Bis.N.S. (as usual)

  • Concept, Choreography
    • Ioannis Mandafounis
    In cooperation with
    • Anna Lemonaki
  • Artistic collaboration and dialog
    • Anna Lemonaki
  • Dance
    • Tänzer*innen der Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
  • German premiere Dresden08.02.2024
  • Frankfurt premiere28.03.2024

In 1976, the famous US pianist, singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone gave an unforgettable concert at the jazz festival in Montreux, Switzerland. During her encore (in French, “bis”), she interrupted her performance again and again to talk to the audience. What resulted were intimate moments shaped by her personality. 

The piece "Bis.N.S." plays with artists’ inner and outer worlds, exploring the thin line between what happens on and off stage. The audience thus experiences both the performance of a dance piece and, thanks to ever-changing shifts, how the dancers prepare for their performance. They rehearse their movements, repeat and correct themselves as if no one is watching. Small and large, personal and artistic moments follow one after the other: the normal of operations of dance – business as usual.



Upcoming dates for Frankfurt and Dresden

Partners & Sponsors

World premiere production 2021: ++1 in co-production with Opéra National de Lyon

++1 is supported by the City of Geneva, the Canton of Geneva and Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia / Opéra National de Lyon is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the City of Lyon, the Council of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and the Lyon Metropolitan Region

  • ++1

With the kind support of our sponsoring partner for Frankfurt

  • ING DiBa