Cocoondance - Body Shots

13. Mär. 2021, 20:00 Uhr @ Theater im Ballsaal

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With BODY SHOTS, CocoonDance continues its production series of deconstructing bodies such as VIS MOTRIX and the search for the "unthought" body.

They pull the rug from under our feet, cause discomfort, alienation, if not even disgust. Anthropomorphic beings, artifacts, hermaphroditic creatures of ensouled and unsouled, both human organism and machine - intimate and human and, at the same time, as a dead object that seems radically strange. Opposite to her, our own body suddenly appears to us just as alien and constructed.

BODY SHOTS investigates the narrow boundary of perception between these artificial beings and us and designs an almost human-like substitute body. What remains is a vision of human existence and the question what our human being is all about.



“Apart from the fact that this is an extremely interesting performance, "Body Shots" has a meditative effect and evokes questions (almost philosophical) about the form and nature of being human as well as fundamental questions about humanity and the technical interchangeability of humans (robots).” (Olga Vujović, Olga's reviews)

“Body Shots is a very impressive production, and although it has been a while since I watched it, it left a somehow touching, calm - in the sense of peaceful and sorrowful impression.” (Maja Đurinović,



A collaboration with Zagreb Dance Center (ZPC) and Staatstheater Darmstadt.   

Funded by the Doppelpass Fund of the German Federal Culture Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes), the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Federal City of Bonn, RheinEnergieStiftung.

Livestream supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

By and with: Fa-Hsuan Chen, Martina De Dominicis, Álvaro Esteban, Marin Lemić, Eleonora Vrdoljak and also research: Werner Nigg • Choreography: Rafaële Giovanola •Composition: Jörg Ritzenhoff • Light and set design: Marino Frankola • Costumes: Petra Dančević • Costume assistant: Božica Tunjić • Video, pictures: Neven Petrović • Dramaturgy: Rainald Endrass • Production management: Daniela Ebert, Lena Peters • Company management, touring: Mechtild Tellmann and GROUNDWORKERS

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