Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company - Jacopo Godani

Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company ::With these hands

Improvisation determines the overall concept of With these hands: every evening, a new dialogue will take place between music and dance. The musicians from Ensemble Modern and the dancers from the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company will give each other impulses, develop sounds and movements that will be recorded, processed, altered and reintroduced into the creative flow by Norwegian jazz musician and live electronics artist Jan Bang. The result will be a slowly changing stream of movement and music in which sound and dance become inextricably intertwined. For this production, Jacopo Godani transforms the dancers into epic titans and mythological, alien beings by using oversized head sculptures, creating a world with its very own aesthetic.
In the last few years, the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company has already cooperated several times with the Ensemble Modern. This successful collaboration is now being continued and expanded by a new dimension with the collaboration of the Norwegian jazz musician and live electronics artist Jan Bang.

Ensemble Modern is one of the leading ensembles for contemporary music. It brings together approximately 20 soloists whose diverse origins provide the cultural background for the group’s creative efforts.

Jan Bang is a Norwegian musician and record producer. He is a musical innovator and bridge-builder who has repeatedly succeeded in uniting progressive thought with appealing elements of popular culture.

With these hands

Concept Jacopo Godani, Jan Bang
Choreography Jacopo Godani
Music Jan Bang / Ensemble Modern

Concept Jacopo Godani, Jan Bang
Choreography Jacopo Godani
Music Jan Bang (Live-Electronics), Ensemble Modern (Dietmar Wiesner - Flute, Saar Berger - Horn, Sava Stoianov - Trumpet, Jagdish Mistry - Violin, Eva Böcker - Violoncello,
Norbert Ommer - Sound Control)

Stage/Costumes/Light Jacopo Godani

Head sculptures conception and design Jacopo Godani

Head sculptures realisation Wiebke Quenzel
Length approx. 60 MIN / 16 dancers
World premiere 8 July 2021, in cooperation with the Dresdner Musikfestspiele in Hellerau - Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden

Podcast Online Feature With these hands (available in German only)

In co-ooperation with Ensemble Modern.