A performance creating a surprising perception of the body in motion.

RUNthrough is the product of an adventure-filled journey focused on exchange by dancing, making music, learning and tinkering together.

The aim is to explore new work techniques, to enter into a dialogue that broadens one’s own perspective to the undiscovered. Diversity and joint artistic interplay are the top priority. Runthrough is a production in which choreographic styles intermingle to create a fascinating composition that combines a plurality of body languages. Known for its collaborative, process-oriented working method, CocoonDance’s approach also forms the artistic basis of the piece. Creative experiments with movement have emerged from the joint research of 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, the sensitivity of the artists of Theater Hora, the players of Bonn Capitals baseball team and the Indian dance group Bharatanatyam.

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.

Co-created by 
Cristina Commisso, Fa-Hsuan Chen, Margaux Dorsaz, Álvaro Esteban, Jenna Hendry, Joana Kern, Evandro Pedroni, Yonas Perou
Bojana Mitrovic, Colas Lucot, Daniel Morales, Léonce Noah Konan, Clémentine Herveux

Kamau & The Wolf, Kud Kolo, Theater Hora, The Iconic Kiki House of Juicy couture, Frédéric Voeffray

Rafaële Giovanola

Composition, Live electronic
Franco Mento

Light design, Space
Robi Voigt

Veronika Kaleja, Mathilde Grebot

Choreographic Assistance
Jade Albasini, Jenna Hendry

Technical setup
David Mayor, Jan Wiesbrock

Rainald Endrass

Video documentation, photo
Michael Maurissens, Hugo Pratap Parvez

Fabiana Uhart

Social media
Maud Richard

Godlive Lawani – Stane Performing Arts Management
Aurélie Martin

60 minutes

Coproduced by Steps Festival, Théâtre du Crochetan Monthey, Beethovenfest Bonn, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr Mülheim, Theater im Ballsaal Bonn.

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 and NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.