In STANDARD, the CocoonDance company deals with ballroom dancing as if it was a completely unknown form of movement. Ballroom dancing, in the form of standard dances, is understood as a comprehensive body concept and, by means of the glossary work developed by CocoonDance since 2017, questioned about its essence, deconstructed and transformed with regard to an independent new type of movement and physicality. The focus is especially on the couple dance, where the partners are inextricably connected with each other through physical contact as 'one body with four feet'. The artificial body that is generated in such a way allows us to realize and to challenge traditional body images as
well as the social construction of body and gender.
In coproduction with: Théâtre du Crochetan Monthey, Theater im Ballsaal Bonn,
Ringlokschuppen Ruhr Mülheim
Funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste, Kunststiftung NRW, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, NRW Landesbüro Darstellende Künste, Bundesstadt Bonn, Pro Helvetia, Theatre-ProVS, Le Conseil de la Culture Etat du Valais, La Loterie Romande. Supported by Malévoz Quartier Culturel
Livestream supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Premiere am 30./31.October 2021 – Ruhrbühnen "Zehn X Freiheit”