Thu, 6 June 16:00
16:00 - 17:30 Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz Video
Tanz aller – ein BewegungschorA TANZFONDS ERBE Project Premiere
The project ‘Tanz aller’ deals with the almost forgotten heritage of movement choirs that at the end of the 1920s grasped dance as a social and political phenomenon. They aimed at “liberating” the bodies of the dancing amateurs, opening up movements for them that went beyond everyday work and allowed them to act as a chorally organised mass in urban space. The project explores the heterogeneity of this movement and looks for choreographies and stories in nine cities. With the radio ballet, the performance collective Ligna has developed a format with which choreographic interventions in public space with an audience are made possible. Can this practice be seen as an update of the movement choirs? What role can masses, what role can dance play today? What does the organisation of masses beyond representation look like? ‘Tanz aller’ examines the political claim of the movement choirs in the present-day context.
Meeting point: Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz, near entrance Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
Speakers: Rica Blunck, Christiane Meyer-Rogge-Turner, Martin Nachbar
Music: Felix Kubin
Supported by TANZFONDS ERBE – Eine Initiative der Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Further information about the project: Talk with Ole Frahm
Thu, 6 June 18:00
18:00 - 20:00 Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Großes Haus
Faustin Linyekula & CCN-Ballet de Lorraine
La Création du monde 1923 – 2012Recreation of the choreography of 1923: Millicent Hodson & Kenneth Archer German premiere
“We have learned to look at ourselves with the gaze of the West,” says Faustin Linyekula. In his production ‘La Création du monde 1923 – 2012’, the Congolese choreographer deals with precisely this gaze. In 1923 the author Blaise Cendrars, the composer Darius Milhaud, the fine artist Fernand Léger, and the choreographer Jean Börlin created the so-called “ballet nègre” ‘La Création du monde’ in Paris, a symbolic creation story that was meant to enable a fresh artistic start after the First World War. The model was “Africa” – but a naively paradisiacal image of it, which stood in stark contrast to the economic exploitation and political oppression of the colonies. In ‘La Création du monde 1923 – 2012’, Linyekula embeds the original piece, reconstructed by Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer, in his own choreography on the themes of appropriation and foreignness like a citation. He stages the encounter between the past and the present and between different views of a “common” history: How do Africa and Europe see each other? And: Have these views actually changed since 1923?
Transfer service after the show to the Congress Venue
Additional performance on 7 June, 20:00
Tickets: € 10 – 30
Artistic direction, choreography 2012 Faustin Linyekula
Music Fabrizio Cassol
Set design Jean-Christophe Lanquetin
Costumes Lamine Badian Kouyaté
Lighting Virginie Galas
Reconstruction 1923 Millicent Hodson, Kenneth Archer
Dialogue with The Swedish Ballet
Ballet Blaise Cendrars
Music Darius Milhaud
Curtain/sets/costumes Fernand Léger
Reconstruction lighting Olivier Bauer
With Jonathan Archambault, Amandine Biancherin, Jennifer Blasek, Agnès Boulanger, Guillaume Busillet, Justin Cumine, Charles Darleci, Fabio Dolce, Dmitri Domojirov, Phanuel Erdmann, Valérie Ferrando, Marc Galvez, Tristan Ihne, Vivien Ingrams, Djodjo Kazadi, Laure Lescoffy, Valérie Ly-Cuong, Sakiko Oïshi, Joris Pérez, Morgan De Quelen, Marion Rastouil, Elisa Ribes, Yoann Rifosta, Ligia Saldanha
/CCN-Ballet de Lorraine (direction: Petter Jacobsson)
CCN-Ballet de Lorraine
Théâtre de la Ville/Paris, Kunstenfestivaldesarts/Brussels in collaboration with Fondation Fluxum, Théâtre Gérard Philippe Frouard
Supported by KVS Theater/Brussels
Thu, 6 June 20:00
20:30 Congress Venue
After the opening event at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, the Dance Congress invites all participants, lecturers and guests to come to the Congress centre on the area of the tanzhaus nrw and the Capitol Theater at Erkrather Straße for an exchange and to celebrate with food and drinks.
Besides artists from North Rhine-Westphalia present a kind of performance itinerary leading to different spaces at the tanzhaus nrw and the capitol.
MOUVOIR/Stephanie Thiersch opens her flea market with short excerpts and interventions from the European-African project ‘Mitumba – A Happening’. In the ongoing performance ‘Gender-Walking’, the Düsseldorf-based choreographer Morgan Nardi presents parts of his current production ‘3rd’. With ‘51° 13´ N 6° 47´ E’, the choreographer Alexandra Waierstall and the dancer Harris Koushos develop interventions between everyday situations and art actions. In Erik Kaiel’s successful piece ‘No Man is an Island’, two dancers play with an apparent bodily inseparability. The choreographer Leandro Kees portraits artist colleagues from North Rhine-Westphalia in a video installation. In ‘Sesamestreet in Sinop’ by Haus der PerformanceKunst, Sabine Seume and Andreas Simon stage a mimic dialogue somewhere between Sesame Street Oscar from the dustbin and the philosopher Diogenes. The hip-hop dancer Ardit Gjikaj aka Airdit from Oberhausen ranks among the scene’s best B-boys and features his skills in a short solo. Already on the opening evening, the Finnish stand-up comedian Johanna Keinänen will make her first comments and statements in small actions.
In “Backstage. Spaces, (Hi)Stories of tanzhaus nrw”, students of the University for Music and Dance Cologne under the direction of Katarina Kleinschmidt and Martin Sonderkamp take the audience on audio walks to the less known areas of the tanzhaus.
Followed by: DJ Mindy
Further information the same evening on location.
Congress Venue, Foyer
Memories of Dance – Graphic Recording
What do you remember about your first, nicest, most touching, or even most terrible dance experience? Images, sounds, movements, moods, people – the illustrator Tiziana Jill Beck and her team are underway with pad and pencil to collect the memories that the Dance Congress participants give an account of, to then render them in sketches and drawings. The constantly growing collection of pictures will be presented in the Congress spaces and published on the Tanzfonds website. In this way, a common memory space of individual dance experiences and encounters will evolve – a dance history in pictures that most certainly cannot be canonised.
Tiziana Jill Beck (D/USA) illustrator
and her team: Johanna Benz, Edith Carron, Anna Hainrich, Marius Wenker
A project by TANZFONDS – Eine Initiative der Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Cultural Education by German Dance Ensembles at German Theatres
For many dance ensembles in Germany, cultural education has become an important part of their daily work. It has an effect on all social groups and wins over new audiences for dance at German theatres. Whether spectators are made familiar with dance through public ballet training, rehearsal visits and talks with choreographers, or children and older people gain experiences with their own body in dance projects – these offers always result in long-term relationships and affiliations. A video documentation presents excerpts of various projects and initiatives of municipal ensembles.
Books on the Move
Guest of the Dance Congress: the mobile bookstore for everyone who dances, reflects and moves. The assortment of this international bookstore for contemporary dance and performance includes books on choreography, applied anatomy and body experience, as well as theoretical essays and biographies in German, English and French. New publications are on offer as well as hard-to-find books on contemporary dance.
Agnès Benoit-Nader (D) booksonthemove.eu
Dance and Aging
Poster Exhibition: Dance in the Second Half of Life
The Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung (society of dance research) presents a poster exhibition of international scientific and/or artistic projects dealing with the topic ‘Dance and Aging’.
Ästhetisches Interesse an künstlerischem Tanz im Alter – Eine explorative Analyse biographischer Erfahrungen und tätigkeitsspezifischer Vollzugsanreize
Claudia Behrens (D) Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Krystyna Obermaier (D) Elementarer Tanz e.V. Köln
‚Zwei Flüsse‘ Ein Tanztheaterprojekt für alle ab 55 Jahren – Ein Kooperationsprojekt des Ringlokschuppen (Mülheim) und der Bergischen Volkshochschule Wuppertal
Barbara Cleff (D) Seniorentanztheater Dortmund/Ballett Dortmund
Nicole Schillinger (D) TheaterTanzPerformance ttp
Project: ArtRose/Small Moments of Greatness. A collective for dancers “im erfolgreichen Alter”
Jenny Coogan (D) Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden
MobileDance Age: an initiative to bring dancers from different generations together in creative processes
Fiona Edwards, Jo Parkes (D) EdwardsParkesDance (EPD)
An initiative to bring dancers from different generations together in creative processes
Fiona Edwards, Jo Parkes (D) EdwardsParkesDance (EPD)
‚Ahnen‘ – ein Performanceprojekt mit 13 Tänzerinnen im Alter von 62 bis 84 Jahren
Gabriele Gierz (D) My Way Ensemble
‘Identities’ – a production involving 5 women, dancers and choreographers over the age of 50: What is the “identity” of the older dancer?
Susanne Kempster (ES)
‘Dance and Age – Expression of the Human Body at different Ages’ (Teilprojekt des Forschungsprojektes ‚One of a Kind‘, geleitet von Jiri Kylian an der Rotterdam Dance Academy, Codarts Rotterdam)
Friederike Lampert, Desiree Staverman (NL) Rotterdam Dance Academy, Codarts Rotterdam
Tango im Altersheim: ein tanzpädagogisches Projekt
Florica Marian, Katrin Grüntzig (CH)
Dying Swans and dragged up dames: a photographic exploration of the ageing dancer
Helen Newall, Mark Edward (UK) Edge Hill University
Freiräume schaffen: Zeitgenössischer Tanz im fortgeschrittenen Alter
Cornelia Widmer, Walter Widmer (D) ForumTanz
Gesellschaftstanz mit Älteren – ein Mittel zur gesundheitlichen Prävention
Eileen Wanke (D) Abteilung Tanzmedizin, Institut für Arbeitsmedizin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin/Institut für Arbeits-, Sozial- und Umweltmedizin, Goethe Universität Frankfurt et al.
Motion Bank Work Station
The Motion Bank online tools can be tested here.
The journal “tanz” is accompanying the entire Dance Congress with a BLOG on tanz-zeitschrift.de. At the BLOGGING station, participants and guests of the Congress can read the BLOG entries and comment on them directly.
Heike Diehm, Elena Iris Fichtner, Irmela Kästner, Melanie Suchy, Bettina Trouwborst, Arnd Wesemann.