In Leandro Kees’s choreography ›Writing on Water‹, the FTS dancers enter in ever changing formations into a live physical dialogue with filmed dance sequences compiled by media artist, Pipo Tafel.
›Writing on Water‹ plays with the resulting moments of surprise, irritation and changes of perspective which, in turn, open up new frames of reference. Similar to a cubist painting, some scenes show movement material from many perspectives at once and allow us to experience the past and the present, deceleration and acceleration, simultaneously.
The work of Chikako Kaido originated in thoughts on the subject of suicide. After her last visit to Japan, where the rate of suicide is constantly rising, the Tokyo born choreographer began to examine the relationship of the individual towards society and the conflict of inner emotion versus outward indifference.
Premiere: 28. February 2008 Essen
Choreography: Leandro Kess and
Production: Folkwang Tanzstudio
Dance: Marcus Bomski, Ines Fischbach, Chikako Kaido, Leandro Kees, Hyun-Jin Kim, Kyungwoo Kwon, Marcela Ruiz Quintero, Kim Sokolowski, Tomoko Yamashita, Sergey Zhukov
Video: Pipo Tafel
Costume design: Margit Koch
Light design / technical director: Reinhard Hubert
Sound: Thomas Wacker
Production management/ press and public relations: Claudia Lüttringhaus
Supported by: Kulturbüro der Stadt Essen, Ministerpräsident des Landes NRW, Folkwang Hochschule
Photo left (Writing on water): Georg Schreiber
Photo right (There is an abyss): Ursula Kaufman