tanzhaus nrw
May 7, 09
9.30 pm
12 € / 9.50 €
tanzhaus nrw
May 08, 09
4.00 pm
12 € / 9.50 €
Cologne choreographer Silke Z. explores private spaces in her interdisciplinarian dance performance, encompassing live performance, video installations, documentary approaches and movie fiction. She strives to find a direct encounter with any member of the audience in a spatial installation transcending the constitution of classic stage situations. Private spaces and intimate events occur before the eyes of a public audience, a retreat impossible to perform. A dynamic and emotional game binds two dancers in a game of nearness and distance, control and loss of control.

A sublime disrobement, beautiful, fascinating and, at the same time, a refined staged reflex to a perverted public addiction. A quite poisonous barb in what is, nevertheless, a great aesthetic pleasure." Nicole Strecker, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

After having studied at the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln, Silke Z. closed her formal education at the European Dance Development Center in Arnheim/Düsseldorf. Silke Z. is co-founder of resistdance., Studio 11, a production and working space for independent dance in Cologne, and of the supra-regional performance network die.idee//bewegt sich//artist network. "private spaces (the p.s. project)" was awarded the Kölner Tanztheaterpreis 2008.


Choreography / Concept: Silke Z.
Concept Film / Direction: André Zimmermann
Dramaturgy: Silke Z. , André Zimmermann
Dance / Performance: Caroline Simon
Antonio Cabrita
Technical Direction: Ansgar Kluge
Videodesign: Jan Hanten
Sound Design: Chris Azadi
Counselor: Rudi Kamminga
Production Assistance: Irena Vujicic
Management / PR: Mechtild Tellmann

Duration: 60 min.

Photo: Jan Hanten

A silke.z.:resistdance. production
Co-produced by:
tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf
Kanuti Gildi Saal Tallinn
Dancecity Newcastle

Funded by:
Kulturamt Köln
Kunststiftung NRW
Ministerpräsident des Landes NRW
SK Stiftung Kultur