BATS

We are not alone on this planet. Billions of other creatures live with us and every hint, every flap of wings has consequences for everyone else. 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.

In their new piece, the Sebastian Weber Dance Company uses the bat as a model for an unsettling deep drilling. BATS is a bloodthirsty, dark, contagious piece about humans as beasts in a programmed reality. As sensual creatures between archaic and science fiction, dance and technology, echo sounder and infrared. Based on the deeply sensitive orientation of the bat in space, a dense choreography develops in a puzzle of real and virtual spaces. In the middle of a jungle of cameras and screens, a flow of movements and atmospheres emerges, a constant mutation of perspectives and convictions: tap dance with rapid incidence. Algorithmic, elegant, restless!

BATS is the echo of a disinfected and digital world in which everyone is still connected to everyone, even if it is through contagion. Rough, physically smart tap dance combines itself with hyper-realistic visual effects and networks this hybrid beyond the boundaries of the stage in an online variant developed in parallel.

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BATS

15.-17.10.21 - LOFFT - Das Theater

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Dancers
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Recommended age

Credits

Dance
Andrea Alvergue
Helen Duffy
Janne Eraker
Gaëtan Farnier
Vilma Kananen
Nikolai Kemeny
Samuel Vère

Choreography
Sebastian Weber + Company

Choreography assistant
Michela Pesce

Understudy
Fran Žuglić

Music
Michio Woirgardt

Stagedesign
Michiel Jansen

Mediaarts
Holger Förterer

Videostream
Raphael Hahn

Costumedesign
Nele Sternberg

Dramaturgical Advice
Guy Cools

Production manager
Josepha Vogel

PR
Sebastian Göschel

Photos
Jörg Singer

Produktion
SEBASTIAN WEBER DANCE COMPANY gGmbH i.Gr.
in Koproduktion mit LOFFT – Das Theater, Hessisches Staatsballett im Rahmen der Tanzplattform Rhein-Main
HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden,
Theaterhaus Jena,
Tempel Kulturzentrum/
Festival TANZ KARLSRUHE.

Funded by
Stadt Leipzig, Kulturamt, Fonds Darstellende Künste im Rahmen des Programms NEUSTART KULTUR und der Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen. This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget decided by the Saxon state parliament.

Termine

October 2021

16.October 20:00 - 21:30
LOFFT – Das Theater Leipzig
17.October 18:00 - 19:30
LOFFT – Das Theater Leipzig

November 2021

06.November 19:30 - 20:30
Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden Christian-Zais-Str. 3 65189 Wiesbaden
07.November 15:00 - 16:00
Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden Christian-Zais-Str. 3 65189 Wiesbaden
12.November 20:00 - 21:30
Theaterhaus Jena Schillergäßchen 1, 07745 Jena
13.November 20:00 - 21:30
Theaterhaus Jena Schillergäßchen 1, 07745 Jena
20.November 20:00 - 21:30
TANZ Karlsruhe

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