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Tanz Kongress 2022 | Mainz | Sharing potentials


By: Finn Lakeberg, Amber Pansters and De-Da Productions - Zachary Chant, Denislav Kanev
Installation Dancers as Experts
Thu 16.6. | 09:00 to 22:00 | Foyer Großes Haus – Staatstheater Mainz

Foyer Großes Haus

Foyer Großes Haus – Staatstheater Mainz
Gutenbergplatz 7
55116 Mainz
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What have you recently learned through dancing? What is motivating you to dance at the moment? How do you experience being a dancer in 2022?

The project TimeCapsule2022 is capturing short video-portraits of active dancers from all over the world. They answer a collection of questions that have been developed by dancers - for dancers. The interviewees share their challenges, experiences of the present and motivations to dance - a snapshot of what it means to be a dancer in the year 2022. In the future, how will we look back on this snapshot from the past?

In collaboration with De-Da Productions, two recording options were developed - dancers were either recorded in person by the film crew or asked to follow instructions for self-recording. The video-portraits will be displayed as a visual installation which is a part of the module Dancers as Experts at Tanzkongress 2022. The curation of this module was driven by a deep interest in the current self-understandings of dancers and the TimeCapsule2022 will encourage and inspire discourse around that. You are invited to explore this installation through this lens and get inspired by the interviewed individuals.

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This project is organised and conceptualised by Finn Lakeberg and Amber Pansters in collaboration with Zachary Chant und Denislav Kanev, the creative team behind De-Da Productions.