Premiere / Rita McBride »Arena«

Alexandra Waierstall

Bodies and Structure
Big Stage
09.05.2019 – 11.05.2019
Eine Gruppe von Tänzerinnen in dunkler Kleidung bewegen sich eng umschlungen auf der Bühne.

In Düsseldorf choreographer Alexander Waierstall’s new work, bodies encounter each other as well as the monumental, functional “Arena” sculpture created by American artist Rita McBride. So, for the first time, “Arena” transitions from a museum space into a stage space. Similarly, Alexandra Waierstall’s choreography, incorporating ten exceptional dancers and their movement tracks, migrates from a flat surface area into the vertical dimension by using “Arena’s” enormous incline. An organism of bodies and structures emerges – indefatigable and fleeting, fragile and resilient. Moments of relationship and communication appear and dissolve again, become visible while others remain invisible.

Duration: 60 min.

A production by Alexandra Waierstall, coproduced by tanzhaus nrw. Funded by the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, the Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien and the Kunststiftung NRW.