Isabelle Schad


Collective Jumps

Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt


In a fascinating roundel, Berlin choreographer Isabelle Schad and visual artist Laurent Goldring celebrate the community-building power of dance together with 22 international dancers. Striding and swinging, circling, intertwining, swaying, separating and coming together again: the repertory of movements and formations that the group adopted from folk dances seems inexhaustible and universal. Liberated from familiar dance rituals, the movement material reveals how profoundly it touches and permeates the individual body. In a hypnotic flow of perpetually overlapping images and rhythmic variations, Collective Jumps allows ever-new choreographic landscapes to emerge. Our eyes are thus opened to the political dimension of this community of dancers. The endless body formed by the dancers dismantles established hierarchies and systems and allows us to experience the subjective, the individual as a site of resistance.

Concept, Choreography: Isabelle Schad in collaboration with Laurent Goldring * Performance, Dance: Juan Corres Benito, Sonia Borkowicz, Frederike Doffin, Paulina Grochowska, Naïma Ferré, Thomasz Foltyn, Jasmin Ihrac, Przemyslaw Kaminski, Roni Katz, Mathis Kleinschnittger, Inna Krasnoper, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Dorota Michalak, Benjamin Pohlig, Julia Rodriguez, Marta Romaszkan, Iza Szostak, Krystyna Szydłowska, Claudia Tomasi, Nir Vidan, Sunniva Vikør Egenes, Natalia Wilk * Theoretical backing: Gabriele Wittmann * Technical direction, Light design: Mehdi Toutain-Lopez * Sound: Damir Simunovic * Costumes: Lèa Girod * Light: Benni Schroeter * Light objects: Elias Macke * Production manager: Heiko Schramm * Assistenz Proben: Claudia Tomasi * Allgemeine Assistenz: Monica Duncan * A Production by Isabelle Schad in coproduction with HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds and the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs. In cooperation with Goethe Institute Nigeria, Goethe Institute Warsaw, Art Stations Foundation Poznan, Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT). Supported by Wiesen55 e.V. The guest performance is supported by the Goethe Institute Warsaw.

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