Taulant Shehu, "Dua"

Taulant Shehu: Dua

Taulant Shehu, a dancer from the Hessisches Staatsballett and up-and-coming choreographer, explores his Albanian roots in his new creation Dua. “Family and traditions are two important foundations for Albanian culture; there is hardly another time when they are more closely bound than at a wedding ceremony,” he says. In Dua, a wedding as the pinnacle of festiveness, happiness and the promise of remaining together forever becomes the point of departure to reflect on living together in general. Taulant Shehu directs his attention to the individual participants and choreographically explores their own stories, emotions and backgrounds.

The composer Arne Stevens provides music for this danced approach to tradition; it places the cultural origins of this work in a musical focus as well by working with traditional Albanian instruments.

PREMIERE: Sat. 10.11.2018 | Wartburg Wiesbaden
Sun. 11.11.2018 | Wartburg Wiesbaden
Thu. 15.11.2018 | Künstlerhaus Mousonturm / warm-up for spectators
Fri. 16.11.2018 | Künstlerhaus Mousonturm

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November 2018
Fri 16.11.2018 | 18:30
DUA | Taulant Shehu
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DUA | Taulant Shehu

  • Fri 16.11.2018 | 18:30
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main,
    Studio 1
  • 12 Euro | erm. 6 Euro Tickets

Taulant Shehu, a dancer from the Hessian State Ballet and up-and-coming choreographer, explores his Albanian roots in his new creation Dua. “Family and traditions are two important foundations for Albanian culture; there is hardly another time when they are more closely bound than at a wedding ceremony,” he says. In Dua, a wedding as the pinnacle of festiveness, happiness and the promise of remaining together forever becomes the point of departure to reflect on living together in general. Taulant Shehu directs his attention to the individual participants and choreographically explores their own stories, emotions and backgrounds.

The composer Arne Stevens provides music for this danced approach to tradition; it places the cultural origins of this work in a musical focus as well by working with traditional Albanian instruments.

Choreography: Taulant Shehu
With:* Amelia Eisen, Jorge Bascuñan Rivera Neto, Richard Oberscheven, Mamiko Sakurai, Lara Peinado, Max Levy
Composing: Arne Stevens
Production Manager: Sina Schönfeld
Costumes: Jennifer Harres
Light: Jonathan Pickers

Thurs. Nov. 15 | 7 pm | Warm up for spectators

Choreography: Taulant Shehu
With: Amelia Eisen, Jorge Bascuñan Rivera Neto, Richard Oberscheven, Mamiko Sakurai, Lara Peinado, Max Levy
Composing: Arne Stevens
Production Manager: Sina Schönfeld
Costumes: Jennifer Harres
Light: Jonathan Pickers

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