COCOONDANCE UP-TO-DATE

 

MOMENTUM successfully premiered

 

Trailer by Michael Maurissens/ DANCING FRAMES PRODUCTIONS

 

MOMENTUM makes a connection between the dancers and the audience through the palpable feeling of movement in a shared space.

There is a club-like atmosphere: A feverish, live-produced and pulsating beat surrounded by an austere, dark setting. Three chimerical figures appear from the vague darkness. Their movements are first hesitant and searching. A slight twist of the torso here, a sudden nod there, then slowly accelerating to a swaying, a twitch or a gyration of the entire body. None of these external proceedings reveal anything about the inner feelings. Only the rhythm and speed unite the movements in a structural dimension. The dancers and the audience alike absorb the evolving kinetic energy just like the exhaustion, which become the driving elements of the performance. The pure physical, sweat-inducing choreography and the fusion of light and sound are generating a hypnotic energy.

 

“... a virtuoso etude about movement and how movement is perceived using intelligence and sensuality to play with the complex relationship between dancer and spectator. Although the three dancers are undertaking a physically demanding high-performance program while the audience remains in a basically passive state, both parties are nevertheless actors. The audience members are a part of the production. In this way, the enthralling dance piece adds another exciting facet to the past productions "Pieces Of Me" and "What About Orfeo?"

(Bernhard Hartmann, General-Anzeiger, Bonn, 09./10.04.2016) 

 

The male trio in MOMENTUM seems to be “ancient and eternally new” … and that is the ingenuity and the very contemporary quality in “Momentum”. It is both the desire to be completely absorbed within the moment, the heavy beat, the dance, the crowd, and even the horror, the stimulus, the addiction, the pushing, the affirmation. Don’t think. Just keep going and going and going!"

(Melanie Suchy, tanzwebkoeln, 07.04.2016)

  

Further performances see calendar

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.

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