We, 29.05.2019
Wartburg19:30 - 21:10
Photo: Varvara Kandaurova
Photo: Varvara Kandaurova
Photo: Varvara Kandaurova
Photo: Varvara Kandaurova
Photo: Varvara Kandaurova
Photo: Varvara Kandaurova
Photo: Varvara Kandaurova
Photo: Varvara Kandaurova
Photo: Varvara Kandaurova
Photo: Varvara Kandaurova
Photo: Varvara Kandaurova
Photo: Varvara Kandaurova

Three choreographers, one ensemble, the Wartburg stage, and very little time: "Shortcuts" sees the dawn of a new performance model for the Hessian State Ballet in the 2018/19 season. Quite apart from the usual habitual production processes, three choreographers will take the dancers on a journey in search of new impulses.

The Hessian State Ballet have invited three choreographers who are up to the task of creating new works in record time: Katarzyna Kozielska, dancer and choreographer from the Stuttgart Ballet; Sita Ostheimer, known for her work with MS Schrittmacher, Itzik Galili and the Hofesh Shechter Company; and Xin Xie, former dancer with the Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Company and one of the young voices of contemporary dance in China.

The works which they are set to create for "Shortcuts" will be as varied, different and unique as the biographies and artistic profiles of the choreographers. Long or short, poetic or explosive, incorporating many dancers or just a few - the sky is the limit. The only limitation is the timeframe: each choreographer will have just over a week!

Cast

Dramaturgy Lisanne Wiegand

Shorts

Choreography & Costume Design Wubkje Kuindersma
Music Marsen Jules/Martin Juhls: Beautyfear VI, Greg Haines: The Whole, Nico Muhly/Conor J O’Brien: Fortunate Child, Ezio Bosso: Prelude in E minor, BWV 855a »The Children’s Room« (Re-Recorded Version), V. Thunders and Lightning
Lighting Design Tanja Rühl
Dancers Margaret Howard, Sayaka Kado, Vanessa Shield, Mirko De Campi, Tatsuki Takada

Special Moment

Choreographer Xin Xie
Music Shaofeng Jiang
Lighting Design Tanja Rühl
Dancers Jiyoung Lee, Ezra Rudakova, Daniel Alwell, Denislav Kanev, Daniel Myers, Taulant Shehu

Kurzstrecke

Choreographer Katarzyna Kozielska
Music Benjamin Magnin
Lighting Design Tanja Rühl
Dancers Manon Andral, Greta Dato, Livia Gil, Aurélie Patriarca, Alessio Damiani, Ramon John, Jorge Moro Argote

An Extremely Small Piece of Matter

Choreographer Sita Ostheimer
Music Donald Beteille
Lighting Design Barnaby Booth
Costume Design Manuel Molino, Sita Ostheimer
Text Johanna Kasperowitsch
Dancers Kristin Bjerkestrand, Natalia García Prieto, Elisabeth Gareis, Clémentine Herveux, Javier Ara Sauco, Masayoshi Katori, Enrique Lopez Flores

Dates

Wartburg19:30 - 21:10