Billy Bultheel/Uri Turkenich


Her eyes are opened wide…

Mousonturm Studio 1


Her eyes are opened wide, her mouth stands open, her wings are outstretched and her face is turned towards the past. She would like to awaken the dead and to piece together what was smashed, but a storm is blowing hard and its wind had caught itself in her wings and is so strong that she can no longer close them. The storm drives her irresistibly towards the future to which her back is turned, while the rubble-heap before her grows sky-high.

The things that people do are in a certain way consequences of their own histories. This can be understood in many different ways. This evening presents three dance performances based on three figures from dance history – Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Pina Bausch and Isadora Duncan. All three choreographies search for something that was lost in the past or is hidden there. The search for a moment in which something new occurred. It is less about attempting to imitate what others have already achieved, than about remembering a moment of actual change.

Part 1: Untitled (Based on the work of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) Created by Uri Turkenich

Part 2: I love my dancers (Based on the work of Pina Bausch) Created by Alice Chauchat, Sebastian Schulz, Mårten Spångberg & Uri Turkenich

Part 3: The dance of the future (Based on the work of Isadora Duncan) Created by Billy Bultheel & Uri Turkenich

Concept: Billy Bultheel, Uri Turkenich * With: Billy Bultheel, Uri Turkenich, Ludvig Daae * Artistic Collaborator: Alice Chauchat, Ian Edmonds, Enad Marouf, Sebastian Schulz, Mårten Spångberg * Co-production: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm * Supported by: Cultural Department of Frankfurt am Main, Isadora and Raymond Duncan Research Dance Centre Athens, MDT, DOCH, P.A.R.T.S Summerstudios.

World Premiere. In English. Warm Up on Thu. 19.12. & Fri. 20.12., 6 p.m.