Verena Billinger & Sebastian Schulz


Unlikely Creatures (1) – who we are

Mousonturm Saal


Whether its pounding club beats, an endless wardrobe or vivid manipulations of our bodies: we never quite fit. In our images and constructions of people. Instead, we become something else, a neither/nor. Something is always left over, a too much, a too little; it pushes us onward. Since the renaissance, the art of choreography constantly gives us ideas for new solutions: suns, fairies, monsters, nymphs or planets – the strangest beings populate our stages. In their usual quietly stubborn way and in their own dance and body study, the duo Verena Billinger and Sebastian Schulz together with their fantastic ensemble pose the question what Unlikely Creatures correspond to us and our image of people here and today.

No language skills required

Mousonturm Co-production * Concept, Choreography: Verena Billinger & Sebastian Schulz * By and with: Frank Koenen, Judith Wilhelm, Jun-gyun Bae, Ludvig Daae, Nicolas Niot * Set: Marlin de Haan * Lights: Maika Knoblich * Costumes: Caroline Creutzburg * Music: Anton Kaun * Production Management: Melchior B. Tacet * Production: Billinger & Schulz * Co-production: FFT Düsseldorf, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main * Funded by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Co-production Fund for Dance, supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) on the basis of a decision made by the German Bundestag, the NRW Ministry for Families, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports, Kunststiftung NRW, Department for Cultural Affairs of the City of Düsseldorf, Cultural Department of Frankfurt, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste e.V., supported by the NRW Ministry for Families, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports, as well as the Hessian ministry for Science and Art * Made possible also by the residency program of the PACT Zollverein in Essen.