Touch is a light, curious, sensitive piece about the power of touch. Touch is a primal language and vital for humans. However, touch is becoming increasingly rare in everyday life – and not just since Corona. And in tap dance, touch doesn’t really occur at all. With Touch we have changed that.
On stage you see 36 square meters of white sand. A barefoot pas de deux of tap unfolds on it: the pair of dancers first slowly, then more and more playfully and confidently, feel their way out of an entangled silence into a vortex of closeness and distance. Through the calmness and concentration of the choreography, you as a spectator are drawn into the story of the couple and experience touch as a multifaceted exchange.
Bringing touch and tap dance together was more difficult than expected – and then all the more gratifying when it finally worked. In the end, we also changed as dancers through the process.
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Sebastian Weber + Company
Gesa Volland and Sebastian Weber GbR in cooperation with LOFFT – Das Theater
by the Hessian State Ballet in the framework of the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main.
City of Leipzig, Cultural Office
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.