Down to Earth
Premiere · Performance
In the frame of Open Spaces#1-2017
“Down to Earth“ is a whirling dance of constructed identities shaped by increasingly complex constellations that go beyond the universal social interrogation of “where are you from?” and “what do you do?”. Existing examples of socially coded dance, music and cultural artifacts collide until alien identities are born and shattered on stage, drawing on the human body as a projection canvas. What agency do we really have in rupturing our identities? Kieron Jina (South Africa) and Marc Philipp Gabriel (Germany) work together since 2013. For “Down to Earth“ Yogin Sullaphen (South African) joins as a collaborator to assist in musical composition.
Choreography: Kieron Jina & Marc Philipp Gabriel | Music: Yogin Sullaphen | Light: Gretchen Blegen | Set: Marie Fricout |Set assistence: Liselotte Singer | Coproduction: Tanzfabrik Berlin and University of Johannesburg Arts and Culture. Supported by Internationaler Koproduktionsfonds des Goethe Instituts and Dance Umbrella Festival (Johannesburg).