- 24.10 > 31.10.2022
“Breath, voice, movement” are the three key elements of the piece Somatic Tratata by Hannah Shakti Bühler and Simon Mayer. Through the repetitive rhythm of the southern Italian Tarantella dance, the two dancers put themselves into a trance-like state. The invisible interpersonal space becomes a playing field in which the boundaries of body, psyche and mind break open, flow into each other and are explored anew. Playfully, the two bodies transform their (gender) roles and identities.
Enduring movement, rhythm and breathing wrapped in the live music of Simon Mayer put the dancers’ bodies into creative states. The audience experiences a contemporary performative ritual, a dance concert that connects traditions — from southern Italian Tarantism to alpine folk cultures. Everything in play, in struggle, in love of the moving bodies.
Choreography, Performance: Hannah Shakti Bühler, Simon Mayer | Music: Simon Mayer | Light: Matthieu Vergez | Dramaturgical Advice: Karoline Maria Wibmer | Production: Lisa Anetsmann
Premiere of the Performance 4th of November 2022 at Staatstheater Darmstadt (Weblink: Tanzfestival Rhein-Main: Somatic Tratata – Rhythm, Rapture and Romance | Staatstheater Darmstadt)
Coproduction: Tanzplattform Rhein Main, Hessisches Staatstheater, Goethe Institut Napoli, Kunstenwerkplaats vzw Brüssel, Art in Motion Wien | Supported by KulturAmt Frankfurt, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, KÖRPER Centro di Produzione della Danza Napoli, Trance Science Institute/Corine Sombrun, Wirbelfest Sigharting, FIM Andorf/Martina Reitinger, The intimate Revolution, Skydancing Institute, Verein SPIEL, NiD Platform und der HfMDF Frankfurt | Special thanks to VOC Sterc Delft