Jessica Jones has them, Daredevil has them, too: Super powers. The popular serial heroes from the dark Marvel universe, looking at civilisation with a pessimistic eye, regularly save the world with their special abilities. Yet they are no longer only shining super heroes but rather often marred by dismal personal history, vulnerable in their humanity. Choreographer Julio César Ungo took his inspiration from them, looking for our society’s real heroes and anti-heroes in his new dance pieces for five dancers and one musician. At the same time, “The Hidden Door”, convincing via theatrical image composition, connects with questions for the reasons for an increased longing for the optimisation of our abilities in our society.
Following “Invisible Wires” with Spanish La Macana Kollektiv, which premiered at tanzhaus nrw in March 2016, the Cuban-born artist presents his new work. He again deals with the complexity in human relations via a dynamic and physical language of movement. Following successful years as a dancer with renowned companies such as Wim Vandekeybus’ Ultima Vez or with Hofesh Shechter, he collaborated with Samir Akika, the Renegade Theater or the Schauspielhaus Bochum in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Duration: 60 Min.
Concept, Choreography: Julio César Iglesias Ungo; Dance: Alexis Fernandez, Tanja Marin Friojonsdottir, Joel Suarez Gomez, Claudia Iglesias, Janis Heldmann; Live-Music: Niko Hafkenscheid; Light Design: Alfonso Castro; Costumes: Julio César Iglesias Ungo.
A produktion by Julio César Iglesias Ungo, coproduced by tanzhaus nrw and the Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster. Funded by the Kunststiftung NRW and the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW.