CABOOM

CABOOM is a dance about chaos. About the fears and uncertainties that create chaos. But also about adventure and the chances, that arise from chaos.

Caboom was our first production as a new team. Through it, we reinvented ourselves as a company, dissolving our ideas of tap dance and reassembling them. It was a messy, confusing process. At the same time playful and dead serious, reckless and vulnerable. We have learned to surf chaos as a wave: not to be fearful, but to be awake and agile.

The finished piece lives from this energy. It is raw and unpolished, defiant and rough-around-the-edges, then again delicate and light on its feet. To perform it, 100 percent energy is not enough, we always need 150. It’s all or nothing every time.

In Caboom you can discover tap dance in a new way: The musical power of tap combines with the visual power of contemporary dance. Pulsating grooves carry us through a rush of images that only we can tell.

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REMASTERED

Five years later, the content and choreographic starting points are still inspiring and as appropriate as they were then: navigating chaotic circumstances shapes our times.

The new version of CABOOM is more than just a revival: it is an update of the original, in which the ensemble has sharpened the choreography with the skills it has acquired over the years, made it more precise compositionally, and developed it more coherently dramaturgically. We are better today, especially in terms of staging dramaturgy.

There is a variable cast size from duo to nonett! This variance is dramaturgically integrated and used not as a compromise to Corona, but rather as a gain in liveliness and agility: the relationships and interactions of the dancers take center stage, constellations are variable, settings fluid – a formal aspect that also corresponds to the content.

PREMIERE:

14. - 16. October 2022

LOFFT - DAS THEATER

A grandiose Evening. The new piece of the Sebastian Weber Dance Company will overthrow pretty much every image one might have of tap dance in advance.
Katharina Stork, Leipziger Volkszeitung
[...] whether it's minimal steps at the beginning and end, expansive, intense outbursts in between, or the two-person stories that tell only with bodies and maybe a few facial expressions.
This is full of dedication and energy, precision, and good ideas. It's frenzied, rousing, and, by the way, quite excellent. – Franziska Reif, Kreuzer
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Credits

Dance
Andrea Alvergue
Helen Duffy
Janne Eraker
Gaëtan Farnier
Vilma Kananen
Nikolai Kemeny
Samuel Vère
Sebastian Weber
Fran Žuglić

Choreography
Sebastian Weber + Company

Choreography assistant
Michela Pesce

Photos
Tom Dachs

Production
Gesa Volland und Sebastian Weber GbR in Cooperation with LOFFT — Das Theater

REMASTERING
Sebastian Weber Dance Company gGmbH in Cooperation with LOFFT – DAS THEATER

Funded by
Fonds Darstellende Künste
Stadt Leipzig, Kulturamt
Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
DansBrabant (NL)

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