Momentum Zero

Helge Letonja

What we call memory are closed spaces that lead us not only into the past, but also to the beginning, the beginning of all things.

The world seems to be fragmented into its elements, challenging senses and intuition. Seeking protection and orientation, six people grope their way forward on unsafe terrain, stumble and slide, finding moments of balance and support together. Their will to change breaks new ground while bizarre beings cross their paths.
In Rena Donsbach’s set design with the detailed costume designs of the Hungarian Csenge Vass, a cosmos of its own is created to the haunting sound of Simon Goff, in which the Ensemble Of Curious Nature misses the coordinates of Zero as a turning point and a new beginning. In this way Helge Letonja once again creates a filigree, choreographic symbol of our inner and fellow world.

Concept and Choreography: Helge Letonja | Composition: Simon Goff | Choreographic Assistant: Paul Pui Wo Lee | Dancer: Kossi Sebastien Aholou-Wokawui, Oh Changik, Albert Galindo, Cristina Commisso, Jure Gostinčar, Einav Kringel | Costume Design: Csenge Vass | Stage Design: Rena Donsbach, Helge Letonja | Dramaturgy: Anke Euler | Production Assistant: Sarah Langner | Production: steptext dance project, Landerer&Company | Coproduction: Theater Bremen

Performance Dates

Theater Bremen

15 October (Preview)
16 October (Premiere)
17 October
18 October

17 December (cancelled)
18 December (cancelled)
19 December (cancelled)

Marianne Menke

Press Reviews

“”Momentum Zero” is the point in time when everything begins, can begin or begins again. From this premise, Helge Letonja has created a highly fascinating, as well as sensual medi-tation with six dancers. (…)
The six stagger, tumble, twitch, glide and stretch. Together with them, Letonja has also de-veloped pas de deux and ensemble scenes that are of touching beauty and symmetry. Bod-ies intertwine as if in a final symbiosis, drift away from each other, and at one point even a knife plays a role. Some scenes radiate a magnificent poetry / elegance. Other scenes, which are powerfully and extremely dynamically danced, have something ritual-like, as if the six wanted to assure themselves of their movements and manners once again individu-ally, up to the chanting / rythmic singing / rap-like singing (?).”
(Weser Courier, Iris Hetscher; October 18, 2020)

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