The life course of a person – diagnosis of bipolar disorder – appears in the condensed form of a theatre evening like a constant up and down. With Rapid Cycling, the new production of the JuWie Dance Company, they show the roller coaster ride of the moods of an affected person. An example for an estimated 5% of the German population.
Using the means of contemporary dance theatre, they ask questions about the ability of those affected to reflect and the empathy of outsiders. When are mood swings “sick”? How functional must a person be?
The central artistic element is the interaction between the dancer and the projected film sequences – as the outer appearance and inner world of the individual.
Accompanying this is an exhibition in the house, which serves to mediate the audience about the theme.
Artistic director/exhibition production: Jule Oeft/JuWie Dance Company
Choreography/Dance: Jule Oeft
Choreographic assistance: Yamile Anaid Navarro Luna
Music: Daniel Williams
Costume picture: Swantje Silver/Tom Schellmann
Mask painting: Lisa Reike
Stage design/exhibition construction: Robert Kordesee
Lighting design and realisation: Josia Werth
Technical realization/video: Beate Oxenfart
Cinematography: Christoph Ivanov
Editing/postproduction: Marco Prill
Collaboration film production: Christian Zimmermann
Light design: Film Nico Schalling
Organization/Finance: Wiebke Bickhardt
Project Coordination: Benjamin Rottluff
Documentation photo/advertising graphics: André Wirsig
Documentation/Video: Robert Arnold
Scientific advice: Kristin Anacker, Dr. Dirk Ritter
A co-production with HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste und Freaks und Fremde e.V. (European Centre of the Arts and Freaks and Foreigners)
In cooperation with the cultural centre Parksäle Dippoldiswalde. Supported by the City of Dresden, the Office for Culture and Heritage Protection and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony (this measure is co-financed by tax revenue on the basis of the budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament).