Romeo, Romeo, Romeo

 

Dance is a mating ritual.


Even today in the age of Tinder, Grindr and online dating, dance continues to play a central role in how many of us find a mate. This dance production for four Romeos (one of whom is performed by a woman) explores the idea of dance as a thrillingly up close and personal form of courtship. Each spectator can slip into the role of Juliet and witness the dancers’ struggles to impress — with their artistry, charm, athleticism, funky grooves and at times nothing more than naked desperation.


The audience sits on seating areas distributed throughout the performance space. Their reactions and interactions are visible to all, thus the audience becomes characters in the very performance they are witnessing.  



PRODUCTION TEAM


CHOREOGRAPHY: Joshua Monten


DANCE: Konstantinos Kranidiotis, Max Makowski, Noa Van Tichel, Jack Wignall


DRAMATURGY: Guy Cools


STAGE DESIGN: Romy Springsguth


COSTUME DESIGN: Catherine Voeffray


LIGHTING DESIGN: Mirjam Berger


MUSIC CONSULTANT: Moritz Alfons


APPRENTICES: Petr Nedbal, Jasmin Sisti


COPRODUCED BY: Dampfzentrale Bern, Kunsten op Straat/Werkplaats Diepenheim


WE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS: Pro Helvetia, SWISSLOS / Kultur Kanton Bern, Kultur Stadt Bern, Burgergemeinde Bern, Migros Kulturprozent, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Karl und Sophie Binding Stiftung, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Societé Suisse des Auteurs




PERFORMANCES


19 November 2018 — Kunsten op Straat, Diepenheim, Netherlands (try-out)

22 November 2018 — Laboratoire Suisse de la Danse, Konzert Theater Bern (try-out)

30 November 2018 — Dampfzentrale Bern (try-out)

1 December 2018 — Blind Date, Dampfzentrale Bern (try-out)

6 December 2018 (2x) — Dampfzentrale Bern (premiere)

7 December 2018 (2x) — Dampfzentrale Bern

8 December 2018 (2x) — Dampfzentrale Bern

17 January 2019 — Dock 11, Berlin

18 January 2019 — Dock 11, Berlin

19 January 2019 — Dock 11, Berlin

16 May 2019 — Queer Zagreb Festival, Croatia

17 May 2019 — Queer Zagreb Festival, Croatia

July 2019 — Heimland Festival, Diepenheim, Netherlands