VIS MOTRIX creates some strange as well as fascinating beings. The dancers seem to come from another world, they move through space and merge into an organism, a mixture of human being and machine, creating a hypnotic power that one can not escape.
What is the driving force, the soul (Vis Motrix) behind the movements of these hybrid beings? CocoonDance continues with this production its research of the “unthought” body: transhumanism as a traumatic round dance that does not leave our unconsciousness untouched.
VIS MOTRIX was invitedto the Tanzplattform Germany in 2020 in Munich and nominated for “Performance of the Year” in the critics’ survey of the professional magazine “tanz 2019 “byBettina Trouwborst (Westdeutsche Zeitung): “‘Vis motrix’ by CocoonDance, Bonn: a work of hypnotic motion intelligence.” (Jahrbuch Tanz 2019)
With (current line-up): Fa-Hsuan Chen/ Martina De Dominicis / Anna Kempin/ Susanne Schneider
Choreography: Rafaële Giovanola // Composition, Sound:Franco Mento // Light, Space: Gregor Glogowski // Costumes: CocoonDance // Costume advice: Mathilde Grebot// Pictures: Klaus Fröhlich // Video trailer: Michael Maurissens // Dramaturgy, Concept: Rainald Endraß // Management: Mechtild Tellmann