Ursula Kaufmann

WHIRLING LADDER | BETWEEN

World premiere: 09.06, 2021, 7 p.m. (Video on Demand)

Current information: https://www.firstandfurthersteps.de

Location: Fabrik Heeder, Virchowstraße 130, 47805 Krefeld, Germany

in the First and Further Steps series

It is being different, becoming different. A process whose supposed simplicity reveals nothing about the final result.

-- Tanzweb

WHIRLING LADDER | BETWEEN, a duo from YIBU Dance, not only shows the compelling interaction of human bodies, but also the indissoluble connection between body and space-time and ultimately between dance and viewer. For this, the choreographers Chun Zhang and Kai Strathmann interweave the Chinese martial art Wing Chun and the geometry of DNA base pairs with artistic precision.

 

In their experimental dance duo WHIRLING LADDER | BETWEEN, Chun Zhang and Kai Strathmann interweave the Chinese martial art Wing Chun and microbiological geometries with artistic precision and show that nothing stands on its own.

The new production by YIBU Dance shows not only the compelling interaction of human bodies, but also the indissoluble connection between body and space-time and ultimately between dance and viewer.

 

The base pair geometry serves as a blueprint for 16 ways to move as a pair. Micro-movements on a genetic level become the model for the actual movements of the duo, which - as in Wing Chun - are centered, minimalistic and absolutely efficient. The two dancers transfer their understanding of relationships and interaction into so-called space-time. Stylistically precise, the micro-movements of the dancers and the minimalist media fill the stage. Spacetime unfolds, shadows and lights begin to dance, filling the space with layers and patterns.

 

WHIRLING LADDER | BETWEEN invites the audience to experience the magic of relationships, of listening and compassion and to ask: What is valuable left when time and energy are used up? What remains tangible between the audience and the dance?

 

Credits

Concept, dance, choreography, light and stages, costumes: Chun Zhang & Kai Strathmann

Music: Kai Strathmann

Technique: Dirk Mattern

Public relations: neurohr & andrä GbR

 

Funded by:

Performing Arts Fund from funds from the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR with the programs #TakeThat and #TakeCare, Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia as part of the “Auf geht's!” Scholarship program, city's cultural office Krefeld.