World Premiere 28.3.2020, Kammerspiele München
The body is a political venue: the body symbolizes power, impotence, status and affiliation. With or via our bodies, we create our own social and cultural identities – just like we apply them to other people. Individuals are classified into groups, societies divided into segments. Homogenous spaces emerge that exclude the other while leaving individuals in the infinite cycle of peer groups and filter bubbles. DIVE is located in this field of tension between making difference visible and practicing community; it also develops identity as a permanent construction and deconstruction of overlapping and parallel events as well as self and foreign attribution. Individual protagonists’ perceptions and evaluations wander, shift and become a costume or a skin that cannot be cast off. Together with the seven dancers, Anna Konjetzky samples, mixes and scratches stereotypes and identities choreographically, musically and linguistically until a new collective beat emerges. DIVE celebrates heterogeneity and addresses questions of a commonality that is not based on similarity but rather exists despite – or precisely because of – differences.
This dance evening in English is created by a mixed crew of dancers from South Africa and Germany.
Choreography, stage: Anna Konjetzky
Dance: Sahra Huby, Maxwell McCarthy, Quindell Orton, Thapelo Kotlolo, Bafikile Sedibe, Mlondi Dubazane, Elisa Lind Finnbogadottir
Costume: Michiel Keuper, Martin Sieweke
Music: Klaus Janek
Stage design: Andrey von Schlippe
Light design: Wolfgang Eibert
Dramaturgy: Sarah Israel, Mateusz Szymanówka
Artistic production management: Rat&Tat Kulturbüro
PR: Simone Lutz
Partners & Support
A production by Anna Konjetzky in co-production with Münchner Kammerspiele and Tafelhalle Nürnberg. With friendly support by the cultural Department of the City of Munich, Fonds Darstellende Künste and Kulturstiftung der Stadtsparkasse München. With backing from Tanztendenz München e.V., schwere reiter tanz und Muffathalle Betriebs GmbH.