DUA | Taulant Shehu
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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

Thu 9.1. & Fri 10.1.2020, 20h
Künstlerhaus Mousonturm
Tickets: mousonturm.de

Sat 18.1 & Sun 19.1.2020, 20h
Staatstheater Darmstadt, Kammerspiele
Tickets: staatstheater-darmstadt.de

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

Dua is a production in the context of the multi-city residence programme of the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main.

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