Performances 2014

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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Ballet Preljocaj FR

Empty moves (parts I, II, III)

Choreography: Angelin Preljocaj

He is a master of storytelling with powerful images, and excellent at weaving extremely different threads into a single story. But Angelin Preljocaj can do other things. His cycle of “Empty moves” ...

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Empty moves (parts I, II, III)
  • Capitol Theater
    Theatersaal
    Erkrather Straße 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2014
    18:30 – 19:10
  • Duration: 40min

Ballet National de Marseille FR

ÉLÉGIE

Choreography: Olivier Dubois

Suggestive growls and Wagnerian sounds. A man emerges from a black cube made up of a teeming mass of dancers, followed by woman. They wrestle with elementary forces of nature like ghosts from the myth ...

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ÉLÉGIE
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Small Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2014
    21:00 – 22:00
  • Duration: 60min

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers US

Mandala Project

Choreography: Kun-Yang Lin

The dancers seem to flow into one another, interleaving ecstatically to meditative sounds and drawing on the trance dances of Sufi dervishes. The upshot is a series of captivating images of divine bodies. ...

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Mandala Project
  • CENTRAL
    Studio
    Worringer Straße 140
    40210 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2014
    21:00 – 22:00
  • Duration: 60min
Double bill

RUBBERBANDance Group CA

Empirical Quotient

Choreography: Victor Quijada

Has the show already begun? Seemingly at random the dancers warm up, stretch and relax. A rehearsal situation. Then a blackout. To a remix of violins, beats, scratching and opera the six dancers interweave ...

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Empirical Quotient

Anton Lachky Company BE/SK

Mind a Gap

Choreography: Anton Lachky

Where is Tonoland? Anton Lachky knows the way. He relies on the principle of a sequence of images on Mozart, Verdi and Tchaikovsky as well as on his gang of five. On a stage free of frills, he has complete ...

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Mind a Gap
  • Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
    Kleines Haus
    Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz 1
    40211 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2014
    21:00 – 21:55
  • Duration: 55min

Cecilia Moisio | Dansmakers Amsterdam NL

Juxtapose

Choreography: Cecilia Moisio

At the start, two ladies look like two cakes covered in a layer of icing: caricatures of traditional women’s roles in fifties’ clothes and Marilyn Monroe poses, but the perfect images rapidly collapse. ...

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Juxtapose
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Small Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2014
    21:15 – 22:15
  • Duration: 60min

Thursday 28 August 2014

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre US

Off the Top of My Head

Choreography: Heidi Duckler

Isn't it romantic? A couple fill the venerable spaces of the Düsseldorf Art Academy with uncontrolled embraces before taking us through the long corridor on the upper storey to the roof terrace. Düsseldorf ...

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Off the Top of My Head
  • Kunstakademie
    Eiskellerstraße 1
    40213 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2014
    14:00 – 15:30
  • Duration: 90min

QUARTO SE

Beauty of Accident

Choreography: Anna Mesquita, Leandro Zappala

A 700-meter long rope and two bodies. It’s impossible for us to take our eyes off the rope as it flows incessantly and fascinatingly through four hands. It all looks so simple and so beautiful – ...

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Beauty of Accident
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Small Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2014
    16:00 – 17:00
  • Duration: 60min

annahuber.compagnie. CH

Aufräumarbeiten im Wasserfall

Choreography: Anna Huber

First the sun falls from the sky, the huge yellow ball becomes a projection area for mysterious images. Lost in a dream and dancing to spherical sounds a woman battles her way though a gigantic grid ...

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Aufräumarbeiten im Wasserfall
  • Fabrik Heeder
    Big Stage & Small Stage
    Virchowstraße 130
    47805 Krefeld
  • 28 August 2014
    16:00 – 17:45
  • Duration: 105min
Triple bill

Sylvia Camarda LU

Martyr

Choreography: Sylvia Camarda

The female dancer stands unchallenged on the stage and celebrates her own martyrdom. She is partnered by Ravels “Bolero”, whose repetitive rhythm grows from pianissimo to an absolutely unbearable ...

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Martyr
Triple bill

NONAME SOSU KR

Not I

Choreography: Choi Young-hyun

Young-hyun Choi needs nothing more than himself and a life-size doll to translate Samuel Beckett’s stage monologue “Not I” into dance. In Beckett’s play a woman’s mouth articulates moments ...

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Not I

De Stilte NL

Flying Cow

Choreography: Jack Timmermans

Playtime is fun yet serious at the same time. Once you’re totally immersed, anything can happen. Flying on the wings of their imagination, two girls and a boy embark on a standoff: because when there ...

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Flying Cow
  • FFT Juta
    Kasernenstraße 6
    40213 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2014
    16:00 – 16:45
  • Duration: 45min

Spellbound Contemporary Ballet IT

Lost For Words Studio III

Choreography: Mauro Astolfi

Nine dancers clad in black trousers and anonymous grey-brown shirts. A sparse light on the stage. This is the minimalist setting for the final part of the trilogy “Lost for Words“, in which the dancers ...

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Lost For Words Studio III
  • CENTRAL
    Studio
    Worringer Straße 140
    40210 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2014
    17:15 – 18:45
  • Duration: 90min
Double bill

Éva Duda Dance Company HU

Does It Start With A Kiss?

Choreography: Rosana Hribar & Gregor Luštek

She wears a tango dress, he a muscle shirt. Number three plays with his stomach muscles. Accompanied by a song by Hot Chocolate: I’ll put you together again? The atmosphere is raunchy, frivolous and ...

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Does It Start With A Kiss?

Jan Martens Cie BE/NL

Sweat Baby Sweat

Choreography: Jan Martens

“As long as you are here, I am too”. The phrase resounds throughout the room. And so an intimate duet unfolds, an acrobatic balancing act between a couple that cannot let go of each other and literally ...

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Sweat Baby Sweat
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Small Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2014
    19:00 – 20:00
  • Duration: 60min

elledanse SK

The GAP

Choreography: Lucia Holinová

Here the audience become voyeurs. Peeping through holes and gaps onto a stage in a constantly changing spectrum of shining colours, they are given a glimpse of everyday situations. Two friends, a pair ...

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The GAP
  • Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
    Kleines Haus
    Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz 1
    40211 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2014
    19:00 – 20:00
  • Duration: 60min

Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion US

Pavement

Choreography: Kyle Abraham

Kyle Abraham’s dance language is fierce and tender, he unites power and grace – and brings us down to earth. Kyle Abraham sets the history and current situation of black America in his hometown of ...

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Pavement
  • Forum Leverkusen
    Am Büchelter Hof 9
    51373 Leverkusen
  • 28 August 2014
    19:00 – 20:00
  • Duration: 60min

Pere Faura SP

Diari d'accions

Choreography: Pere Faura, Iñaki Alvarez

People who feel like seeing themselves on stage should on no account miss Pere Faura. Not to worry, nobody is forced to do so. Nevertheless, the audience is caught on camera and becomes the background ...

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Diari d'accions
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Small Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2014
    19:15 – 20:15
  • Duration: 60min

Compagnia Palermo in Danza IT

Uscita di Sciurezza

Choreography: Enrico Morelli

Is it still dance or is it war already? “Uscita di Sicurezza“ (lit: Safety Exit) tosses us brutally into an unfettered underground world full of flashes of lightning and blackouts; into a swarm of ...

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Uscita di Sciurezza
  • Capitol Theater
    Theatersaal
    Erkrather Straße 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2014
    21:00 – 22:05
  • Duration: 65min
Double bill

Room 2 Manoeuvre UK

Box Fresh

Choreography: Tony Mills

Two real guys. They play with their muscles, macho, relaxed and totally cool. They come from the street so it’s breakdance, innit? But in this case it’s not just B-Boying, but a precisely worked-out ...

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Box Fresh

Ben J. Riepe Kompanie DE

Der letzte Schrei - 2. Edition - artists are alive

Choreography: Ben J. Riepe

Fashion: the word evokes beauty and artificiality, blossoming and decay. Ephemeral as it is, it can even warn us of death. This at least is Ben J. Riepe’s artistic hypothesis for his cyclical work ...

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Der letzte Schrei - 2. Edition - artists are alive
  • Kunsthalle
    Grabbeplatz 4
    40213 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2014
    21:00 – 21:45
  • Duration: 45min

BANDART Productions (L1 Association) HU

Dancing Graffiti - There's always a wall

Choreography: Ch. Katalin Lengyel | Media: iSzabolcs Tóth-Zs

You can always find a wall. And a socket. Scarcely anything more is needed for this magical pas de deux between a woman dancer and a digital brush. At times she surrenders to it, allows herself to be ...

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Dancing Graffiti - There's always a wall
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Small Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2014
    22:00 – 22:20
  • Duration: 20min

Friday 29 August 2014

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre US

Off The Top Of My Head

Choreography: Heidi Duckler

Isn't it romantic? A couple fill the venerable spaces of the Düsseldorf Art Academy with uncontrolled embraces before taking us through the long corridor on the upper storey to the roof terrace. Düsseldorf ...

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Off The Top Of My Head
  • Kunstakademie
    Eiskellerstraße 1
    40213 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2014
    12:00 – 12:20
  • Duration: 20min

Cia Sònia Sánchez SP

El Pliegue

Choreography: Sònia Sánchez

“Bu” means dancing. “Tô” means stamping on the ground. When you know the meaning, the connection between Flamenco and Butoh does not seem so far-fetched. Flamenco dancing involves rhythmic foot ...

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El Pliegue
  • Fabrik Heeder
    Big Stage & Small Stage
    Virchowstraße 130
    47805 Krefeld
  • 29 August 2014
    16:00 – 17:32
  • Duration: 92min
Quadruple bill

Lenka Vagnerová & Company CZ

RIDERS

Choreography: Lenka Vagnerová

A revered figure sits looking down from a birds-eye view at dancers caught in their down-to-earth human activities. The dancers create and re-create new images from the world of birds in cool surroundings ...

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RIDERS
Quadruple bill

Lenka Vagnerová & Company CZ

RIDERS

Choreography: Lenka Vagnerová

A revered figure sits looking down from a birds-eye view at dancers caught in their down-to-earth human activities. The dancers create and re-create new images from the world of birds in cool surroundings ...

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RIDERS
Quadruple bill

Andrea Costanzo Martini IL

What happened in Torino?

Choreography: Andrea Costanzo Martini

Has this half naked man gone crazy? Wild spasms change into meticulous circling pirouettes in slow motion. Andrea Costanzo Martini accompanies the meditative sounds of Arvo Pärt and the hysterical screams ...

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What happened in Torino?

tanzfuchs PRODUKTION DE

Alles im Eimer!

Choreography: Barbara Fuchs

Grief, rage, happiness. In a child’s universe emotions are disproportionately larger than in the self-controlled world of adults. Barbara Fuchs empathises with this universe in a sensitive and playful ...

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Alles im Eimer!
  • FFT Juta
    Kasernenstraße 6
    40213 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2014
    16:00 – 16:45
  • Duration: 45min

Ando Danse Compagnie FR

Christoffa

Choreography: Davy Brun

Dance as dance? What else? Davy Brun, like Columbus, is an explorer who moves forward into unknown realms of captivating beauty which are waiting to be (re)discovered. Forceful and fleeting, structured ...

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Christoffa
  • CENTRAL
    Studio
    Worringer Straße 140
    40210 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2014
    17:15 – 18:07
  • Duration: 52min
Triple bill

battery opera performance CA

Everything

Choreography: Lee Su-Feh

She is the all-embracing mistress of ceremonies. With concentrated respect she transforms the stage into a sacred space. Her meditative gestures move between far-Eastern traditions and Western dance ...

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Everything
Triple bill

Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre LT

Waiting for Godot

Choreography: Martynas Rimeikis

A bare room, a road to nowhere. Vladimir and Estragon, the protagonists in Samuel Beckett’s play are two sad, gentle, graceful clowns in this melancholic miniature on stretching out time. They wander ...

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Waiting for Godot

Moving Borders MX

NOSOTROS

Choreography: Jaciel Neri

Are we still friends? Or are we brothers already? These four dancers have something youthful about them when they whistle and wrestle, play football in the street, race towards one another and dance ...

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NOSOTROS
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Small Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2014
    19:00 – 20:03
  • Duration: 63min
Double bill

Dafi Dance Group IL

Never the Less

Choreography: Dafi Altabeb

This relationship has something hopeless and desperate about it. As close as the two dancers are – their leaps are a form of avoidance, their embrace a loss of self. Their harmony is complete and simultaneously ...

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Never the Less

EDx2 Dance Company KR

Modern Feeling

Choreography: Lee In-Soo

Two dancers dance with and against each other, synchronously and non-synchronously, embrace and strike one another. Their movements are athletic, highly physical and dynamic, somewhere between contemporary ...

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Modern Feeling
  • Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
    Kleines Haus
    Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz 1
    40211 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2014
    19:00 – 20:15
  • Duration: 75min
Triple bill

Goblin Party KR

I Go

Choreography: Lim Jin-Ho

Stillness and movement. A pair of opposites inextricably linked with one another. Three dancers explore the transitions. Falling eternally slowly only to suddenly leap endlessly upwards, bidding farewell ...

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I Go
Triple bill

Art project Bora KR

A Long talk to oneself

Choreography: Kim Bora

She is utterly alone, involved in a dialogue: Bora Kim is conducting a conversation with a video of herself projected on stage. In the confrontation with her own self, visible in sequences from earlier ...

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A Long talk to oneself

Aakash Odedra limited UK

Murmur / Inked

Choreography: Murmur: Aakash Odedra & Lewis Major / Inked: Damien Jalet

Books, newspapers, emails – the written word helps us to understand one another. But what happens when the letters of the alphabet swirl around and words make no sense any more? In “Murmur,” Aakash ...

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Murmur / Inked
  • Forum Leverkusen
    Am Büchelter Hof 9
    51373 Leverkusen
  • 29 August 2014
    19:00 – 20:30
  • Duration: 90min

La Veronal SP

Siena

Choreography: Marcos Morau

A museum at night. A huge Titian, the portrait of a naked woman. A woman is sitting gazing at the picture. A man stands in a doorway watching the woman. Female dancers in fencing clothes perform a scurrilous, ...

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Siena
  • Capitol Theater
    Theatersaal
    Erkrather Straße 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2014
    21:30 – 22:30
  • Duration: 60min

Cie étantdonné FR

Les Noces

Choreography: Frédérike Unger, Jérôme Ferron

Five young people, at first separated and then circling one another. They play about, touch each other, let each other go. A wedding party. The atmosphere, at first relaxed, then boisterous, becomes ...

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Les Noces
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Small Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2014
    21:30 – 22:15
  • Duration: 45min

BANDART Productions (L1 Association) HU

Dancing Graffiti - There's always a wall

Choreography: Ch. Katalin Lengyel | Media: iSzabolcs Tóth-Zs

You can always find a wall. And a socket. Scarcely anything more is needed for this magical pas de deux between a woman dancer and a digital brush. At times she surrenders to it, allows herself to be ...

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Dancing Graffiti - There's always a wall
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Small Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2014
    22:00 – 22:20
  • Duration: 20min

Saturday 30 August 2014

KOPERGIETERY BE

The (im)possible Friendship Between Augustijn and Stef

Choreography: Seppe Baeyens

Is this the start of a wonderful friendship? Hardly possible. One of the two, Augustijn , is a seven-year old, curly red-head with a shy smile. The other, Stef, is a bearded hipster and a real weirdo. ...

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The (im)possible Friendship Between Augustijn and Stef
  • FFT Juta
    Kasernenstraße 6
    40213 Düsseldorf
  • 30 August 2014
    16:00 – 16:45
  • Duration: 45min

Danish Dance Theatre DK

Black Diamond

Choreography: Tim Rushton

The pieces of coal in the black diamond have developed so much that they have turned into electrical conductors. This is, in any case. what happens in the latest production by the Danish Dance Theatre. ...

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Black Diamond
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Small Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 30 August 2014
    19:00 – 20:15
  • Duration: 75min
Double bill

Bereishit Dance Company KR

Balance & Imbalance

Choreography: Park Soon-ho

An experiment between East and West, a study of differing movement sensations. Whipped on by drums, two then four, and finally six dancers drive themselves on and on. A master of ceremonies bellows orders. ...

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Balance & Imbalance

Huang Yi TW

Double Yellow Lines

Choreography: Huang Yi

Whether we discover the yellow lines or not depends on our powers of imagination. Maybe it’s a strip of ivory piano keys illuminated in the dark. Or could it be an ultimatum, “no stopping here“, ...

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Double Yellow Lines
  • CENTRAL
    Studio
    Worringer Straße 140
    40210 Düsseldorf
  • 30 August 2014
    19:00 – 20:30
  • Duration: 90min
Double bill

Lucyna Zwolinska DE

Droga

Choreography: Lucyna Zwolinska

Against a backdrop of rushing rain and piano music Lucyna Zwolinska presents us with the sight of three graceful Asian dancers confronting the impressive figure of a two-metre tall man. The young choreographer ...

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Droga

Iseli-Chiodi Company, Lux Boreal and Horsemen Pass By IE/MX

Fit/Misfit

Choreography: Alexandre Iseli & Jazmin Chiodi

Martial dynamism, total exhaustion, aimless floundering and cool pulp fiction outfits. Four dancers confront each other in an undefined place in a white no-mans-land between Ireland and Mexico. Black ...

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Fit/Misfit
  • Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
    Kleines Haus
    Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz 1
    40211 Düsseldorf
  • 30 August 2014
    19:00 – 19:45
  • Duration: 45min

Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor IL

Two Room Apartment

Choreography: Niv Sheinfeld, Oren Laor

Two areas mark out two rooms and a common living space. Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor, a couple in real life and on stage, pace off their relationship. Unsympathetically minimalist and astonishingly physical, ...

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Two Room Apartment
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Small Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 30 August 2014
    19:15 – 20:15
  • Duration: 60min

Helsinki Dance Company FI

Jemina - act as you'd know her

Choreography: Jyrki Karttunen

“In the real world” is the song in the background, and we would love this to be the real world: Green fingernails, glamour and trash, turquoise glitter around our eyes and a completely pink robe. ...

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Jemina - act as you'd know her
  • Capitol Theater
    Theatersaal
    Erkrather Straße 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 30 August 2014
    21:00 – 22:15
  • Duration: 75min

Noema Dance Works / Alexandra Waierstall DE

Archaeologies Of A Near Future

Choreography: Alexandra Waierstall

What can make darkness visible and silence audible? How can movement be felt and perceptions be made conscious? In her work for three dancers the Düsseldorf choreographer Alexandra Waierstall examines ...

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Archaeologies Of A Near Future
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Small Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 30 August 2014
    21:00 – 22:30
  • Duration: 90min
Double bill

Chelyabinsk Contemporary Dance Theater RU

Horizon and Beyond

Choreography: Olga Pona

For all its stringent form this show is highly physical. Four women dancers – or should we speak of contortionists who twist, tie themselves into knots, repel and attract each other to a suggestive ...

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Horizon and Beyond