Our Programme
Overview, January – March 2018

January

Sat 20.01.18 12:00 h

Our ever-popular ›Open Day‹ is a fun packed opportunity for the whole family to come along and explore the former pithead baths in its lively present-day incarnation. Things to see and do include our now legendary display of stage lighting and special effects with dry ice, wind machines and much more; an adventure playground with thousands of building bricks; arts and crafts activities; face painting, and a transforming photo setting where children of all ages can re-create themselves as fantasy figures.

Wed 10.01.18 16:30 h

Wed 17.01.18 16:30 h

Wed 24.01.18 16:30 h

Wed 31.01.18 16:30 h

Movement workshop for children & meeting place
Every Wednesday afternoon PACT’s foyer transforms into ›Café Simpatico‹, a friendly informal space where local families of all countries of origin can drop by for a cup of tea or coffee and some good conversation whilst children between the ages of 4 and 6 join in playful dance and movement activities led by teacher and singer, Isabel Wamig. ›Café Simpatico‹ is free and families can come along at any time. No previous dance experience or knowledge of German is required.

Fri 26.01.18 20:00 h

Sat 27.01.18 20:00 h

In ›Deep Etude‹, the Swedish choreographer and singer Alma Söderberg develops an in-depth study of the embodiment of rhythm centring around the idea of polyrhythm. By layering recorded electronic sounds, live voice and dance, she creates a complex composition in which our perceptions of listening and viewing seem to be inextricably linked. As movement and sound exchange roles, the foreground and background shift, the dance becomes the music's backtrack while the movement excavates the sound and brings it to the surface.

February

Sat 03.02.18 20:00 h

Film programme / Lecture in English
An epic love song written to an art form: ›52 Portraits‹ began life as an online project, but can be seen here in its cinematic version as a 2-hour journey, conjuring an imagined community of artists whose difference clarifies also what connects us. Encompassing artists including William Forsythe, Tim Etchells, Mette Ingvartsen and Eleanor Bauer, each portrait frames its subjects within a self-choreographed gestural language, accompanied by biographical songs, poetically arranged by Matteo and Francesca Fargion, which reveal their passions, politics and doubts.

 

Wed 07.02.18 16:30 h

Wed 14.02.18 16:30 h

Movement workshop for children & meeting place
Every Wednesday afternoon PACT’s foyer transforms into ›Café Simpatico‹, a friendly informal space where local families of all countries of origin can drop by for a cup of tea or coffee and some good conversation whilst children between the ages of 4 and 6 join in playful dance and movement activities led by teacher and singer, Isabel Wamig. ›Café Simpatico‹ is free and families can come along at any time. No previous dance experience or knowledge of German is required.

Fri 16.02.18 20:00 h

Dance / Performance
Bachzetsis meets our gaze throughout, steady and cool. She is constantly checking in with us, but not in search of our approval; her eyes are simply asking us to consider what we are seeing. Do we recognize anything of ourselves in these embodiments (or their awkward, squeaky failures)? The dancer’s body itself becomes both lens and mirror. Contemporarydance.com

Sat 17.02.18 20:00 h

Dance / Performance
How can a choreographer’s legacy be preserved? In ›ECCE (H)OMO‹, Paula Pi transports ›Afectos Humano‹, the dance cycle produced by the German choreographer and dancer Dore Hoyer (1911–67), into the present in the form of a reconstruction and reinterpretation. Although Dore Hoyer danced for Mary Wigman, among others, and left behind an extensive body of her own work, she has remained virtually unknown in the world of German dance since her suicide in 1967.

Sat 24.02.18 15:00 h

Sun 25.02.18 12:00 h

for curious people ages 6 to 99 (in German)
Physics becomes an adventure in the crazy and colourful stage shows presented by Joachim Hecker and his team, in which young scientists are invited to engage in experiments of their own. This show revolves around the theme of sound and music. What do we hear with our ears and how does that work? What is the difference between a tone and a sound? Why do instruments sound so different, even when they are playing the same tone? How is an instrument tuned, and what does that have to do with physics? Do we hear things that others can’t hear? Can we make tones visible?

March

Wed 14.03.18 - Sun 18.03.18

Dance / Performance
The Dance Platform in Germany is a testing ground for artistic tendencies and developments of international note in choreography, dance and performance. The 2018 edition presents outstanding contemporary productions created in the last two years with substantial support from German partners.
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