Break & Connection
December 7th 20pm - December 9th 21pm
With a dance installation, “Break & Connection” opens up a space for pause and reflection, which, beyond post-colonial, western influences, opens up a different connection between the individual and himself and each other.
“Break & Connection” picks up on the signs of the times and illuminates breakages and connections, breaks and new beginnings from different perspectives. The moment of breaking with old habits and certainties, which is currently taking place anyway, serves as an occasion for a more fundamental consideration of social coexistence. With this production, Grupo Oito examines the pause as a moment to explore other realities, to take on new perspectives and to perceive them differently: to understand the order through the disorder, to discover the invisible next to the visible, to bring the worldly together with the spiritual. For this purpose, the group deals, for example, with spiritual practices and ways of thinking. These show ways to feel connected to yourself in a deeper way and thus also to other people and the environment.
With “Break & Connection”, Grupo Oito continues its work on anti-racist and decolonial structures and content. After the questioning of the white norm was the focus of “Ubiquitous Assimilation”, the new production is dedicated to the search for what connects. For this, the familiar is broken up and questioned - be it previous working methods, dance conventions or social contexts and personal attitudes.
In the spacious hall of the Oyoun, the audience can move freely and find their own way through the dance performance. The stage design is distributed in the room like an installation and consists of elements from earlier productions, which are taken up and reassembled here. The performers also move freely between the stage design elements and the audience.
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- Choreography and direction: Ricardo de Paula
- Performers: Laura Alonso, Caroline Alves, Exocé Oob, Natalie Riedelsheimer, Miro Wallner, Ricardo de Paula, Cintia Rangel
- Assistant choreography: Léna Sophia Bagutti
- Dramaturgy: Katja von de Ropp
- Light: Raquel Rosilden
- Music: Biano Lima
- Sound engineering: Makoto Inoue
- Stage: Andreina Vieira dos Santos, Zé de Paiva
- Costume: Andreina Vieira dos Santos
- Production management: MIFRUSH Production (Micaela Trigo & Urszula Heuwinkel)
- Production management assistant: Laia Montoya
- Video: Zé de Paiva & Kathleen Kunath
- Photo documentation: Tito Casal
- Press and public relations: Felix Schnieder-Henninger
Senate Department for Culture and Europe
Performing Arts Fund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
◥ Please note: The 2G Plus regulations and the wearing of an FFP2 mask apply to this event. You can find more information about the hygiene concept here.
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