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Verena Billinger & Sebastian Schulz

(Düsseldorf/Frankfurt)

UNLIKELY CREATURES (II) we dance for you

Frankfurt LAB [Schmidtstraße 12 (Gallus)]

Dance

Verena Billinger and Sebastian Schulz invite their ensemble and us into an arena with the promise: we dance for you. While we position ourselves around a dance floor, the dancers set their bodies in vibrant motion. In part one of the UNLIKELY CREATURES-trilogy, the artist-duo gathered together all those improbable
creatures from the history of dance who were able to report on how we never quite fit our image of ourselves. Now part two deals with the ramifications, incompatibilities and vaguenesses of the present: our brave successful era, the here and now. No language skills required.

Commissioned by BHF-BANK-Foundation as part of Frankfurter Positionen 2017 * Mousonturm-Coproduction *
Concept, choreography: Verena Billinger & Sebastian Schulz * by and with: Jungyun Bae, Léonard Engel, René Alejandro Huari Mateus, Frank Koenen, Sanna Lundström * technical support: Matthias Rieker, Ingo Müller * costume contribution: Sandra Li Maennel * organisation: Melchior Hoffmann * assistance: Sofie Luckhardt * movement contribution: Hannah Dewor, Nicolas Niot * production: Billinger & Schulz * co-Production: Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main, FFT Dusseldorf * cooperation: Festival Frankfurter Positionen, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf * funded by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Co-Production Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag, Ministry for Cultural Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW Art Foundation, Cultural Affairs Düsseldorf, Cultural Affairs Frankfurt, Hessian Ministry for Science and the Arts.

Premiere * Mousonturm-Coproduction