Video on Demand – 18.05 – 24.05.2021

VIS MOTRIX – CocoonDance digital

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 invited  to the Tanzplattform Germany in 2020 in Munich and nominated for „Performance of the Year“ in the critics’ survey of the professional magazine “tanz 2019 “by  Bettina 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

In collaboration with: Théâtre du Crochetan Monthey, Malévoz Quartier Culturel,  Ringlokschuppen Ruhr Mülheim, Theater im Ballsaal Bonn

Funded by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Bundesstadt Bonn

and within the frame of the residency programme: Théâtre-ProVS, Le Conseil de la Culture Etat du Valais, La Loterie Romande