Bruixa

Solo Dance Performance (2018)

Together with Viviana Esaclé, her companion of many years, choreographer Stephanie Thiersch explores possible and familiar forms of female self-portrayal. This is a continuancee of the underlying thems examined in the solo performances “Under Green Ground” in 2005 and “Beautiful me” in 2007 about female characters. “Bruixa” is a personal portrait of a dancer at the end of her stage career. The audience is part of an improvisational testing lab, in which Escalé constantly reinvents herself. Initially changing between animal and plant forms as if genderless, she then almost entirely loses herself in a romanticized girlhood dream. Via the humorous use of various materials, her body becomes an instrument undulating between resistance and approximation, reproduction and invention.

Credits

Concept/Direction/Stage: Stephanie Thiersch Dance/Choreography: Viviana Escalé Appearance Malu Dramaturgy: Maja Zimmermann Light: Ansgar Kluge Management: Mara Nedelcu, Béla Bisom Production: Anika Bendel

Coproduction:

tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf

Cooperation:

Goethe-Institut Madrid, Teatros del Canal Madrid, Orangerie – Theater im Volksgarten Köln, Freihandelszone Ensemblenetzwerk Köln

Funded by:

Fonds Darstellende Künste, Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, Cultural Office of the City of Cologne

on Tour:

07.06., 20 h

tanzhaus nrw, Erkrather Str. 30, 40233 Düsseldorf
www.tanzhaus-nrw.de

08.06., 20 h

tanzhaus nrw, Erkrather Str. 30, 40233 Düsseldorf
www.tanzhaus-nrw.de

09.06., 20 h

tanzhaus nrw, Erkrather Str. 30, 40233 Düsseldorf
www.tanzhaus-nrw.de

30.10., 20 h

Orangerie - Theater im Volksgarten, Volksgartenstraße 25, 50677 Köln, Deutschland
www.orangerie-theater.de

31.10., 20 h

Orangerie - Theater im Volksgarten, Volksgartenstraße 25, 50677 Köln, Deutschland
www.orangerie-theater.de