On the Shoulders of Giants

Helge Letonja

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. (Isaac Newton)

Based on the cultural-historical parable of the dwarves on the shoulders of giants, Helge Letonja questions the connecting lines between past, present and future in suggestive body language and imagery: Which attitude do we encounter our surroundings with? Which traces and values do we follow, which do we leave behind? In the face of recurring social upheavals, do we remain in the role of observers or do we resist tendencies of radicalization and exclusion? Multifaceted and with physical intensity, the ensemble deals with the fragility of human existence. The piece unfolds a multi-layered reference space on the constitution and transformation of complex worlds to compositions and songs by Simon Goff and Lynn Wright.

Concept and Choreography: Helge Letonja |  Composition/Song: Simon Goff, Lynn Wright | Voice: Lynn Wright, Jessica Einaudi | Choreographic Assistant: Paul Pui Wo Lee | Dancer: Kossi Sebastien Aholou-Wokawui, Leila Bakhtali, Oh Changik, Zander Constant, Sara Enrich Bertran, Albert Galindo, Jure Gostinčar, Einav Kringel, Anila Mazhari, Aron Nowak | Costume Design: Min Li | Costume manufacture: Hüte & Kostüme, Hamburg | Stage Design: Helge Letonja | Light Design: Norman Plathe-Narr | Video Design: Médoune Seck | Video: Chriss Bieger, Sebastian Kemper | Mask/Make-Up: Carolin Ghodoussi, Dagmar Klabunde, Anette Wahl | Outside Eye: Anke Euler, Augusto Jaramillo Pineda | Production management: Florentine Emigholz | Photos: Marianne Menke, Jörg Landsberg | Stage Manager: Michael Steiner | Production: steptext dance project, Landerer&Company | Coproduction: Theater Bremen

Performance Dates

Performance Dates 2020

Theater Bremen
27 February (Premiere), 20h00
05 March, 20h00 (with introduction)
08 March, 18h30
09 March, 10h00 (school performance)

21 June, 18h30 (cancelled)
27 June, 20h00 (cancelled)
01. Juli, 20h00 (cancelled)

Schauspielhaus Hannover
16 June (cancelled)
18 June (cancelled)

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