What does it mean to be close to someone?

XOXO (14+)

Sebastian Matthias (Berlin)  

05 – 07 Dec 2019 | Explore dance – Dance for young audience Young dance

How does it feel when someone comes so close to me that I can feel his breath? Should I stay or should I go? What does it actually mean to be close to someone?

Uncertainty, excitement and doubts sometimes stand in the way of the desire to explore other bodies. Far away from sexualized images on the Internet, xoxo asks what it means to desire another body and encourages self-determined exchange of feelings. Three contemporary dancers and one musician explore with the audience body spaces in which people communicate with each other, find each other and discover touches, individual shelters and different forms of intimacy.


Price info

Advance booking/Evening box office: 13 € / red. 6 € / Vip-Abo, tanzcard 10 €, Family ticket (up to 4 people, max. 2 adults) 28 €
Schools on Thu Dec 5 and Fri Dec 6: 5 € (please reserve under 0331 24 09 23)




Original idea & choreography: Sebastian Matthias
Co-choreography & performance: Rachell Bo Clark, Enis Turan, Maciek Sado
Music: Hang Linton
Text: Mila Pavicevic with Rachell Bo Clark, Hang Linton, Sebastian Matthias, Maciek Sado, Enis Turan
Dramaturgy: Mila Pavicevic 
Stage & costumes: Johanna Mårtensson
Photo: Thies Rätzke
Durationr: about 50 minutes

xoxo is a production of explore dance - Netzwerk Tanz für junges Publikum, a cooperation project of fabrik moves Potsdam, Fokus Tanz / Tanz und Schule e.V. Munich and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg. It is supported by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, the Department of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Culture, as well as the City of Potsdam and the Ministry for Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg. In co-production with Riksteatern (Sweden) and tanzhaus nrw.