Aerobics! – A Ballet in 3 Acts (2015)
September 2 (French Premiere), 3, 4 and 5 at 8.30 pm at Théâtre de la Ville – Abbesses, Paris
October 1 (German Premiere), 2, 3 and 4 at the festival Every Step You Take -
at Sophiensaele, Berlin
October 22, 23 and 24 at Mousonturm, Frankfurt
October 26 at Cultural Center Magacin, Belgrade
“Aerobics! A ballet in 3 Acts”, a piece for 7 dancers, develops a new perspective on aerobics, a sport and physical training practice that conquered the world in the 1980s. During the three-acts structure, dancers investigate the relationship of dance, choreography and aerobics from its aesthetics and coordinated movements. The piece develops a precise study and reinterpretation of the subsurface structure of this fitness practice. The aerobic movement vocabulary is brought in an unusual structural and spatial relationship, disassembled and put back together. It will be treated as dance material for choreography, applying a dramaturgical line and content for the development of movements and changes of rhythm.
CONCEPT and CHOREOGRAPHY: Paula Rosolen
CREATED WITH and DANCED BY: Jungyun Bae, Teresa Forstreuter/Sanna Lundström,Gabriela Gobbi, Christopher Matthews, Marko Milic, Sabine Prokop, Paula Rosolen
LIGHT DESIGN and TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Tanja Rühl
COSTUMES: Juan M. Morales / Anika Alischewski / Takako Senda
ARTISTIC ADVISE: Juan M. Morales
DRAMATIC ADVISE: Anna Wagner / Marcus Droß
CHOREOGRAPHIC ASSISTENCE: Christopher Matthews
RESEARCH ASSISTENCE: David Morrow
TRAINER: Berchy da Silva, Henrik Goehle
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Jana Lüthje (M.i.C.A.) and Haptic Hide
PUBLIC RELATIONS: Kathrin Schäfer KulturPR
Special thanks to: Miriam Würtz, Friederike Thielmann, Jeff Friedman.
A production by Paula Rosolen / Haptic Hide and M.i.C.A in coproduction with Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Musée de la Danse Rennes, Musée de la Danse/Centre chorégraphique national of Rennes and Brittany, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, Fonds Transfabrik – German-French Fund for performing arts, the City of Frankfurt am Main and the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art.