GET-TOGETHER is the continuation of the successful collaboration between the two Cologne-based dance collectives MichaelDouglas Kollektiv and nutrospektif and the Cologne-based musician and composer Gregor Schwellenbach. Contemporary dance vocabulary combines with urban street dance in energetic bodies that give language to excessive exuberance, rebellious resistance and collective ecstasy. Get-Together aims to celebrate this diversity with a unifying gesture: "Let's Party!"
Between Brexit, xenophobia and "them versus us", this dance performance celebrates the act of coming together. What is a party? An act of rebellion? What does celebration mean in a world of demarcation and separateness? As a guest of the Cologne Opera and host to its audience, the MichaelDouglas collective explores the distribution of roles of festive gatherings and integrates their levels of meaning into the dramaturgy of the evening. What is given is a party that takes its social responsibility just as seriously as the opportunity for exuberant celebration of the tenth birthday.
Concept MichaelDouglas Kollektiv
Choreography MichaelDouglas Kollektiv & nutrospektif
Music Gregor Schwellenbach
künstlerische Leitung Paula Rosolen
Stage Design Mara Lena Schönborn
Costume Birgit Bungum
Light Philipp Wiechert
Dramaturgy Jana Winterhalter
Dance Susanne Grau, Michael Maurissens, Douglas Bateman, Adam Ster, Sabina Perry, Bahar Götken, Daniela Mba, Frieda Frost, Daniela Rodriguez, Yeliz Pazar, Kevin Ponge, Marìa Mercedes Flores
Funders Kulturamt Stadt Köln, Oper Köln, Ministeriums für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW