• Sat 19.02.11 20 h

What is a community? How does one go about constituting a community? What are the limits, the borders of sharing? How can one be oneself and share at the same time? How much piracy does a community need?

Neither a simple performance, nor a conventional show, neither a dance nor a party! In ©oPirates, choreographer Richard Siegal, winner of the German Theatre Prize Faust 2010, investigates the idea of community through modes of performance, inviting professional and non-professional dancers and performers as well as groups from all walks of life in the Ruhr District – from modern dance, parkour and folklore practitioners through to alternative activists – to participate in a unique event. A multi-faceted evening in which questions unfold and discoveries will be made: Welcome to this philosophical party!


Premiere: 22.10. 2010 Dance 2010 / Muffatwerk (Munich)

Choreography: Richard Siegal (The Bakery)
Dancers: Carolin Geiger, Sebastien Mari, Camille Revol, Paula Sanchez, Franck Edmond Yao
Song vocals: Yvonne Madrid
Guests from the region: Ancient Astronauts (ESL Music / Switchstance Recordings)
Bandoneon Freunde Essen (Bandoneon Orchester), Enis Maci (Poetry Slam)
, HFMT Köln (Tanzstudentinnen Köln), Lindy Pott (Lindy Hop), Parkour Essen, XOPO (Bulgarischer Volkstanz)
Composer/ electronic music: Lorenzo Bianchi
Dramaturgy: Chantal Pontbriand, Barbara Formis
Light design: Jochen Göpfert
Technical director: Ulli Napp
Interactive systems: Jean-Philippe Lambert
Photography/videography: Dennis Zyche
Production management: Dieta Sixt

Production: The Bakery
Co-production: Festival DANCE (Munich), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt a. Main), Muffatwerk (Munich), PACT Zollverein (Essen)
Supported by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich, Fonds Darstellende Künste, Goethe-Institut and the Consulate General of the United States, Munich


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