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LEIPZIGT TANZT!: SULLE SPONDE DEL LAGO – ON THE SHORES OF THE LAKE

ALESSANDRO SCHIATTARELLA (BASEL) & FORWARD DANCE COMPANY (LEIPZIG)

As part of the festival LEIPZIG TANZT! the FORWARD DANCE COMPANY takes a critical look at one of the most famous works of classical ballet: Swan Lake.

Together with the dancers of FORWARD DANCE COMPANY by LOFFT – DAS THEATER and its artistic project director Gustavo Fijalkow, choreographer Alessandro Schiattarella takes a critical and personal look at one of the most famous works of classical ballet: Swan Lake.

Swan Lake – set to the music of Tchaikovsky – is one of the most famous works of classical ballet, and thus is also representative of a certain idealized body image. It continues to shape our viewing habits and expectations of dance today. The six dancers play with these expectations, weaving their experiences and voices – humorous and loud or quiet and threatening – into the piece, thus taking ownership of the story of Swan Lake.

The result of this immersive dance performance is a multi-layered mosaic of Swan Lake, which appears differently depending on the perspective. Initially fragmented, the dancers nevertheless come together to form a “collective, utopian human-machine-organism” (Steffen Georgi, in the Leipziger Volkszeitung).

SULLE SPONDE DEL LAGO – ON THE SHORES OF THE LAKE's critical and personal view of Swan Lake does not emerge from a vacuum but joins a tradition of iconic Swan Lake productions that have taken critical looks at the material


SULLE SPONDE DEL LAGO – ON THE SHORES OF THE LAKE is a production of the FORWARD DANCE COMPANY of LOFFT – DAS THEATER and cinquantatré Basel in co-production with ROXY Birsfelden and euro-scene Leipzig.

Supported by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, by the City of Leipzig - Cultural Office and by the Saxon State Ministry for Science, Culture and Tourism. This institution is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon Parliament.

Supported by Bureau Ritter/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz.

Funded by Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, by the Jacqueline Spengler Foundation, by Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS, by the Ernst Göhner Foundation and by the Corymbo Foundation.

The FORWARD DANCE COMPANY is the in-house company of LOFFT – DAS THEATER and associate artist 2021/2022 of euro-scene Leipzig – EUROPÄISCHES TANZ- UND THEATERFESTIVAL.

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CHOREOGRAPHY Alessandro Schiattarella
FROM + WITH Mouafak Aldoabl, Victoria Antonova (für Tamara Rettenmund), Elsa Artmann, Renan Alves Manhães, Alfred Quarshie, Lisa Zocher
DRAMATURGY Gustavo Fijalkow
LIGHT + SETDESIGN Thomas Giger
MUSIC Pável Aguilar + Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski
TECHNIK Yoav Schutzer
COSTUMES Giulia Marcotullio
PRODUKTIONMANAGEMENT BASEL / CINQUANTATRÉ (2022) Catalina Schriber
PRODUCTIONMANAGEMENT LEIPZIG / FDC (2022) Friederike Otte
PRODUCTION Alissa Sebri
ARTISTIC COLLABORATOR Alice Giuliani
ARTISTIC PROJECT DIRECTION FDC Gustavo Fijalkow
AUDIODESCRIPTION (GERMAN) Beatrix Hermens, Matthias Huber, Cathi Matthies, Jana Rath

VIDEO Manuel Justo
IMAGEPHOTO Alessandro Schiattarella (7 + 8)
SCENE PHOTOS Tom Dachs (1 - 6) 

Impressions

Dates

24.06.2024
Monday, 19:30
LOFFT - DAs THEATER, Saal
25.06.2024
Tuesday, 19:30
LOFFT - DAS THEATER, Saal

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible