P R O D U C T I O N S

WATER BETWEEN THREE HANDS

Rabih Mroué, Foto: Dorothea Tuch

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

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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. 2006 he received a scholarship for the Sound Design program of the Theater and Dance department at UCSD where he studied for one year. 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. 2015 he peformed at the ZERO exibition at the Gropiusbau in Berlin.

www.sharpa.org (current project)


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

DANCE ON ENSEMBLE, Foto: Dorothea Tuch
Photo: Dorothea Tuch


Trailer of premiere:

Video: Andrea Keiz


The evening programme for WATER BETWEEN THREE HANDS is online:


Videos of rehearsal





Videos: Andrea Keiz