»With what expectations do we arrive at our graduation performance, how do we present and represent ourselves within the group that for years now has been our class, our shared society«?
With a sharp eye for modern society and lifestyles, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola draws on the viewpoints of his young cast members as they approach their graduate performance and considers with them how we face up to questions of competition, ambition, manipulation, judgement, need and desire. ›five six seven eight‹ is his choreography in collaboration with 4th year students from the Folkwang Academy in Essen.
Choreography and direction: Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola
Choreography and Dance: Suzan Alev, Gerald Butolen, Roberto di Camillo, Li Li Chao, Olivier Charalambides, Wilfredo Cohen González, Fernanda Gusso, Cesar Augusto Cuenca Torres, Marianne Heubaum, Swanhild Kruckelmann, Jorge Leandro, Ha Young Lee, Tamami Maemura, Andrea Mendez, Nikolina Nikoleski, Linda Nordström, Fornier Ortíz, Benjamin Riepe, Giannaurelio Scalas, Gustavo Stanley, Carolina Varassi
Choreographic assistance: Tusnelda Mercy
Music: Goldberg Variations von J. S. Bach, ›Fanfare triste‹, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola; ›Bang Bang‹, Sheila; Traditional Spanish Music; ›Stabat Mater‹, from Italy; ›On the radio‹, J. J. Johansson; ›Johnny Guitar‹, Pascal Comelade
Folkwang Academy graduation performance in cooperation with PACT Zollverein