Paula Rosolen


Aerobics! – Ein Ballett in 3 Akten

Mousonturm Saal


Aerobics is considered the mother of all workouts. However, what is less known are the beginnings of this disco drill, which can be traced back to US Air Force training methods. 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. In doing so, she draws parallels to the dramaturgical twists in the plots of romantic narrative ballets and searches for structural connections to the choreographic methodologies of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker oder Lucinda Childs.

No language skills required.

Mousonturm-Coproduction * Concept and Choreography: Paula Rosolen * Created with and danced by: Jungyun Bae, Teresa Forstreuter/Sanna Lundström,Gabriela Gobbi, Christopher Matthews, Marko Milic, Sabine Prokop, Paula Rosolen * Light Design and Technical Director: Tanja Rühl * Technical Assistance: Lea Schneidermann * Costumes: Juan M. Morales / Anika Alischewski / Takako Senda * Artistic advise: Juan M. Morales * Dramatic advise: Anna Wagner / Marcus Droß * Choreographic assistance: Christopher Matthews * Research assistance: David Morrow * Trainer: Berchy da Silva, Henrik Goehle * Production management: Jana Lüthje (M.i.C.A. – Movement in Contemporary Art) and Haptic Hide * Public Relations: Kathrin Schäfer KulturPR * 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 and the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art * made possible by Tanzlabor 21 / Tanzbasis Frankfurt Rhein-Main * with kind support of Freunde und Förderer of Mousonturm e.V.

Thanks to Miriam Würtz, David Morrow, Jeff Friedman