Dresden

Join

Join

Ioannis Mandafounis

How can dancers come together at completely different points in their personal and professional trajectory? How do people come together in their diversity? "Join" takes a step in this direction for dance and students from the city where the performance takes place dance together with the ensemble of the DFDC. In Dresden, dancers from the DFDC will perform with students from the Palucca University of Dance Dresden.

"Join" is funded by the "Fonds Zero" programme of the German Federal Cultural Foundation. This is intended to support cultural institutions in trying out climate-friendly forms of production and new aesthetics with the lowest possible climate impact.

Hellerau - European Centre for the ArtsDresden

  • Thu19.09.202420:00
  • Fri20.09.202420:00
  • Sat21.09.202420:00
  • Sun22.09.202416:00
  • Thu26.09.202420:00
  • Fri27.09.202420:00
  • Sat28.09.202420:00
  • Sun29.09.202416:00

Duration: ca. 1 hour, no break
Language: English

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Accompanying programme

HELLERAU and the DFDC have developed an extensive accompanying programme for the "Join" cooperation project. The programme kicks off with the performance "One One One", which will be staged with the entire DFDC ensemble at various locations in the city of Dresden. The official opening of the project and a subsequent première party will take place on the day of the première. The usual dialogue formats such as introductions and post-performance discussions will be offered around the other performances. There will also be various lectures on the ZERO project, which will delve deeper into the topic of sustainability in the cultural sector.

Join

  • Choreography
    • Ioannis Mandafounis
  • Dance
    • Tänzer*innen der Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
    • Tanzstudierende der jeweiligen Stadt
  • Choreographic assistance
    • Pauline Huguet
  • Dramaturgy
    • Philipp Scholtysik
  • Stage and Lighting
    • Ioannis Mandafounis
  • Costumes
    • Thomas Bradley
  • Rehearsal manager
    • Smaralia Karakosta
  • Rehearsal Directors with the Dance Students
    • Nastia Ivanova
    • Thomas Bradley

Light. Something appears: an image, a formation, movement, development, transformation. Dark. And light. Something new: it is massive, it turns, it vibrates, it encompasses everything. Dark. And light. Surprise. And dark. And light. And dark.

"Join" makes a simple and yet difficult attempt: How can dancers come together at completely different points in their personal and professional trajectory? How can an ensemble of professionals working at the highest level dance together with a group of students? How do people come together in their diversity? What connections are possible beyond a standardising and unifying norm? "Join" takes a step in this direction for dance. Students from the city where the performance takes place dance together with the ensemble of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company. The dramaturgy of the evening is determined by instant blackouts, which lend the scenes a sense of immediacy and constantly challenge the audience's perception.

"Join" is funded by the "Fonds Zero" programme of the German Federal Cultural Foundation. This is intended to support cultural institutions in trying out climate-friendly forms of production and new aesthetics with the lowest possible climate impact. The CO2-emissions are recorded during the process. Any emerging potential for cutting emissions is intended to make our working methods more sustainable in the future.

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