Fri 17 June    10:00

  • 10:00 - 11:15    KinderTheaterHaus


    No matter whether siblings are inseparable or on bad terms, loving or jealous – they can hardly escape each other. They play together, laugh and cry, quarrel and hurt each other, they help and occasionally annoy one another.

    Upon the invitation of the KinderTheaterHaus in Hanover, the contemporary choreographer Martin Nachbar and the dramaturge Gabi dan Droste developed a dance piece for children on the theme of ‘siblings.’ Along with three performers, they bring different constellations of siblings to the stage. They not only examine how in the interplay of brotherly and sisterly closeness and competition, protection and distance, cooperation and fighting, own identities are formed, but also jointly create a new artistic thumbprint for children.

    Sat 18 June, followed by a talk with Martin Nachbar and Gabi Dan Droste on the questions: ’What is contemporary in contemporary dance for young persons? What is relevant to the present in a rapidly changing world, in a multi-option society?’

    From 6 years
    Fri 17. June, 10:00

    Sat 18. June, 18:00, followed by a talk
    Sun 19. June, 15:00
    Tickets: 12 € / red. 6 €
    A limited number of tickets at a special price for congressparticipants available
    Venue: KinderTheaterHaus

    With Gaetane Douin, Katharina Haverich/ Marina Miller Dessau, Lena Lux
    Choreography, direction Martin Nachbar
    Dramaturgy, direction Gabi dan Droste
    Music Boris Hauf
    Set, costume Sabine Hilscher
    Objects Aino Stratemann

Fri 17 June    19:00

  • 19:00 - 20:00    Orangerie Herrenhausen


    © Gregory Batardon

    With ‘Antes,’ Guilherme Botelho, the founder and director of Switzerland’s renowned dance company Alias, created a science-fiction piece on the beginnings of mankind. The twelve naked bodies full of energy and life on stage remind one less of a social group than of an accumulation of atoms, of molecules massing together and disintegrating. In a highly virtuoso manner and mastering even the tiniest movements of the body, the dancers appear as pure, organic life: precivilizational, creaturely, isolated from each other, and yet similar in their wild growth.

    In ‘Antes,’ Guilherme Botelho explores the elemental conditionality of man as well as the individual’s original desire for community. The large group production is the first part of the Triologie Distância, with which the Brazilian choreographer interprets the evolution of mankind in an idiosyncratic way.

    Dates: Fri 17. & Sat 18. June, 19:00
    Tickets: 14 - 22 €
    A limited number of tickets at a special price for congressparticipants available
    Venue: Orangerie Herrenhausen

    With Alexandre Bibia, Fabio Bergamaschi, Adriano Coletta, Giulia Franceschini, Victoria Hoyland, Erik Lobelius, Anne-Lise Pizot, Angela Rabaglio, Linn Ragnarsson, Amaury Réot, Claire-Marie Ricarte, Adrian Rusmali, Luisa Schöfer, Christos Strinopoulos, Emilie Szikora
    Choreography Guilherme Botelho
    Assistance Fabio Bergamaschi
    Light Jean-Philippe Roy
    Music Murcof
    Production Alias
    Coproduction Théâtre Forum Meyrin, Théâtre du Crochetan
    In cooperation with Théâtre Forum Meyrin (Genève), Théâtre du Crochetan (Valais)

    Guest performance financed by State Capital Hannover

  • 19:30 - 21:30    Staatsoper Hannover


    © Jörg Mannes

    The ballet of the Staatsoper Hannover is the host company of the Dance Congress and will dance a classic of German post-war literature: For ‘Der Besuch’ / ‘The Visit,’ ballet director Jörg Mannes drew inspiration from Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s famous tragicomedy ‘The Visit.’ The former fallen woman Claire is now the wealthiest female in the world; she returns to her impoverished hometown, where she takes perfidious revenge on her former lover. While with Dürrenmatt everything revolves around the creeping corruptibility of bourgeois morals, choreographer Jörg Mannes focuses on the character of Claire in his fast-paced ballet: Once rejected, the now self-confident millionaire and merciless avenging angel Claire possesses different facets that are impressively choreographed by Jörg Mannes and vividly interpreted by the ballet of the Staatsoper Hannover.

    Date: Fri 17. June, 19:30
    Tickets: 22,50 - 55,50 € / red. 9,50 €
    A limited number of tickets at a special price for congressparticipants available
    Venue: Staatsoper Hannover

    With Cássia Lopes, Denis Piza, Giada Zanotti
    and Anastasiya Bobrykova, Caterina Cerolini, Catherine Franco, Mónica García Vicente, Lilit Hakobyan, Melanie Lambrou, Keren Leiman, Aleksandra Liashenko, Sofia Manca, Leisa Martinez Santana, Lauren Anne Murray, Michèle Stéphanie Seydoux, Laura Nicole Viganó, Steffi Waschina, David Blázquez, Marco Boschetti, Orazio Di Bella, Patrick Michael Doe, Conal Francis-Martin, Niels Funke, Joseph Gray, Mykola Kravets,Hongtao Lin, Alexander McKinnon, Timothée Mochamps, Demis Moretti, Tommy Rous
    Choreography Jörg Mannes
    Set Florian Parbs
    Costume Inge Medert
    Light Susanne Reinhardt
    Dramaturgy Brigitte Knöß

Fri 17 June    20:00

  • 20:30 - 21:45    Schauspiel Hannover


    © Patrick Imbert

    In his most recent dance production, ‘Tenir le temps,’ the French choreographer Ouramdane investigates the ability of humans to adapt to uncontrolled dynamics and draw individual and collective energy from their own powerlessness. 16 dancers constantly move through the space, encountering each other as a group or individually, and then drifting apart again in all directions. Their dance actions resemble avalanches, chain reactions, domino effects, or collective swarm movements, triggered by invisible yet overwhelming forces. Cause and effect can no longer be distinguished in this huge, complex group choreography.

    While in his work to date, Rachid Ouramdane has engaged with concrete political and historical experiences made by the individual, in ‘Tenir le temps’ he examines the critical existence of man, but also the tensional relationship between individual and community as the driving force of contemporariness.

    Dates: Fri 17. & Sat 18. June, 20:30 – 21:40
    Tickets: 23,50 - 43,50 € / red. 9,50 €
    A limited number of tickets at a special price for congressparticipants available
    Venue: Schauspiel Hannover

    With Fernando Carrion, Nicolas Diguet, Simon Feltz, Alexis Jestin, Lora Juodkaite, Arina Lannoo, Lucille Mansas, Yu Otagaki, Mayalen Otondo, Saïef Remmide, Laureline Richard, Alexandra Rogovska, Ruben Sanchez, Agalie Vandamme, Leandro Villavicencio, Aure Wachter
    Conception, choreography Rachid Ouramdane
    Composition Jean-Baptiste Julien
    Light Stéphane Graillot
    Set Sylvain Giradeau
    Costumes La Bourette
    Choreographic assistant Agalie Vandamme
    Production Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble
    Coproduction L’A./Rachid Ouramdane, Bonlieu Scène nationale d'Annecy, Festival Montpellier Danse 2015, dans le cadre d’une résidence à l’Agora, Cité internationale de la danse, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, MC2 : Grenoble
    Supported by Centre national de la danse contemporaine d'Angers, Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble (Accueil Studio 2015), the Ménagerie de verre (Studiolab).
    Supported by Adami and Spédidam.
    In partnership with Ruben Sanchez Dance Wear.
    Supported by Ministère de la culture et de la communication/DRAC Île-de-France dans le cadre de l'aide à la compagnie conventionnée et de la Région Île-de-France au titre de la permanence artistique.
    The Centre Chorégraphique national de Grenoble is subsidised by the Drac Rhône-Alpes/Ministère de la culture et de la communication, by the Ville de Grenoble, Département de l'Isère, by the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Institut français for international projects.

Fri 17 June    21:00

  • 21:00 - 22:15    COMMEDIA FUTURA / Theater in der Eisfabrik


    © Klaus Handner

    Maura Morales‘ dance production ‘Stadt der Blinden’ / ‘City of the Blind’ is based on the novel ‘Blindness’ by the Portuguese Nobel laureate in literature, José Saramago. The novel describes how the sudden loss of vision spreads like an epidemic among the people. The state responds with drastic measures and locks the affected persons up in an abandoned psychiatric ward. Soon, the conditions in the building become catastrophic.

    The Cuban choreographer and her group transfer Saramago’s central themes, the dehumanization of the blind and their apocalyptic living conditions, to an impressive study on the dissolution and disintegration of movement. With five dancers and a live musician, she shows the struggle for a declining civilization and the extremely thin line between humanity and barbarization in a world without rules.

    Dates: Fri 17. & Sat 18. June, 21:00
    Tickets: 10 - 15 €
    A limited number of tickets at a special price for congressparticipants available
    Venue: COMMEDIA FUTURA / Theater in der Eisfabrik

    With Elia Lopez, Claudio Rojas, Robert Gomez, Geraldine Rosteius, Ayberk Esen
    Choreography, direction Maura Morales
    Compostion and live-music Michio
    Light Eva G. Alonso
    Choreographic assistance Giada Scuderi
    Dramaturgy Pablo Ley
    Costume Wunderwerk/Nouri Rahioui