Tanzfestival Rhein-Main 2018

2.11. – 18.11.2018

The Tanzfestival Rhein Main 2017 inspired about 6,500 people in the region. For its third edition, the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main has once again put together an extensive stage programme. The repertoire of the productions this year again reflects the entire diversity of dance: from dance pieces for children and young adults to new pieces by international star choreographers and the Tanztag Rhein-Main.

Find the entire programme for download here.

Programme

Upcoming events

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

Fri 16.11.2018 | 20:00
CELESTIAL SORROW | Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods, Jompet Kuswidananto
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CELESTIAL SORROW | Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods, Jompet Kuswidananto

  • Fri 16.11.2018 | 20:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, Saal
  • 19 Euro | erm. 9 Euro Tickets

Premiere in the German-speaking area/No language skills required

This year, Meg Stuart receives the Biennale de Venezia’s Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.
In her latest dance piece, which is as associative as it is emotional, the choreographer goes on a journey into the human psyche. In a space of innumerable lightbulbs, designed by the Indonesian artist Jompet Kuswidananto, three dancers reveal layers of memory that have never been heard before. To driving sounds by the experimental musicians Mieko Suzuki and Ikbal Simamora Lubys, bodies meet more with gestures than narrative action – to then separate again. Darkness and light, unconscious and conscious elements, East and West all appear to want to connect in a universe of humanity. This piece is a real trip. In one word: mesmerizing!

Choreography: Meg Stuart
Installation: Jompet Kuswidananto
By and with: Jule Flierl, Gaëtan Rusquet, Claire Vivianne Sobottke
Live Music: Mieko Suzuki, Ikbal Simamora Lubys

Sat 17.11.2018 | 16:00 - 19:00
Whistle While You Work
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Whistle While You Work

  • Sat 17.11.2018 | 16:00 - 19:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main,
    Studio 2
  • Eintritt frei / Admission free

Whistle While You Work is a platform addressing sexual harassment, discrimination and abuse in the arts with a special focus in dance. Dancer Frances Chiaverini and writer Robyn Doty, founders of the initiative are facilitating a workshop to open a forum where the local community can engage in a discussion, directly pointing out abuses of power, identifying deficits and formulating strategies of empowerment. Everyone from the dance world is invited: dancers, choreographers, programmers, administrators and production manager.

In English.

Sat 17.11.2018 | 19:30
SADEH21 | Ohad Naharin
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SADEH21 | Ohad Naharin

  • Sat 17.11.2018 | 19:30
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Großes Haus, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • ab 12,50 Euro | erm. 11,75 Euro Tickets
© Bettina Stöß

Ohad Naharin is considered one of the most original and progressive dance creators of our time. In Sadeh21, he let dancers of the company he directs, the Batsheva Dance Company, meet and explore the spaces of interpersonal relationships. He not only received waves of enthusiasm from audiences throughout the world – he also captivated international dance critics. After its world premiere, the piece travelled from Tel Aviv to New York, from Hamburg to Perth in Australia – always danced by 18 dancers of the Batsheva Dance Company. For the premiere at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, the piece will be put on stage by a different company for the first time.

In 21 exciting fields ( הדש , sadeh, Hebrew: field), in 21 sections, Ohad Naharin shows the audience the entire expanse of relationships and meetings, of attraction, rejection and all human sentiments in between – in all possible combinations and constellations. Thus our dancers will enter into this pressure chamber of emotions to open the Hessian State Ballet’s season; here they will meet in a spirit of sensitivity and explosiveness – to then finally submit themselves to the overwhelming flood of danced images.

Length: 75 min.

Choreography: Ohad Naharin
Music selected by: Maxim Waratt
Stage: Ohad Naharin
Lighting: Avi Yona Bueno
Costume: Ariel Cohen
Dance: Hessisches Staatsballett

Sat 17.11.2018 | 20:00
CELESTIAL SORROW | Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods, Jompet Kuswidananto
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CELESTIAL SORROW | Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods, Jompet Kuswidananto

  • Sat 17.11.2018 | 20:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, Saal
  • 19 Euro | erm. 9 Euro Tickets

Premiere in the German-speaking area/No language skills required

This year, Meg Stuart receives the Biennale de Venezia’s Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.
In her latest dance piece, which is as associative as it is emotional, the choreographer goes on a journey into the human psyche. In a space of innumerable lightbulbs, designed by the Indonesian artist Jompet Kuswidananto, three dancers reveal layers of memory that have never been heard before. To driving sounds by the experimental musicians Mieko Suzuki and Ikbal Simamora Lubys, bodies meet more with gestures than narrative action – to then separate again. Darkness and light, unconscious and conscious elements, East and West all appear to want to connect in a universe of humanity. This piece is a real trip. In one word: mesmerizing!

Choreography: Meg Stuart
Installation: Jompet Kuswidananto
By and with: Jule Flierl, Gaëtan Rusquet, Claire Vivianne Sobottke
Live Music: Mieko Suzuki, Ikbal Simamora Lubys

Sun 18.11.2018 | 18:00
CELESTIAL SORROW | Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods, Jompet Kuswidananto
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CELESTIAL SORROW | Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods, Jompet Kuswidananto

  • Sun 18.11.2018 | 18:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, Saal
  • 19 Euro | erm. 9 Euro Tickets

Premiere in the German-speaking area/No language skills required

This year, Meg Stuart receives the Biennale de Venezia’s Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.
In her latest dance piece, which is as associative as it is emotional, the choreographer goes on a journey into the human psyche. In a space of innumerable lightbulbs, designed by the Indonesian artist Jompet Kuswidananto, three dancers reveal layers of memory that have never been heard before. To driving sounds by the experimental musicians Mieko Suzuki and Ikbal Simamora Lubys, bodies meet more with gestures than narrative action – to then separate again. Darkness and light, unconscious and conscious elements, East and West all appear to want to connect in a universe of humanity. This piece is a real trip. In one word: mesmerizing!

Choreography: Meg Stuart
Installation: Jompet Kuswidananto
By and with: Jule Flierl, Gaëtan Rusquet, Claire Vivianne Sobottke
Live Music: Mieko Suzuki, Ikbal Simamora Lubys

Sun 18.11.2018 | 19:00
EMANUEL GAT TRIFFT ZUKT | Workshop Presentation
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EMANUEL GAT TRIFFT ZUKT | Workshop Presentation

  • Sun 18.11.2018 | 19:00
  • Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Eschersheimer Landstraße 29–39, 60322 Frankfurt am Main
  • Eintritt frei / Admission free
© Maciej Rusinek

After five days of intensive work and choreographic research, Emanuel Gat and dance students from the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt present the outcome of their encounter.

Tanzfestival-Card

Regular: 10 € | Reduced: 5 €

5 € | 3 € reduction on all performances at the Tanzfestival Rhein-Main + free admission to all Tanztag events on Nov, 10, 2018.

The Tanzfestival-Card can also be purchased at the box offices of all three venues (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Staatstheater Darmstadt). The Tanzfestival-Card is non-transferrable and must be presented without being asked at the door together with the reduced ticket. Owners of a reduced discount pass must also show credentials entitling them to the reduction (student ID, etc.).

Tanzfestival-Card

Regular: 10 € | Reduced: 5 €

5 € | 3 € reduction on all performances at the Tanzfestival Rhein-Main + free admission to all Tanztag events on Nov, 10, 2018.

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