Art stations fundation - by Grażyna Kulczyk

Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt am Mein

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Isabelle Schad COLLECTIVE JUMPS on tour: Frankfurt am Mein

concept, choreography Isabelle Schad in collaboration with Laurent Goldring

performance, dance Juan Corres Benito, Sonia Borkowicz, Frederike Doffin, Paulina Grochowska, Naïma Ferré, Thomasz Foltyn, Jasmin Ihrac, Przemyslaw Kaminski, Roni Katz, Mathis Kleinschnittger, Inna Krasnoper, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Dorota Michalak, Benjamin Pohlig, Julia Rodriguez, Marta Romaszkan, Iza Szostak, Krystyna Szydłowska, Claudia Tomasi, Nir Vidan, Sunniva Vikør Egenes, Natalia Wilk

theoretical backing Gabriele Wittmann

technical direction, light design Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

sound Damir Simunovic

costumes Lèa Girod

light Benni Schroeter 

light objects Elias Macke

production manager Heiko Schramm

rehearsal assistent Claudia Tomasi

assistent Monica Duncan 

A Production by Isabelle Schad in coproduction with HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds and the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs. In cooperation with Goethe Institute Nigeria, Goethe Institute Warsaw, Art Stations Foundation Poznan, Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT). Supported by Wiesen55 e.V. The guest performance is supported by the Goethe Institute Warsaw.

photos © Isabelle Schad after collaboration with Laurent Goldring, photo by Jakub Wittchen for Art Stations Foundation

In a fascinating roundel, Berlin choreographer Isabelle Schad and visual artist Laurent Goldring celebrate the community-building power of dance together with 22 international dancers. Striding and swinging, circling, intertwining, swaying, separating and coming together again: the repertory of movements and formations that the group adopted from folk dances seems inexhaustible and universal. Liberated from familiar dance rituals, the movement material reveals how profoundly it touches and permeates the individual body. In a hypnotic flow of perpetually overlapping images and rhythmic variations, Collective Jumps allows ever-new choreographic landscapes to emerge. Our eyes are thus opened to the political dimension of this community of dancers. The endless body formed by the dancers dismantles established hierarchies and systems and allows us to experience the subjective, the individual as a site of resistance.

Dancer and choreographer Isabelle Schad studied classical dance in Stuttgart and worked with many choreographers until she started developing her own projects from 1999 on. Her research focuses on the body and its materiality, the body as process, place and space, the relationship between body, choreography, (re)presentation, form and experience, body practice as site for learning processes, community and political involvement. Her projects work at the interface of dance, performance and visual arts being featured internationally (world wide collaborations with local Goethe Institutes, international festivals, German Dance Platforms etc). She co-founded several projects/open collectives (Good Work, Praticable), that search for ways of linking different practices and researches whilst questioning the modes of production. She teaches all over the world and in different formats. She is co-organizer of the working space „Wiesenburg-Halle“ in Berlin and since this year also Zen Shiatsu Practitioner.