Geteilter Abend

Verena Billinger & Sebastian Schulz

Geteilter Abend

Verena Billinger & Sebastian Schulz

What have we got in common? What can we share and communicate? What makes us us? In “Geteilter Abend” the artist duo of Verena Billinger and Sebastian Schulz shed light on the relationship between the individual and society – between private and public life – between the part and the whole. For over ten years they have been creating dance pieces together that focus on community and the role of the body. In the first part of the evening Verena Billinger returns to the stage after a long absence to explore the question of how a biography can be told through dance. She shares her own personal view of her life and invites us to experience her relationship to dance and choreography with her.

This solo is followed by a powerful duet which picks up on choreographic elements from the solo and transposes them into a dynamic choreography. Three dancers then glide energetically and sensually through a range of movements of self-empowerment and loss of control. They explore the perception between themselves and the audience: how does the meaning of a movement change if it shifts from an individual body to a group? What is the relationship between a solo and a group? “Geteilter Abend” searches for gaps in the story, cracks in one’s own portrait and group affiliations.


Duration: 90 minutes
Language: German with English translation

Do. 16.11. 07.30 pm Introduction
Fr. 17.11. Meet the Artists after the show
Sa. 18.11. Small Talk after the show

World Premiere

Note on sensory stimuli:
Stroboscopic effects are used in the piece.

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Concept & Choreography: Verena Billinger & Sebastian Schulz.
Performance & Dance Part 1: Verena Billinger
Performance & Dance Part 2: Jungyun Bae, Camilla Fiumara, Edvards Kurmiņš
Performance & Dance Guest: Sebastian Schulz
Collaboration movement research: Vivien Kovarbašić
Light: Henry Rehberg
Sound: Jan Läkemäker
Project Organisation: Michelle Gerhardt, Andrea Gerhold, Neele Renzland / transmissions GmbH

Thanks to Florian Ackermann, Figen Aksoy, Bessarabiendeutscher Verein e.V., Friedhelm Billinger, Rosa Billinger, Joana Böhnlein, Benjamin Cromme, Katja Grawinkel-Claassen, Tabea Gregory, Alexandra Hennig, Agnes Lackner, Maria Lang, Thomas Lehmen, Ditlind Linke, Steffen Linke, Kousha Rasta, Christoph Rech, Michel Ronimi, Sām Sabor, Melanie Muñoz Salguero, Gerald Siegmund, Katharina Speckmann, Ives Thuwis, Klaus Wallrath, Rufus Wunner, Maximilian Zahn, Susanne Zaun.

A production by Billinger & Schulz, in co-production with Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm in the frame of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main and FFT Düsseldorf. Funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., the Culture Department of the City of Frankfurt am Main, the Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Hessian Ministry for Science and the Arts. An initial research project was made possible by Bureau Ritter/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR dance support programme. With the generous support of the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden as part of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, and Z – Zentrum for rehearsals and research.

Die Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, ein Projekt von Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm und Hessischem Staatsballett, wird ermöglicht durch den Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain und gefördert vom Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, dem Hessischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst und der Stiftungsallianz [Aventis Foundation, Crespo Foundation, Hans Erich und Marie Elfriede Dotter-Stiftung, Dr. Marschner Stiftung, ODDO BHF Stiftung, Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main].