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PREMIERE: PIECE OF PAPER, a dance concert for onlookers from 1 to 99 years

tanzfuchs PRODUKTION is happy to start the new season with the premiere of PIECE OF PAPER, a dance concert for onlookers from 1 to 99 years on September 27, 2018 at tanzhaus nrw

It crackles and rustles, folds, crumples and tears, it is flexible, malleable and can also cut. There are many colours, sizes and thicknesses. Usually they write and print on it, and they also like to paint or do handicrafts: Paper. Cologne based choreographer Barbara Fuchs ventures into the paper jungle with dancer Sonia Mota and composer Jörg Ritzenhoff. With the help of paper, they make changes, external influences and temporal processes visible: paper "remembers" every wrinkle, every tear and every cut. And just as traces and external influences inscribe themselves in paper, experiences and impressions are inscribed in our bodies - through scars, quirks, wrinkles. Hardly anyone can embody this reminiscent body better than Sonia Mota, who turns 70 this year; she is an "archivist" of movements and dance. Together with the musician Jörg Ritzenhoff they roam the paper jungle and tell their experiences and stories with live sound and movements.

Artistic director: Barbara Fuchs // Dance: Sonia Mota // Music: Jörg Ritzenhoff // Stage: Odile Foehl // Light: Wolfgang Pütz // Dramaturgy: Henrike Kollmar // Assistance: Emily Welther // PR: Kerstin Rosemann

PIECE OF PAPER is co-produced by tanzhaus nrw as part of Take-off, the Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, the NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, the Fonds Darstellende Künste, the Kunststiftung NRW and the Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur des Landes NRW. tanzfuchs PRODUKTION is supported by the RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur.

PIECE OF PAPER is embedded in the project cycle "THE SOCIAL BODY" in which the body, which is already at the centre of a current interest through a reflective attention to its own body and a variety of current body discourses on health, self-optimization or aging processes, once again moves more strongly into focus in its social function: as an omnipresent body (co-)constructing social and relationship networks.

Performances
27 + 28 September 2018,10 h, tanzhaus nrw
29 + 30 September 2018,15, tanzhaus nrw