How can the future of contemporary western dance be imagined? Or should it rather be stored as a relict of the 20thcentury? The Folkwang Tanzstudio, founded by Kurt Jooss in 1928, has a long history of innovation within European dance. But with time, this history is increasingly becoming heritage. How do the young bodies of today's ensemble relate to this heritage? How can the archive be activated and a new dance be created out of it? ›Neuer Neuer Neuer Tanz‹explores a speculative future of dance. Deliberating on the contemporaneity of dance as well as the desire for the new, Michiel Vandevelde has created a wild choreography together with the current ensemble in which memories of past dances are evoked in order to question the state of dance in the 21stcentury.
Choreography: Michiel Vandevelde Dance: Baptiste Bersoux, Yi-An Chen, Maria Giovanna Delle Donne, Stsiapan Hurski, Ji Hee Kim, Giuseppe Perricone, Darko Radosavljev, Pierandrea Rosato, Narumi Saso, Mariane Verbecq Music: Eva Reiter, Edgard Varèse, Frank Zappa Costume: Heide Vanderieck Light, Stage: Michiel Vandevelde Assistance: Mario Barrantes Espinoza Feedback: Jonas Leifert, Kristof van Baarle Production: PACT Zollverein and Folkwang Tanzstudio Thanks to all involved