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CODA DANCEFEST21:

Cocoondance -
Hybridity Remixed

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Running
26. October–27. October
SCENE
Scene 2
Duration
1 h 20 min

How do ballet and Thai boxing meet

The Norwegian premiere of Hybridity marks a meeting between romantic ballet and martial arts; the sublime and the warlike. Choreographer Rafaële Giovanola pushes the boundaries of the human body and transforms her dancers into hybrid creatures, transported to a state close to trance. In collaboration with local youths from Rom for Dans Ung, the choreographer has created a piece which will be performed directly before Hybridity, exclusively for CODA.

Before the performance Hybridity by CocoonDance, we meet 6 young dancers from Rom for Dans Ung/Room for Dance, Young in a 15-minute curtain-raiser performance.
For a week, the young people have worked with choreographer Rafaële Giovanola and the directors of Rom for Dans Ung to create this performance that is inspired by the same ideas as the choreography, Hybridity; How do ballet and Thai boxing meet in one body?

Hybridity

Behind wafts of mist, against backlighting a group becomes visible, or rather a tangle of bodiless legs. Electric tones are increasing to an ever louder and pulsating beat cycle. From the twitching to a free flow of muscles and tendons, a mysterious hybrid being takes centre stage, and is seemingly tangible but never approachable.

HYBRIDITY is the third part of a work cycle by the CocoonDance Ensemble, focusing on its search for the still 'unthought' body. The starting point for this piece is Thai boxing meeting the romantic ballet of the early 20th century.

CocoonDance is one of the most exciting contemporary dance companies in Germany. The ensemble built around choreographer Rafaële Giovanola and dramaturge Rainald Endrass has created more than 35 productions, travelled to five continents and has been invited twice in a row to the Tanzplattform, the most important showcase for contemporary dance and choreography in Germany.

The audience at the Germany premiere at the Ringlokschuppen was fascinated by the sensual and exciting work ...


Andrea Müller, Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, 20.09.2020

Unforgettable images are created by ... the ensemble of CocoonDance from Bonn. This is where old-fashioned clichés of tough, fighting men and angelic tender women are broken up. Boxing ring meets ballet stage

Thomas Linden Kölnische Rundschau, April 30th, 2021

Hybridity is performed at The Norwegian Opera & Ballet and will be supported by the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, Pro Helvetia and Goethe Institut.

Supporters and co-producers
A CocoonDance production co-produced by: Ringlokschuppen Ruhr Mülheim, Hessisches Staatsballett in the frame of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, a collaboration project between the Hessisches Staatsballett and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Theater im Ballsaal Bonn, Théâtre du Crochetan Monthey.

Funded by
Pro Helvetia, ThéâtrePro Valais, Loterie Suisse Romande, Conseil de la Culture État du Valais, Fonds Darstellende Künste, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, NRW Landesbüro Darstellende Künste, RheinEnergieStiftung Kultur, Bundesstadt Bonn.

 

 

Artistic team and cast

  • Choreograhie
    Rafaële Giovanola
  • Composition
    Franco Mento, Jörg Ritzenhoff
  • Lys, space
    Boris Kahnert, Peter Behle
  • Costumes
    Mathilde Grebot
  • Dramaturgy
    Rainald Endrass

Utøvere forestilling

Rom for Dans Ung/Performers curtain raiser: TBA
Gruppeledere/Group leaders: Ingeborg Bjerke Styve og Ida Frømyr Borgen

Utøvere/Performers Hybridity:
Fa-Hsuan Chen, Martina De Dominicis, Álvaro Esteban, Tanja Marin Friðjónsdóttir, Anna Harms, Frédéric Voeffray

Bak scenen/Backstage

Coach, ballett: Isabelle Fokine
Coach, Muay Thai: Priest West
Kunstnerisk konsultasjon/Outside eye: Susanne Schneider/ Tanja Marín Friðjónsdóttir, Leonardo Rodrigues
Produksjonsleder/Production management: Daniela Ebert, Neele Nenzland
Management: Mechtild Tellmann and GROUNDWORKERS (CH, AT, F)

Denne forestillingen fremføres på Den Norske Opera & Ballett og er støttet av Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, Pro Helvetia og Goethe Institut / Hybridity is performed at The Norwegian Opera & Ballet and will be supported by the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, Pro Helvetia and Goethe Institut

Støttespillere/co-produksjon / Supporters and co-producers
En CocoonDance-produksjon, co-produsert av: Ringlokschuppen Ruhr Mülheim, Hessisches Staatsballett, under Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, et samarbeidsprosjekt mellom Hessisches Staatsballett og Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Theater im Ballsaal Bonn, Théâtre du Crochetan Monthey

Støttet av/Founded by:
Pro Helvetia, ThéâtrePro Valais, Loterie Suisse Romande, Conseil de la Culture État du Valais, Fonds Darstellende Künste, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, NRW Landesbüro Darstellende Künste, RheinEnergieStiftung Kultur, Bundesstadt Bonn

 

Price
185 – 350 kr
  • Tuesday 26. October
    18:00 / Scene 2
  • Wednesday 27. October
    18:00 / Scene 2