Life needs very specific and improbable conditions to be born and to survive. In "EFEU" Thomas Hauert dedicates himself to the physical relationship between life and earth and reminds us of the fragility of our atmosphere. Every movement of our body takes place in relation to gravity and contains tension and relaxation. In it lies the essence of a possible resistance to the most relentless, destructive forces of the universe.
The simultaneous, dynamic presence of opposites in the body as well as the constant alternation between resistance to and surrender to gravity form the starting point and creative field of the four performers of "EFEU".
Thomas Hauert has already been a guest of JOINT ADVENTURES in Munich with his works several times, most recently in 2021. Since 1997, he has developed more than 20 works with his outstanding company ZOO, which have been shown on the most renowned stages all over the world, from New York to Seoul, from Helsinki to Maputo, and have won several awards. They emerge from improvisation-based processes and are characterized by their unique connection to music, which - whether audible or inaudible - serves as the engine of the movement as well as the organizing principle of the group.
Production: ZOO/Thomas Hauert, DC&J Creation
Co-production: Théâtre les Tanneurs; Mercat de Les Flors; Pavillon - Association pour la Danse Contemporaine; Atelier de Paris / CDCN; Charleroi danse - Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles; ICI - centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier / Occitanie - Direktion Christian Rizzo, Montpellier; Residenzzentrum tanz+, Baden
Supporters: Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Service de la danse; Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council; A cultural commitment of the Lottery Fund of the Canton of Solothurn; Tax relief of the Belgian government
This event takes place in the framework of ACCESS TO DANCE - depARTures.
From November 7 - 25, 2023, depARTures will focus on outstanding artists* from Switzerland who are representative of the enormous diversity and quality of the dance scene there. In dialogue with other disciplines, they apply choreographic strategies not only in dance but also in other forms of expression.
The performances will be flanked by a comprehensive discourse and workshop program, in which visitors will be able to explore the artistic positions in depth and enter into dialogue with the choreographers and performers. Further information and dates will be announced shortly.
With the kind support of Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council
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