THE POLARITY PARTY is the result of an unusual collaboration. Dana Caspersen is a conflict mediator in demand worldwide and has been at home on international stages as a dancer and choreographer for decades. The MichaelDouglas Kollektiv is known for a process-oriented choreographic practice that is open to collaborators of different forms of expression.
In THE POLARITY PARTY, choreographic practice meets methods of conflict resolution. A playful field of experimentation emerges: visitors become participants, performance becomes action. What role do we play as individuals and communities in the fabric of social connections and boundaries? What mechanisms promote or invalidate social polarisation?
Project Dana Caspersen, MichaelDouglas Kollektiv
With Douglas Bateman, Katarína Brestovanská, Valerie Ebuwa, Michael Maurissens, Inma Rubio, Adam Ster
Production management Jari Ortwig
Production assistance Jana Winterhalter
Co-production PACT Zollverein (Essen)
Support Kunststiftung NRW, Cultural Office of the City of Cologne, Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, PDCS / Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia, Slovak Arts Council