A mixture of human being and machine.

VIS MOTRIX creates some strange as well as fascinating beings. The dancers seem to come from another world, they move through space and merge into an organism, a mixture of human being and machine, creating a hypnotic power that one can not escape.

What is the driving force, the soul (Vis Motrix) behind the movements of these hybrid beings? CocoonDance continues with this production its research of the “unthought” body: transhumanism as a traumatic round dance that does not leave our unconsciousness untouched.

VIS MOTRIX was invited to the Tanzplattform Germany in 2020 in Munich and nominated for “Performance of the Year” in the critics’ survey of the professional magazine “tanz 2019 “by Bettina Trouwborst (Westdeutsche Zeitung): “‘Vis motrix’ by CocoonDance, Bonn: a work of hypnotic motion intelligence.” (Jahrbuch Tanz 2019)

4 Performers, 1 technician, 1 choreographer

Min. Space: 9 m X 9 m
Duration: ca. 45′
In collaboration with: Théâtre du Crochetan Monthey, Malévoz Quartier Culturel, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr Mülheim, Theater im Ballsaal Bonn

Funded by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Bundesstadt Bonn and within the frame of the residency programme: Théâtre-ProVS, Le Conseil de la Culture Etat du Valais, La Loterie Romande

Co- created by: Fa-Hsuan Chen/ Martina De Dominicis/ Tanja Marín Friðjónsdóttir/ Susanne Schneider/ Marie Viennot • By (original line-up): Fa-Hsuan Chen, Martina De Dominicis, Tanja Marín Friðjónsdóttir, Susanne Schneider

Cast: Anna Kempin, Margaux Dorsaz, Cristina Commisso, Eleonora Vrodoljak

Choreography: Rafaële Giovanola
Composition, Sound: Franco Mento
Light, Space: Gregor Glogowski
Costumes: CocoonDance
Pictures: Klaus Fröhlich
Video trailer: Michael Maurissens
Choreographic assistance: Leonardo Rodrigues
Dramaturgy Concept: Rainald Endraß
Management: Godlive Lawani – Stane Performing Arts Management, Aurélie Martin

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