- 23. June 2022
DIN A 13 tanzcompany “in BETWEEN us”
A choreographic production about power and threat for dancers with and without physical distinctions
Première: 23 June 2022, 8:00 p.m.
Further performances: 24 June 2022, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: €16.50 regular price, €9.50 discounted. Reservations at email@example.com
How do feelings of fear and threat affect people in times of political and societal change? This is the question explored by DIN A 13 tanzcompany in the second part of its inbetweenPOWER project. On stage, there is a diverse ensemble of five dancers: They come from Germany, Turkey and India. Three are men, two are women, and two of them live with physical distinctions. In this production, DIN A 13 tanzcompany also applies the ‘mixed-abled approach’ in terms of dance and the aesthetics of art. Events on stage are complemented by videos showing the dancers in their personal surroundings.
‘in BETWEEN us’ brings greater depth to the choreographic and cinematic material gained through the first part, inbetweenPOWER’, under the condensed viewpoints of women and men. The focus here is on grappling with personal experiences of limitation and threat, and with the fear of losing independence and freedom: Are there any areas in which women’s claims to power are shifting – and, if so, what areas are these these, specifically?
By what gender-specific means is this power won or exercised, and what influence do religious thought patterns and traditional values wield in this regard? How are open spaces developed in which women or men can elude the social conventions of culture or tradition?
Artistic concept: Mehdi Farajpour, Gerda König, Jürgen Salzmann
Choreography: Mehdi Farajpour, Gerda König Dancers: Ayça Turgut (TR), Jana
Zöll (DE), Damiaan Veens (NL), Ashwin Kumar (IN), Harun Sarikaya (TR) Video
artist: Jürgen SalzmannMusic: Frank Schulte Lighting: Philipp Zander Set
design: Martina Kock Costumes: Thomas Wien-Pegelow Artistic Director: Gerda
König Creative Producer: Anastasia Olfert Production assistant: Ivana Duzanec
Choreographic assistant: Buyan Yağmur Memişoğulları Public relations: neurohr
& andrä Graphic design: Kai Kullen Homepage: Andrea Hoffmann Social media
and financial management: John Hermann
in BETWEEN us is a production by DIN A 13 tanzcompany in cooperation with Iranian choreographer Mehdi Farajpour (ORIANTHEATER Dance Company), TanzFaktur Köln and BARNES CROSSING.
in BETWEEN us is funded by: Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Kulturstiftung des Bundes and Kunststiftung NRW. DIN A 13 tanzcompany is a recipient of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia’s ‘Spitzenförderung’ funding for outstanding achievement.
About DIN A 13 tanzcompany
DIN A 13 tanzcompany is one of the world’s few dance ensembles in which the members consist of dancers with and without physical disabilities. Since 1995, DIN A 13 tanzcompany and its artistic director and choreographer, Gerda König – from 1999 through 2020 in artistic collaboration with choreographer Gitta Roser –have enriched the dance world with new aesthetic categories that constantly challenge and question customary viewing habits in contemporary dance. Assumed boundaries and assessments between physical distinctions on the one hand and excellence in dance on the other are dissipated in choreographic images that ask provocative questions and prompt artistic dialogue. This artistic work spotlights the investigation and visualisation of the quality of movement of ‘other bodies’, an aspect with a diversity that is enlisted for choreographic work that broadens this element and enriches the spectrum of contemporary dance in the process.