Telling Stories

  • 2015

  • Performance

How do you furnish a room with objects you can’t see? Seven performers share their imagination with the audience on a stage that is open on all sides and challenges both spectators and performers to reveal their own (unconscious) layers of projection and observation. A simple but complex invitation to relate oneself to things present or absent. Telling Stories – a version for three doesn’t narrate de/construction but enables it to be experienced choreographically with and through bodies. The mechanisms of our perception are literally spatialised and sometimes even inverted on a spectrum from visual description to visualisation, from phantasy to abstraction.

Choreography Fabrice Mazliah
Dance Douglas Bateman, Susanne Grau, Michael Maurissens, Katja Cheraneva, Adam Ster, Inma Rubio Thomas
Dramaturgical assistance May Zarhy
Music Johannes Helberger
Technical director Harry Schulz
Costume Anne Marie Miene
A collaboration between the MichaelDouglas Kollektiv and MAMAZA, co-produced by the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm.
Funded by Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW, Kunststiftung nrw, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
* Made possible by Tanzlabor 21 / Tanzbasis Frankfurt Rhein-Main

Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag.

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