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 02.11.2018 | 10:00
LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė
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LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė

  • Fri 02.11.2018 | 10:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Kammerspiele, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • 5 Euro | erm. 3 Euro Tickets

How can you find your way in a world of “grown-ups”– if everything that happens there seems to be too colorful, too big and too interesting somehow? What needs to be discovered?
After the great success of her work Farbenspiele in Wiesbaden and Darmstadt, the Lithuanian choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė will return to the Hessian State Ballet. In Labyrinth, children between three and six years of age are invited to experience what it means to playfully conquer the world that they live in on a daily basis.

Starting with objects from children’s daily life, she creates a maze together with two dancers: it is colorful and thoughtful, confusing and then suddenly fantastically simple. They find their way out, and it then becomes a big playground for everyone.

Length: 40 min.

Idea, Concept, Choreography: Birutė Banevičiūtė
Dance: Kirill Berezovski, Vincenzo Rosario Minervini

Fri 02.11.2018 | 11:00 - 13:00
WHIST | AΦE
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WHIST | AΦE

  • Fri 02.11.2018 | 11:00 - 13:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Foyer Großes Haus, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • 16,00 Euro | erm. 8 Euro Tickets

What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while? Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, Whist invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, where your instincts will guide you through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.
AΦE, a Ashford-based dance company, specialized in bringing the art of dance closer to its audiences, presents their first major work: being a fully immersive, virtual reality experience Whist merges Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, you will be immersed in a world of unfolding dreams. Who knows where your subconscious will lead you?

Artistic Directors: AΦE (Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura)
Performance: Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Technology Partner: Happy Finish
Set Designer: James Shaw
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Dramaturgy: Amanda Fromell
Psychoanalyst: Emilia Raczkowska (Freud Museum London)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Production: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)

Fri-Sun 02.11.2018 - 04.11.2018 | 16:00 - 18:00
WHIST | AΦE
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WHIST | AΦE

  • Fri 02.11.2018 - 04.11.2018 | 16:00 - 18:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Foyer Großes Haus, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • 16,00 Euro | erm. 8 Euro Tickets

What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while? Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, Whist invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, where your instincts will guide you through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.
AΦE, a Ashford-based dance company, specialized in bringing the art of dance closer to its audiences, presents their first major work: being a fully immersive, virtual reality experience Whist merges Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, you will be immersed in a world of unfolding dreams. Who knows where your subconscious will lead you?

Artistic Directors: AΦE (Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura)
Performance: Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Technology Partner: Happy Finish
Set Designer: James Shaw
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Dramaturgy: Amanda Fromell
Psychoanalyst: Emilia Raczkowska (Freud Museum London)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Production: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)

Fri 02.11.2018 | 19:30
SADEH21 | Ohad Naharin
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SADEH21 | Ohad Naharin

  • Fri 02.11.2018 | 19:30
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Großes Haus, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • ab 12,50 Euro | erm. 11,75 Euro Tickets

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 03.11.2018 | 12:30 - 14:30
WHIST | AΦE
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WHIST | AΦE

  • Sat 03.11.2018 | 12:30 - 14:30
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Foyer Großes Haus, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • 16,00 Euro | erm. 8 Euro Tickets

What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while? Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, Whist invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, where your instincts will guide you through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.
AΦE, a Ashford-based dance company, specialized in bringing the art of dance closer to its audiences, presents their first major work: being a fully immersive, virtual reality experience Whist merges Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, you will be immersed in a world of unfolding dreams. Who knows where your subconscious will lead you?

Artistic Directors: AΦE (Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura)
Performance: Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Technology Partner: Happy Finish
Set Designer: James Shaw
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Dramaturgy: Amanda Fromell
Psychoanalyst: Emilia Raczkowska (Freud Museum London)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Production: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)

Sat-Sun 03.11.2018 - 04.11.2018 | 17:00 - 19:00
WHIST | AΦE
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WHIST | AΦE

  • Sat 03.11.2018 - 04.11.2018 | 17:00 - 19:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Foyer Großes Haus, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • 16,00 Euro | erm. 8 Euro Tickets

What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while? Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, Whist invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, where your instincts will guide you through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.
AΦE, a Ashford-based dance company, specialized in bringing the art of dance closer to its audiences, presents their first major work: being a fully immersive, virtual reality experience Whist merges Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, you will be immersed in a world of unfolding dreams. Who knows where your subconscious will lead you?

Artistic Directors: AΦE (Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura)
Performance: Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Technology Partner: Happy Finish
Set Designer: James Shaw
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Dramaturgy: Amanda Fromell
Psychoanalyst: Emilia Raczkowska (Freud Museum London)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Production: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)

Sat 03.11.2018 | 19:00
OPUS / NÄSS | Leon & The Wolf / Massala Company
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OPUS / NÄSS | Leon & The Wolf / Massala Company

  • Sat 03.11.2018 | 19:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Kleines Haus, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • ab 11 Euro | erm. ab 10 Euro Tickets

How do we perceive music? What can one do with music? The two-part evening Opus / Näss combines two fundamentally different approaches to music and how dance can work with it. The Greek choreographer Christos Papadopoulos allows music to become an integral element of the performance: the borders between dancers’ bodies and music instruments meld; music and movement are inextricably joined. Thus Opus, a meditation on musical progressions, opens up a completely new perspective on our own automatic behaviour patterns that come into force once the music starts.
Näss, created by the French-Moroccan choreographer Fouad Boussouf, is also energized by music and an all-determining rhythm. Based on traditional movement sequences in Moroccan dance culture and in hip-hop, Boussouf lets traditions and modernity clash in the movements of his seven dancers; thus transporting the audience into the streets of Morocco.

OPUS
Length: 40 min.
Concept, Choreography: Christos Papadopoulos
Musical Arrangements: Johann Sebastian Bach
Music: Staatsorchester Darmstadt
Music Editor: Kornilios Selamsis
Light Design: Miltiadis Athanasiou, Christos Papadopoulos
Costumes: Claire Breiswel
Dance: Georgios Kotsifakis, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Maria Bregianni, Amalia Kosma

NÄSS
Length: 40 min.
Choreography: Fouad Boussouf
Assistant Choreographer: Bruno Domingues Torres
Lighting: Françoise Michel
Costumes & Scenography: Camille Vallat
Musical Arrangements: Roman Bestion
Music: Staatsorchester Darmstadt
Dance: Élias Ardoin, Sami Blond, Mathieu Bord, Maxime Cozic, Loïc Elice, Justin Gouin, Nicolas Grosclaude

Production: Massala Company
Co-production: Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine / Le Prisme – Centre de développement artistique de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines / Institut du Monde Arabe – Tourcoing / Fontenay-en-Scènes – Fontenay-sous-Bois / Théâtre des Bergeries – Noisy-le-Sec / FLOW – Centre Eurorégional des Cultures Urbaines – Lille / La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne / ARCADI Ile-de-France / ADAMI / Institut Français de Marrakech
Financial Support: Région Île-de-France / Conseil départemental du Val-de-Marne / Ville de Vitry-sur-Seine
Support: La Briqueterie – CDC du Val-de-Marne / Pôle Culturel d’Alfortville / Centre National de la Danse / FLOW – Centre Eurorégional des Cultures Urbaines – Lille / Cirque Shems’y – Salé (Maroc) / Studios Dyptik – St-Etienne

Sat 03.11.2018 | 21:00
THE WAY YOU LOOK (AT ME) TONIGHT | Claire Cunningham & Jess Curtis
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THE WAY YOU LOOK (AT ME) TONIGHT | Claire Cunningham & Jess Curtis

  • Sat 03.11.2018 | 21:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Kammerspiele, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • ab 10,50 Euro | erm. ab 5,25 Euro Tickets

How do we look at each other? How do we allow ourselves to be seen? How do our bodies shape the ways we perceive the world around us? Can we change how we see others?
The Way You Look (at me) Tonight is a social sculpture – a sensory journey, for two performers and audience. Dancing, singing, telling stories and asking questions, leading UK disabled artist Claire Cunningham and international choreographer and performer Jess Curtis, combine performance, original music, and video to wrestle (sometimes literally) with important questions about our habits and practices of perceiving each other and the world.
In collaboration with noted author and philosopher of perception Alva Noë, video artist Yoann Trellu, composer Matthias Herrmann, and dramaturge Luke Pell, they perform an evening-length duet that excavates their own ways of seeing each other – as a man and a woman of different ages, bodies and backgrounds.

Sun 04.11.2018 | 11:00 - 12:00
WHIST | AΦE
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WHIST | AΦE

  • Sun 04.11.2018 | 11:00 - 12:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Foyer Großes Haus, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • 16,00 Euro | erm. 8 Euro Tickets

What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while? Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, Whist invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, where your instincts will guide you through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.
AΦE, a Ashford-based dance company, specialized in bringing the art of dance closer to its audiences, presents their first major work: being a fully immersive, virtual reality experience Whist merges Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, you will be immersed in a world of unfolding dreams. Who knows where your subconscious will lead you?

Artistic Directors: AΦE (Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura)
Performance: Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Technology Partner: Happy Finish
Set Designer: James Shaw
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Dramaturgy: Amanda Fromell
Psychoanalyst: Emilia Raczkowska (Freud Museum London)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Production: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)

Sun 04.11.2018 | 11:00
LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė
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LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė

  • Sun 04.11.2018 | 11:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Kammerspiele, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • 5 Euro | erm. 3 Euro Tickets

How can you find your way in a world of “grown-ups”– if everything that happens there seems to be too colorful, too big and too interesting somehow? What needs to be discovered?
After the great success of her work Farbenspiele in Wiesbaden and Darmstadt, the Lithuanian choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė will return to the Hessian State Ballet. In Labyrinth, children between three and six years of age are invited to experience what it means to playfully conquer the world that they live in on a daily basis.

Starting with objects from children’s daily life, she creates a maze together with two dancers: it is colorful and thoughtful, confusing and then suddenly fantastically simple. They find their way out, and it then becomes a big playground for everyone.

Length: 40 min.

Idea, Concept, Choreography: Birutė Banevičiūtė
Dance: Kirill Berezovski, Vincenzo Rosario Minervini

Sun 04.11.2018 | 13:00 - 16:00
TANZTEE
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TANZTEE

  • Sun 04.11.2018 | 13:00 - 16:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Foyer Großes Haus, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
© Jörg Baumann

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. As part of Tanzfestival Rhein-Main, Hessisches Staatsballett wants to revive this tradition anew. Bringing back memories that dance is not only something nice to look at, but can also be experiences by all, Tanztees will be hosted in both Darmstadt and Wiesbaden for everyone who wishes to enjoy a little dance themselves.

Sun 04.11.2018 | 18:00
CUCULAND SOUVENIR | Roberto Olivan
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CUCULAND SOUVENIR | Roberto Olivan

  • Sun 04.11.2018 | 18:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Großes Haus, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • ab. 10 Euro | erm. ab 9,25 Euro Tickets

In Cuculand Souvenir, the spectacularity of circus and highly virtuous dance merges with visual arts into a large-scale performance. Catalan contemporary dance maker Roberto Olivan bets on the risky nature of an innovative language to explore the impact of technological evolution in our daily life. Seven performers show intertwined stories linked to technology and exploring the fine line between appropriation and addiction that shapes our daily experience of technological progress today.

For this latest creation Olivan cosigns his work with the sound of electroacoustic music sculptor Laurent Delforge and Romain Tardy, one of the most important visual artists of the current digital scene.

Concept, Direction & Choreography: Roberto Olivan
Creation & Performance: Manuel Tiger/Héctor Plaza “Buba”, Delia Ceruti, Luis García “Fruta”, Dunya Narli, Chey Jurado, Akira Yoshida, Tina Afiyan Breiova
Musical design, Creation and Direction: Laurent Delforge
Visual Artist: Romain Tardy
Dramaturgical Advice: Piero Steiner
Technical Direction and Lighting Design: Oriol Ibañez
Costume design: Adriana Parra
Executive Production and Management: Carmina Escardó – DROM

Sun 04.11.2018 | 18:00 - 20:00
WHIST | AΦE
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WHIST | AΦE

  • Sun 04.11.2018 | 18:00 - 20:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Foyer Großes Haus, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • 16,00 Euro | erm. 8 Euro Tickets

What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while? Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, Whist invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, where your instincts will guide you through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.
AΦE, a Ashford-based dance company, specialized in bringing the art of dance closer to its audiences, presents their first major work: being a fully immersive, virtual reality experience Whist merges Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, you will be immersed in a world of unfolding dreams. Who knows where your subconscious will lead you?

Artistic Directors: AΦE (Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura)
Performance: Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Technology Partner: Happy Finish
Set Designer: James Shaw
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Dramaturgy: Amanda Fromell
Psychoanalyst: Emilia Raczkowska (Freud Museum London)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Production: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)

Sun 04.11.2018 | 20:00
THE WAY YOU LOOK (AT ME) TONIGHT | Claire Cunningham & Jess Curtis
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THE WAY YOU LOOK (AT ME) TONIGHT | Claire Cunningham & Jess Curtis

  • Sun 04.11.2018 | 20:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Kammerspiele, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • ab 10,50 Euro | erm. ab 5,25 Euro Tickets

How do we look at each other? How do we allow ourselves to be seen? How do our bodies shape the ways we perceive the world around us? Can we change how we see others?
The Way You Look (at me) Tonight is a social sculpture – a sensory journey, for two performers and audience. Dancing, singing, telling stories and asking questions, leading UK disabled artist Claire Cunningham and international choreographer and performer Jess Curtis, combine performance, original music, and video to wrestle (sometimes literally) with important questions about our habits and practices of perceiving each other and the world.
In collaboration with noted author and philosopher of perception Alva Noë, video artist Yoann Trellu, composer Matthias Herrmann, and dramaturge Luke Pell, they perform an evening-length duet that excavates their own ways of seeing each other – as a man and a woman of different ages, bodies and backgrounds.

Mon 05.11.2018 | 09:00
LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė
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LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė

  • Mon 05.11.2018 | 09:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Kammerspiele, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • 5 Euro | erm. 3 Euro Tickets

How can you find your way in a world of “grown-ups”– if everything that happens there seems to be too colorful, too big and too interesting somehow? What needs to be discovered?
After the great success of her work Farbenspiele in Wiesbaden and Darmstadt, the Lithuanian choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė will return to the Hessian State Ballet. In Labyrinth, children between three and six years of age are invited to experience what it means to playfully conquer the world that they live in on a daily basis.

Starting with objects from children’s daily life, she creates a maze together with two dancers: it is colorful and thoughtful, confusing and then suddenly fantastically simple. They find their way out, and it then becomes a big playground for everyone.

Length: 40 min.

Idea, Concept, Choreography: Birutė Banevičiūtė
Dance: Kirill Berezovski, Vincenzo Rosario Minervini

Mon 05.11.2018 | 11:00
LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė
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LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė

  • Mon 05.11.2018 | 11:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Kammerspiele, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • 5 Euro | erm. 3 Euro Tickets

How can you find your way in a world of “grown-ups”– if everything that happens there seems to be too colorful, too big and too interesting somehow? What needs to be discovered?
After the great success of her work Farbenspiele in Wiesbaden and Darmstadt, the Lithuanian choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė will return to the Hessian State Ballet. In Labyrinth, children between three and six years of age are invited to experience what it means to playfully conquer the world that they live in on a daily basis.

Starting with objects from children’s daily life, she creates a maze together with two dancers: it is colorful and thoughtful, confusing and then suddenly fantastically simple. They find their way out, and it then becomes a big playground for everyone.

Length: 40 min.

Idea, Concept, Choreography: Birutė Banevičiūtė
Dance: Kirill Berezovski, Vincenzo Rosario Minervini

Mon 05.11.2018 | 19:30
LIKES | NÚRIA GUIU SAGARRA
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LIKES | NÚRIA GUIU SAGARRA

  • Mon 05.11.2018 | 19:30
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Wartburg, Schwalbacher Straße 51, 65183 Wiesbaden
  • ab 19 Euro | erm. ab 9,50 Euro Tickets

How do the likes you get online affect your behaviour and body image?
Blurring the lines between dance and lecture, real life and online reality, Likes explores the phenomena of dance covers and yoga tutorials on social networks. Half tutorial instructor and half anthropological researcher, Núria Guiu Sagarra takes us on a physical journey with a pinch of irony.
In Likes the Barcelona-based dancer, performer, and choreographer, who amongst others worked with renowned dance companies such as IT Danza, Carte Blanche and the Batsheva Dance Company, offers a fresh look at the presence of the body in the digital age.

Length: 60 min.

Direction, Choreography & Dance: Núria Guiu Sagarra
Artistic Assistance: Esther Freixa and Sónia Gómez
Costume Advisor: Nestor Reina
Photo & Video: Alice Brazzit

Tue 06.11.2018 | 09:00
LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė
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LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė

  • Tue 06.11.2018 | 09:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Kammerspiele, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • 5 Euro | erm. 3 Euro Tickets

How can you find your way in a world of “grown-ups”– if everything that happens there seems to be too colorful, too big and too interesting somehow? What needs to be discovered?
After the great success of her work Farbenspiele in Wiesbaden and Darmstadt, the Lithuanian choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė will return to the Hessian State Ballet. In Labyrinth, children between three and six years of age are invited to experience what it means to playfully conquer the world that they live in on a daily basis.

Starting with objects from children’s daily life, she creates a maze together with two dancers: it is colorful and thoughtful, confusing and then suddenly fantastically simple. They find their way out, and it then becomes a big playground for everyone.

Length: 40 min.

Idea, Concept, Choreography: Birutė Banevičiūtė
Dance: Kirill Berezovski, Vincenzo Rosario Minervini

Tue 06.11.2018 | 11:00
LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė
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LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė

  • Tue 06.11.2018 | 11:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Kammerspiele, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • 5 Euro | erm. 3 Euro Tickets

How can you find your way in a world of “grown-ups”– if everything that happens there seems to be too colorful, too big and too interesting somehow? What needs to be discovered?
After the great success of her work Farbenspiele in Wiesbaden and Darmstadt, the Lithuanian choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė will return to the Hessian State Ballet. In Labyrinth, children between three and six years of age are invited to experience what it means to playfully conquer the world that they live in on a daily basis.

Starting with objects from children’s daily life, she creates a maze together with two dancers: it is colorful and thoughtful, confusing and then suddenly fantastically simple. They find their way out, and it then becomes a big playground for everyone.

Length: 40 min.

Idea, Concept, Choreography: Birutė Banevičiūtė
Dance: Kirill Berezovski, Vincenzo Rosario Minervini

Tue 06.11.2018 | 13:00 - 15:00
WHIST | AΦE
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WHIST | AΦE

  • Tue 06.11.2018 | 13:00 - 15:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Foyer Großes Haus, Christian-Zais-Str. 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • 8,00 - 16,00 €

What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while? Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, Whist invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, where your instincts will guide you through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.
AΦE, a Ashford-based dance company, specialized in bringing the art of dance closer to its audiences, presents their first major work: being a fully immersive, virtual reality experience Whist merges Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, you will be immersed in a world of unfolding dreams. Who knows where your subconscious will lead you?

Artistic Directors: AΦE (Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura)
Performance: Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Technology Partner: Happy Finish
Set Designer: James Shaw
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Dramaturgy: Amanda Fromell
Psychoanalyst: Emilia Raczkowska (Freud Museum London)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Production: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)

Tue 06.11.2018 | 17:00 - 20:00
WHIST | AΦE
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WHIST | AΦE

  • Tue 06.11.2018 | 17:00 - 20:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Foyer Großes Haus, Christian-Zais-Str. 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • 8,00 - 16,00 €

What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while? Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, Whist invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, where your instincts will guide you through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.
AΦE, a Ashford-based dance company, specialized in bringing the art of dance closer to its audiences, presents their first major work: being a fully immersive, virtual reality experience Whist merges Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, you will be immersed in a world of unfolding dreams. Who knows where your subconscious will lead you?

Artistic Directors: AΦE (Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura)
Performance: Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Technology Partner: Happy Finish
Set Designer: James Shaw
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Dramaturgy: Amanda Fromell
Psychoanalyst: Emilia Raczkowska (Freud Museum London)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Production: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)

Tue 06.11.2018 | 19:30
LIKES | NÚRIA GUIU SAGARRA
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LIKES | NÚRIA GUIU SAGARRA

  • Tue 06.11.2018 | 19:30
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Wartburg, Schwalbacher Straße 51, 65183 Wiesbaden
  • ab 19 Euro | erm. ab 9,50 Euro Tickets

How do the likes you get online affect your behaviour and body image?
Blurring the lines between dance and lecture, real life and online reality, Likes explores the phenomena of dance covers and yoga tutorials on social networks. Half tutorial instructor and half anthropological researcher, Núria Guiu Sagarra takes us on a physical journey with a pinch of irony.
In Likes the Barcelona-based dancer, performer, and choreographer, who amongst others worked with renowned dance companies such as IT Danza, Carte Blanche and the Batsheva Dance Company, offers a fresh look at the presence of the body in the digital age.

Length: 60 min.

Direction, Choreography & Dance: Núria Guiu Sagarra
Artistic Assistance: Esther Freixa and Sónia Gómez
Costume Advisor: Nestor Reina
Photo & Video: Alice Brazzit

Tue 06.11.2018 | 20:00
HARMLESS BEING | Ayla Pierrot Arendt
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HARMLESS BEING | Ayla Pierrot Arendt

  • Tue 06.11.2018 | 20:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, Saal
  • 19 Euro | erm. 9 Euro Tickets

Nov, 9 | Subsequent Artist Talk

Where lies the difference that we feel – and how do we feel together? Together with the dancers Su-Mi Jang and Katja Cheraneva, the visual artist and director Ayla Pierrot Arendt creates with Harmless Being a fluid world in which alternative forms of togetherness are negotiated. She further develops the genre of video choreography – her suggestion – and uses influences from the Japanese lowbudget film genre “pinku eiga” in the borderline between video work and live performance. Arendt re-interprets these “erotic films”. She places the female protagonists at the centre of attention and extracts an unusual approach to feelings and relationships from their behaviour.
The piece thus develops a dynamic space between projection, audience and dance in which everyone becomes compassionate and thus can comprehend the characters.

Length: 90 min.

Concept, Direction, Space: Ayla Pierrot Arendt
Performance: Katja Cheraneva, Su-Mi Jang
Costume: Nina Divitschek
Camera Video: Sriram Srivigneswaramoorthy
Sound: Don Dyzette & Fullruhm
Head of Production: Lucia Primavera

Wed 07.11.2018 | 13:00 - 15:00
WHIST | AΦE
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WHIST | AΦE

  • Wed 07.11.2018 | 13:00 - 15:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Foyer Großes Haus, Christian-Zais-Str. 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • 8,00 - 16,00 €

What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while? Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, Whist invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, where your instincts will guide you through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.
AΦE, a Ashford-based dance company, specialized in bringing the art of dance closer to its audiences, presents their first major work: being a fully immersive, virtual reality experience Whist merges Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, you will be immersed in a world of unfolding dreams. Who knows where your subconscious will lead you?

Artistic Directors: AΦE (Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura)
Performance: Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Technology Partner: Happy Finish
Set Designer: James Shaw
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Dramaturgy: Amanda Fromell
Psychoanalyst: Emilia Raczkowska (Freud Museum London)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Production: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)

Wed 07.11.2018 | 17:00 - 20:00
WHIST | AΦE
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WHIST | AΦE

  • Wed 07.11.2018 | 17:00 - 20:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Foyer Großes Haus, Christian-Zais-Str. 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • 8,00 - 16,00 €

What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while? Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, Whist invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, where your instincts will guide you through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.
AΦE, a Ashford-based dance company, specialized in bringing the art of dance closer to its audiences, presents their first major work: being a fully immersive, virtual reality experience Whist merges Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, you will be immersed in a world of unfolding dreams. Who knows where your subconscious will lead you?

Artistic Directors: AΦE (Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura)
Performance: Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Technology Partner: Happy Finish
Set Designer: James Shaw
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Dramaturgy: Amanda Fromell
Psychoanalyst: Emilia Raczkowska (Freud Museum London)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Production: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)

Wed 07.11.2018 | 19:00
STORY WATER | Emanuel Gat/Emanuel Gat Dance & Ensemble Moderne
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STORY WATER | Emanuel Gat/Emanuel Gat Dance & Ensemble Moderne

  • Wed 07.11.2018 | 19:00
  • Frankfurt LAB, Schmidtstr. 12, 60326 Frankfurt am Main
  • 25 Euro | erm. 15 Euro Tickets

The great musicality of Emanuel Gat’s works is truly captivating. At the last festival, his interpretation of Bobby Hebb’s hit Sunny enthused audiences. Now he returns to Frankfurt for another extraordinary project. By invitation of the Ensemble Modern, he developed a very special work at the Frankfurt LAB, bringing fifteen musicians and ten members of his dance company on stage in a piece, which premiered at the Festival d’Avignon at Cours d’honneur du Palais de Pape. The concept is unusual. One part of the choreography is being developed on the basis of finished scores: Dérive 2 by Pierre Boulez and Rebecca Saunders’ Fury II. For the third part FolkDance dancers and musicians create a musical-choreographic full score together, in which the gestures of sound generation and of dance merge – elegantly overstepping and dissolving established boundaries and responsibilities.

Koproduktion des Künstlerhaus Mousonturm im Rahmen der Tanzplattform Rhein-Main /
Co-production of Künstlerhaus Mousonturm as part of the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main

Compositions: Pierre Boulez, Rebecca Sauders
Artistic Direction, Choreography, Set, Lighting: Emanuel Gat
Live-Electronics: Felix Dreher
Conductor: Josep Planells Schiaffino
By and with: Emanuel Gat Dance und Ensemble Modern

Thu 08.11.2018 | 13:00 - 15:00
WHIST | AΦE
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WHIST | AΦE

  • Thu 08.11.2018 | 13:00 - 15:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Foyer Großes Haus, Christian-Zais-Str. 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • 8,00 - 16,00 €

What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while? Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, Whist invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, where your instincts will guide you through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.
AΦE, a Ashford-based dance company, specialized in bringing the art of dance closer to its audiences, presents their first major work: being a fully immersive, virtual reality experience Whist merges Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, you will be immersed in a world of unfolding dreams. Who knows where your subconscious will lead you?

Artistic Directors: AΦE (Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura)
Performance: Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Technology Partner: Happy Finish
Set Designer: James Shaw
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Dramaturgy: Amanda Fromell
Psychoanalyst: Emilia Raczkowska (Freud Museum London)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Production: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)

Thu 08.11.2018 | 17:00 - 20:00
WHIST | AΦE
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WHIST | AΦE

  • Thu 08.11.2018 | 17:00 - 20:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Foyer Großes Haus, Christian-Zais-Str. 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • 8,00 - 16,00 €

What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while? Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, Whist invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, where your instincts will guide you through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.
AΦE, a Ashford-based dance company, specialized in bringing the art of dance closer to its audiences, presents their first major work: being a fully immersive, virtual reality experience Whist merges Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, you will be immersed in a world of unfolding dreams. Who knows where your subconscious will lead you?

Artistic Directors: AΦE (Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura)
Performance: Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Technology Partner: Happy Finish
Set Designer: James Shaw
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Dramaturgy: Amanda Fromell
Psychoanalyst: Emilia Raczkowska (Freud Museum London)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Production: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)

Thu 08.11.2018 | 19:00
STORY WATER | Emanuel Gat/Emanuel Gat Dance & Ensemble Moderne
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STORY WATER | Emanuel Gat/Emanuel Gat Dance & Ensemble Moderne

  • Thu 08.11.2018 | 19:00
  • Frankfurt LAB, Schmidtstr. 12, 60326 Frankfurt am Main
  • 25 Euro | erm. 15 Euro Tickets

The great musicality of Emanuel Gat’s works is truly captivating. At the last festival, his interpretation of Bobby Hebb’s hit Sunny enthused audiences. Now he returns to Frankfurt for another extraordinary project. By invitation of the Ensemble Modern, he developed a very special work at the Frankfurt LAB, bringing fifteen musicians and ten members of his dance company on stage in a piece, which premiered at the Festival d’Avignon at Cours d’honneur du Palais de Pape. The concept is unusual. One part of the choreography is being developed on the basis of finished scores: Dérive 2 by Pierre Boulez and Rebecca Saunders’ Fury II. For the third part FolkDance dancers and musicians create a musical-choreographic full score together, in which the gestures of sound generation and of dance merge – elegantly overstepping and dissolving established boundaries and responsibilities.

Koproduktion des Künstlerhaus Mousonturm im Rahmen der Tanzplattform Rhein-Main /
Co-production of Künstlerhaus Mousonturm as part of the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main

Compositions: Pierre Boulez, Rebecca Sauders
Artistic Direction, Choreography, Set, Lighting: Emanuel Gat
Live-Electronics: Felix Dreher
Conductor: Josep Planells Schiaffino
By and with: Emanuel Gat Dance und Ensemble Modern

Thu 08.11.2018 | 20:00
HARMLESS BEING | Ayla Pierrot Arendt
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HARMLESS BEING | Ayla Pierrot Arendt

  • Thu 08.11.2018 | 20:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, Saal
  • 19 Euro | erm. 9 Euro Tickets

Nov, 9 | Subsequent Artist Talk

Where lies the difference that we feel – and how do we feel together? Together with the dancers Su-Mi Jang and Katja Cheraneva, the visual artist and director Ayla Pierrot Arendt creates with Harmless Being a fluid world in which alternative forms of togetherness are negotiated. She further develops the genre of video choreography – her suggestion – and uses influences from the Japanese lowbudget film genre “pinku eiga” in the borderline between video work and live performance. Arendt re-interprets these “erotic films”. She places the female protagonists at the centre of attention and extracts an unusual approach to feelings and relationships from their behaviour.
The piece thus develops a dynamic space between projection, audience and dance in which everyone becomes compassionate and thus can comprehend the characters.

Length: 90 min.

Concept, Direction, Space: Ayla Pierrot Arendt
Performance: Katja Cheraneva, Su-Mi Jang
Costume: Nina Divitschek
Camera Video: Sriram Srivigneswaramoorthy
Sound: Don Dyzette & Fullruhm
Head of Production: Lucia Primavera

Fri 09.11.2018 | 10:00
LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė
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LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė

  • Fri 09.11.2018 | 10:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Wartburg, Schwalbacher Straße 51, 65183 Wiesbaden
  • ab 5 Euro | erm. ab 3 Euro Tickets

How can you find your way in a world of “grown-ups”– if everything that happens there seems to be too colorful, too big and too interesting somehow? What needs to be discovered?
After the great success of her work Farbenspiele in Wiesbaden and Darmstadt, the Lithuanian choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė will return to the Hessian State Ballet. In Labyrinth, children between three and six years of age are invited to experience what it means to playfully conquer the world that they live in on a daily basis.

Starting with objects from children’s daily life, she creates a maze together with two dancers: it is colorful and thoughtful, confusing and then suddenly fantastically simple. They find their way out, and it then becomes a big playground for everyone.

Length: 40 min.

Idea, Concept, Choreography: Birutė Banevičiūtė
Dance: Kirill Berezovski, Vincenzo Rosario Minervini

Fri 09.11.2018 | 13:00 - 15:00
WHIST | AΦE
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WHIST | AΦE

  • Fri 09.11.2018 | 13:00 - 15:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Foyer Großes Haus, Christian-Zais-Str. 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • 8,00 - 16,00 €

What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while? Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, Whist invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, where your instincts will guide you through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.
AΦE, a Ashford-based dance company, specialized in bringing the art of dance closer to its audiences, presents their first major work: being a fully immersive, virtual reality experience Whist merges Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, you will be immersed in a world of unfolding dreams. Who knows where your subconscious will lead you?

Artistic Directors: AΦE (Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura)
Performance: Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Technology Partner: Happy Finish
Set Designer: James Shaw
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Dramaturgy: Amanda Fromell
Psychoanalyst: Emilia Raczkowska (Freud Museum London)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Production: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)

Fri 09.11.2018 | 17:00 - 20:00
WHIST | AΦE
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WHIST | AΦE

  • Fri 09.11.2018 | 17:00 - 20:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Foyer Großes Haus, Christian-Zais-Str. 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • 8,00 - 16,00 €

What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while? Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, Whist invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, where your instincts will guide you through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.
AΦE, a Ashford-based dance company, specialized in bringing the art of dance closer to its audiences, presents their first major work: being a fully immersive, virtual reality experience Whist merges Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, you will be immersed in a world of unfolding dreams. Who knows where your subconscious will lead you?

Artistic Directors: AΦE (Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura)
Performance: Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Technology Partner: Happy Finish
Set Designer: James Shaw
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Dramaturgy: Amanda Fromell
Psychoanalyst: Emilia Raczkowska (Freud Museum London)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Production: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)

Fri 09.11.2018 | 19:30
SADEH21 | Ohad Naharin
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SADEH21 | Ohad Naharin

  • Fri 09.11.2018 | 19:30
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Großes Haus, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • ab 12,50 Euro | erm. 11,75 Euro Tickets

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

Fri 09.11.2018 | 20:00
HARMLESS BEING | Ayla Pierrot Arendt
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HARMLESS BEING | Ayla Pierrot Arendt

  • Fri 09.11.2018 | 20:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, Saal
  • 19 Euro | erm. 9 Euro Tickets

Nov, 9 | Subsequent Artist Talk

Where lies the difference that we feel – and how do we feel together? Together with the dancers Su-Mi Jang and Katja Cheraneva, the visual artist and director Ayla Pierrot Arendt creates with Harmless Being a fluid world in which alternative forms of togetherness are negotiated. She further develops the genre of video choreography – her suggestion – and uses influences from the Japanese lowbudget film genre “pinku eiga” in the borderline between video work and live performance. Arendt re-interprets these “erotic films”. She places the female protagonists at the centre of attention and extracts an unusual approach to feelings and relationships from their behaviour.
The piece thus develops a dynamic space between projection, audience and dance in which everyone becomes compassionate and thus can comprehend the characters.

Length: 90 min.

Concept, Direction, Space: Ayla Pierrot Arendt
Performance: Katja Cheraneva, Su-Mi Jang
Costume: Nina Divitschek
Camera Video: Sriram Srivigneswaramoorthy
Sound: Don Dyzette & Fullruhm
Head of Production: Lucia Primavera

Sat 10.11.2018 | 09:30
TANZTAG RHEIN-MAIN
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TANZTAG RHEIN-MAIN

  • Sat 10.11.2018 | 09:30
  • diverse Orte in Bad Homburg, Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Friedberg, Friedrichsdorf, Liederbach, Offenbach, Rüsselsheim, Schwalbach, Wiesbaden
  • 5 Euro Tickets
© Jörg Baumann

The time has finally come again! This year’s edition of the Tanztag Rhein-Main is offering a great program for people who enjoy dancing and moving. Join us in trying out standard dances and classical ballet – or try Bollywood or square dancing! Test your skills at hip hop or experience the movement sequences of historic dances.
The Tanztag programme, with its 180 introductory classes, not only makes clear how diverse the Rhine-Main region’s dance landscape is; it also brings together people of all ages and backgrounds.

The whole programme can be found here: Tanztag Rhein-Main

Sat 10.11.2018 | 11:00
LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė
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LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė

  • Sat 10.11.2018 | 11:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Wartburg, Schwalbacher Straße 51, 65183 Wiesbaden
  • ab 5 Euro | erm. ab 3 Euro Tickets

How can you find your way in a world of “grown-ups”– if everything that happens there seems to be too colorful, too big and too interesting somehow? What needs to be discovered?
After the great success of her work Farbenspiele in Wiesbaden and Darmstadt, the Lithuanian choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė will return to the Hessian State Ballet. In Labyrinth, children between three and six years of age are invited to experience what it means to playfully conquer the world that they live in on a daily basis.

Starting with objects from children’s daily life, she creates a maze together with two dancers: it is colorful and thoughtful, confusing and then suddenly fantastically simple. They find their way out, and it then becomes a big playground for everyone.

Length: 40 min.

Idea, Concept, Choreography: Birutė Banevičiūtė
Dance: Kirill Berezovski, Vincenzo Rosario Minervini

Sat 10.11.2018 | 13:00 - 15:00
WHIST | AΦE
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WHIST | AΦE

  • Sat 10.11.2018 | 13:00 - 15:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Foyer Großes Haus, Christian-Zais-Str. 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • 8,00 - 16,00 €

What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while? Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, Whist invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, where your instincts will guide you through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.
AΦE, a Ashford-based dance company, specialized in bringing the art of dance closer to its audiences, presents their first major work: being a fully immersive, virtual reality experience Whist merges Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, you will be immersed in a world of unfolding dreams. Who knows where your subconscious will lead you?

Artistic Directors: AΦE (Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura)
Performance: Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Technology Partner: Happy Finish
Set Designer: James Shaw
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Dramaturgy: Amanda Fromell
Psychoanalyst: Emilia Raczkowska (Freud Museum London)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Production: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)

Sat 10.11.2018 | 14:00 - 17:00
TANZTEE
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TANZTEE

  • Sat 10.11.2018 | 14:00 - 17:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Foyer Großes Haus, Christian-Zais-Str. 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
© Jörg Baumann

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. As part of Tanzfestival Rhein-Main, Hessisches Staatsballett wants to revive this tradition anew. Bringing back memories that dance is not only something nice to look at, but can also be experiences by all, Tanztees will be hosted in both Darmstadt and Wiesbaden for everyone who wishes to enjoy a little dance themselves.

Sat 10.11.2018 | 16:00
LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė
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LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė

  • Sat 10.11.2018 | 16:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Wartburg, Schwalbacher Straße 51, 65183 Wiesbaden
  • ab 5 Euro | erm. ab 3 Euro Tickets

How can you find your way in a world of “grown-ups”– if everything that happens there seems to be too colorful, too big and too interesting somehow? What needs to be discovered?
After the great success of her work Farbenspiele in Wiesbaden and Darmstadt, the Lithuanian choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė will return to the Hessian State Ballet. In Labyrinth, children between three and six years of age are invited to experience what it means to playfully conquer the world that they live in on a daily basis.

Starting with objects from children’s daily life, she creates a maze together with two dancers: it is colorful and thoughtful, confusing and then suddenly fantastically simple. They find their way out, and it then becomes a big playground for everyone.

Length: 40 min.

Idea, Concept, Choreography: Birutė Banevičiūtė
Dance: Kirill Berezovski, Vincenzo Rosario Minervini

Sat 10.11.2018 | 17:00 - 20:00
WHIST | AΦE
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WHIST | AΦE

  • Sat 10.11.2018 | 17:00 - 20:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Foyer Großes Haus, Christian-Zais-Str. 3, 65189 Wiesbaden
  • 8,00 - 16,00 €

What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while? Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, Whist invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, where your instincts will guide you through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.
AΦE, a Ashford-based dance company, specialized in bringing the art of dance closer to its audiences, presents their first major work: being a fully immersive, virtual reality experience Whist merges Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, you will be immersed in a world of unfolding dreams. Who knows where your subconscious will lead you?

Artistic Directors: AΦE (Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura)
Performance: Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Technology Partner: Happy Finish
Set Designer: James Shaw
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Dramaturgy: Amanda Fromell
Psychoanalyst: Emilia Raczkowska (Freud Museum London)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Production: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)

Sat 10.11.2018 | 19:30
DUA | Taulant Shehu
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DUA | Taulant Shehu

  • Sat 10.11.2018 | 19:30
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Wartburg, Schwalbacher Straße 51, 65183 Wiesbaden
  • ab 19 Euro | erm. ab 9,50 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

Sat 10.11.2018 | 20:00
DOWN WHERE THE TREES GROW TOGETHER | Kristin Gerwien
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DOWN WHERE THE TREES GROW TOGETHER | Kristin Gerwien

  • Sat 10.11.2018 | 20:00
  • Frankfurt LAB, Schmidtstr. 12, 60326 Frankfurt am Main
  • 12 Euro | erm. 6 Euro Tickets

Kristin Gerwien carries us off into an intermediate sphere. She is a musician, performer and costume designer all at once; she created a piece full of sculptural power and a fine sense of tonality that is neither concert nor performance. It is everything at once! The piece by this young artist plays with disassociation and alienation. Gerwien stages and multiplies herself as an artistic character. The cover of a chronicle of possible meetings is opened; it tells of human skin, loss, touch, excess and other chasms between reality and fiction – all accompanied by electronically influenced songs.

Artistic Direction: Kristin Gerwien
Performance: Philip Albus, Antonia Beeskow, Kristin Gerwien, Clara Reiner, Sara Trawöger
DJ: OneMoe
Lighting: Lea König
Stage Design Assistants: Till Korfhage, Sara Trawöger
Concept for Sound Technology: Jörn Nettingsmeier
Dramaturge: Hanna Steinmair
Production Manager: Martin Bien

Sat 10.11.2018 | 20:00
TANZFEST
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TANZFEST

  • Sat 10.11.2018 | 20:00
  • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, Saal
  • 5 € (Tanztag-Ticket) Tickets
© Jörg Baumann

This year, the big dance festival at the Mousonturm is once again the grand conclusion of the Tanztag. Under the headline of trying new things or making new discoveries, on this evening the point is also to celebrate the seemingly endless diversity of dance together in a relaxed atmosphere. After a short introduction, a maximum of dance forms and styles will be tried out or used as a point of departure for your own movement ideas. Dance and celebrate with us into the night, at the Dance Festival 2018!

Sun 11.11.2018 | 11:00
LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė
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LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė

  • Sun 11.11.2018 | 11:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Wartburg, Schwalbacher Straße 51, 65183 Wiesbaden
  • ab 5 Euro | erm. ab 3 Euro Tickets

How can you find your way in a world of “grown-ups”– if everything that happens there seems to be too colorful, too big and too interesting somehow? What needs to be discovered?
After the great success of her work Farbenspiele in Wiesbaden and Darmstadt, the Lithuanian choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė will return to the Hessian State Ballet. In Labyrinth, children between three and six years of age are invited to experience what it means to playfully conquer the world that they live in on a daily basis.

Starting with objects from children’s daily life, she creates a maze together with two dancers: it is colorful and thoughtful, confusing and then suddenly fantastically simple. They find their way out, and it then becomes a big playground for everyone.

Length: 40 min.

Idea, Concept, Choreography: Birutė Banevičiūtė
Dance: Kirill Berezovski, Vincenzo Rosario Minervini

Sun 11.11.2018 | 16:00
LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė
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LABYRINTH | Birutė Banevičiūtė

  • Sun 11.11.2018 | 16:00
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Wartburg, Schwalbacher Straße 51, 65183 Wiesbaden
  • ab 5 Euro | erm. ab 3 Euro Tickets

How can you find your way in a world of “grown-ups”– if everything that happens there seems to be too colorful, too big and too interesting somehow? What needs to be discovered?
After the great success of her work Farbenspiele in Wiesbaden and Darmstadt, the Lithuanian choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė will return to the Hessian State Ballet. In Labyrinth, children between three and six years of age are invited to experience what it means to playfully conquer the world that they live in on a daily basis.

Starting with objects from children’s daily life, she creates a maze together with two dancers: it is colorful and thoughtful, confusing and then suddenly fantastically simple. They find their way out, and it then becomes a big playground for everyone.

Length: 40 min.

Idea, Concept, Choreography: Birutė Banevičiūtė
Dance: Kirill Berezovski, Vincenzo Rosario Minervini

Sun 11.11.2018 | 18:00
FAKE | Tim Plegge / Hessisches Staatsballett
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FAKE | Tim Plegge / Hessisches Staatsballett

  • Sun 11.11.2018 | 18:00
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt, Kleines Haus, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
  • ab. 10 Euro | erm. ab 9,25 Euro Tickets

A dance piece for adolescents and their fans | Age ten and over

Growing up is simultaneously a time of rebellion and fitting in. In his new ballet piece, Tim Plegge makes the moments visible in which restructuring life and defining your own personality are placed in the foreground. It shows situations that young adults experience with their peers: friendship, exclusion, group dynamics, self-confidence, sexuality and love. Just like at a building site, everything in this highly exciting phase of life is “under construction”. Important questions need time to mature – who am I? Who would I like to be? Maybe there is a little place where we don’t have to do what girls or boys are generally expected to do? The crisis of growing up wears the most colorful clothes!

Choreography: Tim Plegge
Stage: Flurin Borg Madsen
Costumes: Janine Werthmann
Video: Thorsten Greiner
Dramaturgy: Esther Dreesen-Schaback

Sun 11.11.2018 | 19:30
DUA | Taulant Shehu
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DUA | Taulant Shehu

  • Sun 11.11.2018 | 19:30
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Wartburg, Schwalbacher Straße 51, 65183 Wiesbaden
  • ab 19 Euro | erm. ab 9,50 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

Tue 13.11.2018 | 19:30
DIS_SYLPHIDE | Saša Asentić
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DIS_SYLPHIDE | Saša Asentić

  • Tue 13.11.2018 | 19:30
  • Frankfurt LAB, Schmidtstr. 12, 60326 Frankfurt am Main
  • 19 Euro | erm. 9 Euro Tickets

For much too long disabled bodies have mainly been used to represent Otherness. In his new work, choreographer and cultural activist Saša Asentić has assembled a team of people with and without disabilities, working together on equal footing to deal with aesthetic regimes of dance history. Three key works of the 20th century, which were created in Germany, but then revolutionized dance worldwide, serve as a starting point for the ensemble. The pieces Hexentanz by Mary Wigman, Kontakthof by Pina Bausch and Self Unfinished by Xavier Le Roy all represented completely unique bodily concepts at the time of their respective inception; they broke with existing convention and have all now become a part of the canon. Asentić and his team adopt this material with great empathy and expertise to develop a unique aesthetic and reclaim a place in dance history. Dis_Sylphide thus humorously and surprisingly overturns existing body norms and conventions and invites us to conquer the theatre as a place of alternative togetherness.

In German, English and Serbian

Nov, 14 | Subsequent Artist Talk

Concept and artistic direction: Saša Asentić
Artistic collaboration and choreography: Alexandre Achour, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski
Performance: Natalija Vladisavljević, Jelena Stefanovska, Snežana Bulatović, Dalibor Šandor, Marko Bašica, Thomas Möller, Celina Scharff, Tom Reinecke, Katharina Bromka, Can Gecir, Liv Henriette Neuman, Alexandre Achour, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski, Saša Asentić

Tue 13.11.2018 | 21:00
DOWN WHERE THE TREES GROW TOGETHER | Kristin Gerwien
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DOWN WHERE THE TREES GROW TOGETHER | Kristin Gerwien

  • Tue 13.11.2018 | 21:00
  • Frankfurt LAB, Schmidtstr. 12, 60326 Frankfurt am Main
  • 12 Euro | erm. 6 Euro Tickets

Kristin Gerwien carries us off into an intermediate sphere. She is a musician, performer and costume designer all at once; she created a piece full of sculptural power and a fine sense of tonality that is neither concert nor performance. It is everything at once! The piece by this young artist plays with disassociation and alienation. Gerwien stages and multiplies herself as an artistic character. The cover of a chronicle of possible meetings is opened; it tells of human skin, loss, touch, excess and other chasms between reality and fiction – all accompanied by electronically influenced songs.

Artistic Direction: Kristin Gerwien
Performance: Philip Albus, Antonia Beeskow, Kristin Gerwien, Clara Reiner, Sara Trawöger
DJ: OneMoe
Lighting: Lea König
Stage Design Assistants: Till Korfhage, Sara Trawöger
Concept for Sound Technology: Jörn Nettingsmeier
Dramaturge: Hanna Steinmair
Production Manager: Martin Bien

Wed 14.11.2018 | 19:30
DIS_SYLPHIDE | Saša Asentić
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DIS_SYLPHIDE | Saša Asentić

  • Wed 14.11.2018 | 19:30
  • Frankfurt LAB, Schmidtstr. 12, 60326 Frankfurt am Main
  • 19 Euro | erm. 9 Euro Tickets

For much too long disabled bodies have mainly been used to represent Otherness. In his new work, choreographer and cultural activist Saša Asentić has assembled a team of people with and without disabilities, working together on equal footing to deal with aesthetic regimes of dance history. Three key works of the 20th century, which were created in Germany, but then revolutionized dance worldwide, serve as a starting point for the ensemble. The pieces Hexentanz by Mary Wigman, Kontakthof by Pina Bausch and Self Unfinished by Xavier Le Roy all represented completely unique bodily concepts at the time of their respective inception; they broke with existing convention and have all now become a part of the canon. Asentić and his team adopt this material with great empathy and expertise to develop a unique aesthetic and reclaim a place in dance history. Dis_Sylphide thus humorously and surprisingly overturns existing body norms and conventions and invites us to conquer the theatre as a place of alternative togetherness.

In German, English and Serbian

Nov, 14 | Subsequent Artist Talk

Concept and artistic direction: Saša Asentić
Artistic collaboration and choreography: Alexandre Achour, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski
Performance: Natalija Vladisavljević, Jelena Stefanovska, Snežana Bulatović, Dalibor Šandor, Marko Bašica, Thomas Möller, Celina Scharff, Tom Reinecke, Katharina Bromka, Can Gecir, Liv Henriette Neuman, Alexandre Achour, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski, Saša Asentić

Wed 14.11.2018 | 21:00
DOWN WHERE THE TREES GROW TOGETHER | Kristin Gerwien
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DOWN WHERE THE TREES GROW TOGETHER | Kristin Gerwien

  • Wed 14.11.2018 | 21:00
  • Frankfurt LAB, Schmidtstr. 12, 60326 Frankfurt am Main
  • 12 Euro | erm. 6 Euro Tickets

Kristin Gerwien carries us off into an intermediate sphere. She is a musician, performer and costume designer all at once; she created a piece full of sculptural power and a fine sense of tonality that is neither concert nor performance. It is everything at once! The piece by this young artist plays with disassociation and alienation. Gerwien stages and multiplies herself as an artistic character. The cover of a chronicle of possible meetings is opened; it tells of human skin, loss, touch, excess and other chasms between reality and fiction – all accompanied by electronically influenced songs.

Artistic Direction: Kristin Gerwien
Performance: Philip Albus, Antonia Beeskow, Kristin Gerwien, Clara Reiner, Sara Trawöger
DJ: OneMoe
Lighting: Lea König
Stage Design Assistants: Till Korfhage, Sara Trawöger
Concept for Sound Technology: Jörn Nettingsmeier
Dramaturge: Hanna Steinmair
Production Manager: Martin Bien

Thu 15.11.2018 | 20:00
DUA | Taulant Shehu
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DUA | Taulant Shehu

  • Thu 15.11.2018 | 20:00
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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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