Sat 18 June    18:00

  • 18:00 - 19:00    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

Sat 18 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

  • 19:00 - 20:15    Ballhof Eins


    © Marcel Wogram

    In ‘Revolte!’, the Hanover-based choreographer Felix Landerer has his seven dancers fathom an explosive and highly topical theme: Is revolution still possible today? With their extremely dynamic movement vocabulary, the company deals with the lack of resistance in light of the many injustices in the world today, and rehearses a revolt in their dance. Attempts to revolt erupt in highly explosive group scenes, while individual dancers show that the conflict between the sense of responsibility and paralyzing indifference can also affect one’s own body. Felix Landerer sends his ensemble on a thrilling exploration tour of external and internal resistances, opening up astounding avenues of escape. The dancers and the audience are put in a state of revolt for the duration of one evening of dance.

    Sat 18. June, 19:00
    Sun 19. June, 15:00
    Tickets: 15 - 18 € / red. 10 €
    A limited number of tickets at a special price for congressparticipants available
    Venue: Ballhof Eins

    With Simone Deriu, Benjamin Landsberg, Christoph Linder, Menghan Lou, Anila Mazhari, Luigi Sardone, Karolina Szymura, Jessica van Rüschen
    Choreography, dramaturgy Felix Landerer
    Music Christof Littmann
    Set design Melanie Huke
    Costume Theresa Klement
    Light design Felix Landerer
    Photography, video Marc Seestaedt
    Management, press and public relations Achim Bernsee | minusmalminus
    Financal management Judith Elbeshausen
    Supported by Landeshauptstadt Hannover/Kulturbüro, Stiftung Niedersachsen, Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur

Sat 18 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.

Sat 18 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