Leo Kees / Chikako Kaido

  • Sat 09.05.09 21 h

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
Chikako Kaido

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


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