Sat 16.11., 12.00 h + 14.00 h
As well as in different schools in Darmstadt during the festival
approx. 45 Minutes
Pay as you wish
During the festival also at schools in Darmstadt
Get to play air guitar in the train station or a public mall and be part of a dancing gang just for once? During the dance festival the performance collective LIGNA invites children between six and twelve years of age to take part in an extraordinary piece. Equipped with headphones, which feature an audio play that mixes stories and movement instructions, they conquer the public space through dance as they test the ways in which a random motley crew moves without a leader. Inspiration for the piece comes from the choreographer Jenny Gertz (1891–1966), an almost forgotten pioneer of modern dance and visionary in the field of working with children.
Concept & Text: LIGNA (Ole Frahm, Michael Hüners, Torsten Michaelsen)
Narration: Katharina Bach & Kinder der Klasse 4d der / Children of the class 4d of Riederbergschule, Wiesbaden
Music: Elischa Kaminer
Choreographic Support: Ekaterine Giorgadze
Choreographic Advisor: Stefi Schmid
Mastering: Günter Reznicek
Production: Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. Coproduction: Kampnagel, HELLERAU – Europä-isches Zentrum der Künste Dresden. Supported by: NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Koproduktionsförderung Tanz, gefördert vonder Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien / Coproduction Fund for Dance, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media.
Photos: Ralf Grömminger