tanzhaus nrw
May 7, / 8, 09
8.00 pm / 11.00 am
12 € / 9.50 €
Studiobühne Köln
May 16, 09
10.00 pm
5 €
Hungry and lovelorn, people surf the net like modern day nomads, seeking adventure, love, affection and sex, or simply some new friends. This, the newest work by hip hop collective E-Motion, deals with relationships in the era of digitized communication. As in their last, globally succesful production "2ndID", the dancers' starting ground lies within their own relaities and lifes. By weaving different dancing styles into one and adding video plus their own music, E-Motion describe a contemporary phenomenon to which they juxtapose their own design.

Takao Baba, originator of the collective, first encountered hip hop culture in 1984. At first, he taught himself at jams and parties before going on to train in several different classical dance genres at the beginning of the 1990s. He went on a world tour with the "Spice Girls", worked as a dancer in London for commercial shows amongst others and then shifted his artistic focus to work as a choreographer and creative director for several industry projects. In 2003, he founded Dance Unity with Kadir Memi's "AMIGO", an organization dedicated to supporting urban dance styles which by now organizes five international Urban Dance Battles annually. During that same year, he also founded E.Motion in order to also establish hip hop as an art form.

By and featuring:
Takao Baba
Andrea Böge
Niranh Chanthabouasy aka Lil' Rock
Albi Gika
Victoria Söntgen/Katja Cheraneva
Dramaturgy: Célestine Hennermann
Video / Stage: Philip Bußmann
Artistic Collaboration: Nadia Espiritu and Kadir Memis aka Amigo
Light: Daniel Groß
Musical collage: Takao Baba
Production assistance: Steffi Gauchel
Dramaturgical assistance: Ulrike Wörner
Production Management: Joachim Goldschmidt

Duration: 100 min.

Photo:Georg Schreiber

An E-Motion production
Funded by:
Kulturamt der Landeshauprstadt Düsseldorf
Co-produced by:
Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main
HAU-Hebbel am Ufer Berlin
tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf im Rahmen von
take off: Junger Tanz. Tanzplan Düsseldorf,
gefördert vom Tanzplan Deutschland,
einer Initiative der Kulturstiftung des Bundes,
sowie der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf,
dem Ministerpräsidenten des Landes NRW
und der Kunststiftung NRW