The play Ariodante deals with the fear of dancing and choreographing.
It is a story about four actors standing on stage and not quite knowing what to do and what is expected of them. Ariodante is about the fundamental questions of how an artist can be free and autonomous, but at the same time sufficiently fulfil expectations in order to receive the opportunities and means to work as an artist.
How can these two attitudes be combined? And what kind of dance/physical structures arise in the pretension of artistic freedom and security?
Choreographer Marie-Lena Kaiser works with four dancers: Enis Turan, Clemence Dieny, Jordan Gigout and Ying Yun Chen.
A large part of the choreography’s development will take place within Maschinenhaus Residenz in Essen where the play will also premiere. Other performance venues are Tanzfaktur Cologne and Tanzhaus NRW .
Head of Production: Leonie Burgmer
Music: Friedemann Brennecke
Kostume and Stage: Noemi Baumblatt