Dance in the initial state of the body and the mind.
Time doesn’t speak, neither do you nor I.
Without words, the bodies interact with each other in motion. When there are movements, there are energy consumed, which leaves an invisible trace. Unknowingly, return to the beginning of life, and explore the process of expressing using body movements instead of verbal languages. Forget about the form, and comprehend the initiative inside with sincerity and simplicity
Guangdong Modern Dance Company, founded in 1992, is Chinese Mainland’s first professional modern dance company. Based in one of the most vigorous regions in China, the company has attracted some of the most talented and daring artists in China to join, endeavoring to encourage an open mind and promote the diversified development of modern dance in China. Works created by its dancers, resident choreographers, artistic directors and international guest artists have won critical acclaim and overwhelming audience responses around the world.The company tours extensively to many countries and regions around the world, in North America, Europe and Asia.
“A rebellious spirit that sets dance free” People’s Daily
Komplitzen is an investigative exploration of what defines communities of people with a shared goal. The formation of such a community is not much different from that of a gang who accomplishes to rob a bank. Meret SCHLEGEL, the mature dancer, is a ghost, a hostess and the gang leader centering the dance piece that is full of youthfulness, stoic composure and 70’s funk. The community is created and mixed together through elements of slapstick, silent movies and a celebration of breakdown. It empowers the audience to start their own gang and invites them to search for their own accomplices.
CiezeitSprung was founded in 2013 by Meret SCHLEGEL and Kilian HASELBECK after successfully touring their works To Be or Orthopadie and the subsequent full length work Orthopadie and To Be, both of which were met with critical acclaims. Meret has had a long and distinguished career in dance both on stage and off, performing across Europe and the U.S. Kilian started dancing with Hip Hop and was subsequently trained in ballet and contemporary dance. Meret and Kilian were receivers of dance award from the City of Zurich in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
“This piece is stunning playful…a real discovery: an exhilarating, touching and provocative gift.” Rote Fabrik Zurich