Chasing the white rabbit
"Animal Dances” in the Sophiensæle
We pamper and care for them, tame and torture them. In fact we often consume them, but only rarely do they return the favor.
The relationship between humans and animals is diverse – it can be as dirty as a dog, as wise as an owl. With the two-day miniature festival "Animal Dances – Menschen-Tiere-Relationen” ("Animal Dances – Human-Animal-Relations”), the choreographer Martin Nachbar and the dramaturge and cultural scholar Maximilian Haas survey the human-animal communication relationship and its dance potential. An open amalgamation of five scientific papers, two workshops and two moving performances is intended to stimulate a material dialogue. Martin Nachbar’s "Animal Dances” from 2013 is also to be performed, naturally. The new production, displaying curiosity and an acerbic wit, uses dance in order to produce a non-human communication method. But that’s not all that’s of interest here: For when animals move people and vice versa, something meaningful might emerge. Can one put it into words?
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