TOUCH

TOUCH is a bright, curious, sensitive piece about the power of touch. Our sense of touch is a primal language and is vital for human existence. However, physical contact is becoming more and more rare in everyday life, and it’s not solely due to the coronavirus crisis. And in tap dance, touch doesn’t actually occur at all. With TOUCH, we changed that.

On stage, you will see 36 square meters of white sand on which we dance a barefoot pas de deux of tap dance. At first entwined in silence, the pair of dancers oscillate back and forth between proximity and distance, starting off slowly and then becoming more playful and confident. With the calm and focus of the choreography, the audience is drawn into the couple’s story and experiences touch as a multifaceted exchange.

Bringing touch and tap dance together was much more difficult than initially expected – and then all the more exhilarating as we finally succeeded. In the end, the process also made us change as dancers.

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Masterfully built on sand. – A strong image for the effectiveness of touch.

Steffen Georgi, LVZ

A story that is skillfully told through the medium of dance between a woman and a man; it’s full of associations and, at the same time, abstractions, so that as an audience member you can enjoy your own search for meaning in the piece as a whole.
…this initially very sensitive physical interaction increases in rhythmic wildness.
Highly emotional, intense and absolutely professional […] – this is pure contemporary tap dance.

Wolfgang Schilling, MDR KULTUR, 26.09.2019

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Credits

Dance
Helen Duffy
Nik Kemeny

Choreography
Sebastian Weber + Company

Choreography-Assistance
Michela Pesce

Pictures
Tom Dachs

Production Management
Josepha Vogel

Production
Gesa Volland and Sebastian Weber GbR in cooperation with LOFFT — Das Theater

 

Co Production
With Hessian State Ballet through Tanzplattform Rhein-Main.

Funded by
City of Leipzig, Cultural Office.
Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony.
This measure is co financed with tax funds based on the budget resolved by the Saxon state government.

 

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