The works FUR, Rotations and Turning Solo 2 are part of an ongoing series by choreographer Isabelle Schad, in which she moulds rhythms and energies into choreographed experiences. Together with the performers, she creates three very personal portraits. The works invite to dive into a process of timelessness, of closeness and contemplation.
Turning Solo 2 is a continuation of the work Turning Solo. Naïma Ferré's whirling practice has been brought into dialogue with Schad’s research around axial and weight shift, around inner movement material and its extension into the world, around energetic fields that characterise oneself and others. In 2020, dancer and choreographer Jasmin İhraç reworks the score and her interpretation made it become its own universe: another person, another portrait. Turning Solo 2 now brings both portraits together for the first time to form a double that can be experienced simultaneously.
FUR is an encounter with the Japanese dancer Aya Toraiwa and her hair, which reaches her knees. The hair covers and clothes, becomes a shelter and a prosthesis: a fur-like outer layer and extension of the body, the energies, the self. The fragile material around the body reveals what seems hidden and acts as a transition between the inner and outer worlds.
In Rotations, the movements of the dancer Claudia Tomasi rotate and accumulate into an energetic flow, creating the illusion that her body is moving by itself. Between precision and loss of control, the choreography creates an astonishing energy.
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The solos each last about 30 minutes with a small break of about 5-10 minutes inbetween, during which people can remain seated or go out briefly. The works are without speech and are intended for audiences of all ages. Noises in the audience are allowed. There are moments when the space is very dark. The audience area on the grandstand is seated. There are two wheelchair spaces and one beanbag seat that can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop, if available. The accessibility information will be continuously updated. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gina Jeske at firstname.lastname@example.org or 030 27 89 00 35.
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY Isabelle Schad CO-CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Claudia Tomasi (Rotations), Aya Toraiwa (FUR), Naïma Ferré & Jasmin İhraç (Turning Solo 2) Music Damir Simunovic LIGHT Emma Juliard COSTUME Charlotte Pistorius OBJECT Volker Hüdepohl PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Heiko Schramm
A production by Isabelle Schad in coproduction with SOPHIENSÆLE and Transart Festival Bozen. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK, coproduction funding for Dance, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Thanks to Wiesen55 e.V. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung.