In FOLK FICTION, the Sebastian Weber Dance Company invents its own folklore: a raucous mix of cultures and clichés, at the same time superficial and archaic, laughable and powerful, fictitious and real. The piece is a tumultuous commentary on questions of collective identity and finds its answers in the hybrid, the irritating, the constantly changing.
Press about FOLK FICTION
Dancing Force of Nature to Reflect
“In fact, all bodies become instruments in which the energy flows from the soles of the feet, from the tip of the toes through all parts of the body, to the arms and fingertips. It is precisely that energy that finally puts everyone and everything into irresistible motion.
Moments of calm, of concentration, in which all dancers find each other in the darkened or only sparingly illuminated room, become a large body, reinforce the dynamics of this dancing primal force, which breaks out again in the next moment. A primal force that hardly seems possible to resist. Amidst all the enthusiasm, which shows in the long-lasting applause of the premiere visitors, this also provokes thought. After all, primal power exists in many forms, is structuring, manipulative, above all intricate and therefore more dangerous in groups. The message of “Folk Fiction” strikes.
— Rhein-Neckar Zeitung
Guest performance promotion
After COWBOYS, FOLK FICTION is the second full-length piece of the multi-year TAP TRANSFORM project and is funded in the Doppelpass Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation. The cooperation between LOFFT — The Theater, the Theater Koblenz and the Sebastian Weber Dance Company lasts until the end of 2020 and is dedicated to the development of a visually powerful, grooving and dramaturgically conclusive form of contemporary tap dance.
As part of the Doppelpass programme, guest performances of the productions are particularly supported. The aim is to expand a sustainable network of production partners for the Sebastian Weber Dance Company.
approx. 65 minutes
1 technician (on demand)
Minimum 10 x 7 m, better 12 x 10.
Black box, wooden floor or black dance rug on wooden floor
With a good local technical team, setup and performance are possible on the same day.
Cast & Team
Sebastian Weber + Company
Michela Pesce, Andrea Alvergue
Tom Dachs (poster and stage photos)
Jörg Singer (social media content, rehearsal and backstage)
German Federal Cultural Foundation, Fonds Doppelpass