Photo (EX-SITU): © Klaus Fröhlich



8 Performer, 1 Technician

Space: 12 m x 12 m

Duration: probably 1 h


Premiere: 07.05. 2022

Festival Steps,

Théâtre du Crochetan Monthey (CH) 


Coproduced by Steps Festival, Théâtre du Crochetan Monthey, Beethovenfest Bonn, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr Mülheim, Theater im Ballsaal Bonn


Funded by Migros-Kulturprozent, Pro Helvetia, Conseil de la Culture État du Valais, La Loterie Romande, Stiftung Corymbo, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Oertli-Stiftung, Kunststiftung NRW, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, Bundesstadt Bonn


Supported by Residenzzentrum tanz+ - Tanz & Kunst Königsfelden, Kurtheater Baden, Stiftung Züriwerk, Förderverein Theater Hora, Antigel Genf, Service de la culture et de la communication de la Ville Vernier, Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, Le Malévoz Quartier Culturel


By and with: Cristina Commisso, Fa-Hsuan Chen, Margaux Dorsaz, Álvaro Esteban, Jenna Hendry, Joana Kern, Evandro Pedroni, Yonas Perou • Research: Kamau & The Wolf, Kud Kolo, Theater Hora, The Iconic Kiki House of Juicy couture, Frédéric Voeffray • Choreography: Rafaële Giovanola • Composition/ Live electronic: Franco Mento • Light design, space: Robi Voigt • Costume: Mathilde Grebot • Choreographic Assistance: Jade Albasini • Dramaturgy: Rainald Endrass • Video documentation, photo: Michael Maurissens, Hugo Pratap Parvez • Presswork/ social media: Maud Richard, Fabiana Uhart, Rainald Endrass • Production management: Kira Koplin, Lena Schmidt • Management, Touring: Mechtild Tellmann, Kira Koplin



With the support of the glossary work and the interactive MoveApp  CocoonDance follows with RUNthrough its assiduous search for the „Unthought Body“.


"RUNthrough" is an educational, artistic research and production project at the same time. In this research and exchange project, CocoonDance will cooperate with new groups and distribute this dialogue of their multi-week collaboration from outside the walls of the theatres back into them as an artistic result.


The starting point will be a wide variety of encounters with different “bodies”, dancers meet rapper, actors, folklore and sport clubs and voguing comunity. In various residencies, the participants develop together try-outs that are performed on site.


The aim is to explore new work techniques, to enter into a dialogue that broadens one's own perspective to the undiscovered. Diversity and joint artistic interplay are the top priority. These encounters will not only become the driving force behind the gestures of this new project but will also expand the glossary work and finally open us up to other ways of moving, where idiosyncrasies, qualities of individual bodies and perspectives come together creating a lively and powerful mesh. The artistic result on stage include all these qualities but pushed to the limits through the skills of professional performers.