(c) Florian Krauß

Rhythms that get the hips moving and the asses shaking and trembling: Shake your booty! “hip piece”, the new piece by choreographer duo Verena Billinger and Sebastian Schulz, is dedicated to the body’s core, the centre of desire and lust, the motor of dance. And in doing so, it places itself in the thick of current cultural debates about appropriation and ownership, eroticisation and exoticisation, sexualities and gender, identity politics and universalism. On stage: a group of dancers of varying backgrounds and different dance trainings who have been initiated into the art of swinging their hips by experts in Afro dance, Afro house, so-called oriental dance or belly dance, dancehall, various hip-hop styles (popping, locking, etc.), salsa and twerking. They present their approach to the newly learned movements in ways that are sometimes sober, analytical and vulnerable, sometimes playful and exuberant. In the process, they explore dance as a way of liberating themselves of labels and of becoming more and different than they are at first glance.

Duration: 60 min.
No language skills required
On all performance days there will be an open warm-up for the audience 30 minutes before the start of the show
01.12.: Niranh Chanthabouasy
02.12.: Suffian Bangura
03.12.: Lena Drescher

Mousonturm co-production within the frame of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main