HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | CiM – Companhia de Dança

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | CiM – Companhia de Dança


Thursday 9 June 2022 I 10 am
Friday 10 June 2022 I 10 am

Saturday 11 June 2022 I 4 pm
Sunday 12 June 2022 I 4 pm

9 & 10 June 2022 | Workshop CiM “Dance for All”
for students after the performance
11 June 2022 | 12 am – 2 pm  free workshop CiM “Dance for All” (all levels, mixed-abled)

On the topic of inclusion & participation

An inclusive dance piece for everybody from age 8 and up          by CiM – Companhia de Dança (Portugal) in cooperation with the programme series QUERFELDEIN with dance pieces for a young audience

Human Geography investigates the relationship between people and their environment in different places. In the choreography HUMAN GEOGRAPHY by Ana Rita Barata, the performers enter a space together – their bodies become points of reference for each other as well as for the things and movements in this space. They create a living, constantly changing map of different surfaces, landscapes and territories. How do the bodies and things relate to each other in space? How do they change common territories? HUMAN GEOGRAPHY is the surveying of a space with different bodies that inscribe their traces in the memory of this place.

CiM – dance Company promotes a pioneering approach to artistic creation in the spirit of inclusion through dance and image. The company develops regular training and awareness that focuses on the movement specificities and unique expressiveness of each dancer/performer and promotes a vision of the idea of capacity and boundaries through choreography that reveals diversity as a driving force.

WITH US – Episode 1:

Karel (65) meets David (25) – Silke Z. & die metabolisten

Before the performances, Silke Z. & die metabolisten develop an intergenerational dance perspective on the guest performance HUMAN GEOGRAPHY: In Episode 1, Karel (65) and David (25) meet.

Workshop CiM “DANCE FOR ALL”

9 & 10 June 2022 | for students after the performance
TICKETS: Children 6 euros, adults 10 euros |

11 June 2022 | 12 am – 2 pm  FREE WORKSHOP                              all levels, mixed-abled

Registration is requested at

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY is the first guest performance in the DIVERSITY series on the theme of inclusion & participation.
In the next two years, the guest performance series curated by Silke Z. and die metabolisten will present national and international dance productions that deal with the themes of inclusion & participation, gender & sexuality, privilege, appreciation & racism, age, everyday life & visibility. In this format, topics of the diversity discourse are explicitly anchored in the repertoire in order to make their visibility sustainably effective.

Choreography Ana Rita Barata
Artistic consultant Pedro Sena Nunes
Dancers Bruno Rodrigues, Joana Gomes, Nelson Moniz
Costumes Mafalda Estácio
Sound and light design Pedro Sena Nunes
Production Inês Baptista


Artistic director Silke Z.
Management Caroline Simon, Hanna Held
Administration Carina Graf
Organisation Anna Boldt
Press and public relations Kerstin Rosemann

The guest performance “HUMAN GEOGRAPHY” of the series DIVERSITY cooperates with the programme series Querfeldein, which is financed, among others, by the funding for top-level productions (Spitzenförderung) of tanzfuchs PRODUKTION.







Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 March 2022 I 4pm

at the ehrenfeldstudios, Cologne

Three lives. Three ages. Three bodies. A 12-year-old, a 31-year-old and a 63-year-old share their experiences of life. In their stories and thoughts they negotiate past, present and future, illustrating the change of time but also the continuity in life – with dance and movement, with sound and language.


Concept, idea, direction: Tina Jücker, Claus Overkamp // Choreography: Weikamp, Vanek // Texts: Ensemble // Performance and dance: Gustav Hellmann, Tobias Weikamp and Karel Vanek // Lighting design: Julia Bogner-Dannbeck, Ephraim Bogner // Set design: Regina Rösing // Video design: Florian Karner // Theater pedagogy: Melina Delpho, from the 2021/22 season: Vivien Musweiler // Photos: Ursula Kaufmann


“A rousingly danced playful essay about big topics, in a good hour so light-footedly presented, that children from the age of eight feel addressed as well as older generations.”

Bonner Generalanzeiger 10/27/2020

Sponsored by Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, Fonds Darstellende Künste und der Stadt Bonn.

I, is a mountain and a river

I, is a mountain and a river

Fr.   11. February | 8pm I PREMIERE
Sa.   12. February |  8pm
Sun. 13. February | 4pm

Child 6 € | Adult 9 € | Group 5 €

Wissmannstrasse 38
50823 Cologne

+49 (0) 221 846 395 80

​Everything is in flux. Especially in times when the days seem to meander fluidly but tenaciously, thinking about space and time leads us to new images and confrontations: what is the solid core we think we carry inside us? What brings us into flow or flux, shapes our bodies and our selves? And where does this I rise up out of the stream of time? Who or what are we? With our new production we discover the human being as landscape, part of the landscape and as material.

Unique and solitary, we assert our identity like a rock that stands out starkly from its surroundings, and yet we are entirely wave or river: inseparably anchored to the people, places, and social spaces in which we move, shaping them and being shaped by them. In our limbs, absorbed experiences and words echo and connect with the blueprints and functions of our bodies. We are bones, organs, skin, and then again flowing breath, movement, language. In dance and with the means of painting we locate this self.

Painting and dance, color and body… in space both combine into an expressive wandering, merge into a landscape, burst apart again, conquer each other like forces of nature and assert their own indomitable life. The piece invites us on a journey through the body as a landscape of narratives about us and our relationship to the world.


Artistic direction, dance, choreography, painting & set: Marion Dieterle | Artistic supervision, set & costumes: Julia Stefanovici | Music: Ralf Freudenberger | Lighting and technical direction: Garlef Kessler | Exhibition & artistic supervision: David Komander, Marla Kozaczka | Film documentation: Barbara Schröer, Cecilia Gläsker-Venn | Photo: Ingo Solms | Graphics: Peter Steinmetz | PR: Heino Schütten | Text: Anika Lecomte, Nelly Winterhalder

We would like to thank our funders and supporters:
The Cultural Office of the City of Cologne, the Regional Government of Cologne, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the North Rhine-Westphalian State Office for the Independent Performing Arts, the #takecare programme of Fonds Darstellende Künste, iDAS nrw, Association Château de Monthelon and ehrenfeldstudios Cologne.

Karla, Ändi, Arthur | tanzfuchs PRODUKTION

Karla, Ändi, Arthur | tanzfuchs PRODUKTION



January 29 & 30 2022 I 4pm

January 31 & February 1 2022 I 10am

at the ehrenfeldstudios, Cologne

For people with visual impairments, we offer a touch tour on stage half an hour before the performance. Please register for this with us in advance.

Barking and singing, fur-covered stones and furry flowers, here a breeze blows, a smell comes from there – in Karla’s, Ändi’s and Arthur’s world there is much to see, hear and feel – each of the three does this in his/her own way: Karla sees with her knee, Ändi preferably with her nose. Arthur prefers to look good. Besides, Karla is older than Ändi and Arthur, Ändi has four legs instead of two, and Arthur is the only one with dark hair. On the other hand, Ändi can drum with his tail, Karla knows how to dress, and Arthur knows how to move. In this world dogs and humans are equal: no matter wether they are quadrupeds or bipeds, old or young, fury or not – cuddling, kissing, chatting, rubbing, dancing or looking at the stars is most beautiful in a when done with the three of them.

Choreographer Barbara Fuchs, composer Jörg Ritzenhoff and the dancer Arthur Schopa have let Karla Faßbender and her guide dog Ändi show them a new world. It is not the world as we know it through which Ändi leads Karla, but a realm in which all of the senses are equal. Follow, Karla, Ändi and Arthur into this unique world.




Idea, artistic direction: Barbara Fuchs

Music: Jörg Ritzenhoff

Performance and choreography: Karla Faßbender, Ändi, Arthur Schopa

Lighting: Wolfgang Pütz

Stage: Odile Foehl

Costumes: Stefanie Bold

Production: Vivica Bocks

Mediation: Alina Feske

Press work: Kerstin Rosemann

Photos: Sabine Grosse-Wortmann





 tanzfuchs PRODUKTION


Fraudulent Light – and the Epidemy of Oblivion | Liisa Pentti

Fraudulent Light – and the Epidemy of Oblivion | Liisa Pentti

Fraudulent Light – and the Epidemy of Oblivion

(working title)

Friday, January 21st, 2022 | 7pm

Tickets: on a donation basis I Please register under:

Liisa Pentti, our residency guest and partner of our european network studiotrade will present the results of her solo research for her new creation Fraudulent Light – and the Epidemy of Oblivion.

Fraudulent Light – and the Epidemy of Oblivion is based on an idea presented by art history professor Jonathan Crary in his book 24/7:

According to Crary, we live in a constant and all-encompassing brightness and visuality saturated by technology. In this bright, nightless world there is no space for obscurity or events protected by obscurity.

In this bright time, when our shared bodily and emotional experience sublimates easily, it feels important to create a work that brings forth something deformed, unfettered and human – singing, movement and frenzy. Something that brings us together and makes us aware of our involvement with the existence of the lifeless and living and of our connection with the world.

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, we were experiencing a strong undertone of economic liberalism, the increase of power of the authoritarian leaders and a totalitarian world view. For a female artist living in a Western democracy, this progress shows clearly how fragile the structures of democracy can be, even in a bright world.


Fraudulent Light – and the Epidemy of Oblivion is a contemporary dance piece for 9 performers. It is inspired by Pina Bausch’s work 1980 – Ein Stück von Pina Bausch, where the performers of the Wuppertal Tanzteater are strongly human – also in their cruelty and rage that often turn into humour and self-irony.

The aim of the work is to examine its themes such as the relationships and hierarchies between genders, the plurality of gender identity, nationalities, violence, human cruelty as well as the longing for happiness, lost childhood and innocence.