New Creation 2024

Deutschland/Senegal (2024)

Premiere: May 2024

A highly energetic dance project on global groove and communality that brings together an international team of eight dancers and three musicians from Senegal and Germany.
The directors Alesandra Seutin (Artistic Director École de Sables, Senegal) and Stephanie Thiersch (Artistic Director MOUVOIR, Germany) challenge the principle of hospitality in a choreographic process with artists of different living and working backgrounds. Current political enfoldings of the criminalisation of hospitality in many parts of the world as well as concepts of Jacques Derrida and Anne Dufourmantelle and utopian common spaces found their way into the project. What are speculative futures and scenarios of togetherness? What do communalizations across borders/cultures mean? How do we get into a common groove? These questions also include issues of adaptation and appropriation as well as cultural (and economic) dominance and hierarchies in creative processes – with both a “welcoming attitude” and a combative one, advocating the principle of shared space and resources.

Artistic Direction: Alesandra Seutin and Stephanie Thiersch

With: Latif Arafan, Wa-hab Diedhiou, Nadia Gabrieli Kalati, Cola Lok Yee Ho, Kezia Jonah, Margaux Marielle-Tréhoüart, Alexandre Nodari, Joel Suárez Gómez, Christ Zié

Concept, staging, choreography: Stephanie Thiersch, Alesandra Seutin with the ensemble
Costumes Lauren Steel (Berlin)
Lighting Design: Begoña Garcia Navas (Paris)

Management: Josefine Sautier
Production: Sarah Heinrich (MOUVOIR), Hervé Breuil, Paul Sagne (École des Sables)
Production École des Sables: tba
Financing: Béla Bisom, transmissions
PR, Social Media: Nina Lobinger
Press: neurohr & andrä

Producesd by: MOUVOIR e.V. and Freihandelszone – Ensemblenetzwerk Köln, École des Sables Senegal

Coproduction: tanzhausnrw, Sommerblut Kulturfestival

Funded by: Kunststiftung NRW, das NATIONALEPERFORMANCENETZ. Koproduktionsförderung Tanz gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
MOUVOIR/Stephanie Thiersch is funded by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln

Dauer ca. 70 Minuten, keine Pause

Foto: ©Martin Rottenkolber/Land im Land (Theater Bielefeld) 2023

on Tour:


tanzhaus nrw, Erkrather Str. 30, 40233 Düsseldorf, Deutschland


tanzhaus nrw, Erkrather Str. 30, 40233 Düsseldorf, Deutschland


Sommerblut Kulturfestival

Schauspiel Köln, Köln

Pre-Premiere Senegal

École des Sables, Dakar, Senegal