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.
Populism is show. But showbiz is our territory!
With 7 dancers and 3 musicians, COWBOYS is our biggest production ever. It’s rougher and gloomier than the others, erratic, confusing. A mix of exhilaration and requiem. Dancing COWBOYS is an intense journey: It begins as a Western cliché and then crashes like an avalanche, loud and reckless, until a moment of complete silence, where we can start anew, beaten but upright.
To our complete surprise, we won the Saxon Dance Prize 2019 for COWBOYS.
If you come to watch COWBOYS, be sure to bring ear plugs with you and let yourself be carried away. The piece is made to be felt, not heard.
Radio Mephisto Leipzig
Boris Michael Gruhl, tanznetz.de
Steffen Georgi, Leipziger Volkszeitung
Claudia Feest, Laudatio Sächsischer Tanzpreis
Sebastian Weber + Company
Werner Neumann (Gitarren)
Steffen Greisiger (Orgel)
Tom Friedrich (Drums)
Werner Neumann, Steffen Greisiger
Gesa Volland and Sebastian Weber GbR in cooperation with LOFFT — Das Theater
German Federal Cultural Foundation, Doppelpass Fund City of Leipzig, Cultural Office Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony
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