premiere5th of september, 2020, Theaterwerkstatt Hannover
artistic direction / choreographyMónica García Vicente
dancersBettina Paletta, Denis Piza, Laura Nicole Viganó, Loris Zambon
musicMark Polscher
dramaturgy Christina Rohwetter
costumes Trixxi Theis
photography Dorit Schulze
light designChristoph Lubrich
sponsored byLandeshauptstadt Hannover Kulturbüro, Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur, Region Hannover, Stiftung Niedersachsen, Hannover Stiftung

_on the tracks of mary wigman

With “FORMA” we explore the liberating potential inherent in dance as an art form in the 21st century. Choreography, dramaturgy and musical composition are based on Mary Wigman’s concept of the body that has become an instrument and a mirror of the inner emotional experience.

In “FORMA” Mary Wigman’s artistic concept is updated and expanded. Starting from the self-bodily exploration of the basic emotions fear, anger, joy, sadness and shame – with creative media such as spontaneous writing and painting in different places – ways of liberating the body from domestication and reification to living movement and encounter are sought.

Press comment: HAZ – 07.09.2020 (original article in german)

“Mónica García Vicente moves her four excellent dancers in the footsteps of a legend: Mary Wigman […] great details about a world that seems so much in motion that many lose their footing. […]

The entire team succeeds in Forma surprising and convincing images.” by Thomas Kaestle


forma means to me: vessel of feelings. and so FORMA is primarily about the emotional quality of movement and body expression, and less about dance virtuosity.


Mónica García Vicente