DEUX

Second Part of Trilogy of Encounter

Duets in distance

Premiere: 7 April 2020

Given the impact of the pandemic, DEUX is focusing on the meeting of two people as a precarious, intimate and collaborative endeavor. The requirement of distance imposed by the Corona pandemic becomes the playing field and the condition of the encounter: The dancer Nina Wollny cannot travel due to the Norwegian travel restrictions in the wake of Corona and the meeting with the other dancers Chris Leuenberger and Jenny Beyer takes place with the help of a projected video conference. What does closeness mean right now? What is the value of the empty space between us? How do we fill it? DEUX carefully tests the possibilities that are opened by working in distance. The aim is to create a special double performance that will be performed simultaneously in Kampnagel / Hamburg and DansIT / Trondheim.

DEUX is the second part of a trilogy in which Jenny Beyer and team searches for moments of encounter within the classical dance formats, namely solo, pas de deux and corps de ballet.

TEAM

Concept

Jenny Beyer

Dance/Choreography

Jenny Beyer

Chris Leuenberger

Nina Wollny

Music/Sound

Jetzmann

Dramaturgy

Anne Kersting

Igor Dobricic

Costume

Gloria Brillowska

Video

Helena Ratka

Artistic Production Management

Stückliesel

Assistenz

Mara Nitz

Premiere

07. April 2021, Kampnagel Hamburg / DansIT/Trondheim

Further Performances: 08.-11. April 2021, Kampnagel Hamburg / DansIT/Trondheim

DEUX is a production of Jenny Beyer, in Co-produktion with Kampnagel Hamburg, in cooperation with K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg and the MA Contemporary Dance Education, Frankfurt, funded by Kulturbehörde Hamburg, supported with residencies at Tanzhaus Zürich and DansiT/Norwegen.

Photos: Thies Rätzke

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