Burnt translates the mosaic of contemporary identities and the state of constant presence into hypnotic qualities of movement.


TUE 08.11.2022
7:30pm — 8:30pm

Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden - kleines Haus

German premiere on Tuesday, 8.11. No language skills required

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"Everyone leads a double life", said the Dutch sociologist Fred L. Polak in 1961. Today, on the other hand, we are on the move in countless platforms, spaces, places and encounter a multitude of people on- and offline. Our ego seems to consist of a mosaic of identities - always available, always present. In Burnt, the duo LEE/VAKULYA, consisting of the dancer Chen-Wei Lee and the dancer Vakulya Zoltan, addresses this state of exhaustion of constant presence and simultaneous existences. Together with two dancers and the sound artist Gryllus Abris, they have developed a multi-layered piece that confronts the audience with contradictory and simultaneously effective qualities of movement. Speed builds up while it decays. The choreography is reminiscent of a floating boat - always in motion, never centred and always at the mercy of the changing waves. A state that eventually debilitates and takes away time and space for one's own creative development.


Choreography: LEE/VAKULYA Director: Vakulya Zoltan Dance: Chen-Wei Lee, Esse Vanderbrugge, Charlotte Petersen Dramaturgy: Alice Van der Wielen-Honinckx Lighting design: Bert Van Dijck, Xavi Moreno Sound design: Gryllus Abris Costumes: Eric Tsai Production: Kunstencentrum Nona Stage: Ding Yeh Wang

Eine Koproduktion von Hessischem Staatsballett im Rahmen der Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, Kunstencentrum Nona Mechelen, STUK Leuven, CCNR Lyon, Taiwan National Theater, L’animal l’escena Girona, Thor Studios Brussels, Vooruit Ghent, Workshop Foundation Budapest.

Further dates:

  • WED 09.11. | 7:00pm

    Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden - kleines Haus