Director’s Cut: PRISM

Set to a 1975 iconic piano jazz improvisation by Keith Jarrett, PRISM was commissioned by TWB and set on TWB dancers in 2014. Ochoa captivates audiences with exquisite and emotional movement.

Music Keith Jarrett, “The Köln Concert”
Choreography Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Director’s Cut includes In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, PRISM and State of Wonder. It runs February 24-28. To learn more visit http://bit.ly/1VqnzNI

Video by media4artists Theo Kossenas

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Ballet vs Beatbox: When classic meets hip-hop

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Get into our latest video which sees the worlds of ballet and hip-hop collide in a very exciting way. DOT MOVE’s motto being « Move no matter what » we thought it would be interesting to make two sides of the dance world – which are considered polar opposites – meet, and go from there. At a time when there are talks about Hip-Hop dancing academic degrees and when the classical ballet field is being criticized for its alleged elitism, we wanted to illustrate that dance isn’t solely best practiced in between four walls, that it should always be generous and also stress just how beautiful the fusion of genres can be.


Producer/Director : Redha MEDJELLEKH
D-O-P : Paul CARTIGNY

Dancers :
Victoria DAUBERVILLE
Manon KOLANOWSKI
Romane GROC

Beatboxer : Sidi Biggy
Musician : Mathieu Lecoq

Music : Swan Lake (by Piotr Ilitch TCHAÏKOVSKI)
Musical Arrangements : Sidi Biggy / Mathieu LECOQ / Charles DANET

Remerciements :
Nicolas LE RICHE
Clairemarie OSTA
Manon DUBOURDEAUX
Emma LMS
Anna GUILLERMIN
Claude SABBAH
Alex SAVIGNY
ELEPHANT PANAME

Special thanks to BLOCH for the outfits
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HERRUMBRE

Terror and violence are as old as humanity itself. They leave behind terminally wounded creatures, on which pain was inflicted systematically and consciously. Horror, repression and the depths of human anguish could not be darker and yet are part of everyday life when they become banalities in a never ending stream of news pictures. Nacho Duato’s choreography “Herrumbre” is devoted to this topic.

With Duato’s “Herrumbre”, the Staatsballett Berlin enters aesthetically uncharted territory. This important work by Nacho Duato is as extremely modern and political. “Herrumbre” was conceived in 2004, the same year in which morning commuters in Madrid fell victim to terrorist bombings. Nacho Duato lived only a few hundred meters away from one of the four bombing locations. 2004 was also the year in which photos of tortured prisoners from the US prison camp Guantanamo went around the world.

Under these impressions, Nacho Duato decided to make the terror and the fatal as well as hopeless abyss of human pain the subjects of a new work. In his choreography, Nacho Duato relentlessly traces the pain caused by terror. With disturbing images of deepest humiliation he wants to draw the eye into the darkness, through which the tortures are only revealed more clearly. At the same time, he also regards his production as a call for the respect of human dignity.