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
    Small Stage
    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
          Small Stage
          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
                    Small Stage
                    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
                                Small Stage
                                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