Chun Zhang and Kai Strathmann will choreograph a piece for the 650 years birthday of the city Krefeld, in the frame of festival 'Move in Town', in front of the town hall.
"Tide" is a choreography about the subtle and sometimes imperceptible movement of human weight shifting. The performance captures the precious moments between preparation and implementation, orientation in space and change of position. In this way, the production also focuses on the present as a link between the past and the future.
Walking is the main movement in this piece. It involves the audience, who can enter the performance at their own pace, walk through it, enjoy or leave this human 'tide'. The dancers alter their walk through time by listening to their own body and heartbeat. They share this fluid process with the audience and invite them to become the heartbeat of the city of Krefeld and write their own future as a movement.
Friday, August 11, 2023, 7:00 p.m. Premiere and Friday, August 18, 2023, 7:00 p.m
Von-der-Leyen-Platz, 47798 Krefeld (in front of the town hall)
Production: YIBU DANCE, Velbert
Choreography and concept: Chun Zhang and Kai Strathmann
Starring: Valentina Restrepo Giraldo, Jihee Kim, Nene Okada, Kyoko Oku, Julius Olbertz, Emmi Osenberg, Francesca Pavesio, Frederico Mendes Teixeira
Costumes: Chun Zhang, Kai Strathmann and the cast.
The format "MOVE! in town" is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia as part of the "Medium Center Funding for Dance and Performance" for the cultural center Fabrik Heeder.
"MOVE! in town" is a contribution by the Kulturbüro Krefeld to the 650th anniversary of the city of Krefeld.