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ATLAS 3 – Blu Blu Blu (2020)

Blu Blu Blu or: final finiteness. Part three of the ATLAS series by choreographer Emanuele Soavi.

3 artisitic disciplines (music / martial arts / dance) and 6 protagonists struggle with themselves and their desire to leave their mark.
Internationally acclaimed baroque violinist Nadja Zwiener, composer and sound designer Johannes Malfatti, performer Lisa Kirsch, dancer Federico Casadei and two Judokas – each of them a cosmos of their own, a body, an instrument, a machine.
Musically the evening is based on the Chaconne of the Partita no. 2 in D minor by J.S. Bach. An immersive sound and video installation constantly blurs the boundaries between the steady and the ethereal, between physical and musical bodies in an ever changing kaleidoscope of timbres and colours, here and there, now and then.

Premiere 28.02.2020 LOFFT – DAS THEATER in Leipzig
Digital Premiere 30.04.2021 Festival tanz nrw
NRW Premiere 15.10.2021 TanzFaktur in Cologne
Reprise 11.-13.03.2022 TanzFaktur in Cologne

Choreography and Idea Emanuele Soavi
Co-Choreography, Dance and Performance Federico Casadei, Lisa Kirsch
Composition and Live-Music Nadja Zwiener (Barockviloline), Johannes Malfatti (Elektronik)
Judoka Tobias Mathieu, Aaron Schneider
Stage Design and Costumes Heike Engelbert
Video Meritxell Aumedes Molinero
Vermittlung und Projektleitung Miriam Leysner
Production Management Achim Conrad, Alexandra Schmidt
Public Relations and Communication Dr. Anne-Kathrin Reif
Fotos Joris Jan Bos

A Production by Emanuele Soavi incompany
In Co-Production with LOFFT – DAS THEATER
In Co-Operation with Residence program ALDES/SPAM! – Netzwork for Contemporary Art, Orangerie Theater, ehrenfeldstudios
Supported by Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft NRW, Kunststiftung NRW, Stadt Leipzig Kulturamt
The NRW Premiere is supported by iDAS NRW

The reprise is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.