The medieval figure of a dancing Death embodies a paradox. After all, isn’t it the living who dance? Is dance not often seen, in all its dynamic ephemerality, as an expression and celebration of life itself? What are the connections between dance and death?
We take this abstract figure and attempt to inhabit the paradox ourselves. We search for multiple ways to draw these issues into our bodies and the situations we compose for them.
Who knows, maybe our death is dancing with us already.
Choreography, dance: Irina Demina, Joshua Rutter
Composition& live music: Pelle Buys, Mark Leyrer
Light design: Henning Eggers
Dramaturgic assistance: Angela Guerreiro
Supported by Kulturbehörde der freien und Hansestadt Hamburg
With kind support of PEM Theater an den Elbbrücken, Hamburger Sprechwerk, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin.
Premiere: 09.02.2017, Hamburger Sprechwerk