Dance On Ensemble / Christos Papadopoulos
A body that is outwardly still and inwardly vibrating – what processes does the energy undergo before it breaks through? How does it change when the body matures?
In his new production „MELLOWING“ Greek choreographer Christos Papadopoulos embarks on his inaugural collaboration with the dancers of the Dance On Ensemble. Incorporating their knowledge and experience into the creation, together they explore moments of perception and intensities of the moment that create a lively restlessness, a permanent vibration in which the spectator is inevitably involved. Christos Papadopoulos’ works are fed by an intensely observant approach to movement and often unfold a lively and meditative power. His attention is focused on the minimal shifts of perception, the perpetual, often unnoticed and yet powerful movements that are ever-present in nature, in everyday life, within physical phenomena and political contexts. His debut “Elvedon” (2016) was inspired by Virginia Woolf’s novel “The Waves” and captures the continuous undulation of the sea. This was followed by “Opus” and his third choreography “ION”, an artistic exploration of the phenomenon of ionization and its underlying forces of attraction and repulsion. In his latest work, “Larsen C”, he turns his attention to the micro-phenomena of movement, this time inspired by the popularised iceberg of the same name, which lost a large part of its surface in 2017.
The Dance On Ensemble was founded in 2015 by Berlin-based Bureau Ritter honoring the artistic excellence of dancers over 40. In collaboration with internationally renowned choreographers and directors, including Rabih Mroué, William Forsythe, Deborah Hay and Jan Martens, the Dance On Ensemble develops a repertoire of innovative and challenging contemporary dance works - aiming to create a solid foundation for a future rich and challenging repertoire targeted for dancers aged 40+.
Artistic Director Dance On Ensemble: Ty Boomershine
Dancers: Ty Boomershine, Javier Arozena, Alba Barral Fernández, Anna Herrmann,
Emma Lewis, Gesine Moog, Tim Persent, Jone San Martin, Marco Volta, Lia Witjes Poole
Choreographic Assistant: Georgios Kotsifakis
Music: Coti K
Light: Eliza Alexandropoulou
Technical Director & Light on tour: Martin Beeretz
Sound on tour: Mattef Kuhlmey
Production Director: Hélène Philippot
Coordinator Production & Participation: Anastasia Luck
International Distribution: Fauves – agency for the performing arts
Premiere: 26 Jan 2023 (Radialsystem, Berlin)
Production: DANCE ON / Bureau Ritter
Coproduction: ONASSIS STEGI, Athen und Centre chorégraphique national de
Rillieux-la-Pape / Direction Yuval PICK, as part of the accueil-studio programme
Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
The DANCE ON Initiative is funded by The Federal Government Commissioner for
Culture and the Media as well as by the Creative Europe programme of the European
Union as part of DANCE ON, PASS ON, DREAM ON.