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Paula Rosolen

(Frankfurt/Berlin/Paris)

Aerobics! A ballet in 3 acts

Kurtheater Bad Homburg

Bad Homburg/Performance

Aerobics is considered the mother of all workouts. What are however less known are the beginnings of this disco drill. Two decades before Jane Fonda, the US Air Force used it as a training method to strengthen the hearts and lungs of its pilots. As a choreographer with a preference for difficult cases in dance history, Paula Rosolen reflects the fitness movement as an epochal dance piece against the backdrop of society’s drive towards greater efficiency and productivity. Together with her international corps de ballet, she dissects the artistic movement material and reassembles it into masterly, highly rhythmic formations and exuberant solo and duo scenes. Parallels to romantic narrative ballets are just as intended as are academic historical references to the choreographic compositions of dance icons such as Lucinda Childs or George Balanchine.

Concept, Choreography: Paula Rosolen * Created with and danced by: Jungyun Bae, Teresa Forstreuter / Sanna Lundström, Gabriela Gobbi, Christopher Matthews, Marko Milic, Sabine Prokop, Paula Rosolen * Technical direction, Light design: Tanja Rühl * Costumes: Juan M. Morales, Anika Alischewski, Takako Senda * Artistic advice: Juan M. Morales * Choreographical assistence: Christopher Matthews * Research assistence: David Morrow * Trainer: Berchy da Silva, Henrik Goehle * Produktion: Jana Lüthje (M.i.C.A. – Movement in Contemporary Art), Haptic Hide * A production by Paula Rosolen / Haptic Hide and M.i.C.A in coproduction with Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Musée de la Danse Rennes, Musée de la Danse/Centre chorégraphique national of Rennes and Brittany, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt and SOPHIENSÆLE * Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, Fonds Transfabrik – German-French Fund for performing arts, the City of Frankfurt am Main, the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art and the Goethe Institute.

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