a dance piece by Anna Konjetzky (WP)

coproduction with the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet,
the Goethe-Institut Hanoi and the Muffathalle Munich

“Lighting,” the igniting, torching, kindling, is the title of Anna Konjetzky’s latest dance piece in which the choreographer fixates the audience’s gaze on the bodies of the ten dancers on a bare stage. Ten dancers who form a flurrying, pulsating mass in which the pressure seems to increase constantly. Inspired by the numerous pictures of protest movements round the globe, “Lighting” simply investigates that spark, that moment of collapse, of discharge.

Konjetzky’s dance piece is thus getting progressively more intense and dense; the mass subtly builds more and more power, energy and pressure. A diffuse, uncontrollable process is set in motion and climaxes in the head of the spectators. “The title Lighting is for me double-faced because the object and the subject partake in an active process. If I set something on fire, the action does not stay under my control but creates a ‘burning’ object that continues on its own, independent from my control.” (A. Konjetzky)


  • chorégraphie, directeur artistique
    • Anna Konjetzky
  • Dance
    • Thuy Hang Nguyen, Thi Can Nguyen, Van Luong Phan, Van Nguyen Vu, Minh Hien Dang, Viviana Defazio, Paul Hess, Sahra Huby, Michele Meloni, Quindell Orton
  • Music
    • Sergej Maingardt
  • Light
    • Barbara Westernach


Münchner Feuilleton, Oktober 2013


Tanznetz, 21.09.2013

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Süddeutsche Zeitung, 20.09.2013


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