Rhythm, Rupture and Romance | Tanzfestival Rhein-Main

A dance concert and contemporary ritual in which the boundaries of the bodies of two dancers flow into each other.


FRI 04.11.2022
9:00pm — 9:50pm

Staatstheater Darmstadt - Kammerspiele

Choreography, performance: Hannah Shakti Bühler, Simon Mayer Music: Simon Mayer Dramaturgical advice: Karoline Maria Wibmer Production: Lisa Anetsmann Artistic & scientific collaboration: Trance Science Institute / Corine Sombrun / Audrey Breton Lighting design: Matthieu Vergez

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"Breath, voice, movement" are the three key elements of the piece Somatic Tratata by Hannah Shakti Bühler and Simon Mayer. Through the repetitive rhythm of the southern Italian Tarantella dance, the two dancers put themselves into a trance-like state. The invisible interpersonal space becomes a playing field in which the boundaries of body, psyche and mind break open, flow into each other and are explored anew. Playfully, the two bodies transform their (gender) roles and identities. Enduring movement, rhythm and breathing wrapped in the live music of Simon Mayer put the dancers' bodies into creative states. The audience experiences a contemporary performative ritual, a dance concert that connects traditions - from southern Italian Tarantism to alpine folk cultures. Everything in play, in struggle, and in love of the moving bodies.

Choreografie, Performance: Hannah Shakti Bühler, Simon Mayer Musik: Simon Mayer Dramaturgische Beratung: Karoline Maria Wibmer Produktion: Lisa Anetsmann Künstlerische & wissenschaftliche Mitarbeit: Trance Science Institute / Corine Sombrun / Audrey Breton Lichtdesign: Matthieu Vergez

A co-production of Hessisches Staatsballett in the framework of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. Supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt am Main, by the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art and the Goethe-Institut.