Susanne Linke/Koffi Kôkô
April, 5th 2017
Theater Erlangen, Markgrafentheater at 19:30 h
more info: www.theater-erlangen.de
What happens when two performers rely solely on their own knowledge of the body? What levels of communication can be created between body and body on stage?
An experiment like this can only be ventured with dancers who, in their works, can accept this possibility of a radical physical confrontation - and for that reason, the idea behind this production unequivocally builds on two dancers who come from two different yet highly developed dance traditions.
More than any other performer, Susanne Linke personifies a knowledge of modern dance in Germany, from Mary Wigman to Folkwang and dance theatre. And Koffi Kôkô draws on the highly-developed centuries-old tradition of rites of passage in West African cultures.
In both cases, with their bodies, they perform as a remarkable and unique library of knowledge. And both are exceptional dancers, whose choreographies have addressed and explored their own biographies as well as their socio-political, cultural or spiritual traditions.
Dance and choreography: Susanne Linke and Koffi Kôkô
concept: Johannes Odenthal
music/sound design: Wolfgang Bley-Borkowski
stage design: Marcel Kaskeline
lighting: Lutz Deppe
Assistant: Urs Dietrich
Collaboration dramaturgy: Waltraut Körver
Touring management: Christiane Uekermann
A production of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin and Susanne Linke
Subsidised by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin