VerTeDance, Jiří Havelka & Clarinet Factory

Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden – Kleines Haus

Tue. 14.11. I 10 am & 7 pm

Wed. 15.11. I 10 am

For persons aged 10 years and above 
Duration: 50 min
Language: no problem 
Tickets: 25 €/ reduced 12 €

Sensory Notes: Strobe light is used.  

Teaser (via Vimeo)

Imagine a world in which you cannot make any progress, no matter how hard you try. The seven dancers of VerTeDance stand in a line, rooted to the spot. Every attempt they make to escape is hopeless. Their bodies sway from left to right, from right to left, in sync, like a human pendulum.

In Correction the dancers move in apparent contradiction: while never leaving their places, their bodies glide freely in space. At first as a reflex and then with increasing control, they bend down, tip and fall onto the floor of the stage, and every loss of balance is immediately balanced out again. 

The theatre director Jiří Havelka uses spectacle and subtle humour to show that freedom can also be associated with loss. At the same time, the choreography makes it evident that lacking the freedom to make decisions can also lead to consolation, relief, intimacy and surrender – and sometimes even to pleasure.

Direction: Jiří Havelka
Choreography and dance: Veronika Knytlová / Marta Trpišovská, Martina Hajdyla Lacová / Helena Arenbergerová, Karolína Hejnová / Sára Arnsteinová, Tereza Ondrová, Robo Nižník, Jaro Ondruš, Petr Opavský / Michael Vodenka
Live music: Clarinet Factory
Light Design: Katarína Ďuricová
Costumes and set design: Dáda Němeček

Produced by VerTeDance o.s., danceWATCH – Karolína Hejnová.

Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický