Thought-provoking tap dance that is catchy and surprising.
The Sebastian Weber Dance Company shows dance that wants to express something and tells a story. Wide awake, sweaty and nimble. Angry, tender, cheesy, silly, but never indifferent.
Our dance is a way to face the world. We develop dance pieces on topics that move us in everyday life and allow us to find our position on social issues. To dance is to navigate in wild waters; it’s an ongoing search and progression.
In FOLK FICTION, we invent our own folklore. Refined and archaic, sassy and formal. We invent a collective identity as a wild mix of self-portrait and utopia, inspired by our stories, preferences and desires. With pomp and poetry, silliness and seriousness, always carried by the pounding groove of tap.
TOUCH is a bright, curious, sensitive piece about the power of touch. Our sense of touch is a primal language and is vital for human existence. However, physical contact is becoming more and more rare in everyday life, and it’s not solely due to the coronavirus crisis. And in tap dance, touch doesn’t actually occur at all.
COWBOYS is a furious piece about populists in power. About the rat catchers, who are depicted as lone fighters against the establishment and who are celebrated and sanctified by their “people”. It’s about the thrill of violence, the bizarre clownery. It’s about the power of these underdog stories, and our role in them.
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Tap Workshops with Sebastian Weber
Sebastian Weber teaches both classic and tailor-made tap dance workshops for participants of all levels. The training is intensive, patient and competent. Improvisation and musicality are Sebastian’s specialties.
Company Workshops for tap dancers
Our Company Workshops are pocket-sized tap dance festivals. You train with different dancers from the Company and work intensively on everything that’s important to us when it comes to tap dance. The workshop usually consists of five components.
Tap Dance for all
This workshop allows participants to experience the kick of tap dancing without any prior knowledge. Members of the company show you simple steps and rhythms that combine to form exciting sequences and captivating grooves.
What wine tasting is to wine, DANCE TASTING is to dance. In a relaxed atmosphere we present a selection of different scenes from our repertoire. We tell you how and where these scenes were created, what they mean to us, what’s difficult or easy about them …
The WARM UP is an introduction to one of our productions where you get to dance yourself. It takes place right before the show and lasts 30 to 45 minutes. Our assistant choreographer, Michela Pesce, shows participants simple exercises …