Ein raubeiniges Tanzstück über Chaos in Leben und Gesellschaft


CABOOM connects the musical punch of tap with the visual power of contemporary dance: a hammering, passionate, rough piece about chaos in life and society.

Chaos arises when situations become unpredictable. When plans are shattered by surprise or catastrophe, when everything happens at once or all turns out differently than expected. Chaos makes individuals and whole societies tumble. Chaos is upsetting and energizing, seductive and powerful, a catalyst of change and progress.

CABOOM follows the creative potential of chaos in a multilayered composition for five dancers.

dancers of CABOOM - a contemporary tap dance production

press quotes about CABOOM

A grandiose evening. The new piece of the Sebastian Weber Dance Company will knock over pretty much any preconceived image of tap dance one might have.

— Katharina Stork, Leipziger Volkszeitung

[…] no matter if it is minimal steps at the beginning or end, or spacious, intense eruptions in between, or the duets that tell stories with nothing but bodies and possibly some facial expressions.

This is full of devotion and energy, precision and good ideas. This is frantic, captivating, and by the way entirely outstanding.

— Franziska Reif, Kreuzer

Das "Making of..."

CABOOM was partly developed at DANS BRABANT in Tilburg who generously supported the production with a 10-days-residency.

Cast & Team


Andrea Alvergue
Helen Duffy
Janne Eraker
Nik Kemeny
Sebastian Weber


Sebastian Weber + Company

choreography assistance

Michela Pesce


Tom Dachs


Gesa Volland und Sebastian Weber GbR in Kooperation mit
LOFFT — Das Theater

with support from:

City of Leipzig, Kulturamt
Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
DansBrabant (NL)

production details


75 min


5 dancers, 1 assistant,
upon request: 1 technician


minimum 10 x 7 m, black wood or dance floor, sprung

With a good local tech-team, set up and performance can be done in one day.

CABOOM on film

In a crazy no-budget guerilla effort and with the support of fantastic local colleagues, four scenes of CABOOM were adapted for screen and captured as short dance films. Two of the films were presented successfully at a number of international short film festivals. The episode “KNIVES” won the “Best Dance Video” award at Mar Del Dance on Film Festival in New Jersey and the “Audience Award” at the Lightmoves Festival in Limerick, Irland.

All episodes can be seen on our Vimeo channel.

zeitgenössischer Steptanz CABOOM: Poster