Curtis & Co. – dance affairs: Do you contemporary dance? (english version)
Mi., 09.10.2019, 20:00 Uhr
In her solo production “Do you contemporary dance?”, choreographer and dancer Susanna Curtis presents the results of her year-long research on the subject of contemporary dance. The audience follows the performer as she questions and searches for answers – what exactly is contemporary dance, where does it come from and why do we watch it (or not)? Susanna Curtis employs dance, movement, language and light. Sometimes she’s philosophical, sometimes poetical, sometimes almost in humorous stand-up mode, sometimes deeply moving. She tells of her personal experiences and personal crises, in a career as dancer and performer spanning 35 years.
She metaphorically and literally bares all to discover dance underneath the fashionable mantle of the conceptional, conceptual and the authentic, maintaining her tongue in cheek stance. And she surprises herself in revealing the theatrical magic in everyday life.
Everything you always wanted to know about contemporary dance, but were too afraid to ask – for die-hard dance experts and for dance novices.
“The result is a 75-minute piece, which I recommend you must see. A lesson which is both charming and and at the same time imparts a great deal of knowledge.” (tanznetz.de)
“The piece is always accompanied by her wonderful humour, her reflectiveness and her sovereignity, at 55 still dancing on stage and ready to expose herself.” (Gießner Allgemeine)
“There is no right or wrong. What happens on stage concerns an emotional truth”: A very true statement from a clever dancer. (Nürnberger Nachrichten)
Idea, Concept, Choreography, Direction, Dance: Susanna Curtis
Co-Direction, Film, Voice: Jürgen Heimüller
Light Design: Saša Batnozic
Film: Miho Kasama
Costume Advice: Johanna Deffner
Assistance: Melina Geitz
Music: Martin Denny, Anna von Hausswolff, Jürgen Heimüller, Anders Hillborg, Kate Moore, Mark Ronson
“Do you contemporary dance?” was co-produced with the Tafelhalle Nuremberg and was supported by Tanzzentrale of the Nuremberg Region and financially supported by City of Nuremberg and the Bavarian Association for Contemporary Dance (BLZT).
Premiere: 14 February 2019, Tafelhalle Nuremberg