Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company - Jacopo Godani

Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company ::With these hands

Improvisation is what drives With these hands: every evening, a new dialogue takes place between music and dance. The musicians from Ensemble Modern and the dancers from the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company inspire each other with creative ideas, developing sounds and movements that are recorded, processed, altered and reintroduced into the flow by Norwegian jazz musician and live electronics artist Jan Bang. The result is a slowly changing stream of movement and music in which sound and dance become inextricably intertwined. For this production, Jacopo Godani uses oversized head sculptures to transform the dancers into epic titans and mythological, alien beings, creating a world with its very own aesthetic.

In recent years, the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company has cooperated with Ensemble Modern on multiple occasions. This successful partnership is now being taken to a new level through the collaboration with 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.


Concept Jacopo Godani, Jan Bang
Choreography Jacopo Godani

Concept Jacopo Godani, Jan Bang
Choreografy Jacopo Godani
Music Jan Bang (live electronics), Ensemble Modern (Dietmar Wiesner – flute, Saar Berger – French horn, Sava Stoianov – trumpet, Jagdish Mistry – violin, Eva Böcker – violoncello, Norbert Ommer – Sound Director)
Composition Jan Bang / Ensemble Modern
Stage/Costume/Light Jacopo Godani
Head Sculptures Conception and Design Jacopo Godani Head Sculptures – Realization Wiebke Quenzel
World Premiere 8 July 2021 at HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts, Dresden

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