No fear of angels here

No fear of angels here

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We’ll tell you how to meet angels, face your fears, and such. But first, a quick introductory dance from the folks at Spielwiese.

 

25, 26, 27 May 7.00 ►Spielwiese @ Werk 2

What are you afraid of?

100 dancers of all ages in 14 short choreographies explore the topic of FEAR. 

Some of the pieces are choreographed  by the official LTT choreographers, but most have been created by the students, trainees and dancers. Be ready to be surprised.


 

Engelszeit from Alessio Trevisani

Thur 26 – Sun 29 May ►Alessio Trevisani’s Engelszeit @ various locations (open air)

Dance images for peace and religious and human understanding.

9 dancers from different religious backgrounds and nationalities (Germany, Italy, Syria, Israel, France, Turkey and Algeria) will “appear” in some areas of town dancing and performing their “personal and cultural angel”.

Angels represent syncretism in Jewish, Islam, Christian and Parsi religions. These performances are a way to set tiny significant moments apart from everyday city life, a break from the commonality of working-shopping-travelling. They create a sudden visual performance, a sensitive moment open to people who witness them by chance.

Will you be in the right place and frame of mind to encounter the angels?

Thur:
Prospectkirche 1.00 pm
Augustusplatz 5.00 pm
Nikolaikurchhof 7.00 pm
Fri:
Rosenthal Park 5.20 am and 9.13 pm
Sat:
Bilder Museum 7.00 pm
followed by panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Johann Ev. Hafner of Potsdam,
Alessio Trevisani and the dancers

Dancers/Performers:  Matteo Magnabosco, Aya Mishkelboim , Liat PeledDario Bikerino BezerCharlie Fouchier,  Nicolas Maloufii, Johannes Setzer, Claire Wolf, Murat Alkan.
Choreography: Alessio Trevisani
Costumes: Mehrbood Mokarram
Research consultant: Prof. Dr Johannes Ev. Hafner
The work is commissioned by the Katholikentag – ZdK- Leipzig (25-29 May 2016).


 

Flesh photo by Ida Zenna
Flesh photo by Ida Zenna

Sun 29 May 7.30 ►FLESH – 3-teiliger Ballettabend von Iván Pérez in Kooperation mit dem Leipziger Ballett @  Schauspiel Leipzig

This is it! The last performance and I can’t wait to see it. I’ve been trying to see it since it premiered in April. “FLESH” includes three pieces from Spanish choreographer Iván Pérez. Before studying choreography in Madrid, he danced for the Nederlands Dans Theater and the IT Dansa Barcelona. Since 2011, he has devoted himself entirely to his choreographic work for the Nederlands Dans Theater and major international ballet companies.

The three pieces of Iván Pérez fathom human relations, its manifestations and limits.

In “Skyward”, the journey of a group of young people exploring their emotions in respect to freedom or fight is depicted. “Kick the bucket” is not dying, as the title suggests, on the contrary: it is about conscious living. The duet is full of extreme feelings, indented sensitivity and strength. In connection with music of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and the American Eric Whitacre‘s “Flesh”, a work full of emotional and intellectual intensity. The very personal choreography of the artist revolves around themes such as loss and life after death found in people’s memories.

Artist, curator and writer: maeshelle west-davies gleans her varied life experiences to expose a personal perspective through a multitude of mediums.

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