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… It looks like we will soon be able to meet again live. We are preparing for this with full confidence and energy. Exciting digital events lie behind us: the virtual exhibition ACTS with around 10,000 visitors, the film experiment AUREA in cooperation with the Cologne TanzFaktur, and the stream of our latest production ATLAS 3 as part of the festival tanz nrw 21. And there is more news:

Digital Stage

The art film EMBRACE by and with Meritxell Aumedes and Emanuele Soavi has been added to the digital Museum of Encounters and Embraces of the Goethe Institute and can be seen here since May 1.

From fall 2020 to spring 2021, the film team Julia Franken and Cecilia Gläsker accompanied the work of Emanuele Soavi on behalf of iDAS NRW. The resulting film documentary WEITERMACHEN provides insights into the development of the exhibition project ACTS and describes stations of Emanuele’s work research within the framework of the #TakeCare funding program of the Fonds Darstellende Künste with stays at bodytalk / Theater im Pumpenhaus in Münster, at the invitation of the Goethe Institute in Paris as well as with sound artist Johannes Malfatti in Berlin. Click here for the documentation.


The results of this research will be incorporated into a new long-term performance project, the prelude to which PROLOG will be shown in the autumn as part of the analog version of the exhibition ACTS in the exhibition hall of the Alte Feuerwache.

For now, however, we have a project coming up that we have been preparing for for a long time: FLUT
In a co-production with the Cologne Opera, we will continue our artistic collaboration with the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the electronic composers Wolfgang Voigt and Stefan Bohne on the occasion of the (extended) Beethoven anniversary. More information will follow in the next newsletter. The world premiere will take place on September 5 at the Cologne Opera in Staatenhaus 2.


Within the framework of TANZPAKT RECONNECT – VOR ORT and UNTERWEGS we have been intensifying our mediation work since the beginning of the year. In an interdisciplinary laboratory we explored the interplay of dance and music in preparation for the production FLUT in May. Composers and dancers met in the ehrenfeldstudios, of which Emanuele Soavi incompany has been a member since January. Also during the further research and rehearsal phases we will regularly open the studio doors there and invite interested people to experience working processes and to exchange ideas about them together with the team.

We are looking forward to all further developments and especially to finally getting in touch with you, the audience and the stage again. And until that time comes, we enjoy the anticipation and continue to work diligently.

Of course we will keep you informed about all further developments – stay healthy!


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