Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company - Jacopo Godani

Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company ::Zeitgeist Tanz

With ZEITGEIST TANZ Jacopo Godani and the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company present a program of three unique contemporary choreographies.

In his new work BACH OFF!, Jacopo Godani addresses the question of how to project classical cultural heritage into the present without losing its incomparable value. "These cello scores deserve a young, contemporary interpretation so that new generations can learn to understand and appreciate the incredible cultural value of our past," says Godani.

Quintett (1993) is a milestone in William Forsythe’s oeuvre of contemporary ballet, in which the dancers set in motion a seamless flow of solos, duets and trios to Gavin Bryars’s music. Forsythe’s work is compelling thanks to its joyful complexity – like a raging torrent whose powerful vision contains an awareness of its own end.

In his creation for the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Good Old Moone, Marco Goecke works with music from Patti Smith. “When I think of this work, I dream of a feeling – of a central point that explains everything. Every new work is also the search for an encounter with someone,” says Goecke.


Choreographies by
Jacopo Godani, William Forsythe and Marco Goecke

Before the shows on 19 as well as 14 and 20 May (with sign language interpreter), there will be introductory talks at 7 p.m.

Tickets available at Reservix or at Hellerau – European Centre for the Arts.

Combined ticket
Enjoy dance in May twice with our combined ticket! Get 50% off on the second ticket when you book Zeitgeist Tanz and Premonitions of a larger plan.

The hygiene concept of HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts applies.

Choreography Jacopo Godani
Music from Suites for Violoncello by Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello played live by Alex Lau
Stage/Costume/Light Jacopo Godani


Choreography William Forsythe, in Zusammenarbeit mit Dana Caspersen, Stephen Galloway, Jacopo Godani, Thomas McManus und Jone San Martin
Music Gavin Bryars Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet (26’)
Stage/Light William Forsythe
Costume Stephen Galloway


Choreography Marco Goecke
Music Patti Smith
Stage/Costume Marco Goecke
Light Udo Haberland