a collaboration of the cie. toula limnaios and jant-bi (senegal)
»à contre corps« is a disturbingly fascinating act of balance between strangeness and closeness. the encounter with the other reveals similarities and differences and throws you back in a strange way on the core of your own being. as in a mirror, contradictory forces are awakened in ourselves, we think of values, ideas, traditions, education, history, religion ...
concept/choreography: toula limnaios I co-choreography: patrick acogny I music*: ralf r. ollertz I dance/creation: mercedes appugliese, fleur conlon, adelinou dasylva, kayoko minami, elhadji ibrahima ndoye ndiaye, maguette ndione, clebio oliveira, ute pliestermann, ramatoulaye sarr, hironori sugata lightdesign: jan langebartels I costumes: antonia limnaios, toula limnaios
* parts of the music was recorded in senegal with: percussion: mamadou fall (djembe), mor seck (dundun), mamadou thioune (sabar/dundun); gesang: maréme diallo, raky ciss, riti, djibril ba; bandoneon/percussion: ralf r. ollertz
»…»in ›à contre corps‹ the much-vaunted dialogue of cultures becomes a captivating dance performance … each encounter represents a risk, which can be sensually experienced on this evening, which is as enchanting as it is delightful.« tagesspiegel/ sandra luzina
a production by cie. toula limnaios in collaboration with the association jant-bi, co-produced by halle tanzbühne berlin. funded by the german federal cultural foundation, the federal foreign office and the cultural administration of the state of berlin.