(c) Anja Beutler

For much too long disabled bodies have mainly been used to represent Otherness. In “Dis_Sylphide”, choreographer and cultural activist Saša Asentić has assembled a team of people with and without disabilities, working together on equal footing to deal with aesthetic regimes of dance history. Three key works of the 20th century, which were created in Germany, but then revolutionized dance worldwide, serve as a starting point for the ensemble. Asentić and his team adopt this material with great empathy and expertise to develop a unique aesthetic and reclaim a place in dance history. “Dis_Sylphide” thus humorously and surprisingly overturns existing body norms and conventions and invites us to conquer the theatre as a place of alternative togetherness.

Duration: 100 min.
Language: German, English and Serbian
Mousonturm-co-produktion in the frame of the Tanzfestivals Rhein-Main
Concept and artistic direction: Saša Asentić
Artistic collaboration and choreographie: Natalija Vladisavljević, Alexandre Achour, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski
Performance: Natalija Vladisavljević, Jelena Stefanovska, Snežana Bulatović, Dalibor Šandor, Marko Bašica, Thomas Möller, Celina Scharff, Tom Reinecke, Liv Henriette Neuman, Alexandre Achour, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski, Saša Asentić

„Dis_Sylphide“ 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].