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.

8 Performers, 1 DJ, 1 Technician, 1 Choreographer

Min. Stage: 10 m x 10 m
Duration: ca. 1 h

Premiere: 07.05. 2022
Festival Steps,
Théâtre du Crochetan Monthey (CH)

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.

The performances RUNthrough II and III are supported within the framework of the special program RAUS INS LAND by the NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste – funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

In collaboration with 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.

Co-created by : Cristina Commisso, Fa-Hsuan Chen, Margaux Dorsaz, Álvaro Esteban, Jenna Hendry, Joana Kern, Evandro Pedroni, Yonas Perou

Cast : Bojana Mitrovic, Colas Lucot, Daniel Morales, Léonce Noah Konan Clémentine Herveux
Research: Kamau & The Wolf, Kud Kolo, Theater Hora, The Iconic Kiki House of Juicy couture, Frédéric Voeffray
Choreography: Rafaële Giovanola
Composition, Live electronic: Franco Mento
Light design, space: Robi Voigt
Costume: Veronika Kaleja, Mathilde Grebot
Choreographic Assistance: Jade Albasini, Jenna Hendry
Technical setup: David Mayor, Jan Wiesbrock
Dramaturgy: Rainald Endrass
Video documentation, photo: Michael Maurissens, Hugo Pratap Parvez
Presswork: Fabiana Uhart
Social media: Maud Richard
Management: Godlive Lawani – Stane Performing Arts Management, Aurélie Martin