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Emanuele Soavi incompany welcomes you to the new year!

We are looking forward to a well-filled first half of 2024 in eager anticipation and looking back on an eventful and successful 2023 with pride.

Start

We open the new year with two Soavi’s LIVING ROOMs:
On January 14, Soavi will meet Wolfgang Katschner, musical director of the lautten compagney, and his lute in the concert box office of the Kölner Philharmonie to give an insight into their work on the new piece FAÇADES. The discussion will be moderated by Philharmonie director Louwrens Langevoort. Further informations
On February 4, Soavi will meet choreographer Jacopo Jenna and Katharine Sehnert at the German Dance Archive’s Dance Museum at the invitation of the Italian Cultural Institute Cologne.

Looking forward

The production THE DAY I BECAME A CLOUD has been invited for guest performances in Ferrara/Italy in the fall of 2024 and there are also plans for Cologne …

But first we start with two new productions, both in collaboration with the lautten compagney BERLIN: FAÇADES with soprano Anna Prohaska at the Kölner Philharmonie (March 25) and TERPSICORE – DIE KÖNIGIN TANZT! at the Goethe-Theater Bad Lauchstädt as part of the Händel-Festival in Halle (May 25/26/27). For the development, we have been invited again to La Baraka – Chapelle Sainte-Marie in Annonay/France, in April.

Guest performances will take place at the Stadttheater Schaffhausen/Switzerland, the Stadttheater Aschaffenburg, in Venosa/Italy and as part of Tanzland in the Frankenhalle Erlenbach and the Dorfkirche Hausen.

Looking back

The year began with a three-week research and rehearsal residency for the series SOLO LIKE A PIG in the wonderful Chapelle Sainte-Marie in Annonay, France, at the invitation of the company La Baraka. Here, the foundations were laid for the new production THE DAY I BECAME A CLOUD.

The second year of the three-year Tanzland funding from the Federal Cultural Foundation in the district of Miltenberg took us to the old town halls of Miltenberg and Stadtprozelten with the ATLAS 2 – DIALOG OF ONE parcours and to the Frankenhalle in Erlenbach with the Offenbach-project INVASION. It is gratifying to see how more and more people are finding their way to us and to contemporary dance thanks to the continuity of the program.

In Krefeld, PROLOG, the first part of the SOLO LIKE A PIG series, was performed as part of the tanz nrw 23 festival at the Fabrik Heeder in Krefeld. During the two-year mediation project TOWARDS, we were on site several times with workshops and mini-performances in public spaces.

The Marxloh Music Project took us to Duisburg, a joint journey of exploration with the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra through the streets and musical life of Marxloh.

The duet from our interdisciplinary production ATLAS 3 – BLU BLU BLU was celebrated both in the historic walls of the Castello di Melfi in Italy and at the Tanzland Gala in Staßfurt.

The successful new version of INVASION, which was originally created in 2019 to mark the Jacques Offenbach jubilee, celebrated its premiere with two sold-out performances at the TanzFaktur in Cologne and was subsequently shown not only in Erlenbach, but also at the Kreuzgangspiele in Feuchtwangen.

And – last but not least – the highlight of our year of dance: the world premiere of THE DAY I BECAME A CLOUD, the third part of the SOLO LIKE A PIG series, at the co-production partners Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris and Max Ernst Museum in Brühl. This ambitious project, supported by the Goethe Institute in Paris and sponsored by the Kunststiftung NRW, the Kunstsalon-Stiftung, the City of Cologne and the State of NRW, was a milestone in Emanuele Soavi incompany’s history. For the first time, an international premiere was realized in a European capital, and for the first time, the work was conceived for the museum space. The ‘strong piece’, as the magazine ‘tanz’ wrote in a review from Paris, was shaped by our four regular dancers Federico Casadei, Taeyeon Kim, Lisa Kirsch, Lorenzo Molinaro and a unique Bandonika sound installation created by composer and sound artist Johannes Malfatti together with set designer Raissa Kankelfitz. In addition to top dance performances, the four also realized an impressive composition by Malfatti for this installation in a highly musical way.
Within this sound framework, Emanuele Soavi, as a consistent figure in the series, and above all the wonderful actress Kate Strong achieved performative greatness and filled the negotiation process between presence and absence simultaneously with lived experience and fictional abstraction.

We wish you all an exciting new year in the best of health with lots of culture and in PEACE!

 

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