PHOTO: © Orangerie-Theater

Let’s Get Physical

In the organizer's words:

We will show the film first, followed by a short break before continuing with the performance.
After the performance, all viewers are cordially invited to a discussion.

Let's Get Physical is an innovative dance program that presents the creations of the WDTanztheater.The choreographer Sagí Amir Gros, originally from Tel Aviv but based in Germany, presents a collage of dance creations that are linked by film and live presentations to form an interdisciplinary overall performance in which he introduces his "Physical Script" approach. It is aimed at a mixed audience interested in artistic representation and physical dance performance.

About the film: Printemps 22
Printemps 22 is a dance film directed by Sagí Amir Gros and shot by cinematographer Michael Maurissens. The film is based on the life story of the Jewish-Ukrainian ballerina Laura Fridman, who lives and works in Paris. Gros interviewed Fridman and wrote a screenplay that sensitively portrays her intimate experiences against the backdrop of the Ukrainian-Russian war.

The film shows the fragility of Fridman, who is plagued by insecurity and fears due to her origins and the current political situation. The camera movements are choreographed around the ballerina and create a poetic image that reflects Fridman's personal story.
Printemps22 is part of Gro's artistic philosophy "Physical Script", which aims to merge interdisciplinary film and stage work to create a unique film experience.
Printemps 22 is an impressive dance film that captivates with its sensitive performance and fascinating visual elements. It tells a personal story that points to universal themes such as identity, belonging and the pursuit of freedom and self-realization.
The film premiered at the FilmForum NRW during the Moovy Dance Film Festival at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne.

About the performance: VORTEX'
VORTEX is a powerful dance performance that focuses on the authenticity of an individual. It presents an emotional whirlwind of each individual arising from personal experiences and emotions. The creation explores themes such as identity formation, gender, longing for belonging and connection to others in relation to stereotypes in our society. At the same time, it addresses the loneliness that many people experience in the modern world, as well as the distanced and systematic means of communication used by the media.

The performance begins with a choreography that depicts the inner conflicts and emotional whirlwind of an individual. The dancers express their emotions and thoughts through their movements and show how difficult it can be to find one's true identity in a world characterized by stereotypes and prejudices.
However, the performance is also characterized by loneliness and the difficulty of establishing a true connection to others in a world of superficiality and conformism.

Trigger warning: Themes such as war, loneliness, social and political constraints and despair are addressed.

Production: WDTanztheater

Director, choreographer, text, costumes, camera work & design: Sagí Amir Gros | Cinematographer: Michael Maurissens | Dancers: WDTanztheater
Production Director & Manager: Jozsef Csaba Hajzer | Photo:
Rouven Lotz

Supported by: tanzfaktur

Supported by: Kulturamt Köln, Stichting GrossDanceCompany Amsterdam, NRW Landesbüro Tanz, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, Kulturbüro Hagen, Johanniskirche Hagen

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Price information:

19,00 € normal | 12,00 € reduced | 8,00 € with Köln-Pass (excl. fees)


Orangerie-Theater Volksgartenstraße 25 50677 Köln

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