artistic direction / choreographyMónica García Vicente
dancersSimone Deriu, Bettina Paletta, Loris Zambon
dramaturgy Christina Rohwetter
costumes Trixxi Theis
light designRuben Schöls, Clemens Römeth
STAGE ELEMENTS, COLOR CONCEPTGerhard Merkin
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENTSophie Thuma
TECHNICAL DIRECTIONChristoph Lubrich
DIRECTION TEAM STREAMINGLeon Meier, Louis Schneider
CAMERA TEAM STREAMINGNico Deppe, Paula Lehrke
photography Dorit Schulze
sponsored byLANDESHAUPTSTADT HANNOVER KULTURBÜRO, NIEDERSÄCHSISCHES MINISTERIUM FÜR WISSENSCHAFT UND KULTUR, STIFTUNG NIEDERSACHSEN, STIFTUNG EDELHOF RICKLINGEN V.J.V. OSTEN
Being restricted – and yet free. Immobile in body – flexible in mind. The artists Jean-Dominique Bauby (writer), Ezio Bosso (composer) and Frida Kahlo (painter) were each physically limited in one way or another and still managed to break out of their immobility with the help of art. With their biographies, their art, and their strength, they provide the inspiration and the starting point for this dance performance.
“Immobilità” shows a collage of impressions and images on the subject of physical limitation and the mobilizing potential of art. The dancers act in a black and white world of thoughts from which they cannot break out. The colours of the video installation, which was developed with the help of aleatoric techniques, offer a colourful ray of hope. An interplay of emotions of inner turmoil and tension is created. The illustration of heaviness and lightness of our imagination.
The uncertain time of the pandemic has also influenced the creation process of the piece. It has made clear, we can feel immobility on an individual, social, on a physical or spiritual level. And yet, we can find joy in life in times of restriction and stasis. The certainty remains, no matter how constricted we feel, our creativity makes it possible for us to be mobile.
Press comment: HAZ – 25.10.2021
(original article in german)
“Dance of the people and the letters”
“Mónica García Vicente has composed a great evening at the Theaterwerkstatt. […] She has cleverly subdivided her production into a series of miniatures instead of offering a grand narrative. At the center of the hour-long dance performance is what Loris Zambon, one of the three dancers, right at the beginning, hoarsely and cautiously asks, both to confront and to come together, in speaking and in dancing: corps et esprit, body and spirit. The title of the evening “Im/Mobilità” gets to the point. It is about how the struggle of the body can look like when the head wants to force it to return to life. […]
Vicente presents her audience with an enchanting poetics of suffering and the desire to live. […] This is what this touching evening tells us about, about loss of meaning and the efforts to find it again.” by Frank Kurzhals
Press comment on the video stream: HAZ – 30.09.2021
(original article in german)
“[…] Immobilità is ambitious dance theater. It sparkles with inventiveness and dynamism.
And: Choreographer Mónica García Vicente […] has been able to engage excellent dancers. With Simone Deriu, Loris Zambon and Bettina Paletta an experienced and technically highly skilled trio creates the evening. […]” by Kerstin Hergt
IMMOBILITÀ is a collage inspired by the biographies, vitality, strength and works of the artists frida kahlo, ezio bosso and jean-dominique bauby. i am fascinated by the ability to move and travel that these three artists had through their art without limits and restrictions, in contrast to their immobile bodies. in the word immobilità we find move and no-move. i choose these topics because i want it to speak about a duality from flow and restriction, and where do they come from? from our body or from our mind. we are living in a historical moment where our mobility is restricted but our creativity gives us the possibility to continuously be in flow.
Mónica García Vicente