Fri 07 Oct 2022
Dance Performance Runthrough III by CocoonDance

5 / 9 / 18 / 25 EUR

The starting point of RUNthrough is a wide variety of encounters and research with different “bodies”:  dancers meet rapper, actors, folklore and sport clubs and voguing community. 

A project in which choreographic styles intermingle to create a fascinating composition that combines a plurality of body languages. Creative experiments with movement have emerged from the joint research of four workshops with multiple performative universes: the energy of the Kud Kolo troupe, the vivacity of the rappers Kamau & the Wolf, the voluptuousness of the voguers of The Iconic Kiki House of Juicy Couture and the sensitivity of the artists of Theater Hora. 

The gestural material collected during these residencies becomes a source of inspiration. On stage, eight dancers and a live DJ translate and transform them into a strange and innovative language. The fusion of these influences generates a liberating flow that flows over the audience, supported by the beats of musician Franco Mento. The performance creates a surprising perception of the body in motion.

Photo: © Caroline Minjolle

Duration app. 1 hour

With Fa-Hsuan Chen, Margaux Dorsaz, Álvaro Esteban, Clémentine Herveux, Joana Kern, Daniel Morales, Evandro Pedroni, Yonas Perou • Von: Fa-Hsuan Chen, Cristina Commisso, Margaux Dorsaz, Álvaro Esteban, Jenna Hendry, Joana Kern, Evandro Pedroni, Yonas Perou Research Kamau & The Wolf, Kud Kolo, Theater Hora, The Iconic Kiki House of Juicy couture, Frédéric Voeffray, Bonn Capitals, Bharatanatyam Choreography Rafaële Giovanola Composition Franco Mento Light, Room Robi Voigt Costumes Veronika Kaleja, Mathilde Grebot Technical Setup David Mayor Choreographic Assitance Jade Albasini, Jenna Hendry Dramaturgy Rainald Endrass Videodocumentation Michael Maurissens Photo Credit © Caroline Minjolle PR Fabiana Uhart, Rainald Endrass Social Media Maud Richard Production Management Lena Schmidt Management Mechtild Tellmann

Funded by Migros-Kulturprozent, Pro Helvetia, Conseil de la Culture État du Valais, La Loterie Romande, Stiftung Corymbo, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Oertli-Stiftung, Kunststiftung NRW, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, Bundesstadt Bonn. NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Koproduktionsförderung Tanz, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien. Die Aufführungen RUNthrough II und III werden unterstützt im Rahmen des Sonderprogramms Raus ins Land durch das NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste mit Mitteln des Landes NRW. In collaboration with Steps Festival, Théâtre du Crochetan Monthey, Beethovenfest Bonn, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr Mülheim, Theater im Ballsaal Bonn

Supported by Residenzzentrum tanz+ - Tanz & Kunst Königsfelden, Kurtheater Baden, Stiftung Züriwerk, Förderverein Theater Hora, Antigel Genf, Service de la culture et de la communication de la Ville Vernier, Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, Le Malévoz Quartier Culturel Premiere 07.05.2022, Théâtre du Crochetan Monthey, im Rahmen des Migros-Kulturprozent Tanzfestival Steps


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Partners & Founders


The residency in Mannheim is supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, which is funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative.

About the company

The performance art collective CocoonDance was founded by choreographer Rafaële Giovanola and dramaturge Rainald Endraß in 2000. Swiss-born Giovanola was a soloist in Turin before being brought to the Frankfurt Ballett by William Forsythe for the duration of eight years. After this, she worked with Pavel Mikuláštik’s Choreographisches Theater, with Bonn as the last station. Since 2000, CocoonDance has been producing and performing in the independent Theater im Ballsaal in Bonn (D); since the season 2004/05 the company also is curating the dance program and is responsible for organization and financing of the theatre. 

An important pillar of the company is located in the Swiss Canton of Valais, where CocoonDance has been co-produced since 2005 and already staged eight premieres to date. In 2020, CocoonDance was appointed Associate Artist of the Théâtre du Crochetan in Monthey.  Since its founding, the company has produced about forty full-length productions that have toured through five continents and been invited to showcase festivals in Germany and Switzerland like the TANZPLATTFORM DEUTSCHLAND in 2018 and 2020.



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---> 06. Oct. 22 - 20:00 Uhr: Runthrough III Dance Performance/by CocoonDance

---> 07. Oct. 22 - 20:00 Uhr: Runthrough III Dance Performance/by CocoonDance