In his new solo “200 ways”, dancer and choreographer Alfredo Zinola uses movement to create a bond between himself and the audience. In this playful performance for a young audience, even the simplest movement of a finger can talk about so many things. Here, a different kind of movement virtuosity is proposed: instead of tricks and jumps, simple common gestures serve to generate an encounter between the performer and the spectators. Just by looking, the spectators become protagonists. This exchange creates a unique language of movement that enables understanding, complicity and togetherness. “200 Ways” oscillates between the abstract, the personal, and the fantastic to create an unfamiliar yet fascinating movement universe, where an outstretched hand is as captivating as a somersault.
Alfredo Zinola, trained in contemporary dance at Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen, is one of the Factory Artists 2020 - 2022 at tanzhaus nrw, alongside Reut Shemesh and the urban collective nutrospektif. As a choreographer, his aim is to make contemporary dance tangible for a young audience in a participatory way.
Note for schools: If you are interested in the dance performance, you can book the three dates for a performance in your school. Please contact Dr. Verena Anker, tanzhaus nrw school: email@example.com
Info for schools: You can book the performance now for autumn. If you’re interested please contact Dr. Verena Anker, school consultancy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
From and with: Alfredo Zinola; Production: Micaela Kühn Jara; Dramaturgy: Maxwell McCarthy; Music: Caspar Hesselager; Costume: Claudia Hill; Lighting design: Marek Lamprecht; Tech: Emanuele Vallinotti. A production by Alfredo Zinola with tanzhaus nrw as part of von Take-off: Junger Tanz, Arts Printing House Vilnius and KLAP Maison pour la danse.
Funded by Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, Kunststiftung NRW, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Koproduktionsförderung Tanz, funded by Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien. With special thanks to Tanzhaus Zürich and to Grundschule Flurstrasse in Düsseldorf.