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Helge Letonja & Gregory Maqoma

Social orders are bursting “out of joint”. The balance of power is shifting on a global scale. In the European-South African coproduction OUT OF JOINT 6 dancers meet in a furious, poetic game of different aesthetics, contexts and languages.

Nothing is self-evident in this Babylon of physical coexistence. The dance, every gesture, every seperating and unifying element, even the breath is pulsating, oscillating between perception and attribution. In this sextet about explosive and centrifugal power, paralyses, fears and rebellion of both the individual and the social body, Shakespeare`s “time out of joint” burns as a living, current challenge.

„We need to be brave. To trust the other is to trust ourselves“ (Helge Letonja/Gregory Maqoma)

Concept and Choreography: Helge Letonja & Gregory Maqoma I Composition: Serge Weber I Dramaturgy: Anke Euler I Dance: Kossi Sébastien Aholou-Wokawui, Thulisile Binda, Oh Chang Ik, Steven Chauke, Mariko Koh, Phumlani Life Mndebele I Stage Design: Helge Letonja, Julia Arroja da Silva I Costume: Katja Fritzsche, Keaoleboga Seodigeng I Technical management/Light design: Timo Reichenberger I Production management: Julia Arroja da Silva, Kerstin Witges I Production assistance: Médoune Seck I Assistance / Training: Moritz Ostruschnjak, Günther Grollitsch, Augusto Jaramillo Pineda I Dressmaker: Lin Mary Busse I Technic: Thorsten Ehlen, Florian Wilke I Photos: Marianne Menke I Production: steptext dance project & Vuyani Dance Theatre I Co-produktion: bremer shakespeare company I Funded by: Senator für Kultur Bremen, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Koproduktionsförderung Tanz aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien aufgrund eines Beschlusses des Deutschen Bundestags I Supported by: Waldemar Koch Stiftung Bremen, Karin und Uwe Hollweg Stiftung, Fonds Darstellende Künste im Rahmen von HOMEBASE für die Recherchephase zum Projekt.
Performance Dates


Tue 12 November 2019, 8.00 pm
Wed 13 November 2019
8.00 pm
Schwankhalle Bremen

Sa 23 November 2019
Sun 24 November 2019

Scenario Pubblico, Catania, Italien

Fri 29 November 2019, 8.00 pm
Sa 30 November 2019
, 8.00 pm
Theater im Ballsaal, Bonn