F°LAB —
FESTIVAL FOR PERFORMING ARTS
30.06.–3.7.2022

Frankfurt LAB is a space for encounters between artistic genres, established and younger artists, audience members and producers. Over four days at F°LAB Festival, you can explore our tightly-packed interdisciplinary programme that lets you experience the full range of artistic research and creativity taking place at Frankfurt LAB. Together with the LAB partner institutions, but also in untried constellations and unusual cooperations, artists from all artistic fields will create a platform for re-encounters, from productions on the big stage to participative projects in the city. There will also be installations, workshops, good food, drinks and musical live-acts. Everyone is welcome – to watch art happen, discuss, enjoy, take part or hang out – F°LAB is made by many for many!

Tickets for the festival warm-up performaces TRACES and for the concerts at the club bett are already available. For all other events the tickets sale will begin on 1. June 2022.

next event — 29.06.2022
30.6. — 3.7.2022
Events
5.6
So, 04:00 pm
Online
Admission Free
Duration: ca. 30 min.
no intermission
Music, Performance, Discourse
Festival Warm-up: TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS: AFTERNOON TEA & KAFFEE UND KUCHEN
Tedious Work present: Afternoon Tea & Kaffee und Kuchen – more Trennungssongs of Togetherness


This is a warm invitation to come together online for Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen for half an hour on the four Sundays in June at 4pm (3pm UK time).

The experimental pop band Tedious Work, invites themselves to join you for coffee and cake in your home. Tedious Work are Paul Norman, Leander Ripchinsky and anyone who joins in. We’ll make participatory music for everyone, even for non-musical people who are scared of participatory theatre and sceptical about spending even more time at the computer. Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, maybe bring a piece of cake, then enjoy being alone with each other for half an hour.

What states of being together can there be? How can we have experiences of connectedness, spatially separated by our digital devices? How do we make a performance about people online without talking about people online?

A session of Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen is structured like a concert, designed for different homes. Paul & Leander bring a setlist of songs written especially for this occasion. Song by song, a new invitation is extended and then a different short performative experiment is performed together.

For the song Bad Connection, all participants will be asked to take their camera to the place in the house where they have the worst connection. From there we will try to report about these special places. Those who send an email to tediouswork@liebt-dich.de beforehand may also receive a prepared instrument for a concert. In the song Peeking is allowed, for example, a muted flute orchestra is formed, where players try to find solutions to all play the same note. For I'm sorry we have to start again, prepared mini keyboards are delivered to Frankfurt living rooms by bike courier. On Sundays at 4 p.m., collective melodies are composed by rolling dice and all six notes are performed together. But, once again although the online concerts are composed with participation in mind, you can still sit back and enjoy your Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen.

Opportunities to participate: tediouswork@liebt-dich.de

Free access to the online performances (camera, sound and microphone recommended)@ https://flabfestival.com

On Saturday, 2. July a live concert of the TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS will take place. You will find the information here.


Cast & Credits

Tedious Work imagine they are a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired of playing their debut album TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS for person after person after person.

The inevitable shift is under way. Audiences can witness how they update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it and covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along.

Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.

Tedious Work invite you to look at the world, in the same way as always and see something different. Tedious Work are you and Paul Norman and Leander Ripchinsky.

With the kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der Aventis Foundation“

Biographies

Tedious Work are YOU… and Paul Norman & Leander Ripchinsky.

Tedious Work imagine themselves as a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired with playing their debut album “Trennungssongs of Togetherness“ for person after person after person. The inevitable shift is under way. They update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it as they covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along. Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.

With kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der Aventis Foundation“

12.6
So, 04:00 pm
Online
Admission Free
Duration: ca. 30 min.
no intermission
Music, Performance, Discourse
Festival Warm-up: TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS: AFTERNOON TEA & KAFFEE UND KUCHEN
Tedious Work present: Afternoon Tea & Kaffee und Kuchen – more Trennungssongs of Togetherness


This is a warm invitation to come together online for Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen for half an hour on the four Sundays in June at 4pm (3pm UK time).

The experimental pop band Tedious Work, invites themselves to join you for coffee and cake in your home. Tedious Work are Paul Norman, Leander Ripchinsky and anyone who joins in. We’ll make participatory music for everyone, even for non-musical people who are scared of participatory theatre and sceptical about spending even more time at the computer. Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, maybe bring a piece of cake, then enjoy being alone with each other for half an hour.

What states of being together can there be? How can we have experiences of connectedness, spatially separated by our digital devices? How do we make a performance about people online without talking about people online?

A session of Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen is structured like a concert, designed for different homes. Paul & Leander bring a setlist of songs written especially for this occasion. Song by song, a new invitation is extended and then a different short performative experiment is performed together.

For the song Bad Connection, all participants will be asked to take their camera to the place in the house where they have the worst connection. From there we will try to report about these special places. Those who send an email to tediouswork@liebt-dich.de beforehand may also receive a prepared instrument for a concert. In the song Peeking is allowed, for example, a muted flute orchestra is formed, where players try to find solutions to all play the same note. For I'm sorry we have to start again, prepared mini keyboards are delivered to Frankfurt living rooms by bike courier. On Sundays at 4 p.m., collective melodies are composed by rolling dice and all six notes are performed together. But, once again although the online concerts are composed with participation in mind, you can still sit back and enjoy your Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen.

Opportunities to participate: tediouswork@liebt-dich.de

Free access to the online performances (camera, sound and microphone recommended)@ https://flabfestival.com

On Saturday, 2. July a live concert of the TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS will take place. You will find the information here.


Cast & Credits

Tedious Work imagine they are a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired of playing their debut album TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS for person after person after person.

The inevitable shift is under way. Audiences can witness how they update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it and covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along.

Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.

Tedious Work invite you to look at the world, in the same way as always and see something different. Tedious Work are you and Paul Norman and Leander Ripchinsky.

With the kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der Aventis Foundation“

Biographies

Tedious Work are YOU… and Paul Norman & Leander Ripchinsky.

Tedious Work imagine themselves as a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired with playing their debut album “Trennungssongs of Togetherness“ for person after person after person. The inevitable shift is under way. They update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it as they covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along. Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.

With kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der Aventis Foundation“

19.6
So, 04:00 pm
Online
Admission Free
Duration: ca. 30 min.
no intermission
Music, Performance, Discourse
Festival Warm-up: TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS: AFTERNOON TEA & KAFFEE UND KUCHEN
Tedious Work present: Afternoon Tea & Kaffee und Kuchen – more Trennungssongs of Togetherness



This is a warm invitation to come together online for Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen for half an hour on the four Sundays in June at 4pm (3pm UK time).

The experimental pop band Tedious Work, invites themselves to join you for coffee and cake in your home. Tedious Work are Paul Norman, Leander Ripchinsky and anyone who joins in. We’ll make participatory music for everyone, even for non-musical people who are scared of participatory theatre and sceptical about spending even more time at the computer. Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, maybe bring a piece of cake, then enjoy being alone with each other for half an hour.

What states of being together can there be? How can we have experiences of connectedness, spatially separated by our digital devices? How do we make a performance about people online without talking about people online?

A session of Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen is structured like a concert, designed for different homes. Paul & Leander bring a setlist of songs written especially for this occasion. Song by song, a new invitation is extended and then a different short performative experiment is performed together.

For the song Bad Connection, all participants will be asked to take their camera to the place in the house where they have the worst connection. From there we will try to report about these special places. Those who send an email to tediouswork@liebt-dich.de beforehand may also receive a prepared instrument for a concert. In the song Peeking is allowed, for example, a muted flute orchestra is formed, where players try to find solutions to all play the same note. For I'm sorry we have to start again, prepared mini keyboards are delivered to Frankfurt living rooms by bike courier. On Sundays at 4 p.m., collective melodies are composed by rolling dice and all six notes are performed together. But, once again although the online concerts are composed with participation in mind, you can still sit back and enjoy your Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen.

Opportunities to participate: tediouswork@liebt-dich.de

Free access to the online performances (camera, sound and microphone recommended)@ https://flabfestival.com

On Saturday, 2. July a live concert of the TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS will take place. You will find the information here.


Cast & Credits

Tedious Work imagine they are a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired of playing their debut album TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS for person after person after person.

The inevitable shift is under way. Audiences can witness how they update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it and covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along.

Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.

Tedious Work invite you to look at the world, in the same way as always and see something different. Tedious Work are you and Paul Norman and Leander Ripchinsky.

With the kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der Aventis Foundation“

Biographies

Tedious Work are YOU… and Paul Norman & Leander Ripchinsky.

Tedious Work imagine themselves as a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired with playing their debut album “Trennungssongs of Togetherness“ for person after person after person. The inevitable shift is under way. They update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it as they covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along. Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.

With kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der Aventis Foundation“

25.6
Sa, 08:00 pm
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 1
Pay What You Can:
8 / 13 / 26 / 40 EUR
Duration: ca. 60 min.
no intermission
Dance, Performance, Installation
Festival Warm-up: TRACES
Performance-Installation by dancers from the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company


In TRACES, the five ensemble members Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Anne Jung, Michael Ostenrath and Sam Young-Wright engage in a collaborative artistic investigation, connecting previous influences on the dance experience with Jacopo Godani’s explorations of movement, while adding their own choreographic contributions. The resulting performance installation resembles a palimpsest – ideas emerge, are complemented by new ones and subsequently overwritten by others. The remaining traces of past and present merge with the young choreographers’ ideas, creating a vibrating, experimental work.


© Dominik Mentzos
Cast & Credits

Concept/Stage/Costume/Light: Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Anne Jung, Michael Ostenrath, Sam Young-Wright. In cooperation with: Jochen Goepfert, Dietrich Krüger, Dorothee Merg, Ulf Naumann, Martin Weinheimer

Music: Krzysztof Penderecki: excerpts from Sinfonietta per archi; Terry Riley: III. The Gift and IV. The Ecstasy from SALOME Dances for Peace; György Ligeti: Concert for Violoncello and Orchestra

Dancers: Todd Baker, Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Roberta Inghilterra, Anne Jung, Barbora Kubátová, Clay Koonar, Amanda Lana, Zoe Lenzi Allaria, Allison McGuire, Gjergji Meshaj, Alessandra Miotti, Gaizka Morales Richard, David Leonidas Thiel, Tars Vandebeek, Sam Young-Wright

World Premiere: 14.9.2021 at Sommerbau, Offenbach

Biographies

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company is a contemporary dance ensemble of the highest standard under the artistic direction of choreographer Jacopo Godani. The company develops, presents and communicates dance with the goal of connecting people, inspiring them and increasing their enthusiasm for dance. It is the company-in-residence at two performance venues, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden and Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt am Main. As an internationally celebrated ensemble, it also gives guest performances around the world.

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company’s distinctive style uniquely combines venerable traditions and contemporary ideas. Its repertoire consists largely of choreographies by Jacopo Godani, although renowned guest artists such as Marco Goecke and Rafael Bonachela regularly create works for the company. Milestones of contemporary ballet, such as those by William Forsythe, are also preserved and performed.

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Jacopo Godani was born in La Spezia, Italy, where he began studying classical ballet and modern dance techniques. He also pursued studies in visual arts at the Academy of Art in Carrara and continued his studies at Maurice Béjart’s international dance centre Mudra in Brussels. Godani made his professional debut in 1988 performing with several Paris-based contemporary dance companies. In 1990, Godani formed his own Brussels-based company and began his choreographic career. From 1991 to 2000, Godani has been a leading soloist with William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt and has collaborated with Forsythe on the choreographic creation of many of Ballet Frankfurt’s most representative pieces. Godani developed his career as a choreographer creating original works for a vast range of international companies such as Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Bayerisches Staatsballett, Compañía Nacional de Danza, Nederlands Dans Theater, Royal Danish Ballet, Semperoper Ballett, Sydney Dance Company, „The Project“ Israeli Opera & Susanna Dellal Centre, Het Nationale Ballet, Aterballette, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballett. Jacopo Godani has been appointed as Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company beginning with the 2015/2016 season.

Felix Berning was born in Datteln, Germany. He began his dance training at the Gymnasium Essen-Werden. In 2014, he enrolled at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden, where he studied classical, contemporary and improvisational dance techniques. During his time in Dresden he appeared in works by Jiří Kylián, Andreas Heise and Felix Landerer, among others. In 2017 he completed his studies, receiving his Bachlor of Arts in Dance. He joined the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in August 2016.

Kevin Beyer was born in Greifswald, Germany. He began his dance training with standard and Latin American dance until he discovered his interest in musicals. After moving to Hamburg, he found his passion for contemporary dance and began to take ballet lessons with Víctor Mateos. In 2020, he concluded his bachelor´s degree in dance at the Codarts Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Rotterdam. Amongst others, he danced in choreographies by Marco Goecke, Hofesh Shechter, Cayetano Soto and Jiří Kylián. Kevin Bayer became a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in August 2019.

Anne Jung was born in Groß-Umstadt, Germany. She began doing rhythmic gymnastics as a child, eventually competing in European and world championships and in the Olympics. She later did her dance training at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne. Thanks to a scholarship from Kunststiftung NRW she joined ballettmainz where she was a member of the ensemble under Pascal Touzeau from 2009 to 2013. In addition to Touzeau, she worked with Jacopo Godani, Georg Reischl and Didy Veldman. She joined Nederlands Dans Theater 1 in 2014, performing in works by Marco Goecke, Paul Lightfoot, Sol León, Jiří Kylián, Medhi Walerski, Mats Ek and Franck Chartier. She has been a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company since 2017.

Michael Ostenrath was born in Aachen, Germany. He began studying at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen before transferring to the Palucca University of Dance Dresden after his first year. Michael Ostenrath completed his studies there in 2016, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Dance. He has attended workshops in William Forsythe’s improvisation techniques, in Ohad Naharin’s Gaga technique and with Russell Maliphant. While studying he danced in pieces by Ihsan Rustem, Ohad Naharin and Katharina Christl. From 2016 until 2021 he was a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company.

Sam Young-Wright was born in Canberra, Australia, where he began his early dance training with Ql2 Youth Dance Company, Fresh Funk and the National Capital Ballet School. He received his degree from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAPPA) and Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year. Sam joined the Sydney Dance Company in 2015 performing works by Rafael Bonachela, William Forsythe, Alexander Ekman, Cheng Tsung-Lung, Andonis Foniadakis, Gideon Obarzanek, Gabrielle Nankivell, Christina Chan, Shian Law and Melanie Lane among others. In 2014 he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive, performing a new creation by Marco Goecke and repertoire from Crystal Pite, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot. Sam Young-Wright has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, America, South America and Australia, dancing in Movimentos Festival Germany, Steps Festival Switzerland, Shanghai International Arts Festival and Sydney Festival among others. He joined the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in January 2018.

26.6
So, 04:00 pm
Online
Admission Free
Duration: ca. 30 min.
no intermission
Music, Performance, Discourse
Festival Warm-up: TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS: AFTERNOON TEA & KAFFEE UND KUCHEN
Tedious Work present: Afternoon Tea & Kaffee und Kuchen – more Trennungssongs of Togetherness


This is a warm invitation to come together online for Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen for half an hour on the four Sundays in June at 4pm (3pm UK time).

The experimental pop band Tedious Work, invites themselves to join you for coffee and cake in your home. Tedious Work are Paul Norman, Leander Ripchinsky and anyone who joins in. We’ll make participatory music for everyone, even for non-musical people who are scared of participatory theatre and sceptical about spending even more time at the computer. Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, maybe bring a piece of cake, then enjoy being alone with each other for half an hour.

What states of being together can there be? How can we have experiences of connectedness, spatially separated by our digital devices? How do we make a performance about people online without talking about people online?

A session of Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen is structured like a concert, designed for different homes. Paul & Leander bring a setlist of songs written especially for this occasion. Song by song, a new invitation is extended and then a different short performative experiment is performed together.

For the song Bad Connection, all participants will be asked to take their camera to the place in the house where they have the worst connection. From there we will try to report about these special places. Those who send an email to tediouswork@liebt-dich.de beforehand may also receive a prepared instrument for a concert. In the song Peeking is allowed, for example, a muted flute orchestra is formed, where players try to find solutions to all play the same note. For I'm sorry we have to start again, prepared mini keyboards are delivered to Frankfurt living rooms by bike courier. On Sundays at 4 p.m., collective melodies are composed by rolling dice and all six notes are performed together. But, once again although the online concerts are composed with participation in mind, you can still sit back and enjoy your Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen.

Opportunities to participate: tediouswork@liebt-dich.de

Free access to the online performances (camera, sound and microphone recommended)@ https://flabfestival.com

On Saturday, 2. July a live concert of the TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS will take place. You will find the information here.


Cast & Credits

Tedious Work imagine they are a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired of playing their debut album TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS for person after person after person.

The inevitable shift is under way. Audiences can witness how they update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it and covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along.

Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.

Tedious Work invite you to look at the world, in the same way as always and see something different. Tedious Work are you and Paul Norman and Leander Ripchinsky.

With the kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der Aventis Foundation“

Biographies

Tedious Work are YOU… and Paul Norman & Leander Ripchinsky.

Tedious Work imagine themselves as a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired with playing their debut album “Trennungssongs of Togetherness“ for person after person after person. The inevitable shift is under way. They update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it as they covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along. Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.

With kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der Aventis Foundation“

26.6
So, 08:00 pm
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 1
Pay What You Can:
8 / 13 / 26 / 40 EUR
Duration: ca. 60 min.
no intermission
Dance, Performance, Installation
Festival Warm-up: TRACES
Performance-Installation by dancers from the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company


In TRACES, the five ensemble members Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Anne Jung, Michael Ostenrath and Sam Young-Wright engage in a collaborative artistic investigation, connecting previous influences on the dance experience with Jacopo Godani’s explorations of movement, while adding their own choreographic contributions. The resulting performance installation resembles a palimpsest – ideas emerge, are complemented by new ones and subsequently overwritten by others. The remaining traces of past and present merge with the young choreographers’ ideas, creating a vibrating, experimental work.


© Dominik Mentzos
Cast & Credits

Concept/Stage/Costume/Light: Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Anne Jung, Michael Ostenrath, Sam Young-Wright. In cooperation with: Jochen Goepfert, Dietrich Krüger, Dorothee Merg, Ulf Naumann, Martin Weinheimer

Music: Krzysztof Penderecki: excerpts from Sinfonietta per archi; Terry Riley: III. The Gift and IV. The Ecstasy from SALOME Dances for Peace; György Ligeti: Concert for Violoncello and Orchestra

Dancers: Todd Baker, Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Roberta Inghilterra, Anne Jung, Barbora Kubátová, Clay Koonar, Amanda Lana, Zoe Lenzi Allaria, Allison McGuire, Gjergji Meshaj, Alessandra Miotti, Gaizka Morales Richard, David Leonidas Thiel, Tars Vandebeek, Sam Young-Wright

World Premiere: 14.9.2021 at Sommerbau, Offenbach

Biographies

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company is a contemporary dance ensemble of the highest standard under the artistic direction of choreographer Jacopo Godani. The company develops, presents and communicates dance with the goal of connecting people, inspiring them and increasing their enthusiasm for dance. It is the company-in-residence at two performance venues, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden and Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt am Main. As an internationally celebrated ensemble, it also gives guest performances around the world.

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company’s distinctive style uniquely combines venerable traditions and contemporary ideas. Its repertoire consists largely of choreographies by Jacopo Godani, although renowned guest artists such as Marco Goecke and Rafael Bonachela regularly create works for the company. Milestones of contemporary ballet, such as those by William Forsythe, are also preserved and performed.

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Jacopo Godani was born in La Spezia, Italy, where he began studying classical ballet and modern dance techniques. He also pursued studies in visual arts at the Academy of Art in Carrara and continued his studies at Maurice Béjart’s international dance centre Mudra in Brussels. Godani made his professional debut in 1988 performing with several Paris-based contemporary dance companies. In 1990, Godani formed his own Brussels-based company and began his choreographic career. From 1991 to 2000, Godani has been a leading soloist with William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt and has collaborated with Forsythe on the choreographic creation of many of Ballet Frankfurt’s most representative pieces. Godani developed his career as a choreographer creating original works for a vast range of international companies such as Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Bayerisches Staatsballett, Compañía Nacional de Danza, Nederlands Dans Theater, Royal Danish Ballet, Semperoper Ballett, Sydney Dance Company, „The Project“ Israeli Opera & Susanna Dellal Centre, Het Nationale Ballet, Aterballette, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballett. Jacopo Godani has been appointed as Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company beginning with the 2015/2016 season.

Felix Berning was born in Datteln, Germany. He began his dance training at the Gymnasium Essen-Werden. In 2014, he enrolled at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden, where he studied classical, contemporary and improvisational dance techniques. During his time in Dresden he appeared in works by Jiří Kylián, Andreas Heise and Felix Landerer, among others. In 2017 he completed his studies, receiving his Bachlor of Arts in Dance. He joined the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in August 2016.

Kevin Beyer was born in Greifswald, Germany. He began his dance training with standard and Latin American dance until he discovered his interest in musicals. After moving to Hamburg, he found his passion for contemporary dance and began to take ballet lessons with Víctor Mateos. In 2020, he concluded his bachelor´s degree in dance at the Codarts Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Rotterdam. Amongst others, he danced in choreographies by Marco Goecke, Hofesh Shechter, Cayetano Soto and Jiří Kylián. Kevin Bayer became a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in August 2019.

Anne Jung was born in Groß-Umstadt, Germany. She began doing rhythmic gymnastics as a child, eventually competing in European and world championships and in the Olympics. She later did her dance training at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne. Thanks to a scholarship from Kunststiftung NRW she joined ballettmainz where she was a member of the ensemble under Pascal Touzeau from 2009 to 2013. In addition to Touzeau, she worked with Jacopo Godani, Georg Reischl and Didy Veldman. She joined Nederlands Dans Theater 1 in 2014, performing in works by Marco Goecke, Paul Lightfoot, Sol León, Jiří Kylián, Medhi Walerski, Mats Ek and Franck Chartier. She has been a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company since 2017.

Michael Ostenrath was born in Aachen, Germany. He began studying at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen before transferring to the Palucca University of Dance Dresden after his first year. Michael Ostenrath completed his studies there in 2016, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Dance. He has attended workshops in William Forsythe’s improvisation techniques, in Ohad Naharin’s Gaga technique and with Russell Maliphant. While studying he danced in pieces by Ihsan Rustem, Ohad Naharin and Katharina Christl. From 2016 until 2021 he was a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company.

Sam Young-Wright was born in Canberra, Australia, where he began his early dance training with Ql2 Youth Dance Company, Fresh Funk and the National Capital Ballet School. He received his degree from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAPPA) and Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year. Sam joined the Sydney Dance Company in 2015 performing works by Rafael Bonachela, William Forsythe, Alexander Ekman, Cheng Tsung-Lung, Andonis Foniadakis, Gideon Obarzanek, Gabrielle Nankivell, Christina Chan, Shian Law and Melanie Lane among others. In 2014 he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive, performing a new creation by Marco Goecke and repertoire from Crystal Pite, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot. Sam Young-Wright has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, America, South America and Australia, dancing in Movimentos Festival Germany, Steps Festival Switzerland, Shanghai International Arts Festival and Sydney Festival among others. He joined the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in January 2018.

27.6
Mo, 08:00 pm
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 1
Pay What You Can:
8 / 13 / 26 / 40 EUR
Duration: ca. 60 min.
no intermission
Dance, Performance, Installation
Festival Warm-up: TRACES
Performance-Installation by dancers from the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company


In TRACES, the five ensemble members Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Anne Jung, Michael Ostenrath and Sam Young-Wright engage in a collaborative artistic investigation, connecting previous influences on the dance experience with Jacopo Godani’s explorations of movement, while adding their own choreographic contributions. The resulting performance installation resembles a palimpsest – ideas emerge, are complemented by new ones and subsequently overwritten by others. The remaining traces of past and present merge with the young choreographers’ ideas, creating a vibrating, experimental work.


© Dominik Mentzos
Cast & Credits

Concept/Stage/Costume/Light: Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Anne Jung, Michael Ostenrath, Sam Young-Wright. In cooperation with: Jochen Goepfert, Dietrich Krüger, Dorothee Merg, Ulf Naumann, Martin Weinheimer

Music: Krzysztof Penderecki: excerpts from Sinfonietta per archi; Terry Riley: III. The Gift and IV. The Ecstasy from SALOME Dances for Peace; György Ligeti: Concert for Violoncello and Orchestra

Dancers: Todd Baker, Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Roberta Inghilterra, Anne Jung, Barbora Kubátová, Clay Koonar, Amanda Lana, Zoe Lenzi Allaria, Allison McGuire, Gjergji Meshaj, Alessandra Miotti, Gaizka Morales Richard, David Leonidas Thiel, Tars Vandebeek, Sam Young-Wright

World Premiere: 14.9.2021 at Sommerbau, Offenbach

Biographies

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company is a contemporary dance ensemble of the highest standard under the artistic direction of choreographer Jacopo Godani. The company develops, presents and communicates dance with the goal of connecting people, inspiring them and increasing their enthusiasm for dance. It is the company-in-residence at two performance venues, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden and Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt am Main. As an internationally celebrated ensemble, it also gives guest performances around the world.

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company’s distinctive style uniquely combines venerable traditions and contemporary ideas. Its repertoire consists largely of choreographies by Jacopo Godani, although renowned guest artists such as Marco Goecke and Rafael Bonachela regularly create works for the company. Milestones of contemporary ballet, such as those by William Forsythe, are also preserved and performed.

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Jacopo Godani was born in La Spezia, Italy, where he began studying classical ballet and modern dance techniques. He also pursued studies in visual arts at the Academy of Art in Carrara and continued his studies at Maurice Béjart’s international dance centre Mudra in Brussels. Godani made his professional debut in 1988 performing with several Paris-based contemporary dance companies. In 1990, Godani formed his own Brussels-based company and began his choreographic career. From 1991 to 2000, Godani has been a leading soloist with William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt and has collaborated with Forsythe on the choreographic creation of many of Ballet Frankfurt’s most representative pieces. Godani developed his career as a choreographer creating original works for a vast range of international companies such as Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Bayerisches Staatsballett, Compañía Nacional de Danza, Nederlands Dans Theater, Royal Danish Ballet, Semperoper Ballett, Sydney Dance Company, „The Project“ Israeli Opera & Susanna Dellal Centre, Het Nationale Ballet, Aterballette, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballett. Jacopo Godani has been appointed as Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company beginning with the 2015/2016 season.

Felix Berning was born in Datteln, Germany. He began his dance training at the Gymnasium Essen-Werden. In 2014, he enrolled at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden, where he studied classical, contemporary and improvisational dance techniques. During his time in Dresden he appeared in works by Jiří Kylián, Andreas Heise and Felix Landerer, among others. In 2017 he completed his studies, receiving his Bachlor of Arts in Dance. He joined the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in August 2016.

Kevin Beyer was born in Greifswald, Germany. He began his dance training with standard and Latin American dance until he discovered his interest in musicals. After moving to Hamburg, he found his passion for contemporary dance and began to take ballet lessons with Víctor Mateos. In 2020, he concluded his bachelor´s degree in dance at the Codarts Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Rotterdam. Amongst others, he danced in choreographies by Marco Goecke, Hofesh Shechter, Cayetano Soto and Jiří Kylián. Kevin Bayer became a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in August 2019.

Anne Jung was born in Groß-Umstadt, Germany. She began doing rhythmic gymnastics as a child, eventually competing in European and world championships and in the Olympics. She later did her dance training at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne. Thanks to a scholarship from Kunststiftung NRW she joined ballettmainz where she was a member of the ensemble under Pascal Touzeau from 2009 to 2013. In addition to Touzeau, she worked with Jacopo Godani, Georg Reischl and Didy Veldman. She joined Nederlands Dans Theater 1 in 2014, performing in works by Marco Goecke, Paul Lightfoot, Sol León, Jiří Kylián, Medhi Walerski, Mats Ek and Franck Chartier. She has been a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company since 2017.

Michael Ostenrath was born in Aachen, Germany. He began studying at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen before transferring to the Palucca University of Dance Dresden after his first year. Michael Ostenrath completed his studies there in 2016, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Dance. He has attended workshops in William Forsythe’s improvisation techniques, in Ohad Naharin’s Gaga technique and with Russell Maliphant. While studying he danced in pieces by Ihsan Rustem, Ohad Naharin and Katharina Christl. From 2016 until 2021 he was a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company.

Sam Young-Wright was born in Canberra, Australia, where he began his early dance training with Ql2 Youth Dance Company, Fresh Funk and the National Capital Ballet School. He received his degree from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAPPA) and Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year. Sam joined the Sydney Dance Company in 2015 performing works by Rafael Bonachela, William Forsythe, Alexander Ekman, Cheng Tsung-Lung, Andonis Foniadakis, Gideon Obarzanek, Gabrielle Nankivell, Christina Chan, Shian Law and Melanie Lane among others. In 2014 he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive, performing a new creation by Marco Goecke and repertoire from Crystal Pite, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot. Sam Young-Wright has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, America, South America and Australia, dancing in Movimentos Festival Germany, Steps Festival Switzerland, Shanghai International Arts Festival and Sydney Festival among others. He joined the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in January 2018.

30.6
Do, 06:00 pm - 09:30 pm
Z-Zentrum
Admission Free
Duration: Please take your time for this exhibition.
Installation, Research
B CH/K RP R LA D HA T
Installation by J.F. Schmidt-Colinet and Li Lorian


Landscape is often understood as a backdrop for human activity. It seems to exist outside of us, is simply there, tranquil, all around us. In an artistic research project J.F. Schmidt-Colinet and Li Lorian examined the construction of landscape and gender by exploring pictures and books as performative space. They examined performative actions in producing/reading/looking at books, and how interactions with books and pictures can create queer ways of reading and seeing landscape and gender.
The installation shows a part of the artistic research – offering some of the best sights from where you can enjoy manifold views.


© Li Lorian
Cast & Credits

A project by Li Lorian and J.F. Schmidt-Colinet.

The HTA-Postgraduate Grants for Artistic Research is a joint project by Frankfurt LAB and Hessische Theaterakademie, funded by Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.

Biographies

J.F. Schmidt-Colinet devises performances, works in stage design, illustration/graphic design and book art. His particular interest lies in processes of spatialization and the means of images and objects. Most recently, Schmidt-Colinet’s works have been shown at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (stage design for Im Internet gibt es keine Mädchen/zaungäste, 2021), Studio Naxos (Nein, einfach Nein, 2021), Nationaltheater Mannheim (illustration/graphic design for Schillernde Aussichten/zaungäste, 2021) and Stadttheater Gießen (morbus helveticus, 2019). In 2021/22 J.F. Schmidt-Colinet held a teaching position at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen („Introduction to stage design“). F. Schmidt-Colinet completed the design propaedeutic course at the Zurich University of the Arts, studied stage design at the UdK Berlin and Applied Theater Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, as well as Illustration:Authorial Practice during a stay abroad at Falmouth University in England.

Li Lorian, born in Haifa, is an interdisciplinary artist and performer from Jerusalem. Her creative work consists of a research of visual language and new performance practices; she is interested in political situations and how documentary elements can be processed into poetic means. Li Lorian was an artist-in-residence at Mamuta Art and Media Center in Jerusalem (2012), Schloss Bröllin International Art Research Location (2015), Arad Art and Architecture Residency Program (2015) and Akademie Schloss Solitude (2016-2017) – where she developed the piece EXODUS, selected for the Berliner Festspiele – Theatertreffen Stückemarkt (2018). She participated in research projects in the frame of the Schaubude Theater residency in Berlin (2020), Hessischen Theaterakademie in Frankfurt (2020) and Tights: Dance and Thought in Tel-Aviv (2022). She is currently part of a research group at Beit Hagefen Art Gallery in Haifa, a collaboration with Sikkuy: Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality. Li Lorian is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem (2011), the „Hamama“ program for artistic puppetry for children (2012) and holds an MA in choreography and performance from the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen (2020). Her studies were supported by a scholarship from the DAAD.

30.6
Do, 07:00 pm
Frankfurt LAB
Pay What You Can
Duration: ca. 60 min.
no intermission
Dance, Music
Opening Performance: WITH THESE HANDS
Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Ensemble Modern & Jan Bang


Improvisation is what drives WITH THESE HANDS: every evening, a new dialogue takes place between music and dance. The musicians from Ensemble Modern and the dancers from the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company inspire each other with creative ideas, developing sounds and movements that are recorded, processed, altered and reintroduced into the flow by Norwegian jazz musician and live electronics artist Jan Bang. The result is a slowly changing stream of movement and music in which sound and dance become inextricably intertwined. For this production, Jacopo Godani uses oversized head sculptures to transform the dancers into epic titans and mythological, alien beings, creating a world with its very own aesthetic.
In recent years, the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company has cooperated with Ensemble Modern on multiple occasions. This successful partnership is now being taken to a new level through the collaboration with Norwegian jazz musician and live electronics artist Jan Bang.


© Dominik Mentzos
Cast & Credits

Concept und Choreography: Jacopo Godani

Music: Jan Bang (Live-Electronic), Ensemble Modern (Dietmar Wiesner – flute, Saar Berger – horn, Sava Stoianov – trumpet, Jagdish Mistry – violin, Eva Böcker – violoncello, Norbert Ommer – sound direction)

Composition: Jan Bang / Ensemble Modern

Stage/Costume/Light: Jacopo Godani

Headsculptures Concept and Design: Jacopo Godani
Headsculptures Execution: Wiebke Quenzel

Dancers: Todd Baker, Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Roberta Inghilterra, Anne Jung, Barbora Kubátová, Clay Koonar, Amanda Lana, Zoe Lenzi Allaria, Allison McGuire, Gjergji Meshaj, Alessandra Miotti, Gaizka Morales Richard, David Leonidas Thiel, Tars Vandebeek, Sam Young-Wright

World Premiere: 8.7.2021 at HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden

A production of Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in cooperation with Ensemble Modern and F°LAB Festival. Funded by Kulturfonds Rhein Main, as well as Adolf and Luisa Hauser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege.

Biographies

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company is a contemporary dance ensemble of the highest standard under the artistic direction of choreographer Jacopo Godani. The company develops, presents and communicates dance with the goal of connecting people, inspiring them and increasing their enthusiasm for dance. It is the company-in-residence at two performance venues, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden and Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt am Main. As an internationally celebrated ensemble, it also gives guest performances around the world.

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company’s distinctive style uniquely combines venerable traditions and contemporary ideas. Its repertoire consists largely of choreographies by Jacopo Godani, although renowned guest artists such as Marco Goecke and Rafael Bonachela regularly create works for the company. Milestones of contemporary ballet, such as those by William Forsythe, are also preserved and performed.

Jan Bang is a Norwegian musician and record producer, known from several albums and collaborations over many years with musicians like Sidsel Endresen, Jon Hassell, Tigran Hamasyan, Nils Petter Molvær, Eivind Aarset, Arve Henriksen and Erik Honoré – the latter of which he co-founded the Punkt festival with in 2005.

He is one of Norway’s most accomplished and influential producers and the epithet electronic mastermind has stayed with him for a long time and with good reason. Bang is the kind of musical innovator and bridge-builder who consistently manages to balance progressive thinking with popular appeal. He is always looking for ways of moving music and people forward, and by creating new meeting places and musical intersections. Bang is a professor of electronic music at the University of Agder, Norway.

Since its founding in 1980, Ensemble Modern (EM) has been among the leading New Music ensembles. It currently unites 20 soloists from Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, the USA and Switzerland, illustrating the culturally diverse background of the ensemble. Based in Frankfurt am Main, the ensemble is known for its unique democratic organisation and working method. Artistic projects, partnerships and financial matters are decided and implemented jointly. Its unique and distinctive programming includes musical theatre works, dance and video projects, chamber music, ensemble and orchestral concerts. Tours and guest appearances have taken it to the most renowned festivals and distinguished performance venues.

The ensemble strives to achieve the highest possible degree of authenticity by working closely with the composers themselves. The musicians rehearse an average of 70 new works every year, 20 of which are world premieres. Its work is characterised by extraordinary and often long-term cooperative ventures with renowned artists, such as John Adams, Mark Andre, George Benjamin, Peter Eötvös, Brian Ferneyhough, Heiner Goebbels, Hans Werner Henze, Mauricio Kagel, György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, György Ligeti, Olga Neuwirth, Enno Poppe, Rebecca Saunders, Simon Steen-Andersen, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Frank Zappa or Vito Žuraj, as well as outstanding artist personalities from other artistic genres.

In addition to its multi-faceted concert activities, Ensemble Modern presents the results of its work through regular recordings. Almost 50 of the more than 150 CD productions have been released by the ensemble’s own label, Ensemble Modern Media. In 2003, the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) was founded as Ensemble Modern’s training centre, pursuing the goals of educating musicians and audiences about contemporary repertoire and identifying new forms of artistic and creative work today.

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Jacopo Godani was born in La Spezia, Italy, where he began studying classical ballet and modern dance techniques. He also pursued studies in visual arts at the Academy of Art in Carrara and continued his studies at Maurice Béjart’s international dance centre Mudra in Brussels. Godani made his professional debut in 1988 performing with several Paris-based contemporary dance companies. In 1990, Godani formed his own Brussels-based company and began his choreographic career. From 1991 to 2000, Godani was a leading soloist with William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt and collaborated with Forsythe on the choreographic creation of many of Ballet Frankfurt’s most representative pieces. Godani developed his career as a choreographer creating original works for a vast range of international companies such as Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Bayerisches Staatsballett, Compañía Nacional de Danza, Nederlands Dans Theater, Royal Danish Ballet, Semperoper Ballett, Sydney Dance Company, „The Project“ Israeli Opera & Susanna Dellal Centre, Het Nationale Ballet, Aterballette, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballett. Jacopo Godani has been appointed as Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company beginning with the 2015/2016 season.

30.6
Do, 08:30 pm
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 2
Pay What You Can
Duration: ca. 45 Min.
no intermission
Dance, Art
TANZKAMERA OBSCURA
Paul Pape together with Pablo Garretón, Joanna Gruberska, Raphaël Languillat, Moritz Schneidewendt, Felix Pape, Agnes Storch-Pape & Veerle Vervliet


In a performative dialogue with a camera, dancers and musicians create their very own new movement drawings. Their rhythm and the dynamics of the emerging soundscapes and image spaces react with the light-sensitive emulsion of the image carrier and concentrate themselves in the form of long-time exposure.
The photographic paper shows both a shadowy figurative image of the situation, as well as tracing the movements guiding the light, which becomes a line drawing. This image is made possible through a 3D-printed camera-construction, which is connected to the dancers’ limbs.

Further information: www.tanzkamera.com


© Hannah Moser
Cast & Credits

Concept & Photography: Paul Pape
Construction of Camera: Felix Pape
Costume and Set Design: Agnes Storch-Pape
Art Design: Veerle Vervliet
Dance: Joanna Gruberska

Music/Composition: Moritz Schneidewendt, Raphaël Languillat & Pablo Garretón

With the kind support of:
HfG Offenbach (Offenbach University of Art and Design), Hessian Theateracademy

Biographies

Paul Pape studies art at the Offenbach University for Art and Design. In previous works, Paul Pape has already recorded movements of the wind with a kind of wind-drawing-machine and has also combined this idea with a specially developed light wind camera obscura. The almost classic idea of a “Pencil of Nature”, which Henry Fox Talbot used in one of the earliest photographies, allows light itself to become the creator of the image. This is supplemented by Paul Pape with a wind-light pendulum, whereby the wind, which is itself invisible, leaves traces on the image carrier. The further development is the Dance Camera Obscura, which can now capture movement and dance sequences of single or multiple dancers accompanied by live music.

Felix Pape studied product design at the Offenbach University for Art and Design. In addition to collaborative projects with Paul Pape, he is co-founder of FrameOne, a startup of custom-produced, 3D-printed bicycles.

rameone.bike
instagram: felix_pape

Agnes Storch-Pape studied costume design at Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts with Heide Kastler, Maren Christensen and Karin Lohr after completing her tailor training. In addition to her own projects (most recently Lady Macbeth of Mzensk), she is a costume assistant at the Frankfurt Opera.

agnesstorch.com
instagram: l.a.s_h

Moritz Schneidewendt is a clarinetist and is particularly interested in contemporary music and the artistic potential of togetherness. In various ensembles and his own independent projects, he explores the musical means of today and seeks to renew traditional structures of the music business.

soundcloud/moritzschneidewendt
instagram: moritzschneidewendt

Raphaël Languillat is a composer and multimedia artist, navigating between sound and image, solo and collaborative works, meditative stillness and explosive textures. His musical works merge acoustic instruments and electronic sounds in carefully crafted compositions, located at the intersection of composition and improvisation.

raphaellanguillat.com
instagram: raphael.languillat

Veerle Vervliet is a graphic designer from Brussels, Belgium. She specialized in social design and artist books in her master’s degree. In her artistic work, she particularly focuses on the social aspect of being human and its madness.

https://veerlevervliet.com
instagram: verveervliet

Joanna Gruberska is a dance artist from Poznan, Poland. She is currently studying MA Contemporary Dance Education at the HfMDK in Frankfurt. She works with the concept of mediation in contemporary dance practices.

The Chilean composer Pablo Garretón works with instrumental and electroacoustic music as well as interactive art, multimedia, performance and analogue synthesizers. He has also participated as a composer and performer with live electronics in various theater and dance companies.
Recently, he received a scholarship from the International Ensemble Modern Academy, Frankfurt.

https://www.pablogarreton.com

30.6
Do, 09:30 pm
bett
Price: 11 € plus fees
Duration: ca. 90 min.
no intermission
Music
CATS & BREAKKIES
Concert


Cats & Breakkies are four young Berliners with jazz in their hearts and electronic music in their genes. With a classical band line-up – e-guitar, bass, drums, keys – they rock an instrumental dj-live-set on stages, floors and festivals anytime. Always danceable, with courage to elegiac melodies, opulent breaks and rich surfaces, they convince above all with a precise build-up of tension and tonal dimension in their arrangements. After their debut album organic electro, co-produced with David August, was released in 2015, they were nominated for the “Bremer Jazzpreis 2016” in the category “Jazz & Electronics”, followed by multiple performances at festivals and clubs, eg. at the Kantine am Berghain, the Tallinn Music Week and the Fusion Festival. With spectral (2018) they stepped up their game yet again. In ten tracks, which consist of three individual short-sets, they weave artful tonal and metric layers, drill thick disco-boards, deliver perfect build up and drop dramaturgy – and above all put on immense pressure in a relaxed way. Cats & Breakkies, that is elegant, straightforward live-electro from Berlin.


© Stephan Noe
Cast & Credits

Keys: Johannes Gottschick
Guitar: Benedikt Schnitzler
Bass: Bastian Kaletta
Drums: Raphael Kaletta

1.7
Fr, 06:00 pm
Mousonturm Saal
Pay What You Can
Duration: ca. 60 min.
no intermission
In English
Performance
TO SEE CLIMATE (CHANGE)
Romuald Krężel & René Alejandro Huari Mateus


TO SEE CLIMATE (CHANGE) is the result of an artistic research project initiated by Romuald Krężel and René Alejandro Huari Mateus at Frankfurt LAB in 2020 and since then further developed through residencies at Hellerau in Dresden, Biennale Warszawa and ZAMEK Cultural Center in Poznań, Poland, in collaboration with Monica Duncan, Clara Reiner and Patrick Faurot. The performance had its premiere in Kaserne Basel during Treibstoff Theatertage Festival in September 2021.

Starting from questions about sustainability in the midst of an environmental crisis and its impact on domestic living space, the performance addresses the ambivalences and ambiguities of the relationship between humans and the small dose of nature that can be found at home: indoor-plants. By inviting the plants to speculatively co-create their work, the artists search for possible ways to make the invisible – the climate and its changes – visible through performative means.

Recognizing that in order to create an ecological consciousness with tangible and lasting effects, it is necessary to acknowledge the lack of dialogue between humans and more-than-humans, the performance explores to what extent overcoming this communicative rupture can set the path towards a more egalitarian coexistence between the different forms of life on Earth.

After the performance there will be a free shuttle-service to the Maria Hilf church, so you can attend the concert OLIVIER MESSIAEN. Please let us know if you want to use the shuttle until 30 June 2022 by E-Mail: info@frankfurt-lab.de


© Nefeli Avgeris
Cast & Credits

Concept & Artistic Direction: René Alejandro Huari Mateus and Romuald Krężel

Dramaturgy & Choreography: Monica Duncan, René Alejandro Huari Mateus, Romuald Krężel, Clara Reiner

Performance: Antonia Beeskow, René Alejandro Huari Mateus, Romuald Krężel, Zuzana Žabková

Video & Sound Design: Monica Duncan

Live Sound Performance & Sound Engineering: Antonia Beeskow

Technical Direction & Light: Patrick Faurot

Technical Collaboration: Felix Schwarzrock

Costumes: Maldoror

Production: Sven Rausch

Production Collaboration: Joshua Geißler

Premiere: September 2021, Kaserne Basel (Treibstoff Theatertage Basel)

A production by René Alejandro Huari Mateus & Romuald Krężel in co-production with Treibstoff Theatertage Basel (Switzerland), HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts in Dresden and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt am Main. Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR. Supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt, Frankfurt LAB – Residency Program, Biennale Warszawa (Poland), Culture Center ZAMEK in Poznań (Poland), as well as the Senate Department for Culture and Europe – Berlin and Edith Maryon Foundation.

Biographies

René Alejandro Huari Mateus and Romuald Krężel work in the field of performance and contemporary choreography. They met seven years ago during their studies at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen, Germany, together with Monica Duncan, Patrick Faurot, Clara Reiner and Zuzana Žabková. Their collaborative work is based on choreographic practices that incorporate visual and performative elements. The resulting performances, site-specific installations, participatory projects and other hybrid formats have addressed issues such as labour, gender and environmental disasters, among others.

René Alejandro Huari Mateus has studied and worked in Germany as a dancer, performer and choreographer. The intersectional discriminations of class, gender and origin inherent in the institutions in which these disciplines are developed have shaped her:his identity and artistic positioning. René is interested in critical decolonial futures and in exploring them creatively with others.

Romuald Krężel lives in Berlin. His work combines extended choreographic practices with performative elements and visual thinking, creating various experimental forms including movement-based performances, site-specific installations, videos, participatory performances and other hybrid formats, that explore themes such as environmental catastrophes, the possible exchange between humans and more-than-humans, labor and class struggle.

Monica Duncan is a video and performance artist. Her work explores the nature of visual perception, the relationships between audience and performer, and queer potentiality through camouflage, silence, and collective image-making.

Zuzana Žabková is doing art, dance, magic, choreography through performance, video, and installations. She pokes failing utopias and really likes to move as a reptile. She works alone and together with friends reconsidering ways of valuing labour and care. She is a co-founder of platform björnsonova – a fictional character, a community and a dancing multi-body with roots and connections spread over time, space and art forms, practicing anti-strategies, fate work and fake healing together with Tamara Antonijević, Tanja Šljivar, Lucia Kvočáková, Lucie Mičíková, Nik Timková and others.

Patrick Faurot is a multidisciplinary performance artist and theater technician. He would also like to climb some mountains.

Clara Reiner lives in Offenbach. She performs, makes pieces and ceramics, appreciates humor and mostly works with others. With Max Brands and Christopher Weickenmeier she forms a dormant, weak collective that revolves around choreographic systems, sci-fi narratives, queer theory, theater dispositives and friendship.

1.7
Fr, 07:30 pm
Maria Hilf
Pay What You Can
Duration: ca. 50 min.
no intermission
Concert
OLIVIER MESSIAEN
Ensemble Modern will present a number of Messiaen’s compositions at F°LAB Festival 2022


The French composer Oliver Messiaen loves nature. He is especially fascinated by the voices and songs of birds. Along with the Frankfurt University of Music and the Performing Arts (HfMDK) orchestra, Ensemble Modern will present a number of Messiaen’s compositions at F°LAB Festival 2023, in which music-producing ornithology is very present.

Olivier Messiaen: Couleurs de la Cité Céleste for piano, wind instruments and percussion (1963)
Olivier Messiaen: 13. Le Courlis cendré (from: Catalogue d'oiseaux) for piano (1956–58)
Olivier Messiaen: Oiseaux exotiques for piano and ensemble (1955)

Following the showing of TO SEE CLIMATE (CHANGE) we offer a free shuttle-service from Künstlerhaus Mousonturm heading to Maria Hilf Church. We kindly ask you to register via Mail: info@frankfurt-lab.de until 30.6.2022.


© Vincent Stefan
Cast & Credits

Ensemble Modern
Hochschulorchester of HfMDK

Piano, Couleurs: Kathrin Isabelle Klein

Piano, Courlis: Miharu Ogura

Piano, Oiseaux exotiques: Ueli Wiget

Director / Conductor: Michael Wendeberg

Biographies

Since its founding in 1980, Ensemble Modern (EM) has been among the leading New Music ensembles. It currently unites 20 soloists from Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, the USA and Switzerland, illustrating the culturally diverse background of the ensemble. Based in Frankfurt am Main, the ensemble is known for its unique democratic organisation and working method. Artistic projects, partnerships and financial matters are decided and implemented jointly. Its unique and distinctive programming includes musical theatre works, dance and video projects, chamber music, ensemble and orchestral concerts. Tours and guest appearances have taken it to the most renowned festivals and distinguished performance venues.

The ensemble strives to achieve the highest possible degree of authenticity by working closely with the composers themselves. The musicians rehearse an average of 70 new works every year, 20 of which are world premieres. Its work is characterised by extraordinary and often long-term cooperative ventures with renowned artists, such as John Adams, Mark Andre, George Benjamin, Peter Eötvös, Brian Ferneyhough, Heiner Goebbels, Hans Werner Henze, Mauricio Kagel, György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, György Ligeti, Olga Neuwirth, Enno Poppe, Rebecca Saunders, Simon Steen-Andersen, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Frank Zappa or Vito Žuraj, as well as outstanding artist personalities from other artistic genres.

In addition to its multi-faceted concert activities, Ensemble Modern presents the results of its work through regular recordings. Almost 50 of the more than 150 CD productions have been released by the ensemble’s own label, Ensemble Modern Media. In 2003, the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) was founded as Ensemble Modern’s training centre, pursuing the goals of educating musicians and audiences about contemporary repertoire and identifying new forms of artistic and creative work today.

1.7
Fr, 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Z-Zentrum
Admission Free
Duration: Please take your time for this exhibition.
Installation, Research
B CH/K RP R LA D HA T
Installation by J.F. Schmidt-Colinet and Li Lorian


Landscape is often understood as a backdrop for human activity. It seems to exist outside of us, is simply there, tranquil, all around us. In an artistic research project J.F. Schmidt-Colinet and Li Lorian examined the construction of landscape and gender by exploring pictures and books as performative space. They examined performative actions in producing/reading/looking at books, and how interactions with books and pictures can create queer ways of reading and seeing landscape and gender.
The installation shows a part of the artistic research – offering some of the best sights from where you can enjoy manifold views.


© Li Lorian
Cast & Credits

A project by Li Lorian and J.F. Schmidt-Colinet.

The HTA-Postgraduate Grants for Artistic Research is a joint project by Frankfurt LAB and Hessische Theaterakademie, funded by Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.

Biographies

J.F. Schmidt-Colinet devises performances, works in stage design, illustration/graphic design and book art. His particular interest lies in processes of spatialization and the means of images and objects. Most recently, Schmidt-Colinet’s works have been shown at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (stage design for Im Internet gibt es keine Mädchen/zaungäste, 2021), Studio Naxos (Nein, einfach Nein, 2021), Nationaltheater Mannheim (illustration/graphic design for Schillernde Aussichten/zaungäste, 2021) and Stadttheater Gießen (morbus helveticus, 2019). In 2021/22 J.F. Schmidt-Colinet held a teaching position at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen („Introduction to stage design“). F. Schmidt-Colinet completed the design propaedeutic course at the Zurich University of the Arts, studied stage design at the UdK Berlin and Applied Theater Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, as well as Illustration:Authorial Practice during a stay abroad at Falmouth University in England.

Li Lorian, born in Haifa, is an interdisciplinary artist and performer from Jerusalem. Her creative work consists of a research of visual language and new performance practices; she is interested in political situations and how documentary elements can be processed into poetic means. Li Lorian was an artist-in-residence at Mamuta Art and Media Center in Jerusalem (2012), Schloss Bröllin International Art Research Location (2015), Arad Art and Architecture Residency Program (2015) and Akademie Schloss Solitude (2016-2017) – where she developed the piece EXODUS, selected for the Berliner Festspiele – Theatertreffen Stückemarkt (2018). She participated in research projects in the frame of the Schaubude Theater residency in Berlin (2020), Hessischen Theaterakademie in Frankfurt (2020) and Tights: Dance and Thought in Tel-Aviv (2022). She is currently part of a research group at Beit Hagefen Art Gallery in Haifa, a collaboration with Sikkuy: Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality. Li Lorian is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem (2011), the „Hamama“ program for artistic puppetry for children (2012) and holds an MA in choreography and performance from the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen (2020). Her studies were supported by a scholarship from the DAAD.

1.7
Fr, 09:30 pm
Frankfurt LAB
Pay What You Can
Duration: about 60 min.
without intermission
Dance, Music
WITH THESE HANDS
Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Ensemble Modern & Jan Bang


Improvisation is what drives WITH THESE HANDS: every evening, a new dialogue takes place between music and dance. The musicians from Ensemble Modern and the dancers from the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company inspire each other with creative ideas, developing sounds and movements that are recorded, processed, altered and reintroduced into the flow by Norwegian jazz musician and live electronics artist Jan Bang. The result is a slowly changing stream of movement and music in which sound and dance become inextricably intertwined. For this production, Jacopo Godani uses oversized head sculptures to transform the dancers into epic titans and mythological, alien beings, creating a world with its very own aesthetic.
In recent years, the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company has cooperated with Ensemble Modern on multiple occasions. This successful partnership is now being taken to a new level through the collaboration with Norwegian jazz musician and live electronics artist Jan Bang.


© Dominik Mentzos
Cast & Credits

Concept und Choreography: Jacopo Godani

Music: Jan Bang (Live-Electronic), Ensemble Modern (Dietmar Wiesner – flute, Saar Berger – horn, Sava Stoianov – trumpet, Jagdish Mistry – violin, Eva Böcker – violoncello, Norbert Ommer – sound direction)

Composition: Jan Bang / Ensemble Modern

Stage/Costume/Light: Jacopo Godani

Headsculptures Concept and Design: Jacopo Godani
Headsculptures Execution: Wiebke Quenzel

Dancers: Todd Baker, Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Roberta Inghilterra, Anne Jung, Barbora Kubátová, Clay Koonar, Amanda Lana, Zoe Lenzi Allaria, Allison McGuire, Gjergji Meshaj, Alessandra Miotti, Gaizka Morales Richard, David Leonidas Thiel, Tars Vandebeek, Sam Young-Wright

World Premiere: 8.7.2021 at HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden

A production of Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in cooperation with Ensemble Modern and F°LAB Festival. Funded by Kulturfonds Rhein Main, as well as Adolf and Luisa Hauser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege.

Biographies

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company is a contemporary dance ensemble of the highest standard under the artistic direction of choreographer Jacopo Godani. The company develops, presents and communicates dance with the goal of connecting people, inspiring them and increasing their enthusiasm for dance. It is the company-in-residence at two performance venues, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden and Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt am Main. As an internationally celebrated ensemble, it also gives guest performances around the world.

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company’s distinctive style uniquely combines venerable traditions and contemporary ideas. Its repertoire consists largely of choreographies by Jacopo Godani, although renowned guest artists such as Marco Goecke and Rafael Bonachela regularly create works for the company. Milestones of contemporary ballet, such as those by William Forsythe, are also preserved and performed.

Jan Bang is a Norwegian musician and record producer, known from several albums and collaborations over many years with musicians like Sidsel Endresen, Jon Hassell, Tigran Hamasyan, Nils Petter Molvær, Eivind Aarset, Arve Henriksen and Erik Honoré – the latter of which he co-founded the Punkt festival with in 2005.

He is one of Norway’s most accomplished and influential producers and the epithet electronic mastermind has stayed with him for a long time and with good reason. Bang is the kind of musical innovator and bridge-builder who consistently manages to balance progressive thinking with popular appeal. He is always looking for ways of moving music and people forward, and by creating new meeting places and musical intersections. Bang is a professor of electronic music at the University of Agder, Norway.

Since its founding in 1980, Ensemble Modern (EM) has been among the leading New Music ensembles. It currently unites 20 soloists from Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, the USA and Switzerland, illustrating the culturally diverse background of the ensemble. Based in Frankfurt am Main, the ensemble is known for its unique democratic organisation and working method. Artistic projects, partnerships and financial matters are decided and implemented jointly. Its unique and distinctive programming includes musical theatre works, dance and video projects, chamber music, ensemble and orchestral concerts. Tours and guest appearances have taken it to the most renowned festivals and distinguished performance venues.

The ensemble strives to achieve the highest possible degree of authenticity by working closely with the composers themselves. The musicians rehearse an average of 70 new works every year, 20 of which are world premieres. Its work is characterised by extraordinary and often long-term cooperative ventures with renowned artists, such as John Adams, Mark Andre, George Benjamin, Peter Eötvös, Brian Ferneyhough, Heiner Goebbels, Hans Werner Henze, Mauricio Kagel, György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, György Ligeti, Olga Neuwirth, Enno Poppe, Rebecca Saunders, Simon Steen-Andersen, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Frank Zappa or Vito Žuraj, as well as outstanding artist personalities from other artistic genres.

In addition to its multi-faceted concert activities, Ensemble Modern presents the results of its work through regular recordings. Almost 50 of the more than 150 CD productions have been released by the ensemble’s own label, Ensemble Modern Media. In 2003, the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) was founded as Ensemble Modern’s training centre, pursuing the goals of educating musicians and audiences about contemporary repertoire and identifying new forms of artistic and creative work today.

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Jacopo Godani was born in La Spezia, Italy, where he began studying classical ballet and modern dance techniques. He also pursued studies in visual arts at the Academy of Art in Carrara and continued his studies at Maurice Béjart’s international dance centre Mudra in Brussels. Godani made his professional debut in 1988 performing with several Paris-based contemporary dance companies. In 1990, Godani formed his own Brussels-based company and began his choreographic career. From 1991 to 2000, Godani was a leading soloist with William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt and collaborated with Forsythe on the choreographic creation of many of Ballet Frankfurt’s most representative pieces. Godani developed his career as a choreographer creating original works for a vast range of international companies such as Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Bayerisches Staatsballett, Compañía Nacional de Danza, Nederlands Dans Theater, Royal Danish Ballet, Semperoper Ballett, Sydney Dance Company, „The Project“ Israeli Opera & Susanna Dellal Centre, Het Nationale Ballet, Aterballette, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballett. Jacopo Godani has been appointed as Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company beginning with the 2015/2016 season.

1.7
Fr, 10:30 pm
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 2
Pay What You Can
Duration: ca. 40 min.
no intermission
Performance
WO WIRST DU JETZT GEWESEN
Aran Kleebaur


It is one week after the so-called “Krawallnacht” of the 18. July 2020. It is the day in which Frankfurt's mayor Peter Feldmann will have his PR appearance at the Opernplatz, whilst in the immediate vicinity activists document racist police checks with which they simultaneously call for resistance in real time. As with so many political actions in recent years, the drama of these nights played out as much on our screens and feeds as it did on the streets: between sweating asphalt, fire emojis, speaker feedback and used data volume, blurry pixels and the horror and anger they are supposed to express.
A year ago, Aran Kleebaur produced and showed WO WIRST DU JETZT GEWESEN as a video piece. Based on the material from that time the performance returns to this day, now two years ago. Meditating on the personal and collectively experienced events of that week and their mediality, it revolves around the question of how reactions to racist police checks via digital interfaces and various forms of physical coming-together on streets, squares and in front of the respective screens move, stall and affect each other.


Cast & Credits

By and with: Aran Kleebaur
Dramaturgy: Jeanne J. Eschert

Funded by a project-scholarship of Hessische Kulturstiftung as part of the Kulturpaket “Hessen kulturell neu eröffnen”.

Biographies

Aran Kleebaur studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen. He is a performer, noise musician and DJ. In his artistic practice and research, he mainly deals with the materiality, affects and relationships at the interfaces of mediated situations, and often focuses on the stimuli, breaks, inhibitions and potentialities contained and produced therein.

Notable productions in recent years include the performative video installation DER PROLOG AKT 2, which was performed several times with Liesa Harzer in 2019, including in Gießen, at the Frankfurt LAB, at the TNT Marburg, at the Bärenzwinger in Berlin and at the Schauspiel Köln. In February 2020, he directed and performed his graduation piece entitled DAS IST KEIN CLUB. DAS IST KEIN RAVE at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and was invited to the Körber Studio Junge Regie 2021 at the Thalia Theater. Further performances took place at TNT Marburg and at Kunstverein Wagenhalle in Stuttgart. In the summer of 2021, Aran Kleebaur produced the video piece WO WIRST DU JETZT GEWESEN, which premiered as a stream at the digital Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, was later shown at a public screening at AtelierFrankfurt, and is now being reworked for the stage for the F°LAB Festival 2022.

He also DJ’s experimental techno and produces noise music as Hit & Miss. For the performance EXPLODED GOO (2019) by the dancer and choreographer Zrinka Užbinec, Aran Kleebaur designed, produced and plays its musical accompaniment live – this has already been performed at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, as well as at dance and performance festivals in Sofia, Rijeka, Belgrade, Prague and Copenhagen.

2.7
Sa, 04:00 pm
Studio der Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
Admission Free
Duration: ca. 2 h
In German
Workshop, Dance
COMMUNITY DANCE WORKSHOP zur Produktion WITH THESE HANDS
Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company


COMMUNITY DANCE for WITH THESE HANDS is for everyone between the ages of 14 and 99 who is excited about dance and wants to get to know the basis of the choreographic works by Jacopo Godani. The workshop starts with a warm-up that is based on contemporary dance techniques. With the help of improvisation exercises, you can resolve blockages and insecurities in your own body and discover your own movement language. During the workshop, you will learn improvisation techniques from the current production WITH THESE HANDS and based on that, we will create a choreography together.

The workshop is for both beginners and advanced participants.

Please sign-up at https://www.dresdenfrankfurtdancecompany.com/de/education/#c3647
In German


2.7
Sa, 05:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Z-Zentrum
Admission Free
Duration: Please take your time for this exhibition.
Installation, Research
B CH/K RP R LA D HA T
Installation by J.F. Schmidt-Colinet and Li Lorian


Landscape is often understood as a backdrop for human activity. It seems to exist outside of us, is simply there, tranquil, all around us. In an artistic research project J.F. Schmidt-Colinet and Li Lorian examined the construction of landscape and gender by exploring pictures and books as performative space. They examined performative actions in producing/reading/looking at books, and how interactions with books and pictures can create queer ways of reading and seeing landscape and gender.
The installation shows a part of the artistic research – offering some of the best sights from where you can enjoy manifold views.


© Li Lorian
Cast & Credits

A project by Li Lorian and J.F. Schmidt-Colinet.

The HTA-Postgraduate Grants for Artistic Research is a joint project by Frankfurt LAB and Hessische Theaterakademie, funded by Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.

Biographies

J.F. Schmidt-Colinet devises performances, works in stage design, illustration/graphic design and book art. His particular interest lies in processes of spatialization and the means of images and objects. Most recently, Schmidt-Colinet’s works have been shown at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (stage design for Im Internet gibt es keine Mädchen/zaungäste, 2021), Studio Naxos (Nein, einfach Nein, 2021), Nationaltheater Mannheim (illustration/graphic design for Schillernde Aussichten/zaungäste, 2021) and Stadttheater Gießen (morbus helveticus, 2019). In 2021/22 J.F. Schmidt-Colinet held a teaching position at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen („Introduction to stage design“). F. Schmidt-Colinet completed the design propaedeutic course at the Zurich University of the Arts, studied stage design at the UdK Berlin and Applied Theater Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, as well as Illustration:Authorial Practice during a stay abroad at Falmouth University in England.

Li Lorian, born in Haifa, is an interdisciplinary artist and performer from Jerusalem. Her creative work consists of a research of visual language and new performance practices; she is interested in political situations and how documentary elements can be processed into poetic means. Li Lorian was an artist-in-residence at Mamuta Art and Media Center in Jerusalem (2012), Schloss Bröllin International Art Research Location (2015), Arad Art and Architecture Residency Program (2015) and Akademie Schloss Solitude (2016-2017) – where she developed the piece EXODUS, selected for the Berliner Festspiele – Theatertreffen Stückemarkt (2018). She participated in research projects in the frame of the Schaubude Theater residency in Berlin (2020), Hessischen Theaterakademie in Frankfurt (2020) and Tights: Dance and Thought in Tel-Aviv (2022). She is currently part of a research group at Beit Hagefen Art Gallery in Haifa, a collaboration with Sikkuy: Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality. Li Lorian is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem (2011), the „Hamama“ program for artistic puppetry for children (2012) and holds an MA in choreography and performance from the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen (2020). Her studies were supported by a scholarship from the DAAD.

2.7
Sa, 06:00 pm
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 1
Pay What You Can
Duration: ca. 60 min.
no intermission
Performance
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Sahar Rezaei


The philosopher Giorgio Agamben formulates in his work a radical critique of human rights and the nation-state order. The focus is always on the question of the limits within which we find ourselves. And so, for him, every person who questions the meaning of boundaries is a character who should be put in focus.
In HAPPY BIRTHDAY, a performance by Sahar Rezaei, the director is alone on the stage. With the appearance of the audience, everything that is on the stage becomes an image: even the character standing on the stage, waiting for the audience, becomes part of this framed picture. For existential reasons, the performer asks herself what this picture is and remembers experiences that she had with pictures in her life. Through her personal story, which in the end doesn't seem so personal anymore, we witness a journey through the last thirty years: from Tehran via Prague to Frankfurt. We accompany the character on stage in her search for liberation from the frames.


© Christian Schuller
Cast & Credits

Written and directed by Sahar Rezaei
Video and acting coach: Samuel Simon
Dramaturgy: Björn Fischer
Music: Sara Trawoeger
Photos: Christian Schuller

Special thanks to Friederike Thielmann for her Supervision during the production, Richard Milling, Alina Huppertz, Mutsumi Itto, Claudia Warth and Mareike Wehrmann, for composition, music and costumes for the premiere.

 

 

Biographies

Sahar Rezaei is a theater and film director. After studying engineering at the Polytechnic University of Tehran, she studied directing at the HfMDK in Frankfurt. In 2018 she won the DAAD prize at the HfMDK and was a scholarship holder of the Deutschlandstipendium. In 2021 she taught at the master program of DAMU (Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts Prague). She is currently working as a dramaturg at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau.

Her projects have been presented at the Schauspiel Hannover, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Divadlo Archa in Prague, Studio NAXOS, Frankfurt LAB and in Tehran.

2.7
Sa, 07:30 pm
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 2
Pay What You Can
Duration: ca. 60 Min.
no intermission
In English
Lecture-Performance
ONLY IF I HAVE NOTHING TO CITE, I DANCE
Li Lorian


I am sitting at the library in Jerusalem, trying to focus on my term-paper. Little drops of salty sweat run down my armpits, even though I sit still in front of Butler's writing on subversive mimetic acts. Is this the performative expression of reading? An essay titled Diaspora: Generation and the Ground of Jewish Identity peeks at me from beneath a pile of notes, while a documentation of Arkadi Zaides' ARCHIVE is open in a new tab. Perhaps it's just the summer heat in the Middle East.
An essay and a performance, a theoretical embodied research, a speech and an act.

Li Lorian will offer the free workshop COMMUNAL BIOGRAPHIES on Sunday, 3.7., at the F°LAB Festival. Please sign-up at: info@frankfurt-lab.de


© Michal Hai
Cast & Credits

By & with: Li Lorian
Live Music: Michal Sapir
Texts: Li Lorian, Stefan Zweig, Rhona Burns

Commissioned by The Gathering – Performance Conference 0:8, supported by HaZira and the School of Visual Theater, Jerusalem; with the kind support of the Gießener Hochschulgesellschaft.

Special Thanks: Ira Avneri, Rhona Burns, Yair Garbuz, Uriel Kon, Bojana Kunst, Yair Lipshitz, Nofar Sela and Arkadi Zaides

Biographies

Li Lorian is an interdisciplinary artist from Jerusalem. She was an artist-in-residence at Mamuta Art and Media Center in Jerusalem (2012), Schloss Bröllin International Art Research Location (2015), Arad Art and Architecture Residency Program (2015), Akademie Schloss Solitude (2016, 2017) – where she developed the piece EXODUS, selected for the Berliner Festspiele – Theatertreffen Stückemarkt (2018) – and the Schaubude Theater Forschungsresidenz (2020).
Li is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem (2011), the Hamama program for artistic puppetry for children (2012), and the MA Choreography and Performance program at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Gießen (2020), supported by a fellowship of the DAAD.

Her recent works for stage include THREE BIOGRAPHIES WHICH ARE NOT MINE (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt 2020), Only if I Have Nothing to Cite, I Dance (Performance 0:8 conference, Jerusalem 2019) and Correspondence #1 (together with Marc Villanueva Mir, Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2018).

2.7
Sa, 09:00 pm
bett
Pay What You Can
Duration: ca. 90 min.
no intermission
Performance, Music
TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS: THE DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM
Tedious Work


Tedious Work present a reimagining of the now “unperformable” work TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS. Gone will be the sharing of instruments straight from a stranger’s mouth into your own, gone even perhaps the simple act of swapping dice, but somehow and someway playing separately together will remain, as we continue to ask: “How do you make a piece about separated togetherness without talking about it?”


Cast & Credits

Tedious Work imagine they are a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired of playing their debut album TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS for person after person after person.
The inevitable shift is under way. Audiences can witness how they update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it and covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along.
Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.
Tedious Work invite you to look at the world, in the same way as always and see something different. Tedious Work are you and Paul Norman and Leander Ripchinsky.

With the kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der
Aventis Foundation

3.7
So, 12:00 pm
Frankfurt LAB
Admission Free
Duration: ca. 2 h
Exchange, Food
F°LAB FESTIVAL BRUNCH
for neighbors, artists and producers


Lush green and flowers, birds singing and tables to take place at – who would have thought, that such a comfy place is hiding in the middle of an industrial neighborhood. On Sunday morning we invite everyone involved in the festival, visitors and neighbors to a relaxed brunch on the back porch. This allows you to exchange views on the festival program or to simply enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning sun. You are invited!


3.7
So, 02:00 pm
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 2
Admission Free
Duration: ca. 2 hours
In English
Workshop, Performance
COMMUNAL BIOGRAPHIES WORKSHOP
Li Lorian


Participants will develop their own (real or fictitious) biography emerging from (individual or collective) memories, history, language and cultural heritage, while negotiating personal tales within the social context of a group. Combining several disciplines, the workshop functions as a proposal for creative people to involve their private queries within the liberating frame of a research space.

Please bring a notebook with you, and a pen.

Please sign-up until 30.6. via Mail: info@frankfurt-lab.de


© Nastya Dzyuban
Cast & Credits

By and with Li Lorian

Biographies

Li Lorian, born in Haifa, is an interdisciplinary artist and performer from Jerusalem. Her creative work consists of a research of visual language and new performance practices; she is interested in political situations and how documentary elements can be processed into poetic means.

Li Lorian was an artist-in-residence at Mamuta Art and Media Center in Jerusalem (2012), Schloss Bröllin International Art Research Location (2015), Arad Art and Architecture Residency Program (2015) and Akademie Schloss Solitude (2016-2017) – where she developed the piece Exodus, selected for the Berliner Festspiele – Theatertreffen Stückemarkt (2018). She participated in research projects in the frame of the Schaubude Theater residency in Berlin (2020), Hessischen Theaterakademie in Frankfurt (2020) and Tights: Dance and Thought in Tel-Aviv (2022).

She is currently part of a research group at Beit Hagefen Art Gallery in Haifa, a collaboration with Sikkuy: Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality.

Li Lorian is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem (2011), the „Hamama“ program for artistic puppetry for children (2012) and holds an MA in choreography and performance from the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen (2020). Her studies were supported by a scholarship from the DAAD.

3.7
So, 03:00 pm
Frankenallee/Gallus
Admission Free
This event is part of DIE KOLLEKTION by Mobile Albania, which takes place from 30.6.-2.7., permanently accessible from 3 -9 pm in Frankenallee.
Performance, Workshop, Intervention
DIE KOLLEKTION: ALLES MUSS RAUS PROMENADE
Mobile Albania


Mobile Albania has undertaken extensive analyses, questioned people, collected data and evaluated fluctuations. Finally, we are ready and after two years of
data processing and storage we are ready to unpack it all: Our collection! Come and get everything adjusted, tailored and fitted! Then we’ll pack everything up and send it off. Can you pull it off on Frankenallee? Prêt-à-porter or Prêt-à-jeter? We’re looking forward to the whirring of sewing machines in step with the city and brilliant appearances in new gowns. The catwalk is ready! Welcome to Mobile Albania!


Cast & Credits

By and With: Mobile Albania

A production of Mobile Albania as a coproduction and in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt Offenes Haus der Kulturen, Schwankhalle Bremen, Freischwimmen Residenz Festival.

Funded by: Fonds Soziokultur, Kulturamt Stadt Frankfurt, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

3.7
So, 04:00 pm
Frankfurt LAB, Terrasse
Admission Free
Duration: ca. 90 min.
no intermission
Concert
DIG UP
Poor Northern (Paul Norman)


Join me on a simple sleepy Sunday for some songs and some tunes shared with you in two short sets.
If perhaps the first set could be said to be a slow slide inside the brain of a thirty-something year old who’s lost touch with where they’ve come from and has no idea where they are going next, then the second set might resemble a flimsy looking rope ladder on which you can just about reach the bottom rung.


© Paul Norman
Cast & Credits

Solo voice, synthesiser, drum machine: Paul Norman

Biographies

Poor Northern is like a slow-motion car crash that you can’t look away from. Except the crash is just someone reversing slowly into a lamp post in a dodgy part of England before screaming Shit! at the top of their lungs.

3.7
So, 04:00 pm
Studio der Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
Admission Free
Duration: ca. 2 h
In German
Workshop, Dance
COMMUNITY DANCE WORKSHOP zur Produktion WITH THESE HANDS
Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company


COMMUNITY DANCE for WITH THESE HANDS is for everyone between the ages of 14 and 99 who is excited about dance and wants to get to know the basis of the choreographic works by Jacopo Godani. The workshop starts with a warm-up that is based on contemporary dance techniques. With the help of improvisation exercises, you can resolve blockages and insecurities in your own body and discover your own movement language. During the workshop, you will learn improvisation techniques from the current production WITH THESE HANDS and based on that, we will create a choreography together.

The workshop is for both beginners and advanced participants.

Please sign-up at https://www.dresdenfrankfurtdancecompany.com/de/education/#c3647
In German


© De-Da-Productions
3.7
So, 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Z-Zentrum
Admission Free
Duration: Please take your time for this exhibition.
Installation, Research
B CH/K RP R LA D HA T
Installation by J.F. Schmidt-Colinet and Li Lorian


Landscape is often understood as a backdrop for human activity. It seems to exist outside of us, is simply there, tranquil, all around us. In an artistic research project J.F. Schmidt-Colinet and Li Lorian examined the construction of landscape and gender by exploring pictures and books as performative space. They examined performative actions in producing/reading/looking at books, and how interactions with books and pictures can create queer ways of reading and seeing landscape and gender.
The installation shows a part of the artistic research – offering some of the best sights from where you can enjoy manifold views.


© Li Lorian
Cast & Credits

A project by Li Lorian and J.F. Schmidt-Colinet.

The HTA-Postgraduate Grants for Artistic Research is a joint project by Frankfurt LAB and Hessische Theaterakademie, funded by Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.

Biographies

J.F. Schmidt-Colinet devises performances, works in stage design, illustration/graphic design and book art. His particular interest lies in processes of spatialization and the means of images and objects. Most recently, Schmidt-Colinet’s works have been shown at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (stage design for Im Internet gibt es keine Mädchen/zaungäste, 2021), Studio Naxos (Nein, einfach Nein, 2021), Nationaltheater Mannheim (illustration/graphic design for Schillernde Aussichten/zaungäste, 2021) and Stadttheater Gießen (morbus helveticus, 2019). In 2021/22 J.F. Schmidt-Colinet held a teaching position at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen („Introduction to stage design“). F. Schmidt-Colinet completed the design propaedeutic course at the Zurich University of the Arts, studied stage design at the UdK Berlin and Applied Theater Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, as well as Illustration:Authorial Practice during a stay abroad at Falmouth University in England.

Li Lorian, born in Haifa, is an interdisciplinary artist and performer from Jerusalem. Her creative work consists of a research of visual language and new performance practices; she is interested in political situations and how documentary elements can be processed into poetic means. Li Lorian was an artist-in-residence at Mamuta Art and Media Center in Jerusalem (2012), Schloss Bröllin International Art Research Location (2015), Arad Art and Architecture Residency Program (2015) and Akademie Schloss Solitude (2016-2017) – where she developed the piece EXODUS, selected for the Berliner Festspiele – Theatertreffen Stückemarkt (2018). She participated in research projects in the frame of the Schaubude Theater residency in Berlin (2020), Hessischen Theaterakademie in Frankfurt (2020) and Tights: Dance and Thought in Tel-Aviv (2022). She is currently part of a research group at Beit Hagefen Art Gallery in Haifa, a collaboration with Sikkuy: Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality. Li Lorian is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem (2011), the „Hamama“ program for artistic puppetry for children (2012) and holds an MA in choreography and performance from the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen (2020). Her studies were supported by a scholarship from the DAAD.

3.7
So, 06:30 pm
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 1
Pay What You Can
Duration: ca. 75 min.
incl. intermission
Concert
DOMINO DREAMS
IEMA-Ensemble 2021 / 22, Luca Bagnoli (IRCAM Sound Diffusion), Quentin Nivromont (IRCAM Electronics) & Lukas Nowok (Electronics)


This concert connects the physical characteristics of sound and the observation of human nature in a deeply sensuous way. The IEMA-Ensemble 2021 / 2022 will perform a repertoire full of contrasts, that delve into the drama of the inner self in relation to a real, outer world. Dreams and reality merge together in immersive sonic explorations through the use of surround-electronics, video and the mastery of the string quartet format.
The duality of physical sound gestures and the inner personal world invites you on an interesting musical journey to unexplored places.

Pablo Garretón: Proteus Reflexions II (2022) (15‘) for ensemble and live electronics
Rebecca Saunders: Fletch (2012) (15‘) for string quartet

intermission

Sebastian Hilli/Jenny Jokela: Hibernation (2021 / 22) for large ensemble, animation and live electronics (2002) (25‘) (German premiere)


© Barbara Fahle
Cast & Credits

IEMA-Ensemble 2021 / 22
Quentin Nivremont, IRCAM Electronics
Luca Bagnoli, IRCAM Sound diffusion
Lukas Nowok, Electronics

The piece by Hilli/Jokela was commissioned by Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Time of Music and Gaudeamus Muziekweek as part of the Ulysses Network Project and support by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

The electronics were realized by Manuel Poletti (IRCAM Computer Music Designer) in the IRCAM-Centre Pompidou studios.

Biographies

In 2003 Ensemble Modern bundled its existing education projects under one roof, founding the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) with the goal of educating a broad public about a great variety of contemporary musical tendencies and an open, creative approach to artistic processes. The education and further education formats developed with various partners have very different target groups. For example, for 2022, IEMA – in cooperation with Ensemble Modern and the Aventis Foundation – initiated a new mentoring programme, the International Composer and Conductor Seminars (ICCS). Beyond that, IEMA considers itself a platform for various formats of discourse. Thus, in 2018 it initiated the Meersburg Concert Conversations together with Hans Zender and the City of Meersburg, a format featuring public rehearsals, lectures and concerts, which since 2021 is being complemented by a new master class, the Hans Zender Akademie. In November 2019, IEMA hosts a symposium on developments in the ensemble landscape in current music. Furthermore, a symposium on (contemporary) music education is being planned for 2022.

The focus, however, is on the one-year Master’s programme, offered in cooperation with the Frankfurt am Main Academy of Music and the Performing Arts, and supported by Kunststiftung NRW, the GVL and other sponsors, where instrumentalists, conductors, sound directors and composers work with members of Ensemble Modern and renowned composers and conductors on 20th and 21st century repertoire. Among others, coaches have been Heinz Holliger, Helmut Lachenmann, Mark Andre, Lucia Ronchetti, Stefan Prins, Sebastian Hilli, Lucas Vis, Stefan Asbury or Jonathan Stockhammer. The results of this work are presented by the current IEMA Ensemble in approx. 20 concerts per year, performed in Germany and abroad. In addition to concerts in Frankfurt, concerts of the IEMA-Ensemble 2021/22 are planned at Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, and within the framework of the Ulysses Network, at the festival Manifeste in Paris, the Time of Music Festival in Viitasaari/Finland and the Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Utrecht.

3.7
So, 08:00 pm
bett
Price: 11 € plus fees
Duration: ca. 90 min.
no intermission
In Spanish
Concert
CISCO PEMA *** CANCELLED ***
Konzert


Cisco Pema is an Argentinian bassist, producer and singer. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, he played in different bands from a young age onwards, toured South America with Latin American music, and finally came to Europe to study bass in Austria. In 2012, he settled down in Berlin. Since 2016, he has been a solo artist and has released 3 albums already.
The two-metre tall, excellent and charismatic musician delivers a convincing and entertaining mix of modern songwriting and South American flair. When you listen to Pema’s music, you’ll feel like an Argentinian taking to the streets of Berlin on a long night out, going from a samba party to a jazz session and on to an electro club. If you don’t want to miss out on this journey, get “Cisco Pema” into your house…


© Matteo Molina
5.6
So, 16:00 Uhr
Online
Music, Performance, Discourse
Festival Warm-up: TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS: AFTERNOON TEA & KAFFEE UND KUCHEN
Tedious Work present: Afternoon Tea & Kaffee und Kuchen – more Trennungssongs of Togetherness

This is a warm invitation to come together online for Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen for half an hour on the four Sundays in June at 4pm (3pm UK time).

The experimental pop band Tedious Work, invites themselves to join you for coffee and cake in your home. Tedious Work are Paul Norman, Leander Ripchinsky and anyone who joins in. We’ll make participatory music for everyone, even for non-musical people who are scared of participatory theatre and sceptical about spending even more time at the computer. Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, maybe bring a piece of cake, then enjoy being alone with each other for half an hour.

What states of being together can there be? How can we have experiences of connectedness, spatially separated by our digital devices? How do we make a performance about people online without talking about people online?

A session of Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen is structured like a concert, designed for different homes. Paul & Leander bring a setlist of songs written especially for this occasion. Song by song, a new invitation is extended and then a different short performative experiment is performed together.

For the song Bad Connection, all participants will be asked to take their camera to the place in the house where they have the worst connection. From there we will try to report about these special places. Those who send an email to tediouswork@liebt-dich.de beforehand may also receive a prepared instrument for a concert. In the song Peeking is allowed, for example, a muted flute orchestra is formed, where players try to find solutions to all play the same note. For I'm sorry we have to start again, prepared mini keyboards are delivered to Frankfurt living rooms by bike courier. On Sundays at 4 p.m., collective melodies are composed by rolling dice and all six notes are performed together. But, once again although the online concerts are composed with participation in mind, you can still sit back and enjoy your Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen.

Opportunities to participate: tediouswork@liebt-dich.de

Free access to the online performances (camera, sound and microphone recommended)@ https://flabfestival.com

On Saturday, 2. July a live concert of the TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS will take place. You will find the information here.


Cast & Credits

Tedious Work imagine they are a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired of playing their debut album TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS for person after person after person.

The inevitable shift is under way. Audiences can witness how they update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it and covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along.

Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.

Tedious Work invite you to look at the world, in the same way as always and see something different. Tedious Work are you and Paul Norman and Leander Ripchinsky.

With the kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der Aventis Foundation“

Biographien

Tedious Work are YOU… and Paul Norman & Leander Ripchinsky.

Tedious Work imagine themselves as a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired with playing their debut album “Trennungssongs of Togetherness“ for person after person after person. The inevitable shift is under way. They update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it as they covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along. Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.

With kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der Aventis Foundation“

12.6
So, 16:00 Uhr
Online
Music, Performance, Discourse
Festival Warm-up: TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS: AFTERNOON TEA & KAFFEE UND KUCHEN
Tedious Work present: Afternoon Tea & Kaffee und Kuchen – more Trennungssongs of Togetherness

This is a warm invitation to come together online for Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen for half an hour on the four Sundays in June at 4pm (3pm UK time).

The experimental pop band Tedious Work, invites themselves to join you for coffee and cake in your home. Tedious Work are Paul Norman, Leander Ripchinsky and anyone who joins in. We’ll make participatory music for everyone, even for non-musical people who are scared of participatory theatre and sceptical about spending even more time at the computer. Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, maybe bring a piece of cake, then enjoy being alone with each other for half an hour.

What states of being together can there be? How can we have experiences of connectedness, spatially separated by our digital devices? How do we make a performance about people online without talking about people online?

A session of Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen is structured like a concert, designed for different homes. Paul & Leander bring a setlist of songs written especially for this occasion. Song by song, a new invitation is extended and then a different short performative experiment is performed together.

For the song Bad Connection, all participants will be asked to take their camera to the place in the house where they have the worst connection. From there we will try to report about these special places. Those who send an email to tediouswork@liebt-dich.de beforehand may also receive a prepared instrument for a concert. In the song Peeking is allowed, for example, a muted flute orchestra is formed, where players try to find solutions to all play the same note. For I'm sorry we have to start again, prepared mini keyboards are delivered to Frankfurt living rooms by bike courier. On Sundays at 4 p.m., collective melodies are composed by rolling dice and all six notes are performed together. But, once again although the online concerts are composed with participation in mind, you can still sit back and enjoy your Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen.

Opportunities to participate: tediouswork@liebt-dich.de

Free access to the online performances (camera, sound and microphone recommended)@ https://flabfestival.com

On Saturday, 2. July a live concert of the TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS will take place. You will find the information here.


Cast & Credits

Tedious Work imagine they are a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired of playing their debut album TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS for person after person after person.

The inevitable shift is under way. Audiences can witness how they update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it and covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along.

Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.

Tedious Work invite you to look at the world, in the same way as always and see something different. Tedious Work are you and Paul Norman and Leander Ripchinsky.

With the kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der Aventis Foundation“

Biographien

Tedious Work are YOU… and Paul Norman & Leander Ripchinsky.

Tedious Work imagine themselves as a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired with playing their debut album “Trennungssongs of Togetherness“ for person after person after person. The inevitable shift is under way. They update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it as they covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along. Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.

With kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der Aventis Foundation“

19.6
So, 16:00 Uhr
Online
Music, Performance, Discourse
Festival Warm-up: TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS: AFTERNOON TEA & KAFFEE UND KUCHEN
Tedious Work present: Afternoon Tea & Kaffee und Kuchen – more Trennungssongs of Togetherness


This is a warm invitation to come together online for Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen for half an hour on the four Sundays in June at 4pm (3pm UK time).

The experimental pop band Tedious Work, invites themselves to join you for coffee and cake in your home. Tedious Work are Paul Norman, Leander Ripchinsky and anyone who joins in. We’ll make participatory music for everyone, even for non-musical people who are scared of participatory theatre and sceptical about spending even more time at the computer. Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, maybe bring a piece of cake, then enjoy being alone with each other for half an hour.

What states of being together can there be? How can we have experiences of connectedness, spatially separated by our digital devices? How do we make a performance about people online without talking about people online?

A session of Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen is structured like a concert, designed for different homes. Paul & Leander bring a setlist of songs written especially for this occasion. Song by song, a new invitation is extended and then a different short performative experiment is performed together.

For the song Bad Connection, all participants will be asked to take their camera to the place in the house where they have the worst connection. From there we will try to report about these special places. Those who send an email to tediouswork@liebt-dich.de beforehand may also receive a prepared instrument for a concert. In the song Peeking is allowed, for example, a muted flute orchestra is formed, where players try to find solutions to all play the same note. For I'm sorry we have to start again, prepared mini keyboards are delivered to Frankfurt living rooms by bike courier. On Sundays at 4 p.m., collective melodies are composed by rolling dice and all six notes are performed together. But, once again although the online concerts are composed with participation in mind, you can still sit back and enjoy your Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen.

Opportunities to participate: tediouswork@liebt-dich.de

Free access to the online performances (camera, sound and microphone recommended)@ https://flabfestival.com

On Saturday, 2. July a live concert of the TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS will take place. You will find the information here.


Cast & Credits

Tedious Work imagine they are a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired of playing their debut album TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS for person after person after person.

The inevitable shift is under way. Audiences can witness how they update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it and covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along.

Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.

Tedious Work invite you to look at the world, in the same way as always and see something different. Tedious Work are you and Paul Norman and Leander Ripchinsky.

With the kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der Aventis Foundation“

Biographien

Tedious Work are YOU… and Paul Norman & Leander Ripchinsky.

Tedious Work imagine themselves as a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired with playing their debut album “Trennungssongs of Togetherness“ for person after person after person. The inevitable shift is under way. They update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it as they covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along. Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.

With kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der Aventis Foundation“

25.6
Sa, 20:00 Uhr
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 1
Dance, Performance, Installation
Festival Warm-up: TRACES
Performance-Installation by dancers from the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

In TRACES, the five ensemble members Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Anne Jung, Michael Ostenrath and Sam Young-Wright engage in a collaborative artistic investigation, connecting previous influences on the dance experience with Jacopo Godani’s explorations of movement, while adding their own choreographic contributions. The resulting performance installation resembles a palimpsest – ideas emerge, are complemented by new ones and subsequently overwritten by others. The remaining traces of past and present merge with the young choreographers’ ideas, creating a vibrating, experimental work.

© Dominik Mentzos
Cast & Credits

Concept/Stage/Costume/Light: Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Anne Jung, Michael Ostenrath, Sam Young-Wright. In cooperation with: Jochen Goepfert, Dietrich Krüger, Dorothee Merg, Ulf Naumann, Martin Weinheimer

Music: Krzysztof Penderecki: excerpts from Sinfonietta per archi; Terry Riley: III. The Gift and IV. The Ecstasy from SALOME Dances for Peace; György Ligeti: Concert for Violoncello and Orchestra

Dancers: Todd Baker, Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Roberta Inghilterra, Anne Jung, Barbora Kubátová, Clay Koonar, Amanda Lana, Zoe Lenzi Allaria, Allison McGuire, Gjergji Meshaj, Alessandra Miotti, Gaizka Morales Richard, David Leonidas Thiel, Tars Vandebeek, Sam Young-Wright

World Premiere: 14.9.2021 at Sommerbau, Offenbach

Biographien

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company is a contemporary dance ensemble of the highest standard under the artistic direction of choreographer Jacopo Godani. The company develops, presents and communicates dance with the goal of connecting people, inspiring them and increasing their enthusiasm for dance. It is the company-in-residence at two performance venues, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden and Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt am Main. As an internationally celebrated ensemble, it also gives guest performances around the world.

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company’s distinctive style uniquely combines venerable traditions and contemporary ideas. Its repertoire consists largely of choreographies by Jacopo Godani, although renowned guest artists such as Marco Goecke and Rafael Bonachela regularly create works for the company. Milestones of contemporary ballet, such as those by William Forsythe, are also preserved and performed.

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Jacopo Godani was born in La Spezia, Italy, where he began studying classical ballet and modern dance techniques. He also pursued studies in visual arts at the Academy of Art in Carrara and continued his studies at Maurice Béjart’s international dance centre Mudra in Brussels. Godani made his professional debut in 1988 performing with several Paris-based contemporary dance companies. In 1990, Godani formed his own Brussels-based company and began his choreographic career. From 1991 to 2000, Godani has been a leading soloist with William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt and has collaborated with Forsythe on the choreographic creation of many of Ballet Frankfurt’s most representative pieces. Godani developed his career as a choreographer creating original works for a vast range of international companies such as Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Bayerisches Staatsballett, Compañía Nacional de Danza, Nederlands Dans Theater, Royal Danish Ballet, Semperoper Ballett, Sydney Dance Company, „The Project“ Israeli Opera & Susanna Dellal Centre, Het Nationale Ballet, Aterballette, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballett. Jacopo Godani has been appointed as Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company beginning with the 2015/2016 season.

Felix Berning was born in Datteln, Germany. He began his dance training at the Gymnasium Essen-Werden. In 2014, he enrolled at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden, where he studied classical, contemporary and improvisational dance techniques. During his time in Dresden he appeared in works by Jiří Kylián, Andreas Heise and Felix Landerer, among others. In 2017 he completed his studies, receiving his Bachlor of Arts in Dance. He joined the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in August 2016.

Kevin Beyer was born in Greifswald, Germany. He began his dance training with standard and Latin American dance until he discovered his interest in musicals. After moving to Hamburg, he found his passion for contemporary dance and began to take ballet lessons with Víctor Mateos. In 2020, he concluded his bachelor´s degree in dance at the Codarts Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Rotterdam. Amongst others, he danced in choreographies by Marco Goecke, Hofesh Shechter, Cayetano Soto and Jiří Kylián. Kevin Bayer became a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in August 2019.

Anne Jung was born in Groß-Umstadt, Germany. She began doing rhythmic gymnastics as a child, eventually competing in European and world championships and in the Olympics. She later did her dance training at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne. Thanks to a scholarship from Kunststiftung NRW she joined ballettmainz where she was a member of the ensemble under Pascal Touzeau from 2009 to 2013. In addition to Touzeau, she worked with Jacopo Godani, Georg Reischl and Didy Veldman. She joined Nederlands Dans Theater 1 in 2014, performing in works by Marco Goecke, Paul Lightfoot, Sol León, Jiří Kylián, Medhi Walerski, Mats Ek and Franck Chartier. She has been a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company since 2017.

Michael Ostenrath was born in Aachen, Germany. He began studying at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen before transferring to the Palucca University of Dance Dresden after his first year. Michael Ostenrath completed his studies there in 2016, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Dance. He has attended workshops in William Forsythe’s improvisation techniques, in Ohad Naharin’s Gaga technique and with Russell Maliphant. While studying he danced in pieces by Ihsan Rustem, Ohad Naharin and Katharina Christl. From 2016 until 2021 he was a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company.

Sam Young-Wright was born in Canberra, Australia, where he began his early dance training with Ql2 Youth Dance Company, Fresh Funk and the National Capital Ballet School. He received his degree from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAPPA) and Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year. Sam joined the Sydney Dance Company in 2015 performing works by Rafael Bonachela, William Forsythe, Alexander Ekman, Cheng Tsung-Lung, Andonis Foniadakis, Gideon Obarzanek, Gabrielle Nankivell, Christina Chan, Shian Law and Melanie Lane among others. In 2014 he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive, performing a new creation by Marco Goecke and repertoire from Crystal Pite, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot. Sam Young-Wright has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, America, South America and Australia, dancing in Movimentos Festival Germany, Steps Festival Switzerland, Shanghai International Arts Festival and Sydney Festival among others. He joined the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in January 2018.

26.6
So, 16:00 Uhr
Online
Music, Performance, Discourse
Festival Warm-up: TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS: AFTERNOON TEA & KAFFEE UND KUCHEN
Tedious Work present: Afternoon Tea & Kaffee und Kuchen – more Trennungssongs of Togetherness

This is a warm invitation to come together online for Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen for half an hour on the four Sundays in June at 4pm (3pm UK time).

The experimental pop band Tedious Work, invites themselves to join you for coffee and cake in your home. Tedious Work are Paul Norman, Leander Ripchinsky and anyone who joins in. We’ll make participatory music for everyone, even for non-musical people who are scared of participatory theatre and sceptical about spending even more time at the computer. Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, maybe bring a piece of cake, then enjoy being alone with each other for half an hour.

What states of being together can there be? How can we have experiences of connectedness, spatially separated by our digital devices? How do we make a performance about people online without talking about people online?

A session of Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen is structured like a concert, designed for different homes. Paul & Leander bring a setlist of songs written especially for this occasion. Song by song, a new invitation is extended and then a different short performative experiment is performed together.

For the song Bad Connection, all participants will be asked to take their camera to the place in the house where they have the worst connection. From there we will try to report about these special places. Those who send an email to tediouswork@liebt-dich.de beforehand may also receive a prepared instrument for a concert. In the song Peeking is allowed, for example, a muted flute orchestra is formed, where players try to find solutions to all play the same note. For I'm sorry we have to start again, prepared mini keyboards are delivered to Frankfurt living rooms by bike courier. On Sundays at 4 p.m., collective melodies are composed by rolling dice and all six notes are performed together. But, once again although the online concerts are composed with participation in mind, you can still sit back and enjoy your Afternoon Tea and Kaffee und Kuchen.

Opportunities to participate: tediouswork@liebt-dich.de

Free access to the online performances (camera, sound and microphone recommended)@ https://flabfestival.com

On Saturday, 2. July a live concert of the TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS will take place. You will find the information here.


Cast & Credits

Tedious Work imagine they are a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired of playing their debut album TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS for person after person after person.

The inevitable shift is under way. Audiences can witness how they update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it and covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along.

Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.

Tedious Work invite you to look at the world, in the same way as always and see something different. Tedious Work are you and Paul Norman and Leander Ripchinsky.

With the kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der Aventis Foundation“

Biographien

Tedious Work are YOU… and Paul Norman & Leander Ripchinsky.

Tedious Work imagine themselves as a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired with playing their debut album “Trennungssongs of Togetherness“ for person after person after person. The inevitable shift is under way. They update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it as they covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along. Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.

With kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der Aventis Foundation“

26.6
So, 20:00 Uhr
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 1
Dance, Performance, Installation
Festival Warm-up: TRACES
Performance-Installation by dancers from the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

In TRACES, the five ensemble members Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Anne Jung, Michael Ostenrath and Sam Young-Wright engage in a collaborative artistic investigation, connecting previous influences on the dance experience with Jacopo Godani’s explorations of movement, while adding their own choreographic contributions. The resulting performance installation resembles a palimpsest – ideas emerge, are complemented by new ones and subsequently overwritten by others. The remaining traces of past and present merge with the young choreographers’ ideas, creating a vibrating, experimental work.

© Dominik Mentzos
Cast & Credits

Concept/Stage/Costume/Light: Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Anne Jung, Michael Ostenrath, Sam Young-Wright. In cooperation with: Jochen Goepfert, Dietrich Krüger, Dorothee Merg, Ulf Naumann, Martin Weinheimer

Music: Krzysztof Penderecki: excerpts from Sinfonietta per archi; Terry Riley: III. The Gift and IV. The Ecstasy from SALOME Dances for Peace; György Ligeti: Concert for Violoncello and Orchestra

Dancers: Todd Baker, Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Roberta Inghilterra, Anne Jung, Barbora Kubátová, Clay Koonar, Amanda Lana, Zoe Lenzi Allaria, Allison McGuire, Gjergji Meshaj, Alessandra Miotti, Gaizka Morales Richard, David Leonidas Thiel, Tars Vandebeek, Sam Young-Wright

World Premiere: 14.9.2021 at Sommerbau, Offenbach

Biographien

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company is a contemporary dance ensemble of the highest standard under the artistic direction of choreographer Jacopo Godani. The company develops, presents and communicates dance with the goal of connecting people, inspiring them and increasing their enthusiasm for dance. It is the company-in-residence at two performance venues, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden and Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt am Main. As an internationally celebrated ensemble, it also gives guest performances around the world.

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company’s distinctive style uniquely combines venerable traditions and contemporary ideas. Its repertoire consists largely of choreographies by Jacopo Godani, although renowned guest artists such as Marco Goecke and Rafael Bonachela regularly create works for the company. Milestones of contemporary ballet, such as those by William Forsythe, are also preserved and performed.

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Jacopo Godani was born in La Spezia, Italy, where he began studying classical ballet and modern dance techniques. He also pursued studies in visual arts at the Academy of Art in Carrara and continued his studies at Maurice Béjart’s international dance centre Mudra in Brussels. Godani made his professional debut in 1988 performing with several Paris-based contemporary dance companies. In 1990, Godani formed his own Brussels-based company and began his choreographic career. From 1991 to 2000, Godani has been a leading soloist with William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt and has collaborated with Forsythe on the choreographic creation of many of Ballet Frankfurt’s most representative pieces. Godani developed his career as a choreographer creating original works for a vast range of international companies such as Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Bayerisches Staatsballett, Compañía Nacional de Danza, Nederlands Dans Theater, Royal Danish Ballet, Semperoper Ballett, Sydney Dance Company, „The Project“ Israeli Opera & Susanna Dellal Centre, Het Nationale Ballet, Aterballette, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballett. Jacopo Godani has been appointed as Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company beginning with the 2015/2016 season.

Felix Berning was born in Datteln, Germany. He began his dance training at the Gymnasium Essen-Werden. In 2014, he enrolled at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden, where he studied classical, contemporary and improvisational dance techniques. During his time in Dresden he appeared in works by Jiří Kylián, Andreas Heise and Felix Landerer, among others. In 2017 he completed his studies, receiving his Bachlor of Arts in Dance. He joined the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in August 2016.

Kevin Beyer was born in Greifswald, Germany. He began his dance training with standard and Latin American dance until he discovered his interest in musicals. After moving to Hamburg, he found his passion for contemporary dance and began to take ballet lessons with Víctor Mateos. In 2020, he concluded his bachelor´s degree in dance at the Codarts Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Rotterdam. Amongst others, he danced in choreographies by Marco Goecke, Hofesh Shechter, Cayetano Soto and Jiří Kylián. Kevin Bayer became a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in August 2019.

Anne Jung was born in Groß-Umstadt, Germany. She began doing rhythmic gymnastics as a child, eventually competing in European and world championships and in the Olympics. She later did her dance training at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne. Thanks to a scholarship from Kunststiftung NRW she joined ballettmainz where she was a member of the ensemble under Pascal Touzeau from 2009 to 2013. In addition to Touzeau, she worked with Jacopo Godani, Georg Reischl and Didy Veldman. She joined Nederlands Dans Theater 1 in 2014, performing in works by Marco Goecke, Paul Lightfoot, Sol León, Jiří Kylián, Medhi Walerski, Mats Ek and Franck Chartier. She has been a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company since 2017.

Michael Ostenrath was born in Aachen, Germany. He began studying at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen before transferring to the Palucca University of Dance Dresden after his first year. Michael Ostenrath completed his studies there in 2016, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Dance. He has attended workshops in William Forsythe’s improvisation techniques, in Ohad Naharin’s Gaga technique and with Russell Maliphant. While studying he danced in pieces by Ihsan Rustem, Ohad Naharin and Katharina Christl. From 2016 until 2021 he was a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company.

Sam Young-Wright was born in Canberra, Australia, where he began his early dance training with Ql2 Youth Dance Company, Fresh Funk and the National Capital Ballet School. He received his degree from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAPPA) and Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year. Sam joined the Sydney Dance Company in 2015 performing works by Rafael Bonachela, William Forsythe, Alexander Ekman, Cheng Tsung-Lung, Andonis Foniadakis, Gideon Obarzanek, Gabrielle Nankivell, Christina Chan, Shian Law and Melanie Lane among others. In 2014 he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive, performing a new creation by Marco Goecke and repertoire from Crystal Pite, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot. Sam Young-Wright has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, America, South America and Australia, dancing in Movimentos Festival Germany, Steps Festival Switzerland, Shanghai International Arts Festival and Sydney Festival among others. He joined the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in January 2018.

27.6
Mo, 20:00 Uhr
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 1
Dance, Performance, Installation
Festival Warm-up: TRACES
Performance-Installation by dancers from the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

In TRACES, the five ensemble members Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Anne Jung, Michael Ostenrath and Sam Young-Wright engage in a collaborative artistic investigation, connecting previous influences on the dance experience with Jacopo Godani’s explorations of movement, while adding their own choreographic contributions. The resulting performance installation resembles a palimpsest – ideas emerge, are complemented by new ones and subsequently overwritten by others. The remaining traces of past and present merge with the young choreographers’ ideas, creating a vibrating, experimental work.

© Dominik Mentzos
Cast & Credits

Concept/Stage/Costume/Light: Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Anne Jung, Michael Ostenrath, Sam Young-Wright. In cooperation with: Jochen Goepfert, Dietrich Krüger, Dorothee Merg, Ulf Naumann, Martin Weinheimer

Music: Krzysztof Penderecki: excerpts from Sinfonietta per archi; Terry Riley: III. The Gift and IV. The Ecstasy from SALOME Dances for Peace; György Ligeti: Concert for Violoncello and Orchestra

Dancers: Todd Baker, Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Roberta Inghilterra, Anne Jung, Barbora Kubátová, Clay Koonar, Amanda Lana, Zoe Lenzi Allaria, Allison McGuire, Gjergji Meshaj, Alessandra Miotti, Gaizka Morales Richard, David Leonidas Thiel, Tars Vandebeek, Sam Young-Wright

World Premiere: 14.9.2021 at Sommerbau, Offenbach

Biographien

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company is a contemporary dance ensemble of the highest standard under the artistic direction of choreographer Jacopo Godani. The company develops, presents and communicates dance with the goal of connecting people, inspiring them and increasing their enthusiasm for dance. It is the company-in-residence at two performance venues, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden and Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt am Main. As an internationally celebrated ensemble, it also gives guest performances around the world.

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company’s distinctive style uniquely combines venerable traditions and contemporary ideas. Its repertoire consists largely of choreographies by Jacopo Godani, although renowned guest artists such as Marco Goecke and Rafael Bonachela regularly create works for the company. Milestones of contemporary ballet, such as those by William Forsythe, are also preserved and performed.

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Jacopo Godani was born in La Spezia, Italy, where he began studying classical ballet and modern dance techniques. He also pursued studies in visual arts at the Academy of Art in Carrara and continued his studies at Maurice Béjart’s international dance centre Mudra in Brussels. Godani made his professional debut in 1988 performing with several Paris-based contemporary dance companies. In 1990, Godani formed his own Brussels-based company and began his choreographic career. From 1991 to 2000, Godani has been a leading soloist with William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt and has collaborated with Forsythe on the choreographic creation of many of Ballet Frankfurt’s most representative pieces. Godani developed his career as a choreographer creating original works for a vast range of international companies such as Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Bayerisches Staatsballett, Compañía Nacional de Danza, Nederlands Dans Theater, Royal Danish Ballet, Semperoper Ballett, Sydney Dance Company, „The Project“ Israeli Opera & Susanna Dellal Centre, Het Nationale Ballet, Aterballette, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballett. Jacopo Godani has been appointed as Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company beginning with the 2015/2016 season.

Felix Berning was born in Datteln, Germany. He began his dance training at the Gymnasium Essen-Werden. In 2014, he enrolled at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden, where he studied classical, contemporary and improvisational dance techniques. During his time in Dresden he appeared in works by Jiří Kylián, Andreas Heise and Felix Landerer, among others. In 2017 he completed his studies, receiving his Bachlor of Arts in Dance. He joined the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in August 2016.

Kevin Beyer was born in Greifswald, Germany. He began his dance training with standard and Latin American dance until he discovered his interest in musicals. After moving to Hamburg, he found his passion for contemporary dance and began to take ballet lessons with Víctor Mateos. In 2020, he concluded his bachelor´s degree in dance at the Codarts Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Rotterdam. Amongst others, he danced in choreographies by Marco Goecke, Hofesh Shechter, Cayetano Soto and Jiří Kylián. Kevin Bayer became a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in August 2019.

Anne Jung was born in Groß-Umstadt, Germany. She began doing rhythmic gymnastics as a child, eventually competing in European and world championships and in the Olympics. She later did her dance training at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne. Thanks to a scholarship from Kunststiftung NRW she joined ballettmainz where she was a member of the ensemble under Pascal Touzeau from 2009 to 2013. In addition to Touzeau, she worked with Jacopo Godani, Georg Reischl and Didy Veldman. She joined Nederlands Dans Theater 1 in 2014, performing in works by Marco Goecke, Paul Lightfoot, Sol León, Jiří Kylián, Medhi Walerski, Mats Ek and Franck Chartier. She has been a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company since 2017.

Michael Ostenrath was born in Aachen, Germany. He began studying at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen before transferring to the Palucca University of Dance Dresden after his first year. Michael Ostenrath completed his studies there in 2016, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Dance. He has attended workshops in William Forsythe’s improvisation techniques, in Ohad Naharin’s Gaga technique and with Russell Maliphant. While studying he danced in pieces by Ihsan Rustem, Ohad Naharin and Katharina Christl. From 2016 until 2021 he was a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company.

Sam Young-Wright was born in Canberra, Australia, where he began his early dance training with Ql2 Youth Dance Company, Fresh Funk and the National Capital Ballet School. He received his degree from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAPPA) and Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year. Sam joined the Sydney Dance Company in 2015 performing works by Rafael Bonachela, William Forsythe, Alexander Ekman, Cheng Tsung-Lung, Andonis Foniadakis, Gideon Obarzanek, Gabrielle Nankivell, Christina Chan, Shian Law and Melanie Lane among others. In 2014 he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive, performing a new creation by Marco Goecke and repertoire from Crystal Pite, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot. Sam Young-Wright has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, America, South America and Australia, dancing in Movimentos Festival Germany, Steps Festival Switzerland, Shanghai International Arts Festival and Sydney Festival among others. He joined the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in January 2018.

30.6
Do, 18:00 Uhr - 21:30 Uhr
Z-Zentrum
Installation, Research
B CH/K RP R LA D HA T
Installation by J.F. Schmidt-Colinet and Li Lorian

Landscape is often understood as a backdrop for human activity. It seems to exist outside of us, is simply there, tranquil, all around us. In an artistic research project J.F. Schmidt-Colinet and Li Lorian examined the construction of landscape and gender by exploring pictures and books as performative space. They examined performative actions in producing/reading/looking at books, and how interactions with books and pictures can create queer ways of reading and seeing landscape and gender.
The installation shows a part of the artistic research – offering some of the best sights from where you can enjoy manifold views.


© Li Lorian
Cast & Credits

A project by Li Lorian and J.F. Schmidt-Colinet.

The HTA-Postgraduate Grants for Artistic Research is a joint project by Frankfurt LAB and Hessische Theaterakademie, funded by Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.

Biographien

J.F. Schmidt-Colinet devises performances, works in stage design, illustration/graphic design and book art. His particular interest lies in processes of spatialization and the means of images and objects. Most recently, Schmidt-Colinet’s works have been shown at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (stage design for Im Internet gibt es keine Mädchen/zaungäste, 2021), Studio Naxos (Nein, einfach Nein, 2021), Nationaltheater Mannheim (illustration/graphic design for Schillernde Aussichten/zaungäste, 2021) and Stadttheater Gießen (morbus helveticus, 2019). In 2021/22 J.F. Schmidt-Colinet held a teaching position at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen („Introduction to stage design“). F. Schmidt-Colinet completed the design propaedeutic course at the Zurich University of the Arts, studied stage design at the UdK Berlin and Applied Theater Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, as well as Illustration:Authorial Practice during a stay abroad at Falmouth University in England.

Li Lorian, born in Haifa, is an interdisciplinary artist and performer from Jerusalem. Her creative work consists of a research of visual language and new performance practices; she is interested in political situations and how documentary elements can be processed into poetic means. Li Lorian was an artist-in-residence at Mamuta Art and Media Center in Jerusalem (2012), Schloss Bröllin International Art Research Location (2015), Arad Art and Architecture Residency Program (2015) and Akademie Schloss Solitude (2016-2017) – where she developed the piece EXODUS, selected for the Berliner Festspiele – Theatertreffen Stückemarkt (2018). She participated in research projects in the frame of the Schaubude Theater residency in Berlin (2020), Hessischen Theaterakademie in Frankfurt (2020) and Tights: Dance and Thought in Tel-Aviv (2022). She is currently part of a research group at Beit Hagefen Art Gallery in Haifa, a collaboration with Sikkuy: Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality. Li Lorian is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem (2011), the „Hamama“ program for artistic puppetry for children (2012) and holds an MA in choreography and performance from the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen (2020). Her studies were supported by a scholarship from the DAAD.

30.6
Do, 19:00 Uhr
Frankfurt LAB
Dance, Music
Opening Performance: WITH THESE HANDS
Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Ensemble Modern & Jan Bang

Improvisation is what drives WITH THESE HANDS: every evening, a new dialogue takes place between music and dance. The musicians from Ensemble Modern and the dancers from the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company inspire each other with creative ideas, developing sounds and movements that are recorded, processed, altered and reintroduced into the flow by Norwegian jazz musician and live electronics artist Jan Bang. The result is a slowly changing stream of movement and music in which sound and dance become inextricably intertwined. For this production, Jacopo Godani uses oversized head sculptures to transform the dancers into epic titans and mythological, alien beings, creating a world with its very own aesthetic.
In recent years, the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company has cooperated with Ensemble Modern on multiple occasions. This successful partnership is now being taken to a new level through the collaboration with Norwegian jazz musician and live electronics artist Jan Bang.


© Dominik Mentzos
Cast & Credits

Concept und Choreography: Jacopo Godani

Music: Jan Bang (Live-Electronic), Ensemble Modern (Dietmar Wiesner – flute, Saar Berger – horn, Sava Stoianov – trumpet, Jagdish Mistry – violin, Eva Böcker – violoncello, Norbert Ommer – sound direction)

Composition: Jan Bang / Ensemble Modern

Stage/Costume/Light: Jacopo Godani

Headsculptures Concept and Design: Jacopo Godani
Headsculptures Execution: Wiebke Quenzel

Dancers: Todd Baker, Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Roberta Inghilterra, Anne Jung, Barbora Kubátová, Clay Koonar, Amanda Lana, Zoe Lenzi Allaria, Allison McGuire, Gjergji Meshaj, Alessandra Miotti, Gaizka Morales Richard, David Leonidas Thiel, Tars Vandebeek, Sam Young-Wright

World Premiere: 8.7.2021 at HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden

A production of Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in cooperation with Ensemble Modern and F°LAB Festival. Funded by Kulturfonds Rhein Main, as well as Adolf and Luisa Hauser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege.

Biographien

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company is a contemporary dance ensemble of the highest standard under the artistic direction of choreographer Jacopo Godani. The company develops, presents and communicates dance with the goal of connecting people, inspiring them and increasing their enthusiasm for dance. It is the company-in-residence at two performance venues, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden and Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt am Main. As an internationally celebrated ensemble, it also gives guest performances around the world.

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company’s distinctive style uniquely combines venerable traditions and contemporary ideas. Its repertoire consists largely of choreographies by Jacopo Godani, although renowned guest artists such as Marco Goecke and Rafael Bonachela regularly create works for the company. Milestones of contemporary ballet, such as those by William Forsythe, are also preserved and performed.

Jan Bang is a Norwegian musician and record producer, known from several albums and collaborations over many years with musicians like Sidsel Endresen, Jon Hassell, Tigran Hamasyan, Nils Petter Molvær, Eivind Aarset, Arve Henriksen and Erik Honoré – the latter of which he co-founded the Punkt festival with in 2005.

He is one of Norway’s most accomplished and influential producers and the epithet electronic mastermind has stayed with him for a long time and with good reason. Bang is the kind of musical innovator and bridge-builder who consistently manages to balance progressive thinking with popular appeal. He is always looking for ways of moving music and people forward, and by creating new meeting places and musical intersections. Bang is a professor of electronic music at the University of Agder, Norway.

Since its founding in 1980, Ensemble Modern (EM) has been among the leading New Music ensembles. It currently unites 20 soloists from Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, the USA and Switzerland, illustrating the culturally diverse background of the ensemble. Based in Frankfurt am Main, the ensemble is known for its unique democratic organisation and working method. Artistic projects, partnerships and financial matters are decided and implemented jointly. Its unique and distinctive programming includes musical theatre works, dance and video projects, chamber music, ensemble and orchestral concerts. Tours and guest appearances have taken it to the most renowned festivals and distinguished performance venues.

The ensemble strives to achieve the highest possible degree of authenticity by working closely with the composers themselves. The musicians rehearse an average of 70 new works every year, 20 of which are world premieres. Its work is characterised by extraordinary and often long-term cooperative ventures with renowned artists, such as John Adams, Mark Andre, George Benjamin, Peter Eötvös, Brian Ferneyhough, Heiner Goebbels, Hans Werner Henze, Mauricio Kagel, György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, György Ligeti, Olga Neuwirth, Enno Poppe, Rebecca Saunders, Simon Steen-Andersen, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Frank Zappa or Vito Žuraj, as well as outstanding artist personalities from other artistic genres.

In addition to its multi-faceted concert activities, Ensemble Modern presents the results of its work through regular recordings. Almost 50 of the more than 150 CD productions have been released by the ensemble’s own label, Ensemble Modern Media. In 2003, the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) was founded as Ensemble Modern’s training centre, pursuing the goals of educating musicians and audiences about contemporary repertoire and identifying new forms of artistic and creative work today.

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Jacopo Godani was born in La Spezia, Italy, where he began studying classical ballet and modern dance techniques. He also pursued studies in visual arts at the Academy of Art in Carrara and continued his studies at Maurice Béjart’s international dance centre Mudra in Brussels. Godani made his professional debut in 1988 performing with several Paris-based contemporary dance companies. In 1990, Godani formed his own Brussels-based company and began his choreographic career. From 1991 to 2000, Godani was a leading soloist with William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt and collaborated with Forsythe on the choreographic creation of many of Ballet Frankfurt’s most representative pieces. Godani developed his career as a choreographer creating original works for a vast range of international companies such as Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Bayerisches Staatsballett, Compañía Nacional de Danza, Nederlands Dans Theater, Royal Danish Ballet, Semperoper Ballett, Sydney Dance Company, „The Project“ Israeli Opera & Susanna Dellal Centre, Het Nationale Ballet, Aterballette, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballett. Jacopo Godani has been appointed as Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company beginning with the 2015/2016 season.

30.6
Do, 20:30 Uhr
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 2
Dance, Art
TANZKAMERA OBSCURA
Paul Pape together with Pablo Garretón, Joanna Gruberska, Raphaël Languillat, Moritz Schneidewendt, Felix Pape, Agnes Storch-Pape & Veerle Vervliet

In a performative dialogue with a camera, dancers and musicians create their very own new movement drawings. Their rhythm and the dynamics of the emerging soundscapes and image spaces react with the light-sensitive emulsion of the image carrier and concentrate themselves in the form of long-time exposure.
The photographic paper shows both a shadowy figurative image of the situation, as well as tracing the movements guiding the light, which becomes a line drawing. This image is made possible through a 3D-printed camera-construction, which is connected to the dancers’ limbs.

Further information: www.tanzkamera.com


© Hannah Moser
Cast & Credits

Concept & Photography: Paul Pape
Construction of Camera: Felix Pape
Costume and Set Design: Agnes Storch-Pape
Art Design: Veerle Vervliet
Dance: Joanna Gruberska

Music/Composition: Moritz Schneidewendt, Raphaël Languillat & Pablo Garretón

With the kind support of:
HfG Offenbach (Offenbach University of Art and Design), Hessian Theateracademy

Biographien

Paul Pape studies art at the Offenbach University for Art and Design. In previous works, Paul Pape has already recorded movements of the wind with a kind of wind-drawing-machine and has also combined this idea with a specially developed light wind camera obscura. The almost classic idea of a “Pencil of Nature”, which Henry Fox Talbot used in one of the earliest photographies, allows light itself to become the creator of the image. This is supplemented by Paul Pape with a wind-light pendulum, whereby the wind, which is itself invisible, leaves traces on the image carrier. The further development is the Dance Camera Obscura, which can now capture movement and dance sequences of single or multiple dancers accompanied by live music.

Felix Pape studied product design at the Offenbach University for Art and Design. In addition to collaborative projects with Paul Pape, he is co-founder of FrameOne, a startup of custom-produced, 3D-printed bicycles.

rameone.bike
instagram: felix_pape

Agnes Storch-Pape studied costume design at Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts with Heide Kastler, Maren Christensen and Karin Lohr after completing her tailor training. In addition to her own projects (most recently Lady Macbeth of Mzensk), she is a costume assistant at the Frankfurt Opera.

agnesstorch.com
instagram: l.a.s_h

Moritz Schneidewendt is a clarinetist and is particularly interested in contemporary music and the artistic potential of togetherness. In various ensembles and his own independent projects, he explores the musical means of today and seeks to renew traditional structures of the music business.

soundcloud/moritzschneidewendt
instagram: moritzschneidewendt

Raphaël Languillat is a composer and multimedia artist, navigating between sound and image, solo and collaborative works, meditative stillness and explosive textures. His musical works merge acoustic instruments and electronic sounds in carefully crafted compositions, located at the intersection of composition and improvisation.

raphaellanguillat.com
instagram: raphael.languillat

Veerle Vervliet is a graphic designer from Brussels, Belgium. She specialized in social design and artist books in her master’s degree. In her artistic work, she particularly focuses on the social aspect of being human and its madness.

https://veerlevervliet.com
instagram: verveervliet

Joanna Gruberska is a dance artist from Poznan, Poland. She is currently studying MA Contemporary Dance Education at the HfMDK in Frankfurt. She works with the concept of mediation in contemporary dance practices.

The Chilean composer Pablo Garretón works with instrumental and electroacoustic music as well as interactive art, multimedia, performance and analogue synthesizers. He has also participated as a composer and performer with live electronics in various theater and dance companies.
Recently, he received a scholarship from the International Ensemble Modern Academy, Frankfurt.

https://www.pablogarreton.com

30.6
Do, 21:30 Uhr
bett
Music
CATS & BREAKKIES
Concert

Cats & Breakkies are four young Berliners with jazz in their hearts and electronic music in their genes. With a classical band line-up – e-guitar, bass, drums, keys – they rock an instrumental dj-live-set on stages, floors and festivals anytime. Always danceable, with courage to elegiac melodies, opulent breaks and rich surfaces, they convince above all with a precise build-up of tension and tonal dimension in their arrangements. After their debut album organic electro, co-produced with David August, was released in 2015, they were nominated for the “Bremer Jazzpreis 2016” in the category “Jazz & Electronics”, followed by multiple performances at festivals and clubs, eg. at the Kantine am Berghain, the Tallinn Music Week and the Fusion Festival. With spectral (2018) they stepped up their game yet again. In ten tracks, which consist of three individual short-sets, they weave artful tonal and metric layers, drill thick disco-boards, deliver perfect build up and drop dramaturgy – and above all put on immense pressure in a relaxed way. Cats & Breakkies, that is elegant, straightforward live-electro from Berlin.

© Stephan Noe
Cast & Credits

Keys: Johannes Gottschick
Guitar: Benedikt Schnitzler
Bass: Bastian Kaletta
Drums: Raphael Kaletta

1.7
Fr, 18:00 Uhr
Mousonturm Saal
Performance
TO SEE CLIMATE (CHANGE)
Romuald Krężel & René Alejandro Huari Mateus

TO SEE CLIMATE (CHANGE) is the result of an artistic research project initiated by Romuald Krężel and René Alejandro Huari Mateus at Frankfurt LAB in 2020 and since then further developed through residencies at Hellerau in Dresden, Biennale Warszawa and ZAMEK Cultural Center in Poznań, Poland, in collaboration with Monica Duncan, Clara Reiner and Patrick Faurot. The performance had its premiere in Kaserne Basel during Treibstoff Theatertage Festival in September 2021.

Starting from questions about sustainability in the midst of an environmental crisis and its impact on domestic living space, the performance addresses the ambivalences and ambiguities of the relationship between humans and the small dose of nature that can be found at home: indoor-plants. By inviting the plants to speculatively co-create their work, the artists search for possible ways to make the invisible – the climate and its changes – visible through performative means.

Recognizing that in order to create an ecological consciousness with tangible and lasting effects, it is necessary to acknowledge the lack of dialogue between humans and more-than-humans, the performance explores to what extent overcoming this communicative rupture can set the path towards a more egalitarian coexistence between the different forms of life on Earth.

After the performance there will be a free shuttle-service to the Maria Hilf church, so you can attend the concert OLIVIER MESSIAEN. Please let us know if you want to use the shuttle until 30 June 2022 by E-Mail: info@frankfurt-lab.de


© Nefeli Avgeris
Cast & Credits

Concept & Artistic Direction: René Alejandro Huari Mateus and Romuald Krężel

Dramaturgy & Choreography: Monica Duncan, René Alejandro Huari Mateus, Romuald Krężel, Clara Reiner

Performance: Antonia Beeskow, René Alejandro Huari Mateus, Romuald Krężel, Zuzana Žabková

Video & Sound Design: Monica Duncan

Live Sound Performance & Sound Engineering: Antonia Beeskow

Technical Direction & Light: Patrick Faurot

Technical Collaboration: Felix Schwarzrock

Costumes: Maldoror

Production: Sven Rausch

Production Collaboration: Joshua Geißler

Premiere: September 2021, Kaserne Basel (Treibstoff Theatertage Basel)

A production by René Alejandro Huari Mateus & Romuald Krężel in co-production with Treibstoff Theatertage Basel (Switzerland), HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts in Dresden and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt am Main. Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR. Supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt, Frankfurt LAB – Residency Program, Biennale Warszawa (Poland), Culture Center ZAMEK in Poznań (Poland), as well as the Senate Department for Culture and Europe – Berlin and Edith Maryon Foundation.

Biographien

René Alejandro Huari Mateus and Romuald Krężel work in the field of performance and contemporary choreography. They met seven years ago during their studies at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen, Germany, together with Monica Duncan, Patrick Faurot, Clara Reiner and Zuzana Žabková. Their collaborative work is based on choreographic practices that incorporate visual and performative elements. The resulting performances, site-specific installations, participatory projects and other hybrid formats have addressed issues such as labour, gender and environmental disasters, among others.

René Alejandro Huari Mateus has studied and worked in Germany as a dancer, performer and choreographer. The intersectional discriminations of class, gender and origin inherent in the institutions in which these disciplines are developed have shaped her:his identity and artistic positioning. René is interested in critical decolonial futures and in exploring them creatively with others.

Romuald Krężel lives in Berlin. His work combines extended choreographic practices with performative elements and visual thinking, creating various experimental forms including movement-based performances, site-specific installations, videos, participatory performances and other hybrid formats, that explore themes such as environmental catastrophes, the possible exchange between humans and more-than-humans, labor and class struggle.

Monica Duncan is a video and performance artist. Her work explores the nature of visual perception, the relationships between audience and performer, and queer potentiality through camouflage, silence, and collective image-making.

Zuzana Žabková is doing art, dance, magic, choreography through performance, video, and installations. She pokes failing utopias and really likes to move as a reptile. She works alone and together with friends reconsidering ways of valuing labour and care. She is a co-founder of platform björnsonova – a fictional character, a community and a dancing multi-body with roots and connections spread over time, space and art forms, practicing anti-strategies, fate work and fake healing together with Tamara Antonijević, Tanja Šljivar, Lucia Kvočáková, Lucie Mičíková, Nik Timková and others.

Patrick Faurot is a multidisciplinary performance artist and theater technician. He would also like to climb some mountains.

Clara Reiner lives in Offenbach. She performs, makes pieces and ceramics, appreciates humor and mostly works with others. With Max Brands and Christopher Weickenmeier she forms a dormant, weak collective that revolves around choreographic systems, sci-fi narratives, queer theory, theater dispositives and friendship.

1.7
Fr, 19:30 Uhr
Maria Hilf
Concert
OLIVIER MESSIAEN
Ensemble Modern will present a number of Messiaen’s compositions at F°LAB Festival 2022

The French composer Oliver Messiaen loves nature. He is especially fascinated by the voices and songs of birds. Along with the Frankfurt University of Music and the Performing Arts (HfMDK) orchestra, Ensemble Modern will present a number of Messiaen’s compositions at F°LAB Festival 2023, in which music-producing ornithology is very present.

Olivier Messiaen: Couleurs de la Cité Céleste for piano, wind instruments and percussion (1963)
Olivier Messiaen: 13. Le Courlis cendré (from: Catalogue d'oiseaux) for piano (1956–58)
Olivier Messiaen: Oiseaux exotiques for piano and ensemble (1955)

Following the showing of TO SEE CLIMATE (CHANGE) we offer a free shuttle-service from Künstlerhaus Mousonturm heading to Maria Hilf Church. We kindly ask you to register via Mail: info@frankfurt-lab.de until 30.6.2022.

© Vincent Stefan
Cast & Credits

Ensemble Modern
Hochschulorchester of HfMDK

Piano, Couleurs: Kathrin Isabelle Klein

Piano, Courlis: Miharu Ogura

Piano, Oiseaux exotiques: Ueli Wiget

Director / Conductor: Michael Wendeberg

Biographien

Since its founding in 1980, Ensemble Modern (EM) has been among the leading New Music ensembles. It currently unites 20 soloists from Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, the USA and Switzerland, illustrating the culturally diverse background of the ensemble. Based in Frankfurt am Main, the ensemble is known for its unique democratic organisation and working method. Artistic projects, partnerships and financial matters are decided and implemented jointly. Its unique and distinctive programming includes musical theatre works, dance and video projects, chamber music, ensemble and orchestral concerts. Tours and guest appearances have taken it to the most renowned festivals and distinguished performance venues.

The ensemble strives to achieve the highest possible degree of authenticity by working closely with the composers themselves. The musicians rehearse an average of 70 new works every year, 20 of which are world premieres. Its work is characterised by extraordinary and often long-term cooperative ventures with renowned artists, such as John Adams, Mark Andre, George Benjamin, Peter Eötvös, Brian Ferneyhough, Heiner Goebbels, Hans Werner Henze, Mauricio Kagel, György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, György Ligeti, Olga Neuwirth, Enno Poppe, Rebecca Saunders, Simon Steen-Andersen, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Frank Zappa or Vito Žuraj, as well as outstanding artist personalities from other artistic genres.

In addition to its multi-faceted concert activities, Ensemble Modern presents the results of its work through regular recordings. Almost 50 of the more than 150 CD productions have been released by the ensemble’s own label, Ensemble Modern Media. In 2003, the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) was founded as Ensemble Modern’s training centre, pursuing the goals of educating musicians and audiences about contemporary repertoire and identifying new forms of artistic and creative work today.

1.7
Fr, 19:30 Uhr - 21:30 Uhr
Z-Zentrum
Installation, Research
B CH/K RP R LA D HA T
Installation by J.F. Schmidt-Colinet and Li Lorian

Landscape is often understood as a backdrop for human activity. It seems to exist outside of us, is simply there, tranquil, all around us. In an artistic research project J.F. Schmidt-Colinet and Li Lorian examined the construction of landscape and gender by exploring pictures and books as performative space. They examined performative actions in producing/reading/looking at books, and how interactions with books and pictures can create queer ways of reading and seeing landscape and gender.
The installation shows a part of the artistic research – offering some of the best sights from where you can enjoy manifold views.


© Li Lorian
Cast & Credits

A project by Li Lorian and J.F. Schmidt-Colinet.

The HTA-Postgraduate Grants for Artistic Research is a joint project by Frankfurt LAB and Hessische Theaterakademie, funded by Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.

Biographien

J.F. Schmidt-Colinet devises performances, works in stage design, illustration/graphic design and book art. His particular interest lies in processes of spatialization and the means of images and objects. Most recently, Schmidt-Colinet’s works have been shown at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (stage design for Im Internet gibt es keine Mädchen/zaungäste, 2021), Studio Naxos (Nein, einfach Nein, 2021), Nationaltheater Mannheim (illustration/graphic design for Schillernde Aussichten/zaungäste, 2021) and Stadttheater Gießen (morbus helveticus, 2019). In 2021/22 J.F. Schmidt-Colinet held a teaching position at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen („Introduction to stage design“). F. Schmidt-Colinet completed the design propaedeutic course at the Zurich University of the Arts, studied stage design at the UdK Berlin and Applied Theater Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, as well as Illustration:Authorial Practice during a stay abroad at Falmouth University in England.

Li Lorian, born in Haifa, is an interdisciplinary artist and performer from Jerusalem. Her creative work consists of a research of visual language and new performance practices; she is interested in political situations and how documentary elements can be processed into poetic means. Li Lorian was an artist-in-residence at Mamuta Art and Media Center in Jerusalem (2012), Schloss Bröllin International Art Research Location (2015), Arad Art and Architecture Residency Program (2015) and Akademie Schloss Solitude (2016-2017) – where she developed the piece EXODUS, selected for the Berliner Festspiele – Theatertreffen Stückemarkt (2018). She participated in research projects in the frame of the Schaubude Theater residency in Berlin (2020), Hessischen Theaterakademie in Frankfurt (2020) and Tights: Dance and Thought in Tel-Aviv (2022). She is currently part of a research group at Beit Hagefen Art Gallery in Haifa, a collaboration with Sikkuy: Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality. Li Lorian is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem (2011), the „Hamama“ program for artistic puppetry for children (2012) and holds an MA in choreography and performance from the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen (2020). Her studies were supported by a scholarship from the DAAD.

1.7
Fr, 21:30 Uhr
Frankfurt LAB
Dance, Music
WITH THESE HANDS
Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Ensemble Modern & Jan Bang

Improvisation is what drives WITH THESE HANDS: every evening, a new dialogue takes place between music and dance. The musicians from Ensemble Modern and the dancers from the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company inspire each other with creative ideas, developing sounds and movements that are recorded, processed, altered and reintroduced into the flow by Norwegian jazz musician and live electronics artist Jan Bang. The result is a slowly changing stream of movement and music in which sound and dance become inextricably intertwined. For this production, Jacopo Godani uses oversized head sculptures to transform the dancers into epic titans and mythological, alien beings, creating a world with its very own aesthetic.
In recent years, the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company has cooperated with Ensemble Modern on multiple occasions. This successful partnership is now being taken to a new level through the collaboration with Norwegian jazz musician and live electronics artist Jan Bang.


© Dominik Mentzos
Cast & Credits

Concept und Choreography: Jacopo Godani

Music: Jan Bang (Live-Electronic), Ensemble Modern (Dietmar Wiesner – flute, Saar Berger – horn, Sava Stoianov – trumpet, Jagdish Mistry – violin, Eva Böcker – violoncello, Norbert Ommer – sound direction)

Composition: Jan Bang / Ensemble Modern

Stage/Costume/Light: Jacopo Godani

Headsculptures Concept and Design: Jacopo Godani
Headsculptures Execution: Wiebke Quenzel

Dancers: Todd Baker, Felix Berning, Kevin Beyer, Roberta Inghilterra, Anne Jung, Barbora Kubátová, Clay Koonar, Amanda Lana, Zoe Lenzi Allaria, Allison McGuire, Gjergji Meshaj, Alessandra Miotti, Gaizka Morales Richard, David Leonidas Thiel, Tars Vandebeek, Sam Young-Wright

World Premiere: 8.7.2021 at HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden

A production of Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in cooperation with Ensemble Modern and F°LAB Festival. Funded by Kulturfonds Rhein Main, as well as Adolf and Luisa Hauser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege.

Biographien

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company is a contemporary dance ensemble of the highest standard under the artistic direction of choreographer Jacopo Godani. The company develops, presents and communicates dance with the goal of connecting people, inspiring them and increasing their enthusiasm for dance. It is the company-in-residence at two performance venues, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden and Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt am Main. As an internationally celebrated ensemble, it also gives guest performances around the world.

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company’s distinctive style uniquely combines venerable traditions and contemporary ideas. Its repertoire consists largely of choreographies by Jacopo Godani, although renowned guest artists such as Marco Goecke and Rafael Bonachela regularly create works for the company. Milestones of contemporary ballet, such as those by William Forsythe, are also preserved and performed.

Jan Bang is a Norwegian musician and record producer, known from several albums and collaborations over many years with musicians like Sidsel Endresen, Jon Hassell, Tigran Hamasyan, Nils Petter Molvær, Eivind Aarset, Arve Henriksen and Erik Honoré – the latter of which he co-founded the Punkt festival with in 2005.

He is one of Norway’s most accomplished and influential producers and the epithet electronic mastermind has stayed with him for a long time and with good reason. Bang is the kind of musical innovator and bridge-builder who consistently manages to balance progressive thinking with popular appeal. He is always looking for ways of moving music and people forward, and by creating new meeting places and musical intersections. Bang is a professor of electronic music at the University of Agder, Norway.

Since its founding in 1980, Ensemble Modern (EM) has been among the leading New Music ensembles. It currently unites 20 soloists from Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, the USA and Switzerland, illustrating the culturally diverse background of the ensemble. Based in Frankfurt am Main, the ensemble is known for its unique democratic organisation and working method. Artistic projects, partnerships and financial matters are decided and implemented jointly. Its unique and distinctive programming includes musical theatre works, dance and video projects, chamber music, ensemble and orchestral concerts. Tours and guest appearances have taken it to the most renowned festivals and distinguished performance venues.

The ensemble strives to achieve the highest possible degree of authenticity by working closely with the composers themselves. The musicians rehearse an average of 70 new works every year, 20 of which are world premieres. Its work is characterised by extraordinary and often long-term cooperative ventures with renowned artists, such as John Adams, Mark Andre, George Benjamin, Peter Eötvös, Brian Ferneyhough, Heiner Goebbels, Hans Werner Henze, Mauricio Kagel, György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, György Ligeti, Olga Neuwirth, Enno Poppe, Rebecca Saunders, Simon Steen-Andersen, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Frank Zappa or Vito Žuraj, as well as outstanding artist personalities from other artistic genres.

In addition to its multi-faceted concert activities, Ensemble Modern presents the results of its work through regular recordings. Almost 50 of the more than 150 CD productions have been released by the ensemble’s own label, Ensemble Modern Media. In 2003, the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) was founded as Ensemble Modern’s training centre, pursuing the goals of educating musicians and audiences about contemporary repertoire and identifying new forms of artistic and creative work today.

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Jacopo Godani was born in La Spezia, Italy, where he began studying classical ballet and modern dance techniques. He also pursued studies in visual arts at the Academy of Art in Carrara and continued his studies at Maurice Béjart’s international dance centre Mudra in Brussels. Godani made his professional debut in 1988 performing with several Paris-based contemporary dance companies. In 1990, Godani formed his own Brussels-based company and began his choreographic career. From 1991 to 2000, Godani was a leading soloist with William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt and collaborated with Forsythe on the choreographic creation of many of Ballet Frankfurt’s most representative pieces. Godani developed his career as a choreographer creating original works for a vast range of international companies such as Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Bayerisches Staatsballett, Compañía Nacional de Danza, Nederlands Dans Theater, Royal Danish Ballet, Semperoper Ballett, Sydney Dance Company, „The Project“ Israeli Opera & Susanna Dellal Centre, Het Nationale Ballet, Aterballette, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballett. Jacopo Godani has been appointed as Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company beginning with the 2015/2016 season.

1.7
Fr, 22:30 Uhr
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 2
Performance
WO WIRST DU JETZT GEWESEN
Aran Kleebaur

It is one week after the so-called “Krawallnacht” of the 18. July 2020. It is the day in which Frankfurt's mayor Peter Feldmann will have his PR appearance at the Opernplatz, whilst in the immediate vicinity activists document racist police checks with which they simultaneously call for resistance in real time. As with so many political actions in recent years, the drama of these nights played out as much on our screens and feeds as it did on the streets: between sweating asphalt, fire emojis, speaker feedback and used data volume, blurry pixels and the horror and anger they are supposed to express.
A year ago, Aran Kleebaur produced and showed WO WIRST DU JETZT GEWESEN as a video piece. Based on the material from that time the performance returns to this day, now two years ago. Meditating on the personal and collectively experienced events of that week and their mediality, it revolves around the question of how reactions to racist police checks via digital interfaces and various forms of physical coming-together on streets, squares and in front of the respective screens move, stall and affect each other.


Cast & Credits

By and with: Aran Kleebaur
Dramaturgy: Jeanne J. Eschert

Funded by a project-scholarship of Hessische Kulturstiftung as part of the Kulturpaket “Hessen kulturell neu eröffnen”.

Biographien

Aran Kleebaur studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen. He is a performer, noise musician and DJ. In his artistic practice and research, he mainly deals with the materiality, affects and relationships at the interfaces of mediated situations, and often focuses on the stimuli, breaks, inhibitions and potentialities contained and produced therein.

Notable productions in recent years include the performative video installation DER PROLOG AKT 2, which was performed several times with Liesa Harzer in 2019, including in Gießen, at the Frankfurt LAB, at the TNT Marburg, at the Bärenzwinger in Berlin and at the Schauspiel Köln. In February 2020, he directed and performed his graduation piece entitled DAS IST KEIN CLUB. DAS IST KEIN RAVE at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and was invited to the Körber Studio Junge Regie 2021 at the Thalia Theater. Further performances took place at TNT Marburg and at Kunstverein Wagenhalle in Stuttgart. In the summer of 2021, Aran Kleebaur produced the video piece WO WIRST DU JETZT GEWESEN, which premiered as a stream at the digital Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, was later shown at a public screening at AtelierFrankfurt, and is now being reworked for the stage for the F°LAB Festival 2022.

He also DJ’s experimental techno and produces noise music as Hit & Miss. For the performance EXPLODED GOO (2019) by the dancer and choreographer Zrinka Užbinec, Aran Kleebaur designed, produced and plays its musical accompaniment live – this has already been performed at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, as well as at dance and performance festivals in Sofia, Rijeka, Belgrade, Prague and Copenhagen.

2.7
Sa, 16:00 Uhr
Studio der Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
Workshop, Dance
COMMUNITY DANCE WORKSHOP zur Produktion WITH THESE HANDS
Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

COMMUNITY DANCE for WITH THESE HANDS is for everyone between the ages of 14 and 99 who is excited about dance and wants to get to know the basis of the choreographic works by Jacopo Godani. The workshop starts with a warm-up that is based on contemporary dance techniques. With the help of improvisation exercises, you can resolve blockages and insecurities in your own body and discover your own movement language. During the workshop, you will learn improvisation techniques from the current production WITH THESE HANDS and based on that, we will create a choreography together.

The workshop is for both beginners and advanced participants.

Please sign-up at https://www.dresdenfrankfurtdancecompany.com/de/education/#c3647
In German


2.7
Sa, 17:00 Uhr - 19:30 Uhr
Z-Zentrum
Installation, Research
B CH/K RP R LA D HA T
Installation by J.F. Schmidt-Colinet and Li Lorian

Landscape is often understood as a backdrop for human activity. It seems to exist outside of us, is simply there, tranquil, all around us. In an artistic research project J.F. Schmidt-Colinet and Li Lorian examined the construction of landscape and gender by exploring pictures and books as performative space. They examined performative actions in producing/reading/looking at books, and how interactions with books and pictures can create queer ways of reading and seeing landscape and gender.
The installation shows a part of the artistic research – offering some of the best sights from where you can enjoy manifold views.


© Li Lorian
Cast & Credits

A project by Li Lorian and J.F. Schmidt-Colinet.

The HTA-Postgraduate Grants for Artistic Research is a joint project by Frankfurt LAB and Hessische Theaterakademie, funded by Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.

Biographien

J.F. Schmidt-Colinet devises performances, works in stage design, illustration/graphic design and book art. His particular interest lies in processes of spatialization and the means of images and objects. Most recently, Schmidt-Colinet’s works have been shown at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (stage design for Im Internet gibt es keine Mädchen/zaungäste, 2021), Studio Naxos (Nein, einfach Nein, 2021), Nationaltheater Mannheim (illustration/graphic design for Schillernde Aussichten/zaungäste, 2021) and Stadttheater Gießen (morbus helveticus, 2019). In 2021/22 J.F. Schmidt-Colinet held a teaching position at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen („Introduction to stage design“). F. Schmidt-Colinet completed the design propaedeutic course at the Zurich University of the Arts, studied stage design at the UdK Berlin and Applied Theater Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, as well as Illustration:Authorial Practice during a stay abroad at Falmouth University in England.

Li Lorian, born in Haifa, is an interdisciplinary artist and performer from Jerusalem. Her creative work consists of a research of visual language and new performance practices; she is interested in political situations and how documentary elements can be processed into poetic means. Li Lorian was an artist-in-residence at Mamuta Art and Media Center in Jerusalem (2012), Schloss Bröllin International Art Research Location (2015), Arad Art and Architecture Residency Program (2015) and Akademie Schloss Solitude (2016-2017) – where she developed the piece EXODUS, selected for the Berliner Festspiele – Theatertreffen Stückemarkt (2018). She participated in research projects in the frame of the Schaubude Theater residency in Berlin (2020), Hessischen Theaterakademie in Frankfurt (2020) and Tights: Dance and Thought in Tel-Aviv (2022). She is currently part of a research group at Beit Hagefen Art Gallery in Haifa, a collaboration with Sikkuy: Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality. Li Lorian is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem (2011), the „Hamama“ program for artistic puppetry for children (2012) and holds an MA in choreography and performance from the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen (2020). Her studies were supported by a scholarship from the DAAD.

2.7
Sa, 18:00 Uhr
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 1
Performance
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Sahar Rezaei

The philosopher Giorgio Agamben formulates in his work a radical critique of human rights and the nation-state order. The focus is always on the question of the limits within which we find ourselves. And so, for him, every person who questions the meaning of boundaries is a character who should be put in focus.
In HAPPY BIRTHDAY, a performance by Sahar Rezaei, the director is alone on the stage. With the appearance of the audience, everything that is on the stage becomes an image: even the character standing on the stage, waiting for the audience, becomes part of this framed picture. For existential reasons, the performer asks herself what this picture is and remembers experiences that she had with pictures in her life. Through her personal story, which in the end doesn't seem so personal anymore, we witness a journey through the last thirty years: from Tehran via Prague to Frankfurt. We accompany the character on stage in her search for liberation from the frames.


© Christian Schuller
Cast & Credits

Written and directed by Sahar Rezaei
Video and acting coach: Samuel Simon
Dramaturgy: Björn Fischer
Music: Sara Trawoeger
Photos: Christian Schuller

Special thanks to Friederike Thielmann for her Supervision during the production, Richard Milling, Alina Huppertz, Mutsumi Itto, Claudia Warth and Mareike Wehrmann, for composition, music and costumes for the premiere.

 

 

Biographien

Sahar Rezaei is a theater and film director. After studying engineering at the Polytechnic University of Tehran, she studied directing at the HfMDK in Frankfurt. In 2018 she won the DAAD prize at the HfMDK and was a scholarship holder of the Deutschlandstipendium. In 2021 she taught at the master program of DAMU (Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts Prague). She is currently working as a dramaturg at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau.

Her projects have been presented at the Schauspiel Hannover, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Divadlo Archa in Prague, Studio NAXOS, Frankfurt LAB and in Tehran.

2.7
Sa, 19:30 Uhr
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 2
Lecture-Performance
ONLY IF I HAVE NOTHING TO CITE, I DANCE
Li Lorian

I am sitting at the library in Jerusalem, trying to focus on my term-paper. Little drops of salty sweat run down my armpits, even though I sit still in front of Butler's writing on subversive mimetic acts. Is this the performative expression of reading? An essay titled Diaspora: Generation and the Ground of Jewish Identity peeks at me from beneath a pile of notes, while a documentation of Arkadi Zaides' ARCHIVE is open in a new tab. Perhaps it's just the summer heat in the Middle East.
An essay and a performance, a theoretical embodied research, a speech and an act.

Li Lorian will offer the free workshop COMMUNAL BIOGRAPHIES on Sunday, 3.7., at the F°LAB Festival. Please sign-up at: info@frankfurt-lab.de


© Michal Hai
Cast & Credits

By & with: Li Lorian
Live Music: Michal Sapir
Texts: Li Lorian, Stefan Zweig, Rhona Burns

Commissioned by The Gathering – Performance Conference 0:8, supported by HaZira and the School of Visual Theater, Jerusalem; with the kind support of the Gießener Hochschulgesellschaft.

Special Thanks: Ira Avneri, Rhona Burns, Yair Garbuz, Uriel Kon, Bojana Kunst, Yair Lipshitz, Nofar Sela and Arkadi Zaides

Biographien

Li Lorian is an interdisciplinary artist from Jerusalem. She was an artist-in-residence at Mamuta Art and Media Center in Jerusalem (2012), Schloss Bröllin International Art Research Location (2015), Arad Art and Architecture Residency Program (2015), Akademie Schloss Solitude (2016, 2017) – where she developed the piece EXODUS, selected for the Berliner Festspiele – Theatertreffen Stückemarkt (2018) – and the Schaubude Theater Forschungsresidenz (2020).
Li is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem (2011), the Hamama program for artistic puppetry for children (2012), and the MA Choreography and Performance program at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Gießen (2020), supported by a fellowship of the DAAD.

Her recent works for stage include THREE BIOGRAPHIES WHICH ARE NOT MINE (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt 2020), Only if I Have Nothing to Cite, I Dance (Performance 0:8 conference, Jerusalem 2019) and Correspondence #1 (together with Marc Villanueva Mir, Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2018).

2.7
Sa, 21:00 Uhr
bett
Performance, Music
TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS: THE DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM
Tedious Work

Tedious Work present a reimagining of the now “unperformable” work TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS. Gone will be the sharing of instruments straight from a stranger’s mouth into your own, gone even perhaps the simple act of swapping dice, but somehow and someway playing separately together will remain, as we continue to ask: “How do you make a piece about separated togetherness without talking about it?”

Cast & Credits

Tedious Work imagine they are a band in the middle of a world tour. They imagine they are getting tired of playing their debut album TRENNUNGSSONGS OF TOGETHERNESS for person after person after person.
The inevitable shift is under way. Audiences can witness how they update their old material, trying to breathe new life into it and covertly sneak in new songs, but always in such a way that it doesn’t stop the audience from singing along.
Tedious Work are on the cusp, a second-year slump, wading in the murk before a new album must inevitably be played, in full, and without an encore.
Tedious Work invite you to look at the world, in the same way as always and see something different. Tedious Work are you and Paul Norman and Leander Ripchinsky.

With the kind support of „experimente#digital – eine Kulturinitiative der
Aventis Foundation

3.7
So, 12:00 Uhr
Frankfurt LAB
Exchange, Food
F°LAB FESTIVAL BRUNCH
for neighbors, artists and producers

Lush green and flowers, birds singing and tables to take place at – who would have thought, that such a comfy place is hiding in the middle of an industrial neighborhood. On Sunday morning we invite everyone involved in the festival, visitors and neighbors to a relaxed brunch on the back porch. This allows you to exchange views on the festival program or to simply enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning sun. You are invited!

3.7
So, 14:00 Uhr
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 2
Workshop, Performance
COMMUNAL BIOGRAPHIES WORKSHOP
Li Lorian

Participants will develop their own (real or fictitious) biography emerging from (individual or collective) memories, history, language and cultural heritage, while negotiating personal tales within the social context of a group. Combining several disciplines, the workshop functions as a proposal for creative people to involve their private queries within the liberating frame of a research space.

Please bring a notebook with you, and a pen.

Please sign-up until 30.6. via Mail: info@frankfurt-lab.de


© Nastya Dzyuban
Cast & Credits

By and with Li Lorian

Biographien

Li Lorian, born in Haifa, is an interdisciplinary artist and performer from Jerusalem. Her creative work consists of a research of visual language and new performance practices; she is interested in political situations and how documentary elements can be processed into poetic means.

Li Lorian was an artist-in-residence at Mamuta Art and Media Center in Jerusalem (2012), Schloss Bröllin International Art Research Location (2015), Arad Art and Architecture Residency Program (2015) and Akademie Schloss Solitude (2016-2017) – where she developed the piece Exodus, selected for the Berliner Festspiele – Theatertreffen Stückemarkt (2018). She participated in research projects in the frame of the Schaubude Theater residency in Berlin (2020), Hessischen Theaterakademie in Frankfurt (2020) and Tights: Dance and Thought in Tel-Aviv (2022).

She is currently part of a research group at Beit Hagefen Art Gallery in Haifa, a collaboration with Sikkuy: Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality.

Li Lorian is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem (2011), the „Hamama“ program for artistic puppetry for children (2012) and holds an MA in choreography and performance from the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen (2020). Her studies were supported by a scholarship from the DAAD.

3.7
So, 15:00 Uhr
Frankenallee/Gallus
Performance, Workshop, Intervention
DIE KOLLEKTION: ALLES MUSS RAUS PROMENADE
Mobile Albania

Mobile Albania has undertaken extensive analyses, questioned people, collected data and evaluated fluctuations. Finally, we are ready and after two years of
data processing and storage we are ready to unpack it all: Our collection! Come and get everything adjusted, tailored and fitted! Then we’ll pack everything up and send it off. Can you pull it off on Frankenallee? Prêt-à-porter or Prêt-à-jeter? We’re looking forward to the whirring of sewing machines in step with the city and brilliant appearances in new gowns. The catwalk is ready! Welcome to Mobile Albania!


Cast & Credits

By and With: Mobile Albania

A production of Mobile Albania as a coproduction and in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt Offenes Haus der Kulturen, Schwankhalle Bremen, Freischwimmen Residenz Festival.

Funded by: Fonds Soziokultur, Kulturamt Stadt Frankfurt, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

3.7
So, 16:00 Uhr
Frankfurt LAB, Terrasse
Concert
DIG UP
Poor Northern (Paul Norman)

Join me on a simple sleepy Sunday for some songs and some tunes shared with you in two short sets.
If perhaps the first set could be said to be a slow slide inside the brain of a thirty-something year old who’s lost touch with where they’ve come from and has no idea where they are going next, then the second set might resemble a flimsy looking rope ladder on which you can just about reach the bottom rung.


© Paul Norman
Cast & Credits

Solo voice, synthesiser, drum machine: Paul Norman

Biographien

Poor Northern is like a slow-motion car crash that you can’t look away from. Except the crash is just someone reversing slowly into a lamp post in a dodgy part of England before screaming Shit! at the top of their lungs.

3.7
So, 16:00 Uhr
Studio der Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
Workshop, Dance
COMMUNITY DANCE WORKSHOP zur Produktion WITH THESE HANDS
Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

COMMUNITY DANCE for WITH THESE HANDS is for everyone between the ages of 14 and 99 who is excited about dance and wants to get to know the basis of the choreographic works by Jacopo Godani. The workshop starts with a warm-up that is based on contemporary dance techniques. With the help of improvisation exercises, you can resolve blockages and insecurities in your own body and discover your own movement language. During the workshop, you will learn improvisation techniques from the current production WITH THESE HANDS and based on that, we will create a choreography together.

The workshop is for both beginners and advanced participants.

Please sign-up at https://www.dresdenfrankfurtdancecompany.com/de/education/#c3647
In German


© De-Da-Productions
3.7
So, 16:00 Uhr - 19:00 Uhr
Z-Zentrum
Installation, Research
B CH/K RP R LA D HA T
Installation by J.F. Schmidt-Colinet and Li Lorian

Landscape is often understood as a backdrop for human activity. It seems to exist outside of us, is simply there, tranquil, all around us. In an artistic research project J.F. Schmidt-Colinet and Li Lorian examined the construction of landscape and gender by exploring pictures and books as performative space. They examined performative actions in producing/reading/looking at books, and how interactions with books and pictures can create queer ways of reading and seeing landscape and gender.
The installation shows a part of the artistic research – offering some of the best sights from where you can enjoy manifold views.


© Li Lorian
Cast & Credits

A project by Li Lorian and J.F. Schmidt-Colinet.

The HTA-Postgraduate Grants for Artistic Research is a joint project by Frankfurt LAB and Hessische Theaterakademie, funded by Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.

Biographien

J.F. Schmidt-Colinet devises performances, works in stage design, illustration/graphic design and book art. His particular interest lies in processes of spatialization and the means of images and objects. Most recently, Schmidt-Colinet’s works have been shown at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (stage design for Im Internet gibt es keine Mädchen/zaungäste, 2021), Studio Naxos (Nein, einfach Nein, 2021), Nationaltheater Mannheim (illustration/graphic design for Schillernde Aussichten/zaungäste, 2021) and Stadttheater Gießen (morbus helveticus, 2019). In 2021/22 J.F. Schmidt-Colinet held a teaching position at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen („Introduction to stage design“). F. Schmidt-Colinet completed the design propaedeutic course at the Zurich University of the Arts, studied stage design at the UdK Berlin and Applied Theater Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, as well as Illustration:Authorial Practice during a stay abroad at Falmouth University in England.

Li Lorian, born in Haifa, is an interdisciplinary artist and performer from Jerusalem. Her creative work consists of a research of visual language and new performance practices; she is interested in political situations and how documentary elements can be processed into poetic means. Li Lorian was an artist-in-residence at Mamuta Art and Media Center in Jerusalem (2012), Schloss Bröllin International Art Research Location (2015), Arad Art and Architecture Residency Program (2015) and Akademie Schloss Solitude (2016-2017) – where she developed the piece EXODUS, selected for the Berliner Festspiele – Theatertreffen Stückemarkt (2018). She participated in research projects in the frame of the Schaubude Theater residency in Berlin (2020), Hessischen Theaterakademie in Frankfurt (2020) and Tights: Dance and Thought in Tel-Aviv (2022). She is currently part of a research group at Beit Hagefen Art Gallery in Haifa, a collaboration with Sikkuy: Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality. Li Lorian is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem (2011), the „Hamama“ program for artistic puppetry for children (2012) and holds an MA in choreography and performance from the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen (2020). Her studies were supported by a scholarship from the DAAD.

3.7
So, 18:30 Uhr
Frankfurt LAB, Halle 1
Concert
DOMINO DREAMS
IEMA-Ensemble 2021 / 22, Luca Bagnoli (IRCAM Sound Diffusion), Quentin Nivromont (IRCAM Electronics) & Lukas Nowok (Electronics)

This concert connects the physical characteristics of sound and the observation of human nature in a deeply sensuous way. The IEMA-Ensemble 2021 / 2022 will perform a repertoire full of contrasts, that delve into the drama of the inner self in relation to a real, outer world. Dreams and reality merge together in immersive sonic explorations through the use of surround-electronics, video and the mastery of the string quartet format.
The duality of physical sound gestures and the inner personal world invites you on an interesting musical journey to unexplored places.

Pablo Garretón: Proteus Reflexions II (2022) (15‘) for ensemble and live electronics
Rebecca Saunders: Fletch (2012) (15‘) for string quartet

intermission

Sebastian Hilli/Jenny Jokela: Hibernation (2021 / 22) for large ensemble, animation and live electronics (2002) (25‘) (German premiere)


© Barbara Fahle
Cast & Credits

IEMA-Ensemble 2021 / 22
Quentin Nivremont, IRCAM Electronics
Luca Bagnoli, IRCAM Sound diffusion
Lukas Nowok, Electronics

The piece by Hilli/Jokela was commissioned by Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Time of Music and Gaudeamus Muziekweek as part of the Ulysses Network Project and support by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

The electronics were realized by Manuel Poletti (IRCAM Computer Music Designer) in the IRCAM-Centre Pompidou studios.

Biographien

In 2003 Ensemble Modern bundled its existing education projects under one roof, founding the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) with the goal of educating a broad public about a great variety of contemporary musical tendencies and an open, creative approach to artistic processes. The education and further education formats developed with various partners have very different target groups. For example, for 2022, IEMA – in cooperation with Ensemble Modern and the Aventis Foundation – initiated a new mentoring programme, the International Composer and Conductor Seminars (ICCS). Beyond that, IEMA considers itself a platform for various formats of discourse. Thus, in 2018 it initiated the Meersburg Concert Conversations together with Hans Zender and the City of Meersburg, a format featuring public rehearsals, lectures and concerts, which since 2021 is being complemented by a new master class, the Hans Zender Akademie. In November 2019, IEMA hosts a symposium on developments in the ensemble landscape in current music. Furthermore, a symposium on (contemporary) music education is being planned for 2022.

The focus, however, is on the one-year Master’s programme, offered in cooperation with the Frankfurt am Main Academy of Music and the Performing Arts, and supported by Kunststiftung NRW, the GVL and other sponsors, where instrumentalists, conductors, sound directors and composers work with members of Ensemble Modern and renowned composers and conductors on 20th and 21st century repertoire. Among others, coaches have been Heinz Holliger, Helmut Lachenmann, Mark Andre, Lucia Ronchetti, Stefan Prins, Sebastian Hilli, Lucas Vis, Stefan Asbury or Jonathan Stockhammer. The results of this work are presented by the current IEMA Ensemble in approx. 20 concerts per year, performed in Germany and abroad. In addition to concerts in Frankfurt, concerts of the IEMA-Ensemble 2021/22 are planned at Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, and within the framework of the Ulysses Network, at the festival Manifeste in Paris, the Time of Music Festival in Viitasaari/Finland and the Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Utrecht.

3.7
So, 20:00 Uhr
bett
Concert
CISCO PEMA *** CANCELLED ***
Konzert

Cisco Pema is an Argentinian bassist, producer and singer. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, he played in different bands from a young age onwards, toured South America with Latin American music, and finally came to Europe to study bass in Austria. In 2012, he settled down in Berlin. Since 2016, he has been a solo artist and has released 3 albums already.
The two-metre tall, excellent and charismatic musician delivers a convincing and entertaining mix of modern songwriting and South American flair. When you listen to Pema’s music, you’ll feel like an Argentinian taking to the streets of Berlin on a long night out, going from a samba party to a jazz session and on to an electro club. If you don’t want to miss out on this journey, get “Cisco Pema” into your house…


© Matteo Molina
  • 30.6. – 3.7.2022
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DAILY
Frankenallee/Gallus
Admission Free
30.6. - 2.7.
3 – 9 pm
Performance, Workshop, Intervention
DIE KOLLEKTION
Mobile Albania


Mobile Albania has undertaken extensive analyses, questioned people, collected data and evaluated fluctuations. Finally, after two years of data processing and storage we are ready to unpack it all: Our collection! Come and get everything adjusted, tailored and fitted! Then we’ll pack everything up and send it off. Can you pull it off on Frankenallee? Prêt-à-porter or Prêt-à-jeter? We’re looking forward to the whirring of sewing machines in step with the city and brilliant appearances in new gowns. The catwalk is ready! Welcome to Mobile Albania!

Additionally, the ALLES MUSS RAUS PROMENADE by Mobile Albania can be visited on 3.7., 3 pm.

Cast & Credits

By and With: Mobile Albania

A production of Mobile Albania as a coproduction and in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt Offenes Haus der Kulturen, Schwankhalle Bremen, Freischwimmen Residenz Festival.

Funded by: Fonds Soziokultur, Kulturamt Stadt Frankfurt, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

DAILY
Frankfurt LAB,
Terrasse
Admission Free
Duration: permanently accessible
(10:30 minutes each loop)
Video, Installation, Research
PLAUSCH
A video installation by Esther Steinbrecher & guests


In the pandemic year 2021, theatre maker Esther Steinbrecher invited everyone who was ready to take part in an exchange to visit a virtual chat room, to explore presumed divides between art producers and audience, or even non-audience. In cozy-to-the-max one-on-one talks, Steinbrecher discussed what gets people to go to cultural events – and what frightens them away or just completely hinders them from taking part. How do we reach each other, when our imagination of what makes art in general, and theatre/performance specifically, diverges completely? And can we turn away from the belief that you can be “too clever” or “too stupid” for artworks – that are, in theory at least, “for everyone”?
PLAUSCH shows an extract from these conversations and puts the focus on a quality that the project initiator herself struggles with sometimes: just listening.

Cast & Credits

A video installation by Esther Steinbrecher & guests
Technical Supervision: Nicola Unger

PLAUSCH was created in cooperation with the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. With kind support by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds of NEUSTART KULTUR – financed by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM).

Biographies

Esther Steinbrecher was born on the wild side of Odenwald, studied applied theater studies with a diploma at the Justus-Liebig-University in Gießen and currently lives in Berlin. Since 1998 she has been working pretty much anywhere as a freelance theater maker. With interactive and participatory interventions, she also regularly walks the fine line between everyday culture and everyday life. She is a member of the interdisciplinary artist group gärtnerpflichten as well as the Traveling Summer Republic.
Steinbrecher conceives, writes and realizes plays, shows and artistic interventions that traverse between comedy and tragedy, province and metropolis, serious and popular, in and out, to be or not to be. In doing so, she collaborates on an equal level with professional ensembles and amateur groups, staging written plays as well as jointly developed material. Furthermore, she occasionally makes short excursions into the world of teaching and takes care of whatever else comes up.

DAILY
Frankfurt LAB
Admission Free
Duration: permanently accessible
Installation, Intervention
INSTEAD OF AUFFÜHRUNG: NICHTAUFFÜHRUNG [INTERMISSION]
Fanti Baum & Frédéric De Carlo in collaboration with Jacob Bussmann, Jana Mila Lippitz & Thomas Spallek


INSTEAD OF. – What to do when the theater is empty, but the program is already full? How can the current conditions for the performance of non-performance itself be turned into art? Beyond the program, Fanti Baum & Frédéric De Carlo ask what can be learned in these moments from the radicalism of those Fluxus artists who in the early 1960s radically questioned art and music, but also institutions, hierarchy and the art business. What gestures of interruption can be infiltrated into the theater apparatus with them? How can a festival program be commented on from the edge of the stage? As an ongoing [INTERMISSION], Baum and De Carlo intervene in the program of the F°LAB festival with installations and actions and question a certainty of the 1960s: “I mean, one way or the other there is a play, but it is a No-Play.”

Cast & Credits

Fanti Baum & Frédéric De Carlo

In cooperation with Jacob Bussmann, Jana Mila Lippitz & Thomas Spallek

INSTEAD OF: AUFFÜHRUNG: NICHT-AUFFÜHRUNG is the Frankfurt version of SOLO: DISASSEMBLING – ASSEMBLING

With support by:

Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Küste, Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst , Kulturamt Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Akademie Schloss Solitude, ID Frankfurt

Rehearsals took place at the WERKSTATT (by Work of Act) and at the Z – Zentrum für Proben und Forschung (ID Frankfurt) as well as in the Theater im Depot and the Werkhalle (Dortmund). Thank you very much for your support.

The artistic research of Fanti Baum for Solo: Disassembling – Assembling was supported by Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien as part of NEUSTART KULTUR, the pandemic support program DIS-TANZEN of Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.

Biographies

Fanti Baum & Frédéric De Carlo have been working together since 2016 on choreographic propositions for a different understanding of bodies: How can different approaches to themes such as touch, resistance, endangerment and vulnerability be formulated – without representing them in each case? Where do conceptual art and dance movement practice meet – and how can they be confronted?

Together with Rose Beermann and Joana Tischkau, they showed the work To be policed – how police moves our body at TNT in Marburg and at the Flausen Festival in Oldenburg (2016). With Joana Tischkau, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke & René Alejandro Huari Mateus they developed the piece HORS DE COMBAT about touch and bodies on the edge of their power at Frankfurt LAB (2018). Most recently they collaborated with Jacob Bussmann, Jana Mila Lippitz and Thomas Spallek on George Brecht’s WATER YAM BOX and presented the work SOLO: DISASSEMBLING – ASSEMBLING at Werkhalle in Dortmund (2022).

Fanti Baum is a performance artist and develops performances, installations, dance pieces and site-specific works. In 2020 she received the artist award of the city of Dortmund. Frédéric De Carlo is a dancer and choreographer working in France and Germany – with the collective Practicable (Berlin) and together with Frédéric Gies, Tino Sehgal, Ester Salomon, Paul B. Preciado, Caroline Creutzburg and Ravvina/Veit and Rotterdam Presenta.

DAILY

Frankenallee/Gallus
DIE KOLLEKTION
Mobile Albania

Mobile Albania has undertaken extensive analyses, questioned people, collected data and evaluated fluctuations. Finally, after two years of data processing and storage we are ready to unpack it all: Our collection! Come and get everything adjusted, tailored and fitted! Then we’ll pack everything up and send it off. Can you pull it off on Frankenallee? Prêt-à-porter or Prêt-à-jeter? We’re looking forward to the whirring of sewing machines in step with the city and brilliant appearances in new gowns. The catwalk is ready! Welcome to Mobile Albania!

Additionally, the ALLES MUSS RAUS PROMENADE by Mobile Albania can be visited on 3.7., 3 pm.

©
Cast & Credits

By and With: Mobile Albania

A production of Mobile Albania as a coproduction and in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt Offenes Haus der Kulturen, Schwankhalle Bremen, Freischwimmen Residenz Festival.

Funded by: Fonds Soziokultur, Kulturamt Stadt Frankfurt, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

DAILY

Frankfurt LAB,
Terrasse
PLAUSCH
A video installation by Esther Steinbrecher & guests

In the pandemic year 2021, theatre maker Esther Steinbrecher invited everyone who was ready to take part in an exchange to visit a virtual chat room, to explore presumed divides between art producers and audience, or even non-audience. In cozy-to-the-max one-on-one talks, Steinbrecher discussed what gets people to go to cultural events – and what frightens them away or just completely hinders them from taking part. How do we reach each other, when our imagination of what makes art in general, and theatre/performance specifically, diverges completely? And can we turn away from the belief that you can be “too clever” or “too stupid” for artworks – that are, in theory at least, “for everyone”?
PLAUSCH shows an extract from these conversations and puts the focus on a quality that the project initiator herself struggles with sometimes: just listening.


©
Cast & Credits

A video installation by Esther Steinbrecher & guests
Technical Supervision: Nicola Unger

PLAUSCH was created in cooperation with the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. With kind support by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds of NEUSTART KULTUR – financed by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM).

Biographien

Esther Steinbrecher was born on the wild side of Odenwald, studied applied theater studies with a diploma at the Justus-Liebig-University in Gießen and currently lives in Berlin. Since 1998 she has been working pretty much anywhere as a freelance theater maker. With interactive and participatory interventions, she also regularly walks the fine line between everyday culture and everyday life. She is a member of the interdisciplinary artist group gärtnerpflichten as well as the Traveling Summer Republic.
Steinbrecher conceives, writes and realizes plays, shows and artistic interventions that traverse between comedy and tragedy, province and metropolis, serious and popular, in and out, to be or not to be. In doing so, she collaborates on an equal level with professional ensembles and amateur groups, staging written plays as well as jointly developed material. Furthermore, she occasionally makes short excursions into the world of teaching and takes care of whatever else comes up.

DAILY

Frankfurt LAB
INSTEAD OF AUFFÜHRUNG: NICHTAUFFÜHRUNG [INTERMISSION]
Fanti Baum & Frédéric De Carlo in collaboration with Jacob Bussmann, Jana Mila Lippitz & Thomas Spallek

INSTEAD OF. – What to do when the theater is empty, but the program is already full? How can the current conditions for the performance of non-performance itself be turned into art? Beyond the program, Fanti Baum & Frédéric De Carlo ask what can be learned in these moments from the radicalism of those Fluxus artists who in the early 1960s radically questioned art and music, but also institutions, hierarchy and the art business. What gestures of interruption can be infiltrated into the theater apparatus with them? How can a festival program be commented on from the edge of the stage? As an ongoing [INTERMISSION], Baum and De Carlo intervene in the program of the F°LAB festival with installations and actions and question a certainty of the 1960s: “I mean, one way or the other there is a play, but it is a No-Play.”

©
Cast & Credits

Fanti Baum & Frédéric De Carlo

In cooperation with Jacob Bussmann, Jana Mila Lippitz & Thomas Spallek

INSTEAD OF: AUFFÜHRUNG: NICHT-AUFFÜHRUNG is the Frankfurt version of SOLO: DISASSEMBLING – ASSEMBLING

With support by:

Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Küste, Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst , Kulturamt Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Akademie Schloss Solitude, ID Frankfurt

Rehearsals took place at the WERKSTATT (by Work of Act) and at the Z – Zentrum für Proben und Forschung (ID Frankfurt) as well as in the Theater im Depot and the Werkhalle (Dortmund). Thank you very much for your support.

The artistic research of Fanti Baum for Solo: Disassembling – Assembling was supported by Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien as part of NEUSTART KULTUR, the pandemic support program DIS-TANZEN of Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.

Biographien

Fanti Baum & Frédéric De Carlo have been working together since 2016 on choreographic propositions for a different understanding of bodies: How can different approaches to themes such as touch, resistance, endangerment and vulnerability be formulated – without representing them in each case? Where do conceptual art and dance movement practice meet – and how can they be confronted?

Together with Rose Beermann and Joana Tischkau, they showed the work To be policed – how police moves our body at TNT in Marburg and at the Flausen Festival in Oldenburg (2016). With Joana Tischkau, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke & René Alejandro Huari Mateus they developed the piece HORS DE COMBAT about touch and bodies on the edge of their power at Frankfurt LAB (2018). Most recently they collaborated with Jacob Bussmann, Jana Mila Lippitz and Thomas Spallek on George Brecht’s WATER YAM BOX and presented the work SOLO: DISASSEMBLING – ASSEMBLING at Werkhalle in Dortmund (2022).

Fanti Baum is a performance artist and develops performances, installations, dance pieces and site-specific works. In 2020 she received the artist award of the city of Dortmund. Frédéric De Carlo is a dancer and choreographer working in France and Germany – with the collective Practicable (Berlin) and together with Frédéric Gies, Tino Sehgal, Ester Salomon, Paul B. Preciado, Caroline Creutzburg and Ravvina/Veit and Rotterdam Presenta.

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