New production MOMENTUM will premiere in April
MOMENTUM makes a connection between the dancers and the audience through the palpable feeling of movement in a shared space. The dancers and the audience alike absorb the evolving kinetic energy, which becomes the driving element of the performance. Like their earlier performances "Pieces of Me" and "What About Orfeo?", CocoonDance’s newest production, MOMENTUM, strives to create a shared sense of space and movement between the dancers and the audience.
3-year-residence in the Swiss canton Valais
Within a 3-year-residence, CocoonDance Company Bonn is going to show their productions, and cooperating throughout the canton with diverse groups, professionals and lay people alike, for example break dancers, parkour runners, pupils, students at the cantonal conservatory and other.
The supporters of the residence programme, Théâtre-ProValais, Le Conseil de la Culture Etat du and La Loterie Romande, want to create a strong base for the advancement of contemporary dance in the Swiss canton Valais by awarding the residence to CocoonDance.
CocoonDance and the Theater Osnabrück to receive federal grant “Doppelpassförderung“
CocoonDance Company is receiving funding through the grant “Doppelpassförderung“ by the Federal German government and is cooperating for two years with the Theater Osnabrück. Dance Company Osnabrück and CocoonDance Bonn, together with refugees who live in Osnabrück, will go on a search for their bodily history. The focus is on the question about their respective roots - biographically as well as physically and culturally – on uprooting and the possibility to take firm root again.
Premiere BIOGRAFIA DEL CORPO: 21 November 2015, Theater Osnabrück (Premiere) Emma Theater.
Further performances: 28.11.2015 / 06.12.2015/ 13.12.2015/ 17.12.2015/ 19.12.2015 / 29.12.2015 /20.01.2016
Cooperative project with the Gürzenich-Orchester Cologne
Infinite space! Together, the young musicians of the Jugendsinfonieorchester (youth symphonic orchestra) of the Rheinische Musikschule and the professional musicians of the Gürzenich-Orchester Cologne travel to Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. This family concert takes the audience across the universe under the guidance by newly appointed Gürzenich bandmaster François-Xavier Roth. “The Planets” by composer Gustav Holst is on the concert programme. Listeners can expect a galactic concert spectacle, in which along with the musicians, hearing-impaired pupils of the Johann-Joseph-Gronewald-Schule participate. Supported by CocoonDance Company Bonn, the pupils will create their very own approach to this composition by developing their own choreographical images to the music of Gustav Holst and thus transport the audience to another universe. Premiere, 19th June 2016, at the E-Werk, Cologne.