What is the driving force behind a hybrid organism of man and machine? VIS MOTRIX (Latin: the moving force), created by the Bonn-based company Cocoon Dance is the second part of a trilogy on the "unthought" body. Based on the dance techniques of breaking and krumping, choreographer Rafaële Giovanola explores how bodies can be perceived in a "post-human" way. The dancers move through the room with dazzling rigor, as if they came from another world. Their bodies are tense, as if wanting to deflect an invisible electrical energy. The upper body and hips connect like hinges, holding them down to the ground. They begin to dominate the flow of energy in constantly changing formations. Bizarre and fascinating structures emerge that evoke tribal dances and rites: transhumanism as a traumatic round dance that connects with the subconscious mind. VIS MOTRIX by Cocoon Dance is an impressive female counterpart to the preceding production MOMENTUM which featured three male dancers.
By & with Fa-Hsuan Chen, Martina de Dominicis, Susanne Schneider, Anna Kempin Choreography, Regie Rafaële Giovanola Music Franco Mento Stage, lighting design Gregor Glogowski Costumes CocoonDance Costume advice Mathilde Grebot Choreographic assistence Leonardo Rodrigues Dramaturgy Rainald Endraß Management mechtild tellmann kulturmanagement Production CocoonDance Cooperation Theater im Ballsaal, Théâtre du Crochetan, Malévoz Quartier Culturel, Monthey
Support Bundesstadt Bonn, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Residenzprogramm TRIENNALE Kanton Wallis ThéâtrePro Valais, Le Conseil de la Culture Etat du Valais, La Loterie Romande