Video clip from "Dreams in a Cloudy Space" by Antje Velsinger
©Video: Ayla Pierrot Arendt
Next show dates:
Nov. 28.- Dec.1, 2019, Lichthof Theater, Hamburg
Feb 08 & 09, 2020, tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf
Antje Velsinger`s new stage choreography "dreams in a cloudy space" includes videos by Ayla Pierrot Arendt that engage with very old protagonists.
In capitalist society old bodies are mainly defined by their deficit, by what they cannot do anymore and what they are not anymore. Based on research in various old people's homes and senior citizens' meetings in Cologne and Hamburg, a 35-year-old and a 75-year-old dancer emerge in a choreography in which boundaries become blurred: between activity and passivity, isolation and retreat, joy and resignation. Velsinger's choreography "dreams in a cloudy space" is an amplifier for the voices that are mostly unheard, and the videos are an approach to old peoples's sensations and joys that have not been visualized often.
Artistic Direction & Choreography: Antje Velsinger * Dance: Pauline Payen & Brigitta Schirdewahn * Performance in Video: Marlies Dietrich, Inge Jost & Antje Velsinger * Stage Design: Sophie Aigner * Video: Ayla Pierrot Arendt * Sound: Julia Krause * Costume: Valentina Primavera * Dramaturgy: Heike Bröckerhoff * Light: Henning Eggers * Production Management: Sabina Stücker