HOCHWASSER is about the physical behaviors of groups in situations of mass disturbance. There are distant traces of black friday invasions, rave stampedes, hysterical Beatles’ fans, world cup celebrations, supermarket lootings, riot confrontations. It concerns the movements that the body produces in the relationship between individual and collective experiences of urgency. The performers create situations where coming together requires the need to assess potential risk, negotiate conditions and define decision-making processes. A game of possibilities between autonomy and constraint, taking care, receiving care and showing vulnerability.
Concept, choreography Luísa Saraiva
Choreography, performance Céline Bellut, Ángela Diaz Quintela, Johann Geidies, Ching-Mei Huang, Francisco Pinho, Alejandro Russo, Max Wallmeier
Light/Stage Design Jan Ehlen
Composition Julius Gabriel
Costumes Inês Mariana Moitas
Dramaturgical support Alejandro Russo
Production management Melchior Hoffmann
Design Dayana Lucas
A production from Luísa Saraiva, coproduced by tanzhaus nrw and Teatro Municipal do Porto/ Festival DDD, funded by the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, Kunststiftung NRW, Fundação GDA, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf and Goethe- Institut.
Premiere April 4th, 2018, tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf