FORWARD DANCE COMPANY (LEIPZIG)
- JOY (EN)
JOY is an artistic collection of the fleeting world of feelings that underpin our humanity.
JOY is a living archive of human feelings on the brink of disappearing – so long they are there, we are humans. As we dive further into the countless possibilities offered by technologies, as we trans-locate meetings into virtual rooms and trans-form ourselves to serve our ideals, a myriad of emotions struggle with legitimisation. Six dancers with different urgencies, uncertain of their futures, meet on the dance floor and search for different means and layers to (en)JOY – alone and together, elusive and overwhelming, JOY is in their memories, JOY is in their bodies; in colours, sounds and scents; in the space between hope and hopelessness; amidst sense and nonsense and in the freedom to create. But is JOY only that, what they assume?
The FORWARD DANCE COMPANY is the in-house company of LOFFT - DAS THEATER.
Funded by the Saxon State Ministry for Science, Culture and Tourism and by the City of Leipzig - Cultural Office. This measure is co-financed by tax funding on the basis of budgets passed by the State Parliament of Saxony.
Supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Aid Program Dance.
CHOREOGRAPHY Nir de Volff
FROM + WITH Mouafak Aldoabl, Simone Camargo, Cordelia Lange, Iñigo Laudio, Renan Manhães, Lisa Zocher
COMPOSITION Daniel Benyamin
MUSIC Daniel Benyamin, Zar Monta Cola
COSTUME + VISUALS Moran Sanderovich
ARTISTIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT + DRAMATURGICAL CONSULTING Gustavo Fijalkow
PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE Leonie Kramp
PHOTO Tom Dachs