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.
Artistic Production Management
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