We are not alone on this planet. Billions of other creatures live with us and every finger point, every wing beat has consequences for all the others. The bat embodies the knot between humans and animals. It marks the contagious beginning of the corona crisis as the crossing of a boundary between fundamentally different beings. Its bite transforms us, the zoonosis makes us all the same.
Sebastian Weber Dance Company’s new piece takes the bat as a model for an unsettling deep dive. BATS is a bloodthirsty, dark, infectious piece about man as beast in a programmed reality. As a sensual creature between archaic and science fiction, dance and technology, sonar and infrared. Starting from the bat’s depth-sensitive orientation in space, a dense choreography develops in a puzzle of real and virtual spaces. Amidst a jungle of cameras and screens, a flow of movements and atmospheres emerges, a constant mutation of perspectives and beliefs: Tap dance with rapid incidence. Algorithmic, elegant, restless!
BATS is the echo of a disinfected and digital world, where everyone is still connected to everyone else and be it by contagion. Rough, body-smart tap dance combines with hyper-realistic visual effects to network this hybrid beyond the confines of the stage in an online variant developed in parallel.
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Sebastian Weber + Company
SEBASTIAN WEBER DANCE COMPANY gGmbH i.Gr.
in co-production with LOFFT – Das Theater, Hessisches Staatsballett in the frame of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main
HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts, Dresden,
Tempel Cultural Center/
Festival TANZ KARLSRUHE.
City of Leipzig, Cultural Office, Fonds Darstellende Künste within the framework of the NEUSTART KULTUR program and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon state parliament.