Birds change their plumage, snakes shed their skins, and the hermit crab is always on the lookout for a new costume. And we humans? Do we just stay in the same skin all the time? “PELLE” is a staging for children and grownups that are near to them. This performance literally goes skin deep. Displaying microscopic interest, we take an exacting look at the skin and the body. Like biologists on an expedition, we explore the bodily landscape: The elbow is a mountain, the tongue a trampoline, the veins are roads, and our hair is a forest. With the means provided by dance, Alfredo Zinola opens up a space for children and adults, a space in which one’s own body becomes the subject of exploration. What do the bodies look like? How do they move? How do they meet?
Alfredo Zinola, educated in dance at the Folkwang University for the Arts in Essen and elsewhere, has already presented a number of plays for a young audience at tanzhaus nrw: In „BOMBA MIX“, he tried out the toy battle, in „PARTY“, he went on to rock the stage together with the kids. He creates new worlds with body, movement, light and costumes, new worlds in elaborate stage spaces that are rather impressive, not only for children. Alfredo Zinola and his partners in dance and choreography empower the fantasy in the young ones because they investigate the body in its social arrangements through choreography.
Duration: 60 min.
By: Alfredo Zinola; with: Felipe González, Tatiana Saphir, Alfredo Zinola; Dramaturgy: Mateusz Szymanówka; Room: Moran Sanderovich; Light: Marek Lamprecht; Management: Micaela Kühn Jara. www. alfredozinola.com A performance by Alfredo Zinola, co-produced by tanzhaus nrw in the framework of Take-off: Junger Tanz, the HochX Theater and Live Art München. Take-off: Junger Tanz is funded by the Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf and the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW. Furthermore funded by the Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München, the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW and the Kunststiftung NRW. In cooperation with Tanztendenz München.