(c) Jesus Robisco

In Cuculand Souvenir, the spectacularity of circus and highly virtuous dance merges with visual arts into a large-scale performance. Catalan contemporary dance maker Roberto Olivan bets on the risky nature of an innovative language to explore the impact of technological evolution in our daily life. Seven performers show intertwined stories linked to technology and exploring the fine line between appropriation and addiction that shapes our daily experience of technological progress today. For this latest creation Olivan cosigns his work with the sound of electroacoustic music sculptor Laurent Delforge and Romain Tardy, one of the most important visual artists of the current digital scene.

Shuttlebus from Wiesbaden to Darmstadt and back More information about the Shuttlebus
Concept, Direction & Choreography: Roberto Olivan
Creation & Performance: Manuel Tiger / Héctor Plaza “Buba”, Delia Ceruti, Luis García “Fruta”, Dunya Narli, Chey Jurado, Akira Yoshida, Tina Afiyan Breiova
Musical design, Creation and Direction: Laurent Delforge
Visual Artist: Romain Tardy
Dramaturgical Advice: Piero Steiner
Technical Direction and Lighting Design: Oriol Ibañez
Costume design: Adriana Parra
Photography, Video and Communication: Vèrtex Comunicació

„Cuculand Souvenir“ is an event within the frame of the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. The Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, a projekt of Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and Hessisches Staatsballett, is made possible by Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and supported by the Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, the Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst and the Stiftungsallianz [Aventis Foundation, BHF BANK Stiftung, Crespo Foundation, Dr. Marschner-Stiftung, Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main]. “Cuculand Souvenir” is a co-production of the Grec Festival of Barcelona, the ICEC – Ministry of Culture of the Government of Catalonia, the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, the festival Sismògraf d’Olot and the Kalamata International Dance Festival. It is supported by Xarxa Transversal, the Fundación Municipal de Cultura de Valladolid / Teatro Lava, ATRIUM Viladecans and Solidança.