upcoming live-streams by CocoonDance Company in March 2021!

We are happy to announce, that CocoonDance Company will present their two two most recent works this march.
Both, HYBRIDTY – German Premiere: 18. September 2020, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Mülheim – and BODY SHOTS – Premiere: 20. November 2020, Zagreb Dance Center – will be streamed live from Ballsaal Bonn on the 6th and 13th of March!

There will be two further showings exclusively for professionals – followed by zoom-conversations artistic director of the company Rafaële Giovanola, Dr. Amélie Blaustein Niddam and Dr. Elisabeth Nehring.
Please get in touch with us via. mail for more information.

Please find the relevant links and further information on the pieces below:


06.03.2021, 20:00 CET

Streaming for all audience with donation up from 1,- €


Behind wafts of mist, against backlighting a group becomes visible, or rather a tangle of bodiless legs. Electric tones that are increasing to an ever louder pulsating beat circle around the scene. The tension is breathless and gloomy. A nervous twitching runs through the limbs of the amorphous pack. Without any real fixation, the hyper-tense bodies are focused on each other, reacting to and with one another, and yet like set on “autopilot”. What you see is a cluster of twitching and trembling bodies on constant alert – paralyzed for short moments, then again explosive and extensive. Everything – the space, the sound, and the movements of the individual – seems to have conflated into a diffuse threat to which the bodies react with an instinctive and reactive tension.

In constantly changing constellations, a compulsive play of closeness and distance, community and individualization, the horde is trying to fathom out this threat a new. From the twitching to a free flow of muscles and tendons, a mysterious hybrid being is gaining center stage, is seemingly tangible but never approachable. The thereby unfolding idea of freedom arises in the bodies themselves. 

HYBRIDITY is the third part of a work cycle in which the ensemble around the choreographer Rafaële Giovanola has developed different scenarios that show our human body exposed in a radically changing world. As in the previous successful pieces MOMENTUM and VIS MOTRIX, the CocoonDance Company once again draws inspiration from external body techniques in its search for the still ‘unthought’ body. 

By and with: Fa-Hsuan Chen, Martina De Dominicis, Álvaro Esteban, Susanne Schneider, Anna Harms, Frédéric Voeffray // Choreography:  Rafaële Giovanola // Composition: Jörg Ritzenhoff, Franco Mento // Light, space: Boris Kahnert, Peter Behle // Costumes: Mathilde Grebot // Coaching Ballett: Isabelle Fokine // Coaching Muay Thai: Priest West // Outside eye:  Susanne Schneider, Leonardo Rodrigues // Dramaturgy: Rainald  Endraß  // Production management: Daniela Ebert, Neele Renzland // Management: Mechtild Tellmann, GROUNDWORKERS 

In collaboration with Ringlokschuppen Ruhr Mülheim, Théâtre du Crochetan Monthey, Malévoz Quartier Culturel, Hessisches Staatsballett/ Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Theater im Ballsaal Bonn
Funded by: Pro Helvetia, ThéâtrePro Valais, Loterie Suisse Romande, Conseil de la Culture État du Valais, Fonds Darstellende Künste, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, NRW Landesbüro Darstellende Künste e.V., RheinEnergieStiftung Kultur, Bundesstadt Bonn


13.03.2021, 20:00 CET 

Streaming for all audience with donation up from 1,- €


They pull the rug from under our feet, cause discomfort, alienation, if not even disgust. Anthropomorphic beings, artifacts, hermaphroditic creatures of ensouled and unsouled, both human organism and machine – intimate and human and, at the same time, as a dead object that seems radically strange. Opposite to her, our own body suddenly appears to us just as alien and constructed.BODY SHOTS investigates the narrow boundary of perception between these artificial beings and us and designs an almost human-like substitute body. What remains is a vision of human existence and the question what our human being is all about. 

By and with: Fa-Hsuan Chen, Martina De Dominicis, Marin Lemić, Werner Nigg, Eleonora Vrdoljak // Choreography: Rafaële Giovanola // Composition: Jörg Ritzenhoff // Light and set design: Marino Frankola // Costumes: Petra Dančević // Costume assistant: Božica Tunjić // Video, pictures: Neven Petrović // Dramaturgy: Rainald Endrass // Production management: Daniela Ebert, Lena Peters // Company management, touring: Management: Mechtild Tellmann, GROUNDWORKERS 

A collaboration by CocoonDance with the Zagreb Dance Center (ZPC) and the Staatstheater Darmstadt in the frame of the Doppelpass Fund of the German Federal Culture Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes) 
Funded by the Doppelpass Fund of the German Federal Culture Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes), the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Federal City of Bonn, RheinEnergieStiftung Kultur, as well as Theatre-ProVS, Le Conseil de la Culture Etat du Valais, La Loterie Romande.