Cocoon Dance


04.03. 22.00 - 22.40 h
05.03. 17.15 - 17.55 h
Kammer 2


What is the driving force behind a hybrid organism of man and machine? “VIS MOTRIX” (Latin: the moving force), created by the Bonn-based company Cocoon Dance is the second part of a trilogy on the “unthought” body. Based on the dance techniques of breaking and krumping, choreographer Rafaële Giovanola explores how bodies can be perceived in a “post-human” way. The dancers move through the room with dazzling rigor, as if they came from another world. Their bodies are tense, as if wanting to deflect an invisible electrical energy. The upper body and hips connect like hinges, holding them down to the ground. They begin to dominate the flow of energy in constantly changing formations. Bizarre and fascinating structures emerge that evoke tribal dances and rites: transhumanism as a traumatic round dance that connects with the subconscious mind. “VIS MOTRIX” by Cocoon Dance is an impressive female counterpart to the preceding production “MOMENTUM” which featured three male dancers and was invited to the TANZPLATTFORM DEUTSCHLAND in Essen in 2018.

By & with: Fa-Hsuan Chen, Martina de Dominicis, Tanja Marín Friðjónsdóttir, Susanne Schneider, Marie Viennot
Choreography, Regie: Rafaële Giovanola
Music: Franco Mento
Stage, lighting design: Gregor Glogowski
Costumes: CocoonDance
Costume advice: Mathilde Grebot 
Choreographic assistence: Leonardo Rodrigues
Dramaturgy: Rainald Endraß
Management: mechtild tellmann kulturmanagement

Production: CocoonDance
Cooperation: Theater im Ballsaal, Théâtre du Crochetan, Malévoz Quartier Culturel, Monthey
Support: Bundesstadt Bonn, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Residenzprogramm TRIENNALE Kanton Wallis ThéâtrePro Valais, Le Conseil de la Culture Etat du Valais, La Loterie Romande