A glaring dance spectacle about populists in power

COWBOYS

COWBOYS is a glaring, boisterous, frantic dance piece about populists in power.

It celebrates the brazenness and egomania, the rumbling self-confidence and the ruthlessness, with which he populists take the law into their own hands. It boasts the feverish underdogs, who make those cowboys their heroes. And the mainstream liberals, who fuel the engine with their honesty and outrage.

Somewhere on the perimeter, one can see the avowed, mythical enemy of the cowboys: the Islam, the establishment, the liberals, the Jews — depending on zeitgeist and location. And because the cowboys always have to shoot somebody, death also dances along.

COWBOYS is a cracking symbiosis of brilliant tap dancing and a crude, exuberant, infuriated physicality of movement. Eruptive, bold, and intoxicating.

COWBOYS is the first of two pieces in the project TAP TRANSFORM that is being funded by the Doppelpass Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation. This cooperation of LOFFT – Das Theater, Theater Koblenz and Sebastian Weber Dance Company lasts until the end of 2020 and is dedicated to an ambitious development of a visually strong, highly musical, and dramaturgically sound form of contemporary (tap) dance.

Within this special funding, also guest performances of the production are particularly funded. The goal of this additional funding is the development of a sustainable network of production partners for the Sebastian Weber Dance Company.

Cast & Crew

Dance

Andrea Alvergue
Helen Duffy
Janne Eraker
Vilma Kananen
Nikolai Kemeny
Jonas Nermyr /Samuel Greene
Sebastian Weber

Music

Werner Neumann (Git)
Steffen Greisiger (Org)
Tom Friedrich (Drums)

Choreography

Sebastian Weber + Company

Choreography assistance

Michela Pesce

Composition

Werner Neumann, Steffen Greisiger

Dramaturgical advice

Lidy Mouw
Guy Cools

Light

Jakob Bauer

Production management

Josepha Vogel

Pictures by

Tom Dachs

Production

Gesa Volland and Sebastian Weber GbR in collaboration with
LOFFT — Das Theater

Funded by

German Federal Cultural Foundation
Cultural Foundation of Saxony
Stadt Leipzig, Kulturamt