HYBRIDITY, the most recent piece of the german based company CocoonDance was just premiered at the Theatre du Crochetan on 23rd September 2020, when shortly after the second lockdown wave stroke europe this year and most touring dates had to be cancelled – again.
Nevertheless, CocoonDance adopted quickly and with the support of Cena Contemporânea Brasília and the Goethe Institute and the Theater im Ballsaal Bonn realised a quiet innovative approach of presenting performing arts in pandemic times:
On December 05th and 09th, the company will perform HYBRIDITY Live at the Theater im Ballsaal Bonn, without any audience, but with a professional set of videographers that will broadcast the show in your living rooms.
Hereby what we see is still a live presentation of the piece, while the spectator gains a never before perspective on what is happening on stage and in between the bodys – suddenly we are not bound to the theaters chairs anymore, we will be on stage, with the performers and you are invited to dance!
On top the company surrounding Rafaele Givanola and Reinald Endraß is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year! Since 2000, the company has produced about forty full-length productions that have toured five continents and been invited to showcase festivals in Germany and Switzerland.
For this special reason they decided to also live-stream VIS MOTRIX and MOMENTUM! Together with HYBRIDITY, these three performances form a work cycle in search of “the unthought body”, in which the company creates different scenarios that show our bodies exposed to a radically changing world. They are “experiments in the perception of the body, the other and the self”, which do not follow any particular dramaturgy except that of the body.
If you are interested in more information on CocoonDance touring pieces, please click in our artist section or contact us directly via the contact sheet.
Please find the links to the live-streams below:
VIS MOTRIX // Tuesday, December 1st, 8 PM (CET)
HYBRIDITY // Saturday, December 5th, 9 PM (CET)
HYBRIDITY // Wednesday, December 9th, 8 PM (CET)
MOMENTUM // Sunday, December 13th, 8 PM (CET)
with: Fa-Hsuan Chen, Martina De Dominicis, Álvaro Esteban, Tanja Marin Friðjónsdóttir/ Susanne Schneider, Anna Harms, Frédéric Voeffray
choreograph: Rafaële Giovanola
composition: Franco Mento nach Motiven der Komposition Hybridity von Jörg Ritzenhoff
light, space: Boris Kahnert, Peter Behle
costume: Mathilde Grebot
coaching Ballett: Isabelle Fokine
coaching Muay Thai: Priest West
outside eye: Susanne Schneider, Tanja Marin Friðjónsdóttir, Leonardo Rodrigues
dramaturgy: Rainald Endraß
produktion managemanet: Daniela Ebert, Neele Renzland
Management: Mechtild Tellmann
in co-production with Ringlokschuppen Ruhr Mülheim, Théâtre du Crochetan Monthey, Hessisches Staatsballett Darmstadt and Wiesbaden, in frame of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, a co- operationproject of Hessisches Staatsballett and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt and supported by Theater im Ballsaal Bonn, Malévoz Quartier Culturel
funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, NRW Landesbüro Darstellende Künste e.V., RheinEnergieStiftung Kultur, Bundesstadt Bonn, Pro Helvetia, ThéâtrePro Valais, Loterie Suisse Romande, Conseil de la Culture État du Valais