City Dance Köln

A TANZFONDS ERBE Project (2016)

The desire to help others experience dance in its most human power as a collective, democratic process with participants from diverse artistic disciplines was the jumping-off point for “City Dance Köln” which traversed the city of Cologne in September 2016. Based on an idea by the dance pioneer Anna Halprin, the project devised unfamiliar sight lines from the outskirts across the river, down streets and through parks; brought dance to the most unusual places and united more than 5,000 passersby, artists and Cologne residents. The cathedral city was transformed into a place for togetherness and exploring the potential for collective movement. As a part of tanz nrw 17, the City Dance ensemble will revive three fragments of this community project.

More Info and all details for City Dance – A Fragment on May 7th:

Cast and Credits for City Dance – a Fragment on May 7th:

Artistic Direction: Stephanie Thiersch
Composition: Brigitta Muntendorf
Conductor: Rodrigo López Klingenfuss
Dance: Matteo Ceccarelli, Marika Gangemi, Viivi Keskinen, Moo Kim, Karoline Strys, Salim Ben Mammar, Geraldine Rosteius, Clara-Marie Müller, Viviana Escalé, Silvia Ehnies
Music: Asasello Quartett: Rostislav Kozhevnikov (Violine), Barbara Streil (Violine), Justyna Sliwa (Viola), Teemu Myöhänen (Cello);
Ensemble Garage: Frank Riedel (Saxophon), Till Künkler (Posaune), Yuka Ohta (Schlagwerk); SOLISTIN GESANG: Mariana Sadovska; CHOR
CITY-RUNNER with and by:Salim Ben Mammar, Charlotte Brohmeyer, Jennifer Döring, Clara Marie Müller, Karoline Strys, Kim Töpfer
NATURE MORTE Music: Asasello Quartett: Rostislav Kozhevnikov (Violine), Barbara Streil (Violine), Justyna Sliwa (Viola), Teemu Myöhänen (Cello) Dance: Valenti Rocamora I Tora, Vivana Escalé Music by: Ludwig van Beethoven

Pictures: Martin Rottenkolber
Video: Sandeep Mehta

The overall project City Dance Köln that took place September 3rd 2016 was funded by:
TANZFONDS ERBE – eine Initiative der Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Kunststiftung NRW, Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW, RheinEnergieStiftung Kultur, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln.The project has been coproduced by the Kölner Philharmonie in the frame of their 30th anniversary.

City Dance – A Fragment, Sunday May 7th 2017


15:00 – 15:30 Oberlandesgericht Köln #Resonances
Entrance 14:45 – 15:00

15:30 – 16:00 #City Runner
An accompanied walk from Oberlandesgericht to Alte Feuerwache

16:15 – 16:30 #Nature Morte, Alte Feuerwache (courtyard)
With Viviana Escalé, Valenti Rocamora and the Asasello-Quartet

from 16:30 Movie + Talk