What happens in the bamboo world? Which creatures live there? How do they interact with each other? How do people behave in the giant grass?
In turbulent times, two dancers turn to the bamboo and listen to the giant grass. The canes whisper wisdom to them and challenge them to engage with the regenerative and resilient aspects of their nature.
Bamboo represents a successful strategy for dealing with stormy times - swaying with the wind instead of breaking. This metaphor of flexibility, agility, as well as deep rootedness and steadfastness is embodied by the central role of bamboo sticks in the performance. The bamboo sticks become dance partners, sound generators and stage sets. Abstract structures and imaginative figures emerge from the performers' play. A surreal visual language as a choreographic narrative. The performance is aimed in particular at children aged 6 and over, but also at adults and their inner children.
Artistic director: Benedetta Reuter; choreography: Benedetta Reuter in collaboration with Fang-Yu Shen and Constanza Ruiz Campusano; dance: Constanza Ruiz Campusano, Benedetta Reuter; sound-space concept: Tina Tonagel; sound design/music: Jannika Lösche; props: Tina Tonagel, Benedetta Reuter; Research: Benedetta Reuter, Fang-Yu Shen, Amanda Romero; Lighting: Christoph Wedi; Graphics : Hannah Boeker; press photos: Michael Maurissens; PR/ public relations: Winfried Hoffmann;
Supported by: Cultural Office of the City of Cologne
Venue: Barnes Crossing / Alte Wachsfabrik, Industriestr. 170, 50999 Cologne, 10 minutes walk from Michaelshoven (lines 16 + 17)
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