The title ›BoD‹ refers to the programmatic character of Richard Siegal’s first work for his Ballet of Difference company, founded in Munich in 2006, which unites dancers and artists in all their heterogeneity and diversity.
To the rhythms of DJ Haram, a musician with Lebanese roots living in the USA, who mixes various contemporary club aesthetics with experimental sounds and Arab musical traditions, the dancers rotate through the space and by means of inflatable costumes created by New York fashion designer Becca McCharen constantly transform themselves into new physical shapes. Exploring the dancers’ personalities and considering their respective biographies, Richard Siegal combines physical forms of expression from diverse ethnical traditions and aesthetic socializations to create an electrifying amalgam expressing a culturally rich and intrinsically diverse contemporary world.
The two-part evening opens with Richard Siegal’s latest creation ›Ballet 2.018‹.
Choreography: Richard Siegal Dance: Andrea Mocciardini, Claudia Ortiz Arraiza, Jemima Dean, Léonard Engel, Courtney Henry, Yvonne Compaña Martos, Margarida Neto, Jin Young Won, Matthew Rich, Diego Tortelli, Nicola Strada, Zuzana Zahradníková Dramaturgical and musical advice: Tobias Staab Music: DJ Haram (thanks to Discowoman) Costumes: Richard Siegal, Chromat / Becca McCharen (thanks to Klymit) Stylist: Edda Gudmundsdottir Light design: Gilles Gentner Assistant to the stylist: Martin Tordby Ballet master/mistress: Caro Geiger, Diego Tortelli Production management: Miria Wurm Technical direction: Roman Fliegel Production: Richard Siegal / The Bakery and ecotopia dance productions Co-production: Schauspiel Köln, Tanz Köln, Muffatwerk München Supported by: German Federal Cultural Foundation, Cultural Department of the City of Munich, Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Richard Siegal is choreographer in residence at Muffatwerk Munich