Claire Cunningham/Jess Curtis
The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight
Staatstheater Darmstadt, Kammerspiele
- 03.11.2018, 9 p.m.€ 10,50 to € 19,50, sign-language translator
- 04.11.2018, 8 p.m.€ 10,50 to € 19,50, Touch-Tour at 7 p.m.
How do we look at each other? How do we allow ourselves to be seen? How do our bodies shape the ways we perceive the world around us? Can we change how we see others? The Way You Look (at me) Tonight is a social sculpture — a sensory journey, for two performers and audience. Dancing, singing, telling stories and asking questions, leading UK disabled artist Claire Cunningham and international choreographer and performer Jess Curtis, combine performance, original music, and video to wrestle (sometimes literally) with important questions about our habits and practices of perceiving each other and the world. In collaboration with noted author and philosopher of perception Dr. Alva Noë, video artist Yoann Trellu, composer Matthias Herrmann, and dramaturge Luke Pell, they perform an evening-length duet that excavates their own ways of seeing each other — as a man and a woman of different ages, bodies and backgrounds.
Duration: 90 min.
Language: Englisch with german surtitles
3.11. with sign-language translator
4.11. Touch Tour for For sight-impaired audiences at 7 p.m.
Concept & Performance: Claire Cunningham and Jess Curtis
Philosophical Consultation: Alva Noë
Dramaturgy: Luke Pell
Video Design: Yoann Trellu
Composition: Matthias Herrmann
Costumes: Michiel Keuper
Lighting: Chris Copland
„The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight“ 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]. “The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight“ is supported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) and is a co-production fund for dance with means from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Shows in Darmstadt supported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) in the context of the international guest performance fund for dance with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner
for Culture and the Media as well as the Cultural and Art Ministries of the German Federal States.