Coraline Lamaison. By Bertram Müller

Coraline Lamaison_Narcissus

 

By Bertram Müller, Director of Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf.

The production process and the guest performance of Narcisses by Coraline Lamaison (France) was an excellent and instructive example of a European coproduction within the frame of the modul-dance project. The respective parts of the trilogy, which deals with the phenomenon of female narcissism in different ways, originated in three distinct places and premiered in three different places as well, in the last instance with the duet Narcisses-2.0, featuring the magnificent dancers Annabelle Chambon and Els Deceukelier. Read more of this post

Emma Martin, “Hoffnungstraeger” 2014

Emma Martin has been named by the Tanz Magazine as 1 of the 3 Hoffnungstraeger (“bearers of hope”) 2014 in its yearbook. Read here the whole article in German.

Since the premiere of Tundra last May, the reviews of the project have been excellent. Read here some of them.

Angie Hiesl & Roland Kaiser’s “ID-Clash”. Review by Dr. Mattias Däumer

Angie Hiesl & Roland Kaiser_ID-clash_Cologne 2013_© Roland Kaiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Description

The performance is in the form of a circuit situated in a horticultural nursery on the outskirts of Cologne. The circuit consists of three buildings whose interiors are divided and semanticised during the course of the performance: a big, brick-walled greenhouse, a small glass greenhouse and a hothouse with a solid sliding door and side sheets. These buildings are at right angles to one another, with the small glass greenhouse, about 2x3m, at the intersection.

The performance begins at the front of the large brick greenhouse. The five female performers – all “experts in everyday life” – plant flowerpots lined on a trolley, each bearing a sign. On each pot is a label for different gender identities, key concepts of gender studies, names from queer culture, general expressions of uncertainty, symbols and lettering in Bengali. Each of the small flowerpots is planted together with a colourful piece of candy: “Take a goody – take a fixation”, the installation seems to say, “Both are sweet – and neither are natural”. Read more of this post

“I is an Other” by Arno Schuitemaker Reviews

On 17th April Arno Schuitemaker premiered his modul-dance project “I is an Other” at Chassé Theatre in Breda. Here, some of the good reviews he got:

Arno Schuitemaker_I is an Other © Jochem Jurgens (2)

The climax [of the performance] is smart and touching. (…) Then you see how there can be a dialogue, a shared universe, between two different worlds. Exactly what a metaphor does – Mirjam van der Linden, De Volkskrant (4/5 stars)

The choreography of Schuitemaker is transparant and unimposing, almost poetry, (…) with subtle lines, flowing movements and inventive reflections between the ‘I’ and the ‘other’ – Kester Freriks, Theaterkrant.nl (4/5 stars)

Utmost concentration and extreme control over the entire body. And the audience becomes thoughtful and enchanted. – Joris van Laak, Brabants Dagblad

I is an Other is a breath of fresh air. Schuitemaker chooses for depth and content. – Pauline Weijs, Cultuurbewust.nl (4/5 stars)

Mala Kline’s “Eden” reviews

Mala Kline_Eden © Damir Zizic 2Mala Kline‘s Eden is getting excellent reviews.

” […] her distinct sense of creating an invisible but firm connection with the auditorium, in which the unhindered flow of energy conditions the main purpose – sensing a common mental and emotional engagement

“Eden is a complex project that in one swipe lucidly explores raw aspects of the subconscious and collective dream images while expressiong the exquisite originality of the author’s ideas and their intriguing realization“.

Read the complete reviews here.