STORY

To become immortal - an undertaking that is almost as old as mankind itself. The search for the one elixir that makes us invulnerable, gives us eternal youth and through which we can escape our earthly limitations runs right through history. From the Alchemist's Magnum opus, it took us to today's nanotechnological innovations that try to outsource the human brain to computers. We have come closer to our goal of eternal life at breakneck speed in recent years; how far is it still to the Philosopher's Stone?

In the second edition of the D3 - Dance Discovers Digital project, the Dutch choreographer Nanine Linning dedicates herself to a topic that could not be more topical in times of pandemic. Together with an interdisciplinary team, she develops to Brahms ‚Ein Deutsches Requiem’ a dance evening in which she allows intense physicality and fascinating virtuality to collide. Digital technologies challenge the expressive possibilities of dance as one of the oldest art forms and create a new, sensual theater experience.

 

 The costumes and prints for Anima Obscura are inspired by the Alchemy and the search for internal life and immortality through Renaissance into the recent days. Experimenting with old paintings and the process of diussolution Irina Shaposhnikova designs series of digital prints that are transformed into jackets, dresses, belts and skirts.

Concept, Regie and Choreography Nanine Linning
Video scenography Claudia Rohrmoser

Costumes Irina Shaposhnikova
Light Thomas C. Hase
Stage Nanine Linning, Christa Beland
Dramaturgie Peggy Olislaegers, Janett Metzger
Choreographic Assistence Kyle Patrick, Sarah Deltenre

Music advice Tido Visser
Philosopher Jappe Groenendijk