A picture from the production
© Jörg Mannes

Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover

Think Big 2018 Artists’ residency programme

World premieres

Marioenrico D’Angelo (DE/IT), Lucyna Zwolinska (DE/PL), Yotam Peled (DE/IL)

Marioenrico D'Angelo (DE/IT): "Phersu-na"


“The title is a reference to the masked games of Etruscan cult ceremonies. Although D’Angelo […] does not equip his dancers with masks, he gives them another spectacular disguise – yellow sticky notes. […] The sticky artwork resembles armour. Ultimately, the faster and more expansively the dancers move, the further it disintegrates. […] In the end, the dancers are standing in front of the audience in their underwear, demasked and no longer part of a uniformed troop. […]”
Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, 3 September 2018

Lucyna Zwolinska (DE/PL): "trying to breathe"


“[…] Lucyna Zwolinska […] went a step further with her piece […], unfolding a panorama of personal and interpersonal sensitivities. […] In the beginning, two figures tried to feel their way around each other, so to speak; in the half-light, a tense third figure approached; danger seemed to be in the air. And became more acute; an accidental bump turned into scenes of fighting. Later a dancer drifted into a falling fit, but there was always someone at the ready to help him up again. […]”
Neue Presse, 3 September 2018             

Yotam Peled (DE/IL): "Entropia"


“[…] A complete contrast, meanwhile, is shown in the choreography ‘Entropia’ by Israeli [choreographer] Yotam Peled from Berlin, who explores underground club culture. The ensemble is now dressed in white, suggesting ecstatic movements to booming beats, then writhing impressively on the floor again like a disoriented bunch of drug-addled ravers. The inspiration for this study of Berlin subculture was partly provided by Yotam Peled’s own experience of training at a circus school. […]”
NDR 1 Kulturspiegel, 4 September 2018

Project description

The journey continues. After a year’s hiatus in which we caught up with previous Think Big participants, the artists’ residency programme jointly hosted by the ballet of the Hanover State Opera and the TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL festival continues afresh. Some 70 applicants vied for a place in the sixth edition of the programme, designed to foster young talents and give upcoming choreographers the chance to work with a large ensemble. From these applicants, the jury, consisting of dance and theatre studies specialist Dr. Katja Schneider as the guest juror, Hanover’s ballet director Jörg Mannes and festival director Christiane Winter, selected the three participants for this year: Yotam Peled, a Berlin-based Israeli choreographer and acrobat who has previously appeared at the festival as a freelance dancer in 2015’s Think Big as well as with the Cooperativa Maura Morales; the Saarbrücken-based Polish choreographer Lucyna Zwolinska, until recently a dancer with the Susanne Linke Company; and Marioenrico D’Angelo from Italy, formerly a soloist with the ballet of the Saarland State Theatre and also based in Saarbrücken. Together with the nine-person ensemble engaged for the project, these three young artists will present the short choreographies they created in the four intensive weeks of their residency in Hanover. This evening, then, is a showcase for diversity and experimentation.

(approx. 100 mins. incl. 2 intervals)

cast & credits

Choreography: Marioenrico D’Angelo
Music: Jan Jelinek, Kangding Ray, Loscil, AGF & Craig Armstrong, Ninos du Brasil
With thanks to: Lorenza D’Angelo und Andrey Alves Raimundo

"trying to breathe"
Choreography: Lucyna Zwolinska
Music: Gabriele Basilico and Keaton Henson
With thanks to: Gabriele Basilico

Choreography, Sound & Text: Yotam Peled
Music: Danilo Colonna / LVM, Joachiam Spieth, Norberto Lusso
With thanks to: Sophie Thuma und Meni Peled

Dance and artistic collaboration:
Amie Blaire Chartier, Margarida Isabel de Abreu Neto, Marie Hanna Klemm, Erin O’Reilly, Iacopo Lolivia, Tuan Ly, Enrico Paglialunga, Luigi Sardone, Chris Wang
Production/Dramaturgy: Sophie Thuma
Training and choreographic assistance: Karine Seneca
Technical Direction: Frank Hamann
Light Design: Wilfried Heitmüller
Sound: Sebastian Seuering
Assistance Costumes: Sabine Mech

The „Think Big“ residencies 2018 in Hanover are funded by the Stiftung Niedersachsen, Landeshauptstadt Hannover / Kulturbüro, Stiftung Kulturregion Hannover and Region Hannover.

With thanks to the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.

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