act:on | Tiago Manquinho

Premiere: 12.05.18 - Tanzcompagnie Gießen, University Hospital Gießen


Choreography: Tiago Manquinho
Costumes: Aneta Kowaleska
Dramaturgy: Johannes Bergmann 
Music: John Cage
Piano: Daniel Heide
Dancers: Anna Jirmanova, Gina Maag, Clara Thierry, Maya Triay, Michael D'Ambrosio, Marcel Casablanca Martinez, Lorenzo Rispolano, Antonio Spatuzzi


The visually striking staircase of the Neue Chirurgie of the University Hospital in Gießen is the starting point for an unusual performative and musical intervention. Choreographer Tiago Manquinho and members of the Tanzcompagnie Gießen track down this atmosphere and, viewed from above, create reliefs of human cohesion. They invite us to approach them as if under a microscope.

In a search for new perspectives, "close_insight" experiments with making social cohesion visible and at the same time focus on the inner human conflicts. To live piano works by John Cage, the performance mirrors the structures and systems of our behavior and develops new options for perception in public urban space.


Fotos: Rolf K. Wegst  

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