Schedule

03 Jun Friday Fri 19:00
Dubai
Sima Performing Arts
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04 Jun Saturday Sat 19:00
Dubai
Sima Performing Arts
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Description

Contemporary dance performance VIS MOTRIX by COCOONDANCE (Germany) 

 

Presented in Dubai by Goethe Institut and HIBA Art Project 

 

When: June 3 & 4 @7:30pm. Door opens 7:00

Where: Sima Performing Arts, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai 

 

Dancers : Fa-Hsuan Chen, Martina De Dominicis, Tanja Marín Friðjónsdóttir, Margaux Dorsaz •  Choreography: Rafaële Giovanola • Composition, Sound: Franco Mento • Light, Space: Gregor Glogowski • Costumes: CocoonDance • Choreographic assistance: Leonardo Rodrigues • Dramaturgy, Concept: Rainald Endraß • Management: Mechtild Tellmann.

 

The Performance in Dubai is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia.

 

Funded by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Bundesstadt Bonn, Théâtre-ProVS, Le Conseil de la Culture Etat du Valais, La Loterie Romande

 

ABOUT THE PIECE

 

VIS MOTRIX creates some strange as well as fascinating beings. The dancers seem to come from another world, they move through space and merge into an organism, a mixture of human being and machine, creating a hypnotic power that one can not escape.

What is the driving force, the soul (Vis Motrix) behind the movements of these hybrid beings? CocoonDance continues with this production its research of the “unthought” body: transhumanism as a traumatic round dance that does not leave our unconsciousness untouched.

 

VIS MOTRIX was invited  to the Tanzplattform Germany in 2020

in Munich and nominated for "Performance of the Year" in the critics’ survey of the professional magazine “tanz 2019 “by  Bettina Trouwborst (Westdeutsche Zeitung). 

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

CocoonDance was founded in 2000 by choreographer Rafaële Giovanola and dramaturg Rainald Endraß. Since 2004 CocoonDance has been performing and curating in the theaterimballsaal in Bonn and is now touring five continents. 

CocoonDance was founded in 2000 by choreographer Rafaële Giovanola and dramaturg Rainald Endraß. Swiss-born Giovanola was a soloist in Turin before being brought to the Frankfurt Ballett by William Forsythe for the duration of eight years. After this, she worked with Pavel Mikuláštik’s Choreographisches Theater, with Bonn as the last station. Since its founding, the company has produced about forty full-length productions that have toured through five continents and been invited to showcase festivals in Germany and Switzerland like the TANZPLATTFORM DEUTSCHLAND in 2018 and 2020.

 

The engine behind these 20 years of artistic development is the improvisation, a strong dramaturgy and a pronounced focus on continuous teamwork. With its productions CocoonDance not only breaks down spatial barriers of the conventional stage experience, but also plays in a sophisticated way with our perception of bodies. The work of CocoonDance can best be explained as a reflection about the dance and the body itself, as a shift of the dance space away from the narrative space into a space of distance and thinking.

 

More about the company and their works at www.cocoondance.de

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