Thanks to Distanz-Solo 2021, I was able to research a new topic to create a dance piece.
During the Research I interviewed 7 young people and 3 families from the Uckermark region about the importance of smartphones in the lives of young people.
I was particularly interested in how the intensive use of smartphones and messenger services determines social interaction and the language used.
With the information gained from this, I started working on ideas to translate the communication in electronic chats into movements and choreographies to develop a dance piece.
During the first research I invited break dancer Lukas Steltner to try out movement ideas and we started to create a language of urban dance, contemporary dance with ideas of slapstick and humour.
The mixture of dance styles, urban and contemporary dance seems exciting to me, because contemporary dance is renewing itself and moving closer to the audience, and the skills of urban dance are finding new forms of presentation. I think there is a lot to discover and the encounters during the first research make us curious to develop our dance styles further.
the idea is to keep finding an open, modular dramaturgy with improvisable elements and a stage format suitable for this in order to enter into an interactive dialogue with the young audience.
Supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the NEUSTART KULTUR programme,
DIS-TANZEN aid programme of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland."