May 29

DIN A 13 tanzcompany (direction Gerda König). Coreography JORDI CORTÉS cellar & secrets BEYOND REASON


4 sterile tiled rooms, 4 dancers, 8 cameras, countless people. This is the starting point for the new digital Live production by the dance company DIN A 13 tanzcompany. We all find ourselves in the moment of events, of occasions. Connections are created through walls – and confront the present with the past.

2020 marks the 45th anniversary of the end of the Francoist dictatorship in Spain and the 75th anniversary of the end of the National Socialist dictatorship in Germany. In cooperation with her Spanish colleague Jordi Cortés Molina and video artist Jürgen Salzmann, choreographer Gerda König refers to the traumas of their two nations, which, in a very concrete sense, arose in camps and prisons strictly hidden away, the “cellars of society”.

Since 1995 under the artistic direction of Gerda König, and in collaboration with choreographer Gitta Roser, is one of the few dance ensembles internationally in which the members are dancers with different physiognomies. The investigation and visualisation of the quality of movement of ‘other bodies’ and their diversity form the basis for the ensemble’s choreographic work and characterises the artistic approach of the company.

Artistic Director/Choreography: Gerda König / Choreography: Jordi Cortés / Dramaturgy: Gitta Roser / Video art: Jürgen Salzmann / Music: Frank Schulte / Dancers: Charlotte Virgile, Rita Noutel, Míriam Aguilera, Ashraf Albesh / Set design: Lea Dietrich / Costumes: Julieta Alvarez / Graphic design: Kai Kullen / Creative Producer Germany: Anastasia Olfert / Creative Producer Spain: Raül Perales Haro / Choreographic assistant: Celiné Bellut / Press and public relations: Mechtild Tellmann / Company management: John Hermann

Coproduction Mercat de les Flors / Cooperation partners: Goethe Institut Barcelona, La Caldera les Corts – centre de creació de dansa i arts escéniques, Brandenburg Memorials Foundation / Sponsored by The Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), NRW State Office for the Independent Performing Arts, City of Cologne, Kämpgen-Stiftung, Kunststiftung NRW, NRW KULTURsekretariat Wuppertal, Funded under the Reload programme. Grants for Independent Groups by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.


 Coproducció Mercat de les Flors

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Season: 2020-2021

May 29

20 h


Running time: 60 minutes

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