A project takes a new shape, in the truest sense of the word: The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company has been developing Alter Ego, an imaginative re-interpretation of the human ego, for quite some time – a work that is being condensed even further. Originally one of several sources of inspiration, the investigation of German Expressionist film from the 1920s has now become the main focus. Godani aims to translate the forceful, exaggerated techniques used in works such as Nosferatu and Metropolis into contemporary choreography, replete with the films’ extremity, power, even their bizarre spookiness. This engagement with 100-year-old classics remains a fascinating field of experimentation – and brings the company even closer to its own essence. Godani’s artistic self-definition is characterized by the wide-ranging possibilities of physical expression, including alienation, amplification, overstatement and exaggeration.
Choreography by Jacopo Godani
Before the shows on 2 and 7 April, there will be introductory talks at 7 p.m.
Choreography Jacopo Godani
Stage/Costume/Light Jacopo Godani
World Premiere 10 October 2019 at HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts, Dresden