Double Bill

Kosmos – schwerelos

Thoss / Foniadakis
Double Bill

Kosmos – schwerelos

Thoss / Foniadakis
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Guest Company
Kosmos – schwerelos
Fri 5. Jul / 19:00
Schauspielhaus / Introduction at the foyer 18:15
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Guest Company
Kosmos – schwerelos
Fri 12. Jul / 19:00
Schauspielhaus / Introduction at the foyer 18:15
Further dates
Kosmos – schwerelos
SCHWERE los
Choreography
Stephan Thoss
Music
Johann Sebastian Bach, Biosphere, Nils Frahm, Kangding Ray, Yehezkel Raz
Stage
Stephan Thoss
Costume
Stephan Thoss, Romy Liebig
Light
Stephan Thoss, Nicole Berry
World Premiere
4. Februar 2023, NTM Tanzhaus Nationaltheater Mannheim
Kosmos
Choreography
Andonis Foniadakis
Music
Julien Tarride
Stage
Andonis Foniadakis
Costume
Anastasios Sofroniou
Light
Andonis Foniadakis, Elena Siberski
World Premiere
26. Oktober 2014, Les Ballets Jazz De Montréal
Upon the invitation of Artistic Director Tamas Detrich, the dance company of the National Theater Mannheim [NTM] will give guest performances in Stuttgart whilst their home theater is being renovated. The contemporary dance company will present two pieces which explore the boundaries of space and time.

The artistic director of NTM Tanz Mannheim Stephan Thoss explores the order and limits of dance in his choreography SCHWERE los (weight-less). Weightlessness describes a state of missing gravitational force. Precisely this force, constantly present, creates a supportive structure for bodies, but also dependence. A state which choreographers and dancers are only too happy to resist. With his musical approach, Thoss illustrates the desire to use the body not only to oppose the laws of physics, but also the gravitational pull of the music.

For Kosmos, created in 2014 for Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Andonis Foniadakis drew inspiration from the frenetic pace of everyday urban life. The Greek choreographer, who has already worked with numerous international companies, has the dancers of the NTM chase after the zeitgeist. As if in a maelstrom, they whirl across the stage to percussion sounds by Julien Tarride so rapidly that one may wonder which cosmos they inhabit.

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