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ATLAS 2 – Dialog of One (2019)

This choreographic research is both a scientific as well as performative quest for traces: From a dancer’s gesture to a political statement.

Dialog of One is a multipart project seeking traces of almost forgotten dance artists from the beginning of the 20th century. In collaboration with researchers, students and partner institutions Emanuele Soavi investigates to what extent findings from that period can shape contemporary views on political protest and individuality in 2019. Do the works of Sebastian Droste, Julius Hans Spiegel or Sylvia Rubinstein contain hidden notions of criticism? And could a rather private confrontation with one’s own sexual identity turn out to be a special kind of political statement?

After his MYTH PROJECT and the series THE HABIT CYCLES Emanuele Soavi initiates his third multipart project in 2018. ATLAS is a quest for choreographic traces dedicated to the body in exceptional situations, individuals and their very personal narratives.

Artistic Director / Choreography Emanuele Soavi
Performance / Co-Choreography Federico Casadei, Taeyeon Kim, Lisa Kirsch, Mark Wuest, Irene D’Agostino, Florian Entenfellner, Anna Kempin, Jolinus Pape, Robert Schulz
Dramaturgy Silvia Werner
Costumes Heike Engelbert
Sound/Music Stefan Bohne

Coaching Katharine Sehnert
Scientific Research Miriam Althammer, Ulrike Nestler, Dr. Klaus Sator, Dr. Dirk Schulz
Production Management Achim Conrad, Heike Engelbert
Management / PR / Communication Alexandra Schmidt, Silvia Werner
Video-Documentation Meritxell Aumedes Molinero
Photo Joris-Jan Bos

A production by Emanuele Soavi incompany in collaboration with Zentrum für zeitgenössischen Tanz (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln), Institut für Zeitgenössischen Tanz (Folkwang Universität der Künste), BA Contemporary Dance ZHdK Zürich, GeStiK – Institut für Gender Studies (Universität zu Köln), Deutsches Tanzarchiv Köln, Kultursalon Freiraum e.V., Landesbüro Tanz NRW, ehrenfeldstudios Köln

Supported by: Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft NRW, Stiftung EVZ – Erinnerung Verantwortung Zukunft, Kunststiftung NRW, RheinEnergie Stiftung, Kunstsalon Köln e.V.