Silent Heroes / In Fuga (Part I)

Tomas Bünger / Samir Calixto

Silent Heroes
Tomas Bünger

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” (Rumi)
Five people. Each can only count on themselves. They send their messages into the room, but who answers? They are looking for dialogue, for something that could really be – but where is the mirroring counterpart? The view of the others seems to be barred, only sometimes a hint breaks through the distance. Fragments. A memory. Am I still intact?
Silent Heroes are today’s lone warriors in a world of abundance and a flood of communication, for whom the encounter with the living you becomes more and more a place of longing, hardly entered.

Conzept und Choreography: Tomas Bünger | Dancers: Kossi Sebastien Aholou-Wokawui, Leila Bakhtali, Oh Changik, Albert Galindo, Einav Kringel | Costume Design: Mirosław Żydowicz | Light: Laurent Schneegans | Production Assistant: Augusto Jaramillo Pineda | Photo: Marianne Menke | Production: steptext dance project, Landerer&Company

 

In Fuga (Part I)
Samir Calixto

For his newest piece the choreographer Samir Calixto takes on the 1st part of Bach’s masterpiece “The Art of the Fugue” and explores its stringent compositional variation and musical power. Bach’s last work is a “thinking in music” and unfolds its manifold poetry and tension in the ingeniousness of its construction. Along the same lines, Calixto focuses on thinking in dance and pursues the physical power of movement in the full devotion of the body. Thus, in the friction of the two arts, the complexity of our liveliness, transience and perfection unfolds before us.

Conzept und Choreography: Samir Calixto | Dancers: Kossi Sebastien Aholou-Wokawui, Leila Bakhtali, Oh Changik, Albert Galindo, Jure Gostinčar, Einav Kringel | Costume Design: Samir Calixto | Costume manufacture: Lena Kirschberger | Light: Samir Calixto (Design), Laurent Schneegans | Production Assistant: Augusto Jaramillo Pineda | Photo: Marianne Menke | Production: steptext dance project, Landerer&Company | Coproduction: KORZO Den Haag

Funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with the support of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media; co-financed by the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony, Cultural Office of the City of Hanover, Lower Saxony Foundation, Senator for Culture Bremen, Theater Bremen, Karin and Uwe Hollweg Foundation.

Performance Dates

2020

Schwankhalle Bremen
16 September (Preview), 19h30
17 September (UA), 19h30
18 September, 19h30
19 September, 19h30

2021

LOT-Theater Braunschweig
30 January, 20h00 (cancelled)
31 January, 20h00 (cancelled)

Schwankhalle Bremen
02 February 2021 (cancelled)
03 February 2021 (cancelled)
04 February 2021 (cancelled)

 

photos 1-3 In Fuga, photos 4-6 Silent heroes; credit: Marianne Menke

Press Reviews

“It really grabbed me. Of Curious Nature is a dance ensemble that has to be preserved – even beyond the two years of funding! The second part of this double evening, which should have had its world premiere in May, continues the decades-long tradition of dance theater in Bremen, but the first part shows how versatile this new ensemble is.”
(Marcus Behrens, Radio Bremen; September 17,.2020)

“This evening began with a choreography by Samir Calixto, who sent six dancers into the limelight to the always equally beautiful music of Bach’s fugues, whereby this light actually always remained diffuse over the entertaining three-quarters of an hour. Unlike the dance, which changed from fugue to fugue, becoming more and more alive, taking more space and more touching – while the fugues of Bach remained simply the fugues. A brilliant idea!”
(Marcus Behrens, Radio Bremen; September 17,.2020)

“In “Silent Heroes” Tomas Bünger brings together the five dancers mentioned above, who use the space in dance theater mode: Always one at a time, then going to the edge again, entangling themselves in the middle of the room in movements that are sometimes crazy, sometimes funny, sometimes not so funny.”
(Marcus Behrens, Radio Bremen; September 17,.2020)

Tanz Raum Nord TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund Tanz Raum Nord TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund Tanz Raum Nord TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund Tanz Raum Nord TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund Tanz Raum Nord TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund Tanz Raum Nord TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund Tanz Raum Nord TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund Tanz Raum Nord TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund Tanz Raum Nord TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund Tanz Raum Nord TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund Tanz Raum Nord TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund Tanz Raum Nord TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund Tanz Raum Nord TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund Tanz Raum Nord TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund Tanz Raum Nord TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund Tanz Raum Nord TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund Tanz Raum Nord TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund