SULLE SPONDE DEL LAGO – AM UFER DES SEES
- Alessandro Schiattarella / FORWARD DANCE COMPANY von LOFFT – DAS THEATER (Basel / Leipzig)
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Coproduction euro-scene Leipzig
SCHWANENSEE, based on the music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, is one of the most famous works of classical ballet and thus also representative for a certain idealized body image. It continues to shape our viewing habits and expectations about dance until the present day. The Swiss choreographer Alessandro Schiattarella, with the six dancers, takes a critical and personal look at iconic ballet. What is generally seen to be “normal” or “beautiful”? What mechanisms of exclusion and repression are hidden here? The FORWARD DANCE COMPANY has the objective of questioning both aesthetically and discursively established ways of thinking and power relationships, as well as of discovering unresearched dance vocabulary.
Alessandro Schiattarella was born in Naples and worked as a dancer with renowned choreographers such as Maurice Béjart, Marco Goecke and Koen Augustijnen, for example. He danced in Europe’s best companies: les ballets C de la B, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Ballet du Grand Théâtre in Genf, Ballett Theater Basel and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, among others. Ever since he has been affected by a rare illness called Hirayama Syndrome, he has been successfully developing his own choreographic projects with which he has been touring internationally. The German premiere of SULLE SPONDE DEL LAGO – AM UFER DES SEES continues the cooperation with the FORWARD DANCE COMPANY that is headquartered at the LOFFT – DAS THEATER as associate artists. The new piece is being created as a coproduction of euro-scene Leipzig and ROXY Birsfelden in Switzerland, where the world premiere will take place on October 20 th
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Choreography Alessandro Schiattarella By and with Mouafak Aldoabl, Elsa Artmann, Renan Alves Manhães, Alfred Quarshie, Tamara Rettenmund, Lisa Zocher Dramaturgy Gustavo Fijalkow Lighting + set design Thomas Giger Music Pável Aguilar Costumes Giulia Marcotullio Production management Basel / Cinquantatré Catalina Schriber Production management Leipzig / Forward Dance Company Friederike Otte Production assistant Alissa Sebri Artistic cooperation Alice Giuliani Artistic project director Forward Dance Company Gustavo Fijalkow Video Manuel Justo Photos Alessandro Schiattarella
SULLE SPONDE DEL LAGO – AM UFER DES SEES is a production of the FORWARD DANCE COMPANY of LOFFT – DAS THEATER and cinquantatré Basel in coproduction with ROXY Birsfelden and euro-scene Leipzig. Supported by Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, Jaqueline Spengler Stiftung, Schweizerischen Interpretenstiftung SIS, Ernst Göhner Stiftung and Corymbo Stiftung.
Supported by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with means from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, by the Saxon State Ministry of Science, Culture and Tourism and the City of Leipzig – Kulturamt. This measure is co-financed with tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon Parliament. Supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR Hilfsprogramm Tanz initiative.
FORWARD DANCE COMPANY is the in-house company of LOFFT – DAS THEATER and is an associate artist 2021/2022 of euro-scene Leipzig.