Laurent Chétouane (FR | D)

15 Variationen über das Offene

Tanz im August

Philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy defines 'Openness' as the limitlessness and plurality of our senses. Solidly defined truths, identities, or structures can no longer bring us together; our only hope may lie in organizing coexisting possibilities. This idea formed a departure point for the piece “15 Variations on Openness,” the second part of Laurent Chétouane's togetherness trilogy. Four dancers, accompanied by live music by Nico Muhly, an American composer, develop constellations that simultaneously spatialize a variety of possibilities while doing away with security based on the permanent, in order to explore the unknown encounters formed by a 'with' that takes place in the liminal space outside each of their four bodies. What does choreography mean? How do you choreograph uncertainty? How can a choreographer be so 'open' that his form or technique does not develop into an identity or language, and yet simultaneously create a space in which his performers can (once again) think and dance togetherness?

With Matthieu Burner, Mikael Marklund, Senem Gökce Ogultekin, Sigal Zouk
Music Emmanuelle Bernard, Mathias Halvorsen, Michael Rauter

Composition Nico Muhly
Music direction Michael Rauter
Dramaturgy Leonie Otto
Costume Sophie Reble
Light Stefan Riccius

Production 15 Variationen über das Offene GbR
Co-production Tanzquartier Wien, Les Subsistances (Lyon), PACT Zollverein (Essen), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin)
Funded by Basisförderung Berlin/Regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., 3-jährige Konzeptionsförderung aus Mitteln des Bundes
Supported by Dock11/*****Eden Berlin


Choreography : Laurent Chétouane


  • Past
    Fri 30.8.2013, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sat 31.8.2013, 20:00 / HAU1


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