In the organizer's words:
Seductive dances at the witching hour: With The Devil's Hour, choreographer and dancer July Weber creates a dance piece for four dancers to the music "Ray Ray of Light" by composer* Laure M. Hiendl. Inspired by courtship dances from the animal kingdom and medieval couple and round dances, July Weber unfolds a choreography of seductive dances for a non-human audience such as ghosts and demons - performed at the historically charged midnight hour, when supernatural forces are said to be especially potent.
The attraction and power of the unknown becomes the engine of movement, giving rise to dances that range from choreographed to airy somatic - seeking to seduce an unknown, fleeting body like that of a ghost. Drawing on the archetype of the court jester, who in the Middle Ages had the right of unpunished criticism and parody, the piece questions the need for staged self-promotion, entertainment and decoration. In minimal scenery, air currents generated by wind machines make the ephemeral tangible, becoming sculptural material that intangibly yet exceedingly powerfully shapes movement.
The premiere of The Devil's Hour took place on 05.08.2023 at Radialsystem.
As part of the ninth fold "Ghosts & Demons", Tanzfabrik Berlin presents works dedicated to the unknown. Inspired by sci-fi models and medieval archetypes, the confrontation with different phantasms moves into the bodies of the performers* and becomes the motor of their movements.
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