“I wanna be anarchy” – forty years ago, this statement by Johnny Rotten, singer of the Sex Pistols, initiated a new era. Punk rock was born. Punk was not just music, but a way of life. It rejected the status quo out of a nihilistic belief – fighting consumer society with its values and its aesthetic – and instead emphasizing the imperfect and the raw. What now remains of punk, this subcultural movement, whose visual language increasingly found its way into the fashion world and mainstream culture? In her piece, Paul Rosolen – advocate of peripheral topics in dance – sets out in search of traces of punk. She returns to its roots and extracts its special corporeality, its movement qualities. As in her previous productions, she creates unexpected connections and mixes the punk movement with simultaneous developments in postmodern dance.
No lanuage skills required / Concept and Stage Direction: Paula Rosolen / Developed with and danced by: Fania Grigoriou, Douglas Bateman, Stephan Quinci, Paula Rosolen / Music: Nicolas Fehr, Nico Stallmann / Costumes:
Takako Senda / Text: Miriam Würtz / Assistant Director: Omar Gordon / Lights and Technical Management: Sebastian Schackert / Production
Management: Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė, Sofie Luckhardt / Thanks to: Juan Manuel Fiebelkorn
Production by Paula Rosolen/Haptic Hide co-produced by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in the context of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. Supported by Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main. With friendly support of FAZIT-Foundation and Derida Dance Center Sofia. Thanks to Apparat Athens.