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Potsdamer Tanztage 2011

25 May – 05 Jun 2011

Thick, dusty figures enter the stage, surprising and stirring in their clumsy bodies. Grotesque and comical, however, they accomplish one of the greatest dance theatre performances of the last three decades. "May B", the mythical piece by the French choreographer Maguy Marin, has been an international stage success since 1981 and is at the same time a symbol of the awakening of contemporary dance in Europe in the 1980s. "May B" opens the POTSDAM DANCE DAYS 2011 and is the perfect prelude to a dance festival that has been whirling through the genres, dance styles and diversity of the international dance scene for 21 years.
Top-class choreographers and companies have announced themselves: Gunilla Heilborn (S) reinvents Swedish folk dance, Shang-Chi Sun (Taiwan) creates a dance version for "Acts without Words" by Samuel Beckett, Kyung-Ae Ro (Korea), Frédérique Lambert (F), Daniel Abreu (E), Zero Visibility Corp. (N), Ballett Greifwald and the cult short piece programme Lucky Trimmer presents cheeky, latest works by young choreographers.
A special feature of the festival is the closeness between audience and artists. Therefore, a fixed component of the festival are the 20 workshops, which are aimed at interested amateurs and professional dancers, as well as the artists' talks, which encourage exchange between dancers, choreographers and the audience after the performances. Concerts, installations, DJs complete the programme and invite you to linger in Schiffbauergasse.

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THE FESTIVAL IN NUMBERS

Number of visitors: 5.351
Performances: 24
Talks: 9
Other formats: 5
Workshops: 15

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PERFORMANCES

MAY B | MAGUY MARIN

GRAVITE ( Deutschlandpremiere) | FABRICE LAMBERT

PERRO | DANIEL ABREU

THE CLEANSING OF CONSTANCE BROWN | STAN'S CAFE

UNSPECIFIC LANGUAGE ( Deutschlandpremiere) | KYUNG - AE RO

ZONA SECURA | MALGORZATA HADUCH

THE FIVE YEAR PLAN | GUNILLA HEILBORN

NORDISCHE WEISE | SEBASTIAN MATTHIAS

ES IST NUR EIN WEINENDES STÜCK | SYBRIG DOKTER & BENNO VOORHAM

CHEVAL ( Deutschlandpremiere) | ANTOINE DEFOORT & JULIEN FOURNET

[IM] POSSIBLE ( Deutschlandpremiere) | ZERO VISIBILITY CORP

LOOP ME | YILAB

JE SANS PAROLES ( Deutschlandpremiere) | SHANG-CHI SU

TANZ PERFORMANCE SERIE # 16 | LUCKY TRIMMER

NO LIMIT | ODILE SEITZ

INTERACTIVE CHOREOGRAFIE | MALGVEN GERBES & DAVID BRANDSTÄTTER

WORKSHOPS

YOGA: RIDING THE WAVE – THE MORNING TIDE | SAMA FABIAN

YOGA: RIDING THE WAVE – THE EVENING TIDE | SAMA FABIAN

TAI-CHI DAO-YI | CHIANG-MEI WANG

FLOATING BODY – MODERN DANCE | CHIANG-MEI WANG

BMC – DIE GESTE DES HERZENS | LAMBRINI KONSTANTINOU

AKROBATIK PARTNERING | GÜNTER KLINGLER

CONTANGO : CONTACT IMPRO UND TANGO | JAVIER CURA

IMPROVISATION INTO COMPOSITION | MAYA LISKER

SKINNER RELEASING TECHNIQUE  –  SOTENING INTO CLARITY | LILY KIARA

MODERN JAZZ |TCHEKPO DAN AGBETOU

AFRO MODERN | TCHEKPO DAN AGBETOU

TANZ 60 + | FIONA EDWARDS

SALSA IMPROVISATION MIT LIVE MUSIK | ENRIQUE CANTILLO 

TARANTELLA MIT LIVEMUSIK | FRANCESCA DI IESO & MARCELLO LOMASCOLO & BAND CANTP ANTICO

THE PARTNERS : CHOREOGRAPHISCHES ATELIER FÜR LAIEN UND POFIS | ODILE SEITZ & FREDERIC DE CARLO

 

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