STAGES INTO THE NOW – A Solo for Scott Jennings

Alexandra Waierstall
Big Stage
04.03.2023 – 05.03.2023
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STAGES INTO THE NOW is a solo for and with Scott Jennings. The former Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal dancer has been repeatedly and remarkably collaborated with choreographer Alexander Waierstall for years now. Past, present, and future as well as different modes of expression and media full of reflexion and emotion, care, and tenderness become entwined: From distant memories to an intensive cinematographic encounter with Wuppertal and its opera house, damaged by the pandemic and flooding, in the year 2021, to the here, now, and soon. In the simultaneousness of these different times, the audience will be invited to experience dynamic choreographic landscapes, sensual spaces of imagination as well as a subtle dialogue with Pina Bausch, Else Lasker-Schüler, and Sappho.

Concept, Choreography, Artistic Direction: Alexandra Waierstall; Performance, Collaboration: Scott Jennings; Artistic Assistance: Olivia Ancona, Ying Yun Chen; Lighting Design: Caty Olive; Video coordination: Cédric Hopf; Director of photography: Sören Parker; Composition: Volker Bertelmann © Needle Wood Publishing Edition/Bosworth Music; Text: Alexandra Waierstall, Maria Iole Karolidou, Scott Jennings; Costumes: Alexandra Waierstall, Horst Waierstall; Management: Judith Jaeger.

A production by Noema Dance Works e.V., co-produced by tanzhaus nrw. Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Cultural Office of the State Capital Düsseldorf and the Kunststiftung NRW. With the support of the Wuppertal Opera House, the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and the Pina Bausch Zentrum, and the Kulturbüro Wuppertal.