(c) Denislav Kanev

Taulant Shehu, a dancer from the Hessian State Ballet and up-and-coming choreographer, explores his Albanian roots in his new creation Dua. “Family and traditions are two important foundations for Albanian culture; there is hardly another time when they are more closely bound than at a wedding ceremony,” he says. In Dua, a wedding as the pinnacle of festiveness, happiness and the promise of remaining together forever becomes the point of departure to reflect on living together in general. Taulant Shehu directs his attention to the individual participants and choreographically explores their own stories, emotions and backgrounds. The composer Arne Stevens provides music for this danced approach to tradition; it places the cultural origins of this work in a musical focus as well by working with traditional Albanian instruments.

Duration: 55 min.
Choreographie: Taulant Shehu
With: Amelia Eisen, Jorge Bascuñan Rivera Neto, Richard Oberscheven, Mamiko Sakurai, Lara Peinado, Max Levy
Composition: Arne Stevens
Costume: Jennifer Harres
Light: Jonathan Pickers

Production: in the context of the multi-city residence
programme of the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, a project of: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and Hessisches Staatsballett
(and Staatstheater Wiesbaden). „DUA“ 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].