Grenz.land – Extended deals with the phenomenon of borders in our society today – not only as a geographical separation between nation states, but also within one’s own country. The 60-minute dance performance enables insights into the debate of belonging, exclusion and boundaries. Feelings with which “newcomers” in particular are confronted.
The international and interdisciplinary collective project emerged from the collaboration between 12H Dance (DE / AR / KOR), Albrecht Ziepert (DE), Erato Tzavara (GR) and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It is designed for public spaces. Based on interviews with people from different generations and origins, the piece aims to make the individual journeys of these people and their encounters with borders tangible for the audience.
Grenz.land – Extended is a new version of the TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund project Grenz.land produced in 2020 as part of Vorpommern tanzt an – movin‘bröllin. In August 2021, the new version will travel through five different cities in Mecklenburg Western Pomerania (Rostock, Schwerin, Neubrandenburg and Wismar) and perform in public spaces.
”Thanks for that. It was wonderful.Visitor from Rostock
That evening still resonates in me, very moving
”(...) I would like to thank you very much for your openness to cross this "border" to the audience. In addition to my joy about your production on the subject of "borders", I was also pleased about this encounter. As a result, the evening found the best possible solution for me in terms of content (...) through the practice of getting into conversation with each other. If we humans are interested in each other, then connections can develop between the individual people.”Visitors from Schwerin
Choreografie: Moonsuk Choi, Yamila Khodr (12H Dance)
Tanz: Charlie Prince, Moonsuk Choi, Yamila Khodr
Videodesign: Erato Tzavara
Sounddesign: Albrecht Ziepert
Technische Produktionsleitung / Kamera: Jones Seitz (Gefährliche Arbeit)
Produktionsleitung: Yamila Khodr
PR, Projektmanagement: Nadine Becker
Technische Assistenz: Spyridon Paterakis
Produktionsassistenz: Manoele Scortegagna
Mitwirkende: Abdul Ghani Almossoud, Aengus Cullinan, Ahmad Aldakka, Amal Alachmad, Anne-Marie Stark, Corinna Stache, Cornelia Zell, Hanin Alzir, Iman Alghobari, Julia Krassow, Jürgen Eichholz, Marieke Bohne, Monika Schoenburg, PB Badboy, Rolyan Alghobari, Ulrike Eichholz, Yuko Ishikawa.
Kooperation Partner: Volkstheater Rostock
Photo credits: Peter Van Heesen
Grenz.land – Extended is funded by the Performing Arts Fund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and the Arts Council Korea.