THE LONG RUN
SEBASTIAN WEBER DANCE COMPANY (LEIPZIG)
- THE LONG RUN
In the solo THE LONG RUN, Sebastian Weber examines his own role as a white man in a black art form.
In the early 1990s, Sebastian experienced the New York tap dance scene as a place that had left racism behind. The black masters of jazz tap practiced tap as a community of solidarity into which they welcomed young Europeans with open arms. “If you have a pair of tap shoes on, you are in!” said Gregory Hines, and his brother Maurice seconded “Dancers don’t see color” – and meant it as a positive.
Thirty years later, a new understanding of racism and privilege is shaking the certainties of that time. Was the community with the old masters an error? If so, how might it be corrected? And are the utopias of that time still thinkable today?
THE LONG RUN is a piece about cultural appropriation and identity, white responsibility and racism. It is also a dance about ephemerality and memory and the body as a archive of encounters and stories.
A production of the Sebastian Weber Dance Company in cooperation with LOFFT – DAS THEATER, with support of the Hessisches Staatsballetts as part of the Tanzplattform Rhein Main, a project of Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm and Hessisches Staatsballett.
Funded by the City of Leipzig – Cultural Office, Fonds Darstellende Künste as part of NEUSTART KULTUR und the Cultural Foundation of the State Saxony. This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon State Parliament.
DANCE + CHOREOGRAPHY Sebastian Weber
CHOREOGRAPHY ASSISTANCE Vilma Kananen
DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE Lia Haraki
STAGE DESIGN Michael Hensel
MOVEMENT-COACH Eddie Bruno Oroyan
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENTJenny Schmidt, Tim Rosentreter
PHOTO Vilma Kananen
- Premiere Regular: 16,— €
- Premiere Reduced: 11,— €
- Regular: 13,— €
- Reduced: 9,— €
- Soli-Price: 20,— €