WE NEED TO DANCE TOGETHER!

August 27 until 29 2021 I ehrenfeldstudios, Cologne

After a long time without an audience, the TANZ FEST SPIELE are taking place under the hashtag #we need to dance together.

TANZ/DANCE – You can expect intergenerational dance performances by the Berlin Tanzkomplizen and the performing arts collective VRUM.

FEST/CELEBRATION – We are looking forward to learning choreographies from all over the world with people of all ages. Nine choreographers have prepared short dance tutorials that we will dance with you on the stage of the ehrenfeldstudios.

SPIELE/GAMES – Various workshops for all generations are also part of the programme.

 

 

TANZ FEST SPIELE 

THE PROGRAM

Friday, August 27

FEST

7:00 pm I CONCERT

Antonia and Jörg Ritzenhoff & guest Severin Erlen

Father and daughter ring in the Tanz Fest games and play music live.

7:30 pm I WE NEED TO DANCE TOGETHER

We invite people of all ages to dance together! Nine choreographers from all over the world have prepared dance tutorials that we will learn together and dance on the stage of the ehrenfeldstudios.

Today we’re kicking things off – if you feel like it, get dressed up: everyone onto the dance floor and let us surprise you where the journey will take you: from Russia to Chile via Morocco, the USA and many other places…

Saturday, August 28

TANZ

6:00 p.m. I SÖHNE Dance theatre with live music for all ages 6 and up

VRUM Performing Arts Collective

In SÖHNE, Jaša and Till Frühwald, son and father, together with the musician Georg “Guru” Hübner, playfully reflect on family, stereotypes and the construction of identity. They dance, sing and talk about their relationship, what they have in common, their fears and the things that mum is not allowed to know about.

Direction, choreography: Sanja Tropp Frühwald

Performance, development: Jaša Frühwald, Till Frühwald

Music/Musicians: Georg ‘Guru’ Hübner

Duration: 50 min.

 

FEST

7:00 pm I CONCERT

Antonia and Jörg Ritzenhoff & guest Severin Erlen

Father and daughter once again lead into the evening musically.

7:30 pm Uhr I WE NEED TO DANCE TOGETHER

Let’s go on! We are learning dances from all over the world together again. Which places are we travelling to today?

 

Sunday, August 29

TANZ

11:00 am I BLICKE for everyone from 5 years upwards

TANZKOMPLIZEN

What and who do we see when we meet? We ask ourselves where the others are going. And whether it would be good to go along or even stand in the way. Janne (mother) and Coco Ramatou (daughter) try out how close you can really be when you dance together.

Choreography: Janne Gregor

Performance: Janne Gregor, Coco Ramatou Gregor

Music: Moritz Thorbecke & MF Jäger

Lighting: Karel de Wits

Duration: 20 min.

 

SPIELE

12 am I WORKSHOP

for all from 5 years with Janne Gregor

Can I make people fly just by blowing? Are those your arms there, in my jumper? And have you already shown someone the contents of your trouser pockets today? We will approach these and other questions with lots of movement and dance.

2:30 pm I WORKSHOP ContaKids

for parents and children between 2 and 5 years with Till Frühwald

ContaKids is an exclusive time for parents and children to get moving with each other through physical contact. They dance, do gymnastics and share the fun of playing in pairs and groups. The workshop is suitable for one child + one parent or other contact person.

Duration: 60 Min.

2:30 pm I WORKSHOP

for all from 60 years with Silke Z.

Choreographer Silke Z. invites all participants to discover preferences and characteristics in their own movement, to create them and to experience them together.

Duration 60 Min.

FEST

4 pm I WE NEED TO DANCE TOGETHER

for the whole family

We invite everyone to the dance floor once again at the end of the Tanz Fest Spiele! Let’s dance!

We thank the choreographers of the dance tutorials:

António Cabrita (Portugal), Victor Fung (China), Taoufiq Izeddiou (Morocco), Samwel Japhet (Tanzania), Mustafa Kaplan (Turkey), Anna Konjetzky (Germany), Vitali Kononov (Russia), Layla Raña Kanacri (Chile), Carol Swann (USA)

 

Here you can find the whole program!

 

 

TEAM

Artistic direction: Barbara Fuchs & Silke Z.

Administration: Anna Boldt, Carina Graf

Organisation: Jana Crone

Technical direction: Beppo Leichenich, Wolfgang Pütz

PR: Kerstin Rosemann

Photos: Alex Kawka

Graphics: Caroline Simon​

 

TICKETS

We charge a sliding scale of 6 to 15 euros per event block. Due to current circumstances, tickets are limited and we would ask you to reserve them early!

 

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