aerobics, minimal art and hard rock, pop or high culture – this young choreographer is interested in the stereotypes and clichés caused by various forms of expression and the power imbalances that they perpetuate between Us and the Others. Kim’s special perspective takes its strength from experiences being German-Korean. In her newest piece, she takes on one of the most popular genres: the musical. Inspired by “Miss Saigon” – one of the most successful shows on Broadway and one, which has simultaneously provoked numerous controversies on the representation of Asian women, she has created a musical talent show that is both grotesque and entertaining.

Thu 19.10.2017 | 18:00 - 22:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur

  • Thu 19.10.2017 | 18:00 - 22:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main,
    Studio 1
  • Eintritt frei!

Ideas are discarded. Plans are cancelled. Projects prove to be unfeasible. In Makulatur Frankfurt director Ksenia Ravvina and choreographer Kristina Veit focus on the artistically peripheral, the creative surplus, which normally lies outside our line of vision. For this, they called upon their artistic colleagues to allow them to use ideas and concepts, which did not make it beyond the bottom drawer. With the help of architect Jan Wind the artist duo are creating an installation – on the basis of the submitted material – in which hidden parts of the creative processes are turned into a spatial experience. On the basis of this installation, they will develop a piece in winter 2017, which will be shown at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Staatstheater Darmstadt.

By and with Sven Gey, Alexander Hadjiev, Ksenia Ravvina, Philipp Schulte, Bernhard Siebert, Kristina Veit, Jan Wind and Susanne Zaun

Thu 19.10.2017 | 19:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Olivia Hyunsin Kim: Miss Yellow and Me - I wanna be a Musical
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Olivia Hyunsin Kim: Miss Yellow and Me - I wanna be a Musical

  • Thu 19.10.2017 | 19:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main,
    Studio 1
  • 12 Euro | erm. 6 Euro Tickets

Olivia Hyunsin Kim delights in rubbing artistic genres and physical techniques the wrong way. Be it postmodern dance, aerobics, minimal art and hard rock, pop or high culture – this young choreographer is interested in the stereotypes and clichés caused by various forms of expression and the power imbalances that they perpetuate between Us and the Others. Kim’s special perspective takes its strength from experiences being German-Korean. In her newest piece, she takes on one of the most popular genres: the musical. Inspired by “Miss Saigon” – one of the most successful shows on Broadway and one, which has simultaneously provoked numerous controversies on the representation of Asian women, she has created a musical talent show that is both grotesque and entertaining.

Thu 19.10.2017 | 20:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Isabelle Schad: Solo für Lea
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Isabelle Schad: Solo für Lea

  • Thu 19.10.2017 | 20:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, Saal
  • 19 Euro | erm. 9 Euro Tickets

Frankfurt last hosted Berlin choreographer Isabelle Schad with her choreography “Collective Jumps” during the German Dance Platform 2016. Now she returns with a piece that again showcases her unusual choreographic approach – one that is deeply embedded in the corporeal and simultaneously imbued with influences from the visual arts. In “Solo for Lea”, Schad continues exploring the relationship between body, movement and image to create an intimate piece for the unique dancer that is Lea Moro: Schad re-organizes the dancer’s deconstructed body and plays with analogies and formal aspects of cubism, as well as Picasso’s drawings composed of a single line. The result is a dance portrait, which plays with and reveals the specific features of Moro’s body and its rhythms, contours, colours and energies. No language skills required

Fri 20.10.2017 | 19:00 - 22:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur

  • Fri 20.10.2017 | 19:00 - 22:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main,
    Studio 1
  • Eintritt frei!

Ideas are discarded. Plans are cancelled. Projects prove to be unfeasible. In Makulatur Frankfurt director Ksenia Ravvina and choreographer Kristina Veit focus on the artistically peripheral, the creative surplus, which normally lies outside our line of vision. For this, they called upon their artistic colleagues to allow them to use ideas and concepts, which did not make it beyond the bottom drawer. With the help of architect Jan Wind the artist duo are creating an installation – on the basis of the submitted material – in which hidden parts of the creative processes are turned into a spatial experience. On the basis of this installation, they will develop a piece in winter 2017, which will be shown at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Staatstheater Darmstadt.

By and with Sven Gey, Alexander Hadjiev, Ksenia Ravvina, Philipp Schulte, Bernhard Siebert, Kristina Veit, Jan Wind and Susanne Zaun

Fri 20.10.2017 | 20:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Isabelle Schad: Solo für Lea
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Isabelle Schad: Solo für Lea

  • Fri 20.10.2017 | 20:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, Saal
  • 19 Euro | erm. 9 Euro Tickets

Frankfurt last hosted Berlin choreographer Isabelle Schad with her choreography “Collective Jumps” during the German Dance Platform 2016. Now she returns with a piece that again showcases her unusual choreographic approach – one that is deeply embedded in the corporeal and simultaneously imbued with influences from the visual arts. In “Solo for Lea”, Schad continues exploring the relationship between body, movement and image to create an intimate piece for the unique dancer that is Lea Moro: Schad re-organizes the dancer’s deconstructed body and plays with analogies and formal aspects of cubism, as well as Picasso’s drawings composed of a single line. The result is a dance portrait, which plays with and reveals the specific features of Moro’s body and its rhythms, contours, colours and energies. No language skills required

Fri 20.10.2017 | 21:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Olivia Hyunsin Kim: Miss Yellow and Me - I wanna be a Musical
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Olivia Hyunsin Kim: Miss Yellow and Me - I wanna be a Musical

  • Fri 20.10.2017 | 21:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main,
    Studio 1
  • 12 Euro | erm. 6 Euro Tickets

Olivia Hyunsin Kim delights in rubbing artistic genres and physical techniques the wrong way. Be it postmodern dance, aerobics, minimal art and hard rock, pop or high culture – this young choreographer is interested in the stereotypes and clichés caused by various forms of expression and the power imbalances that they perpetuate between Us and the Others. Kim’s special perspective takes its strength from experiences being German-Korean. In her newest piece, she takes on one of the most popular genres: the musical. Inspired by “Miss Saigon” – one of the most successful shows on Broadway and one, which has simultaneously provoked numerous controversies on the representation of Asian women, she has created a musical talent show that is both grotesque and entertaining.

Sat 21.10.2017 | 09:30 - 00:30
Tanztag Rhein-Main 2017
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Tanztag Rhein-Main 2017

  • Sat 21.10.2017 | 09:30 - 00:30
  • diverse Orte in Bad Homburg, Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Kelkheim, Oberursel, Offenbach und Wiesbaden
  • 5,- € Tickets
© Jörg Baumann

The Tanztag Rhein-Main is back. We invite everyone with a love for dance to try out a wide array of dance styles and movement practices in over 160 trial classes in seven cities across the region, all happening on one single day. From classical and contemporary dance, historical court dances, folk dances from different regions to hiphop or swing: the Tanztag has something for everyone. This project is one-of-a-kind in Germany and not only aims to clearly show just how diverse the dance landscape in the Rhine-Main region really is, but also seeks to move people of all ages and backgrounds beyond city limits. The day will end with a grand celebration of dance at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm.

Sat 21.10.2017 | 10:00 - 23:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur

  • Sat 21.10.2017 | 10:00 - 23:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main,
    Studio 1
  • Eintritt frei!

Ideas are discarded. Plans are cancelled. Projects prove to be unfeasible. In Makulatur Frankfurt director Ksenia Ravvina and choreographer Kristina Veit focus on the artistically peripheral, the creative surplus, which normally lies outside our line of vision. For this, they called upon their artistic colleagues to allow them to use ideas and concepts, which did not make it beyond the bottom drawer. With the help of architect Jan Wind the artist duo are creating an installation – on the basis of the submitted material – in which hidden parts of the creative processes are turned into a spatial experience. On the basis of this installation, they will develop a piece in winter 2017, which will be shown at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Staatstheater Darmstadt.

By and with Sven Gey, Alexander Hadjiev, Ksenia Ravvina, Philipp Schulte, Bernhard Siebert, Kristina Veit, Jan Wind and Susanne Zaun

Sat 21.10.2017 | 14:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Tanztee
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Tanztee

  • Sat 21.10.2017 | 14:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Foyer Großes Haus, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt

In the 1920’s, tea dances were social highlights and informal possibilities to meet new acquaintances. Tea and canapés were served; there was dancing, laughter, mutual appraisals, a testing of the waters, profound talks and more dancing. After the enormous success of last year’s tea dance, the Hessische Staatsballet wants to revive this tradition anew as part of the Tanzfestival Rhein-Main and bring back memories that dance is not only something nice to look at, but can also be experienced by all – with all the happiness that this brings. This year, we are hosting a dance both in Wiesbaden, as well as in Darmstadt, for everyone who wishes to swing their hips to live music.

Sat 21.10.2017 | 20:00 - 00:30
Tanzfest
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Tanzfest

  • Sat 21.10.2017 | 20:00 - 00:30
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, Saal
  • 5,- € (Das Tanztag-Ticket berechtigt zur Teilnahme) Tickets
© Jörg Baumann

The grand finale is a glittering party at the evening in Künstlerhaus Mousonturm which spotlights collective dancing. To close the day of dancing together and to celebrate themselves, various dances are introduced and collectively danced by the attendants.

Tue 24.10.2017 | 11:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Janna Pinsker and Wicki Bernhardt: Heute mobben wir die Birds
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Janna Pinsker and Wicki Bernhardt: Heute mobben wir die Birds

  • Tue 24.10.2017 | 11:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main,
    Studio 1
  • 12 Euro | erm. 6 Euro Tickets

We live in an age of constant stress and overload. The performance duo Janna Pinsker and Wicki Bernhardt are undaunted by this situation and have initiated an experiment that is both humorous and exciting: “Heute mobben wir die Birds” is a lecture-performance for people age 11 and up. More than a mere introduction to performance art, the piece also confronts itself and the audience with the fact that everything is somehow interconnected and relevant in its own way. Not knowing is no longer an option when trying to find meaning in the jungle of life. Flooding the brain with information feeds the web of thoughts and speculations. That leaves it up to us to organize things and communicate with them. But how? In German

Tue 24.10.2017 | 17:00 - 20:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur

  • Tue 24.10.2017 | 17:00 - 20:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main,
    Studio 1
  • Eintritt frei!

Ideas are discarded. Plans are cancelled. Projects prove to be unfeasible. In Makulatur Frankfurt director Ksenia Ravvina and choreographer Kristina Veit focus on the artistically peripheral, the creative surplus, which normally lies outside our line of vision. For this, they called upon their artistic colleagues to allow them to use ideas and concepts, which did not make it beyond the bottom drawer. With the help of architect Jan Wind the artist duo are creating an installation – on the basis of the submitted material – in which hidden parts of the creative processes are turned into a spatial experience. On the basis of this installation, they will develop a piece in winter 2017, which will be shown at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Staatstheater Darmstadt.

By and with Sven Gey, Alexander Hadjiev, Ksenia Ravvina, Philipp Schulte, Bernhard Siebert, Kristina Veit, Jan Wind and Susanne Zaun

Tue 24.10.2017 | 18:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | May Zarhy & Hermann Heisig: Next To Near
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | May Zarhy & Hermann Heisig: Next To Near

  • Tue 24.10.2017 | 18:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, Saal
  • Tickets

When does something feel close or intimate? Does intimacy necessarily mean being near to each other? May Zarhy and Hermann Heisig explore the physical and mental sensation of proximity and distance. They thereby reference a lifestyle not only central to dance makers working internationally and constantly on the road, but also shared by many people in this age of Skype, Instagram, and budget flights. In “Next to Near”, Zarhy – best known in Frankfurt for her productions with the choreographers collective MAMAZA – and Heisig, specialist for slapstick and subtle choreographic timing, stake out a field of detailed communication by readjusting their relationship to the audience and a musical trio headed by composer Tian Rotteveel. No language skills required

Tue 24.10.2017 | 19:30
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Emanuel Gat & Awir Leon/Emanuel Gat Dance: SUNNY
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Emanuel Gat & Awir Leon/Emanuel Gat Dance: SUNNY

  • Tue 24.10.2017 | 19:30
  • Frankfurt LAB, Schmidtstr. 12, 60326 Frankfurt am Main
  • 19 Euro | erm. 9 Euro Tickets

“Sunny, yesterday my heart was filled with pain. Sunny, you smiled at me and really eased the pain.” Bobby Hebb’s often-covered song from the year 1966 is one of the greatest earworms in pop history. Now, the hit song now serves as the starting point for a turbulent group piece by France-based choreographer Emanuel Gat, who has created a show, which brings dance and music together in a very special way in collaboration with former dancer and shooting star of the French electro scene Awir Leon. Gat gives free rein to allow his dancers to react to Leon’s live sound. Out of the self-regulating choreographic system, polyphonic structures and fragile movement patterns emerge that echo like a single note only to reside again. Sounds and movements merge into breathtakingly beautiful artistic synaesthesia. No language skills required

Wed 25.10.2017 | 19:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Janna Pinsker and Wicki Bernhardt: Heute mobben wir die Birds
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Janna Pinsker and Wicki Bernhardt: Heute mobben wir die Birds

  • Wed 25.10.2017 | 19:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main,
    Studio 1
  • 12 Euro | erm. 6 Euro Tickets

We live in an age of constant stress and overload. The performance duo Janna Pinsker and Wicki Bernhardt are undaunted by this situation and have initiated an experiment that is both humorous and exciting: “Heute mobben wir die Birds” is a lecture-performance for people age 11 and up. More than a mere introduction to performance art, the piece also confronts itself and the audience with the fact that everything is somehow interconnected and relevant in its own way. Not knowing is no longer an option when trying to find meaning in the jungle of life. Flooding the brain with information feeds the web of thoughts and speculations. That leaves it up to us to organize things and communicate with them. But how? In German

Wed 25.10.2017 | 19:30
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Eyal Dadon: Work in Progress
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Eyal Dadon: Work in Progress

  • Wed 25.10.2017 | 19:30
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Foyer Kammerspiele, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • 6 Euro Tickets
Wed 25.10.2017 | 20:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | May Zarhy & Hermann Heisig: Next To Near
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | May Zarhy & Hermann Heisig: Next To Near

  • Wed 25.10.2017 | 20:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, Saal
  • Tickets

When does something feel close or intimate? Does intimacy necessarily mean being near to each other? May Zarhy and Hermann Heisig explore the physical and mental sensation of proximity and distance. They thereby reference a lifestyle not only central to dance makers working internationally and constantly on the road, but also shared by many people in this age of Skype, Instagram, and budget flights. In “Next to Near”, Zarhy – best known in Frankfurt for her productions with the choreographers collective MAMAZA – and Heisig, specialist for slapstick and subtle choreographic timing, stake out a field of detailed communication by readjusting their relationship to the audience and a musical trio headed by composer Tian Rotteveel. No language skills required

Thu 26.10.2017 | 18:00 - 22:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur

  • Thu 26.10.2017 | 18:00 - 22:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Studio, Christian-Zais-Straße 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • Eintritt frei!

Ideas are discarded. Plans are cancelled. Projects prove to be unfeasible. In Makulatur Frankfurt director Ksenia Ravvina and choreographer Kristina Veit focus on the artistically peripheral, the creative surplus, which normally lies outside our line of vision. For this, they called upon their artistic colleagues to allow them to use ideas and concepts, which did not make it beyond the bottom drawer. With the help of architect Jan Wind the artist duo are creating an installation – on the basis of the submitted material – in which hidden parts of the creative processes are turned into a spatial experience. On the basis of this installation, they will develop a piece in winter 2017, which will be shown at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Staatstheater Darmstadt.

By and with Sven Gey, Alexander Hadjiev, Ksenia Ravvina, Philipp Schulte, Bernhard Siebert, Kristina Veit, Jan Wind and Susanne Zaun

Thu 26.10.2017 | 19:30
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main| Hessisches Staatsballett: Eine Winterreise
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main| Hessisches Staatsballett: Eine Winterreise

  • Thu 26.10.2017 | 19:30
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Großes Haus, Christian-Zais-Str. 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • ab 9,90 Euro | erm. ab 4,95 Euro Tickets

In “Eine Winterreise”, Tim Plegge sets out on a choreographic journey. The ballet follows in the steps of his prior narrative ballets, which began at the Hessische Staatsballet with “Aschenputtel” followed by “Kaspar Hauser” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Yet “Eine Winterreise” abandons the previously explored path of stringent narration. In fragmentary episodes, it follows the lyrical self of the song cycle in search of the source his own longing. The ballet tells a story of growth and decay, of desire and of a state of searching that comes from the contemplative reflection of self. Wiesbaden composer Hans Zender has reinterpreted and rearranged Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise” – a milestone of Romantic song. Now this interpretation finds its way together with Tim Plegge’s ballet creation onto the stage of its hometown.
Featuring the Hessische Staatsorchester Wiesbaden directed by Benjamin Schneider.

Choreography: Tim Plegge
Voice: Simon Bode
Stage: Sebastian Hannak
Costumes: Judith Adam
Dramaturgy: Esther Dreesen-Schaback
Video: De-Da Productions

Thu 26.10.2017 | 19:30
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Antony Hamilton & Alisdair Macindoe: Meeting
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Antony Hamilton & Alisdair Macindoe: Meeting

  • Thu 26.10.2017 | 19:30
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Wartburg, Schwalbacher Straße 51, 65183 Wiesbaden
  • 20,90 Euro / erm. 9,90 Euro Tickets

“MEETING” is a choreographic study stripped to the bare essentials. The work pairs Antony Hamilton’s compulsive choreography with Alisdair Macindoe’s obsessive machine-making practice.
The two performers share space with 64 robotic percussion instruments. A relentless stream of activity unfolds, where the bodies enter states of heightened physical and mental agency, with all actions carried by the meditative pulse of the machine beat.
A focused recital, with Hamilton’s unique physical grammar and Macindoe’s bespoke musical instrument making, MEETING composes the body, the space and the robots into a dynamic and riveting choreographic sound installation.

Choreographer, Director and Performer: Antony Hamilton
Composer, Performer, Instrument Design and Construction: Alisdair Macindoe
Lights: Bosco Shaw
Costumes: Paula Levis
Production Management: Freya Waterson

Fri 27.10.2017 | 18:30 - 22:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur

  • Fri 27.10.2017 | 18:30 - 22:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Studio, Christian-Zais-Straße 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • Eintritt frei!

Ideas are discarded. Plans are cancelled. Projects prove to be unfeasible. In Makulatur Frankfurt director Ksenia Ravvina and choreographer Kristina Veit focus on the artistically peripheral, the creative surplus, which normally lies outside our line of vision. For this, they called upon their artistic colleagues to allow them to use ideas and concepts, which did not make it beyond the bottom drawer. With the help of architect Jan Wind the artist duo are creating an installation – on the basis of the submitted material – in which hidden parts of the creative processes are turned into a spatial experience. On the basis of this installation, they will develop a piece in winter 2017, which will be shown at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Staatstheater Darmstadt.

By and with Sven Gey, Alexander Hadjiev, Ksenia Ravvina, Philipp Schulte, Bernhard Siebert, Kristina Veit, Jan Wind and Susanne Zaun

Fri 27.10.2017 | 19:30
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Company MAD: Music for 18 Musicians
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Company MAD: Music for 18 Musicians

  • Fri 27.10.2017 | 19:30
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Großes Haus, Christian-Zais-Str. 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • ab 9,90 Euro | erm. ab 4,95 Euro Tickets

Inclusive Dance Concert with 150 amateurs dancers, 64 hours of dance Transmission, 5 dancers, 1 choreograph
19 musicians.

Sat 28.10.2017 | 14:00 - 21:30
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | ravvina/veit: Makulatur

  • Sat 28.10.2017 | 14:00 - 21:30
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Studio, Christian-Zais-Straße 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • Eintritt frei!

Ideas are discarded. Plans are cancelled. Projects prove to be unfeasible. In Makulatur Frankfurt director Ksenia Ravvina and choreographer Kristina Veit focus on the artistically peripheral, the creative surplus, which normally lies outside our line of vision. For this, they called upon their artistic colleagues to allow them to use ideas and concepts, which did not make it beyond the bottom drawer. With the help of architect Jan Wind the artist duo are creating an installation – on the basis of the submitted material – in which hidden parts of the creative processes are turned into a spatial experience. On the basis of this installation, they will develop a piece in winter 2017, which will be shown at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Staatstheater Darmstadt.

By and with Sven Gey, Alexander Hadjiev, Ksenia Ravvina, Philipp Schulte, Bernhard Siebert, Kristina Veit, Jan Wind and Susanne Zaun

Sat 28.10.2017 | 19:30
SOL Dance Company - Eyal Dadon: Sale
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SOL Dance Company - Eyal Dadon: Sale

  • Sat 28.10.2017 | 19:30
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Kleines Haus, Christian-Zais-Straße 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • ab 12,10 Euro | erm. ab 6,05 Euro Tickets

Hot and cold, mirror and rules, sell-out and total consumerism – “Sale” contemplates all parts of social coexistence as a challenge: the challenge of mastering life, society and capitalism in general, where we all simply want to belong. Following his residency at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, dancer and choreographer Eyal Dadon, who is considered one of the most exciting protagonists in a new generation of Israeli dance makers, is presenting his piece “Sale” for the first time in Europe. Inspired by reality and social coexistence, Dadon combines detailed, precise movement sequences with his very own brand of humour – thus holding up the mirror to the audience.

SOL Dance Company / House of Dance Beer Sheva, Israel
Choreography: Eyal Dadon
Rehearsal Director: Keren Horesh Begun
Choreographic Assistant: Tamar Barlev
With: Sian Olles, Madison Payne Hoke, Yuko Imazaike, Shay Partush, Nadav Gal, Roni Ben Simon, Eyal Dadon
Costumes and Music: Tomer Salem, Nissim Gutman
Lights: Alon Shazar
Stage Manager: Assaf Zakay
Management: OZ Productions / Offer Zaks
Supported by the Israeli Ministry for Culture and Sport, the Israeli Foreign Office and the Israeli Embassy, the City of Beer Sheva, Mifal Hapais, Kivunim Company, the Cultural Ministry Beer Sheva and the Economoy Company for Development Beer Sheva.

Sat 28.10.2017 | 21:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Christoph Winkler: Urban Soul Café
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Christoph Winkler: Urban Soul Café

  • Sat 28.10.2017 | 21:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Wartburg, Schwalbacher Straße 51, 65183 Wiesbaden
  • 20,90 Euro / erm. 9,90 Euro Tickets

Is it possible to dance a Haka version of the “Goldberg Variations”? And what happens when the love for Taylor Swift meets Yvonne Rainer’s “No Manifesto”? Berlin choreographer Christoph Winkler brings a very special coming-of-age story to the “Urban Soul Café”: in this piece, Aloalii Tapu – hip hop dancer with Polynesian roots, trained in contemporary dance and recipient of the 2016 theatre prize “Der Faust” for this very performance – deals with various aspects of dance history that inspired him – from Pina Bausch to Steve Paxton – and reads them from a non-European, non-white perspective, without hesitating to contribute his own (pop)cultural background.

By and with: Aloalii Tapu | Concept: Christoph Winkler | Lighting Design: Florian Guist | Tech: Fabian Eichner | Set & Costumes: Lena Mody & Valentina Primavera | Production & Subtitles: ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture | Pina Bausch Photo: Gerhard F. Ludwig | Appearing in the Videos: Leti Fetakaiga (Beanz), Moli Tapu (Mum) | A Christoph Winkler and ehrliche arbeit production in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Funded by the City of Berlin – Department for Culture and Europe.

Sun 29.10.2017 | 16:00
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main| Hessisches Staatsballett: Eine Winterreise
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main| Hessisches Staatsballett: Eine Winterreise

  • Sun 29.10.2017 | 16:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Großes Haus, Christian-Zais-Str. 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • ab 9,90 Euro | erm. ab 4,95 Euro Tickets

In “Eine Winterreise”, Tim Plegge sets out on a choreographic journey. The ballet follows in the steps of his prior narrative ballets, which began at the Hessische Staatsballet with “Aschenputtel” followed by “Kaspar Hauser” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Yet “Eine Winterreise” abandons the previously explored path of stringent narration. In fragmentary episodes, it follows the lyrical self of the song cycle in search of the source his own longing. The ballet tells a story of growth and decay, of desire and of a state of searching that comes from the contemplative reflection of self. Wiesbaden composer Hans Zender has reinterpreted and rearranged Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise” – a milestone of Romantic song. Now this interpretation finds its way together with Tim Plegge’s ballet creation onto the stage of its hometown.
Featuring the Hessische Staatsorchester Wiesbaden directed by Benjamin Schneider.

Choreography: Tim Plegge
Voice: Simon Bode
Stage: Sebastian Hannak
Costumes: Judith Adam
Dramaturgy: Esther Dreesen-Schaback
Video: De-Da Productions

Sun 29.10.2017 | 19:30
SOL Dance Company - Eyal Dadon: Sale
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SOL Dance Company - Eyal Dadon: Sale

  • Sun 29.10.2017 | 19:30
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Kleines Haus, Christian-Zais-Straße 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • ab 12,10 Euro | erm. ab 6,05 Euro Tickets

Hot and cold, mirror and rules, sell-out and total consumerism – “Sale” contemplates all parts of social coexistence as a challenge: the challenge of mastering life, society and capitalism in general, where we all simply want to belong. Following his residency at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, dancer and choreographer Eyal Dadon, who is considered one of the most exciting protagonists in a new generation of Israeli dance makers, is presenting his piece “Sale” for the first time in Europe. Inspired by reality and social coexistence, Dadon combines detailed, precise movement sequences with his very own brand of humour – thus holding up the mirror to the audience.

SOL Dance Company / House of Dance Beer Sheva, Israel
Choreography: Eyal Dadon
Rehearsal Director: Keren Horesh Begun
Choreographic Assistant: Tamar Barlev
With: Sian Olles, Madison Payne Hoke, Yuko Imazaike, Shay Partush, Nadav Gal, Roni Ben Simon, Eyal Dadon
Costumes and Music: Tomer Salem, Nissim Gutman
Lights: Alon Shazar
Stage Manager: Assaf Zakay
Management: OZ Productions / Offer Zaks
Supported by the Israeli Ministry for Culture and Sport, the Israeli Foreign Office and the Israeli Embassy, the City of Beer Sheva, Mifal Hapais, Kivunim Company, the Cultural Ministry Beer Sheva and the Economoy Company for Development Beer Sheva.

Tue 31.10.2017 | 19:30
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Company MAD: Music for 18 Musicians
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Tanzfestival Rhein-Main | Company MAD: Music for 18 Musicians

  • Tue 31.10.2017 | 19:30
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Großes Haus, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • ab 10 Euro | erm. ab 9,25 Euro Tickets

Inclusive Dance Concert with 150 amateurs dancers, 64 hours of dance Transmission, 5 dancers, 1 choreograph and 19 musicians.

*Tanzfestival-Card
Normal: 10 €
Reduced: 5 €
• The regular Tanzfestival-Card costs 10 euros and entitles the owner to a reduced price of 5 euros for all performances at the Tanzfestival Rhein-Main, as well as admission to all events at the Tanztag on Sat, 21 October 2017 free of charge.
• The reduced Tanzfestival-Card costs 5 euros and entitles the owner to a reduced price of 3 euros for all performances at the Tanzfestival Rhein-Main, as well as admission to all events at the Tanztag on Sat, 21 October 2017 free of charge.
• The Tanzfestival-Card can be purchased at the box offices of all three venues (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Staatstheater Darmstadt) and at Mousonturm online web shop.
• The Tanzfestival-Card applies to performances in all three venues.
• The Tanzfestival-Card is not-transferrable.
• The Tanzfestival-Card must be presented without being asked at the door together with the reduced ticket, in case of a reduced Tanzfestival-Card, the owner must also show credentials entitling them to the reduction (student ID, etc.)

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