WATER BETWEEN THREE HANDS
Rabih Mroué, Foto: Dorothea Tuch
Proben DANCE ON ENSEMBLE, Foto: Dorothea Tuch
Concept/Director: RABIH MROUÉ
Premiere: 23 April 2016, Kampnagel, Hamburg
further performance on 24 April 2016
In collaboration with the DANCE ON ENSEMBLE
Deaths, disappearances or farewells are all ways of becoming absent, of loosing something, someone or yourself. At the same time, the things lost remain and bury themselves in our memory, so we’re dancing on the traces of existing graphs, collecting fragments, trying to see a whole that doesn’t exist. We’re carrying water that runs through our hands. If there’s no beginning, there’s no end, no margin, no hierarchy. In his first work with dancers, the theatre-maker Rabih Mroué is interested in the relationships between presence and absence, reality and fiction, focusing on performers’ bodies as sites of archival sedimentation of these questionable boundaries.
Mroué’s piece is the second production of the DANCE ON 1st EDITION, which is part of a comprehensive, established initiative about the value of age in dance.
In artistic collaboration with: Ty Boomershine, Amancio Gonzalez, Brit Rodemund, Christopher Roman, Jone San Martin, Ami Shulman
Live-Music/Composition: Philip Danzeisen
Born in Essen/Germany, grew up in Frankfurt Main/Germany. Raised in a family of actors, he developed an interest in combining theatre, dance, and music early on.
In 1994 he moved to New York to study drums at the New School University and received his BFA in 1998. Philipp is based primarily in Berlin. Performing credits include appearances in pieces by Einar Schleef, Jan Fabre, William Forsythe/Ballett Frankfurt, Tom Kühnel/Schaubühne Berlin, and Walter Fischbacher (New York). In addition, he has designed and performed several of his own sound projects; for example, a piece at the Artaud exhibition at the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf. He has also worked as a sound designer and musician for fashion shows by Hugo Boss and Costume National in Milan. In 2005, Philipp toured his project „Ur Jazz Sonate“ in Europe and was invited for the Kurt Schwitters exhibition at the Museo de arte moderno in Mexico City. With his own work he also was part of the Artaud exhibition in Kunstpalast Düsseldorf and did drumming for the ZERO Performance Night at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.
Light: Benjamin Schälike
Sound: Mattef Kuhlmey
Co-production: Kampnagel Hamburg, tanzhaus nrw
In collaboration with Tanzfabrik Berlin
DANCE ON is an initiative by DIEHL+RITTER gUG funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Water between three hands is the second production in the DANCE ON 1. EDITION repertoire.
Photos from Premiere
Trailer of premiere:
Video: Andrea Keiz
The evening programme for WATER BETWEEN THREE HANDS is online:
Videos of rehearsal